Items tagged "Net Neutrality"

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Two Years Later, Broadband Providers Are Still Taking Advantage of An Internet Without Net Neutrality Protections

December 10, 2019 FCC , Legislation , Net Neutrality , Open Internet , Save the Net Act , Title II

This December marks the two-year anniversary of the Federal Communications Commission’s vote to repeal the 2015 Open Internet Order and the agency’s net neutrality consumer protections. Even though 86 percent of Americans support net neutrality and opposed the reversal, two years ago the FCC chose to side with the major broadband providers over consumers regarding […]

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Public Knowledge Files Comments on FCC’s Net Neutrality Public Notice

April 20, 2020 Broadband , FCC , Net Neutrality , Open Internet

Today, Public Knowledge, Access Humboldt, Access Now, and the National Hispanic Media Coalition filed comments in response to the Federal Communications Commission’s Public Notice where it seeks to “refresh” the net neutrality record.

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What’s Next for Net Neutrality

October 2, 2019 FCC , Legislation , Litigation , Net Neutrality , Title II

As you may have heard, the long-awaited decision in Mozilla v. FCC came out yesterday. First the bad news: The Federal Communications Commission won on the main issue, which is broadband reclassification. But there’s good news, too, in that the Court completely rejected the FCC’s attempts to prevent states from passing their own net neutrality […]

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FCC Action on FCC Remand Fails to Take the Issues Seriously

February 19, 2020 FCC , mozilla v fcc , Net Neutrality , Open Internet

Today, the Federal Communications Commission issued a bureau-level Public Notice to “refresh the record” on net neutrality as requested by the D.C. Circuit Court of Appeals in Mozilla v. FCC, when the court upheld most of the agency’s net neutrality repeal.

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Public Knowledge Responds to D.C. Circuit Refusal to Rehear Net Neutrality Case

February 6, 2020 FCC , mozilla v fcc , Net Neutrality , Open Internet

Today, the D.C. Circuit Court of Appeals denied petitions for rehearing in Mozilla v. FCC filed by various parties, including Public Knowledge. In the Court’s recent opinion, it upheld in part the Federal Communications Commission’s December 2017 Restoring Internet Freedom Order. Public Knowledge filed as a petitioner opposing the FCC’s abandonment of its own net neutrality rules. While the FCC’s classification decision was narrowly upheld, the court also ruled that the FCC cannot prevent states from enacting their own net neutrality laws or other broadband regulations. Public Knowledge asked the court to reconsider portions of its decision that sided with the FCC.

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Net Neutrality: Not New, But More Important Than Ever

June 11, 2019 FCC , Legislation , Net Neutrality , Title II

Today marks the one year anniversary that the repeal of net neutrality, led by Federal Communications Commission Chairman Ajit Pai, went into effect. We’re reflecting on what has happened in the past year, and urging the U.S. Senate to step up and pass the Save the Internet Act to restore strong net neutrality consumer protections and enshrined them in statute.

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Public Knowledge Applauds Governor Cuomo’s Proposal to Ensure Net Neutrality Protections for New Yorkers

December 19, 2019 FCC , Net Neutrality , State Legislation , State Net Neutrality

Today, Governor Andrew Cuomo announced his 2020 agenda will include legislation that, if enacted, could give New Yorkers some of the nation’s strongest net neutrality consumer protections.

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Public Knowledge Files Petition for Rehearing of Net Neutrality Case Before D.C. Circuit Court of Appeals

December 13, 2019 FCC , mozilla v fcc , Net Neutrality , Open Internet , petition rehearing

Today, Public Knowledge joined with other stakeholders in filing a petition for rehearing with the D.C. Circuit Court of Appeals for Mozilla v. FCC.

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Advocates Showed Friday Why Court Must Restore Net Neutrality

February 4, 2019 FCC , Litigation , Net Neutrality , Title II

On Friday, Petitioners (including Public Knowledge) finally got to make their case in court that the Federal Communications Commission’s reckless abdication of responsibility over broadband was also illegal. For about five hours, in the ceremonial courtroom of the E. Barrett Prettyman United States Courthouse, in front of D.C. Circuit Judges Millett, Williams, and Wilkins, attorneys for Petitioners, for the FCC, and for intervenors on both sides got a grilling in a court that has become a regular forum for disputes over the status of broadband and the lawfulness of net neutrality rules.

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Broadband Providers Are Quietly Taking Advantage of an Internet Without Net Neutrality Protections

January 29, 2019 FCC , Net Neutrality , Open Internet , Title II

In December 2017, the Federal Communications Commission under Chairman Ajit Pai voted to repeal net neutrality rules enacted two years earlier. While 83 percent of Americans support net neutrality and opposed the reversal, broadband providers unsurprisingly supported it. Many said they would not use the repeal as an opportunity to discriminate among internet content — but now there are no rules stopping them from doing exactly that.

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