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 [...]

We Already Knew Broadband Should Be A Public Utility

By Aden Hizkias, Public Knowledge. -

Broadband allows people to participate in the digital world, which encompasses our daily lives. It connects people with their families and friends, news on what is happening in the country and [...]

DOJ Drops Lawsuit To Block California Net Neutrality Law

By Marguerite Reardon, CNET. -

The US Department of Justice under President Joe Biden has dropped a department lawsuit filed under former President Donald Trump that challenged California's net neutrality rules. California's [...]

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 [...]

A Tale Of Two Titles

By Dana Floberg, Tech Dirt. -

During the COVID-19 pandemic, a reliable broadband connection is a health and safety necessity. Families need the internet to connect to remote work, virtual classrooms, election information and [...]

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 [...]

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 [...]

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 [...]

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 [...]

Next Phase Of The Battle For Net Neutrality & People’s Control Of The Internet

By Kevin Zeese and Margaret Flowers, Popular Resistance -

Last week, the DC Circuit Court of Appeals finally issued a decision on a challenge to the Trump administration's "Open Internet" rule, which ended Net Neutrality protections in 2017. While the [...]

Net Neutrality Movement Responds To DC Court Ruling

By Melanie Moon, Popular Resistance -

The U.S. Court of Appeals for the DC Circuit undermined the right to a free and open internet today by upholding the Federal Communications Commission’s (FCC) repeal of the 2015 Open Internet [...]

Court Defers to FCC on Dismantling Net Neutrality for Now but Opens Door for States, Higher Courts and Congress to Act

By Timothy Karr, Free Press -

On Tuesday, the U.S. Court of Appeals for the D.C. Circuit deferred to the Federal Communications Commission in upholding its 2017 repeal of Net Neutrality, but overturned key parts of the [...]