Biden Executive Order Calls On FCC To Restore Net Neutrality

By Timothy Karr, Free Press. -

Washington, DC — On Friday, President Joe Biden signed an executive order calling on federal agencies, including the Federal Communications Commission and Federal Trade Commission, to enact [...]

FCC Must Expand The E-Rate Program To Connect Students During Pandemic

By Shiva Stella, Public Knowledge. -

Yesterday, Public Knowledge joined Access Humboldt, Benton Institute for Broadband and Society, Consumer Reports, and New America’s Open Technology Institute in filing comments in response to the [...]

Ajit Pai’s Broadband Legacy: Haste And Waste

By S. Derek Turner, Free Press. -

As we documented in our previous three posts, the $9.2-billion Rural Digital Opportunity Fund (RDOF) — FCC Chairman Ajit Pai’s supposed crowning achievement toward closing the broadband digital [...]

The FCC And States Must Ban Digital Redlining

By Ernesto Falcon, EFF. -

The rollout of fiber broadband will never make it to many communities in the US. That’s because large, national ISPs are currently laying fiber primarily focused on high-income users to the [...]

Outgoing FCC Chair Ajit Pai Praised By Industry Organizations

By Todd Spangler, Variety. -

Trump-appointed FCC Chairman Ajit Pai, who said Monday he will depart the commission on Jan. 20, leaves behind a controversial legacy: He’s regarded as either an exemplary change agent or an [...]

Pai’s Destroying Internet Adoption, Not Just Net Neutrality

By Matt Wood, Free Press. -

Washington, DC (October 29, 2020) - During Tuesday’s FCC open meeting, I was tweeting about the failures and falsehoods in the agency’s latest open-internet vote — a decision that involves so [...]

Trump FCC Turned The Internet Into A ‘Wild West’ For The Telecoms

By Margaret Flowers, Clearing the FOG. -

Five years ago, the movement for internet freedom won an important victory when the Federal Communications Commission reclassified the internet as a common carrier, making it like a utility that [...]

OTI Condemns ‘Unhinged’ FCC, Urges Restoration Of Net Neutrality

By Open Technology Institute. -

Washington, DC - On October 27, 2020, the Federal Communications Commission voted 3-2 to reaffirm its 2017 repeal of net neutrality. The vote is a response to Mozilla v. FCC, a 2019 court ruling [...]

The Last Smash And Grab At The Federal Communications Commission

By Ernesto Falcon, EFF. -

When the Department of Justice successfully broke up the AT&T monopoly into regional companies, it needed Congress to pass a law to open up the regional companies (known as Incumbent Local [...]

FCC’s Repeal Of Net Neutrality Is Still Wrong

By Timothy Karr, Free Press. -

Washington - In a blog post on Monday, Federal Communications Commission Chairman Ajit Pai wrote that he stands by the agency's unpopular repeal of Net Neutrality rules. Pai also circulated a [...]

FCC Ordered To Disclose Data About Net Neutrality Commenters

By Wendy Davis, MediaPost.com. -

Siding with The New York Times, a federal judge has ordered that the Federal Communications Commission must disclose information about users who submitted comments during the 2017 net neutrality [...]

Corona Virus And The Digital Divide

By Janine Jackson, FAIR. -

It is not lost on some that, all of a sudden, paid sick leave is obviously socially important; understaffed hospitals are an outrage; and, really, shouldn’t the government be paying for this…? I [...]

With Net Neutrality Axed, Local Governments Are Racing To Save The Open Internet

By Victor Pickard and David Elliot Berman, Inthesetimes.com -

Internet service providers like Comcast and Verizon are free to slow down, block or prioritize internet traffic as they wish, without interference by the federal government. That’s the effect of [...]

We Have No Reason To Believe 5G Is Safe

By Joel M. Moskowitz, Blogs.scientificamerican.com -

The telecommunications industry and their experts have accused many scientists who have researched the effects of cell phone radiation of "fear mongering" over the advent of wireless technology's [...]