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Promoting the Open Internet Throughout Public Knowledge’s History
May 27 @ 2:00 pm - 3:00 pm
The fight for an open internet has been ongoing over the past two decades.
In 2014, there was a light at the end of the tunnel; Tom Wheeler, who was at the time the Chairman of the Federal Communications Commission, introduced net neutrality rules that received a record-breaking 4 million comments calling for reclassifying broadband as a Title II telecommunications service. After this unprecedented outpouring of public support, the FCC voted to pass the Open Internet Order, enacting the strongest net neutrality rules in history.
Despite multiple courts upholding this decision, and continuing public outcry, the 2017 FCC removed these open internet protections. Public interest groups continue to call on Congress and the FCC to put these protections back in place in order to ensure internet users can access all content equally.
Join us on Thursday, May 27 to hear from the people who’ve been at the forefront of the long battle that continues to this day.
Remarks from Senator Ed Markey
Harold Feld, Senior Vice President at Public Knowledge
Tom Wheeler, Former Chairman of the Federal Communications Commission
Sarah Morris, Director at Open Technology Institute
Steven Renderos, Executive Director at Media Justice
Matt Wood, Vice President of Policy and General Counsel at Free Press
Chris Lewis, President and CEO at Public Knowledge
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