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 [...]

DC Court Of Appeals Requires Environmental Review For Implementation Of 5G

By Staff, Ehtrust.org -

A federal appeals court has vacated and remanded the “arbitrary and capricious” Federal Communications Commission’s decision to allow AT&T Inc., Verizon, and other wireless carriers, cell phone [...]

Court Decision On Net Neutrality Opens Doors To Next Steps

By Margaret Flowers and Kevin Zeese, Clearing the FOG. -

In 2015, under great pressure from a broad media justice movement, the FCC passed Net Neutrality policies that guaranteed the universal right to go where users want to go on the Internet. In [...]

What To Expect When You’re Expecting A Net Neutrality Decision

By Andrew Jay Schwartzman, Benton.org -

Every Tuesday and Friday morning at 10 am (Eastern), scores of journalists, activists, and lawyers stare at the website of the U.S. Court of Appeals for the D.C. Circuit’s “Opinions” page, [...]

Governor Mills Signs Law To Support Net Neutrality And Protect Internet Users

By Staff, Maine.gov -

Governor Janet Mills announced today that she has signed into law LD 1364, An Act Regarding Net Neutrality and Internet Policy, introduced by Rep. Nicole Grohoski, D-Ellsworth. The legislation [...]