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Date: 08.30.2017
More than 21.8 million comments later, it’s clear that the Federal Communications Commission’s latest efforts at net neutrality rules – the Restoring Internet Freedom Notice of Proposed Rulemaking – is the most commented upon proceeding in the agency’s history – even if the vast majority of those “comments...
Date: 08.04.2017
One of the talking points repeated by advocates of heavy-handed utility-style regulation on broadband internet service is that internet service providers say one thing to Wall Street and something else to Washington. Like other arguments made by some of these advocates, that suggestion is both simplistic and incorrect. Broadband providers have...
Date: 07.24.2017
It sounds impressive that the Federal Communications Commission has received more than 10 million comments on its Restoring Internet Freedom docket, which is focused on what the agency should do about net neutrality protections for consumers, the innovation community and broadband internet service providers. Thus far the public comments appear...
Date: 07.17.2017
Broadband providers have been clear about their support for net neutrality – no blocking, no throttling or unfair traffic discrimination — and for the need for Congress to step in and step up to give the Federal Communications Commission clear, permanent and unambiguous authority to protect consumers and the innovation community. As...
Date: 07.14.2017
Fun fact: the rules that regulate broadband internet were written in 1934. “But I thought Al Gore invented the internet in the ‘90s,” you say? That’s not exactly right, but the basic idea is: why is  modern technology bound by  rules  written 83 years ago? Those rules, by the way, are called Title II...
Date: 07.11.2017
A wise Federal Communications Commission chairman noted that “the best decision government ever made with respect to the internet was … NOT to impose regulation on it.” Who said that? Republican Chairman Ajit Pai? Republican Chairman Kevin Martin? No, it was Bill Kennard, the Democratic chairman appointed by President Bill...
Date: 07.11.2017
Background: Yesterday, USTelecom and other petitioners filed an application for an extension of time to file a Writ of Certiorari with the Supreme Court in regards to the Federal Communications Commission’s 2015 Open Internet Order. This statement can be attributed to USTelecom CEO Jonathan Spalter: “We asked for a 60-day...
Date: 06.28.2017
There is consensus among consumers and internet service providers that modern net neutrality safeguards are good for America’s digital democracy and the information economy. There is some disagreement, however, about the legal authority behind the enforcement of net neutrality and whether it demands utility-style regulations. The FCC’s...

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