Items tagged "Net Neutrality"

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🚫🧢 (“No Cap”): The Truth about Data Caps and Zero-Rating

May 13, 2021 Data Caps , FCC , Net Neutrality , Title II , Zero Rating

Data Caps Explained An internet connection can offer consumers nearly unlimited access to perform their daily tasks: online classes, work meetings via Zoom, grocery shopping, news-gathering on social media, and required leisure of streaming video services. As classes and meetings get longer, and common websites and social media applications grow more data-intensive, consumers need higher […]

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Public Knowledge Defends California’s Net Neutrality Protections at Federal Appeals Court

May 12, 2021 amicus brief , California , FCC , Net Neutrality

Last night, Public Knowledge joined Access Now, Free Press, Mozilla Corporation, and New America’s Open Technology Institute in filing an amicus brief at the 9th U.S. Circuit Court of Appeals in the case of ACA Connects v. Bonta.

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No, California Net Neutrality Law Did Not “Nail” Veterans — Carriers Are Using Vets as Pawns

April 9, 2021 California , Data Caps , Litigation , Net Neutrality , Zero Rating

This is a lightly edited version of a blog post published on Harold’s personal blog, “Tales from the Sausage Factory,” on WetMachine.com. In any cliche villain scene, there’s a bad guy threatening to hurt someone else — an innocent bystander, perhaps — unless the protagonist does what the bad guy wants. Although no one would […]

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We Already Knew Broadband Should Be A Public Utility. The Pandemic Made It Obvious.

March 15, 2021 Broadband Access , Broadband Affordability , Congress , Digital Redlining , EBB , Emergency Preparedness , FCC , Net Neutrality , Network Resilency , Title II , Utility Regulation

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 abroad, and gives access to an unlimited amount of important information and resources. During the COVID-19 pandemic, broadband has been critical in supporting online […]

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Public Knowledge Celebrates Net Neutrality Victory in California

February 23, 2021 California , Net Neutrality

In a bench ruling, Judge John A. Mendez in the Eastern District of California rejected the attempt by a group of broadband providers to prevent California from enforcing its landmark net neutrality law, which grants the state’s residents the strongest net neutrality protections in the nation.

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Public Knowledge Petitions FCC to Begin Reconsidering Trump-Era Broadband Deregulation

February 8, 2021 FCC , Net Neutrality , Open Internet

Today, Public Knowledge filed a petition asking the Federal Communications Commission to reconsider the agency’s determination under Chairman Pai that its deregulatory agenda was more important than public safety, the infrastructure access necessary for broadband competition, or universal service.

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Public Knowledge Welcomes Commissioner Rosenworcel as FCC Acting Chair to Protect Consumers

January 21, 2021 Affordable Broadband , Broadband Access , consumer protections , E-Rate , E911 , FCC , Lifeline , Net Neutrality , Save Broadband Privacy

Today, President Joe Biden named Commissioner Jessica Rosenworcel as acting chair of the Federal Communications Commission. Commissioner Rosenworcel has been a strong advocate for broadband affordability, student access through the E-Rate program to in-home broadband connectivity, and generally a more consumer-focused FCC. Public Knowledge commends Commissioner Rosenworcel for her work in championing the public interest.

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FCC Gives Broadband Providers Carte Blanche to Ignore Public Interest

October 27, 2020 FCC , Net Neutrality , Open Internet

Right around the time that Malcolm in the Middle started airing, I discovered the concept of emancipation. My rebellious teen self dreamed of calling it quits from my parents. Fortunately, my parents firmly squashed this notion, and I was left with the consolation prize of blaring the chorus to the show’s theme song — “you’re […]

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Public Knowledge Condemns Latest FCC Move to Abandon Consumers

October 27, 2020 Broadband , FCC , mozilla v fcc , Net Neutrality , Open Internet

Today, the Federal Communications Commission voted to approve an Order on Remand that would reaffirm the agency’s 2017 net neutrality repeal. The vote is a response to a 2019 remand by the D.C. Circuit Court of Appeals in Mozilla v. FCC ordering the agency to address how its net neutrality repeal could harm public safety, pole attachments, and even the Lifeline program.

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Public Knowledge Criticizes FCC Chairman Pai’s Claimed Authority to Rewrite Section 230

October 15, 2020 Agency Authority , FCC , Net Neutrality , Section 230

Today, Federal Communications Commission Chairman Ajit Pai announced his intent to interpret Section 230 of the Communications Act through a rulemaking. The FCC’s announcement follows a petition by the National Telecommunications and Information Administration for the agency to move forward on such a rulemaking, as well as the Justice Department’s recent recommendations for amending Section 230.

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