Items tagged "Net Neutrality"

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What Happens Now With Net Neutrality?

February 26, 2015 FCC , Net Neutrality , Title II

Today is a great day for the Open Internet. The FCC voted to create strong net neutrality rules grounded in robust legal authority. That vote, and those rules, are the culmination of over a decade of hard work and an especially vigorous year by a large and diverse coalition demanding robust Open Internet protections. We’re still waiting for the details, but as of now there is every reason to view this vote as a watershed moment in the history of net neutrality. At a time like this, it is important to take a moment and appreciate the magnitude of this accomplishment.

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A Landmark Day for Net Neutrality

February 26, 2015 Net Neutrality , Title II

After an unprecedented outpouring of public support, today the FCC voted to enact the strongest net neutrality rules in history. By embracing its Title II authority and creating clear, bright line rules against blocking and discrimination, Chairman Wheeler and the FCC have earned a reputation as defenders of an Open Internet.

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The FCC Is Gonna Give Me An Open Internet For My Birthday!! Tell Congress Not To Be Party Poopers.

February 25, 2015 #TitleII , FCC , Net Neutrality

Today is my birthday. Happy birthday to me. Tomorrow, the FCC will vote on whether or not to classify broadband as a Title II service and adopt strong rules for network neutrality. Or, in other words, the FCC is getting me an open Internet for my birthday, which is the best…birthday…present…EVAR!!

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Title II, Robert McDowell, and The Boy Who Cried “Black Helicopter”

February 24, 2015 FCC , Net Neutrality , Title II

Depending on where you live, certain migration patterns mark the turn of the seasons. In New England, the distinct V shape of Canadian geese migrating south marks the return of fall. In California, the return of the swallows to their home at San Juan Mission in Capistrano marks the return of spring. And, in Washington D.C., the return of former FCC Commissioner Robert McDowell and friends to tell us that the U.N. will take over the Internet marks a debate around network neutrality and Title II.

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PK Experts Answer Your Burning Questions on Net Neutrality and Title II

February 13, 2015 FCC , Net Neutrality , Title II

After the leak of FCC Chairman Wheeler’s plan for net neutrality last week, it was apparent that the excitement also brought with it a lot of confusion. Public Knowledge decided to host a Ask Me Anything forum (AMA) on Reddit to try and help alleviate any confusion. We told people to ask us anything they were curious about – even such divisive questions such as dog’s or cats – and we promised to do our best to answer. PK experts John Bergmayer, Edyael Casaperalta, Kate Forscey, Jodie Griffin, Chris Lewis, Sherwin Siy, and Michael Weinberg answered a wide range of questions from Redditors.

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I Just Called to Say I Love Title II

February 12, 2015 Congress , Net Neutrality , Title II , Valentine's Day

This Valentine’s Day the best gift you can give your loved ones is a lasting, fair and open internet. Help us spread the love by sending a tweet to your representative using these e-cards.

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Title II is Not Net Neutrality, and Net Neutrality is Not Utility Regulation

February 4, 2015 Net Neutrality , Title II

Title II is not net neutrality. This post is doing something that well-trained advocates know is often inadvisable: highlighting your opponents’ arguments in order to rebut them. This exercise can give those arguments more visibility and credence than they merit. However, in this case the arguments are so widespread it’s worth addressing them head-on. So, again: Title II is not net neutrality. Not only that, but net neutrality is not “utility” regulation.

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Net Neutrality, Munibroadband, and the SOTU Shout Out

January 21, 2015 Broaband Access , Broadband , FCC , Municipal Broadband , Net Neutrality

For all us telecom geeks out there, the big deal was the President’s rather brief shout out on network neutrality and municipal broadband (munibroadband). You can see the full text of the speech here. The key paragraph was almost literally a blink and you miss it:

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Public Knowledge Joins Global Net Neutrality Coalition and Global Net Neutrality Website

December 3, 2014 International , Net Neutrality , Open Internet

As the push for creating strong net neutrality rules here in the United States grows with millions of Americans voicing their support, you probably won’t be surprised to hear that net neutrality has quickly blossomed in the global open Internet debate.

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FCC Roundtable Roundup

October 10, 2014 FCC , Net Neutrality , Open Internet , Title II

Over the past month, the Federal Communication Commission (FCC) has hosted panels to publicly discuss the various elements of net neutrality. The Chairman and Commissioners did not take them lightly; the FCC held over six different panels on four different days, totaling more than 24 hours of straight net neutrality talk. Chairman Wheeler actively participated in all, either in person or through Twitter questions.

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