Items tagged "Net Neutrality"

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Public Knowledge Urges Senate to Pass Save the Internet Act to Restore Net Neutrality

June 11, 2019 Broadband , consumer protections , FCC , Net Neutrality , Open Internet

Today, Senators Ed Markey (D-MA), Maria Cantwell (D-WA), and Ron Wyden (D-OR) requested the U.S. Senate hold a vote on the Save the Internet Act (S. 682). The Save the Internet Act (H.R. 1644) was passed by the U.S. House of Representatives earlier this year. The bill would restore the Federal Communications Commission’s 2015 Open Internet Order and the agency’s net neutrality consumer protections, preventing broadband providers from blocking websites, throttling web traffic, or creating “fast lanes” only for those able to pay for prioritization.

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Public Knowledge Applauds House for Passing Save the Internet Act to Restore Net Neutrality

April 10, 2019 Broadband , FCC , Net Neutrality , Open Internet

Today, the U.S. House of Representatives voted to restore the Federal Communications Commission’s 2015 Open Internet Order and the agency’s net neutrality rules by passing the “Save the Internet Act” (H.R. 1644). Chairman Pai’s FCC repealed these rules in 2017, ignoring the millions of Americans who support net neutrality. Public Knowledge commends the House of Representatives for listening to the American people, who overwhelmingly support net neutrality regardless of party, and urges the U.S. Senate to quickly pass the companion bill (S. 682).

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Public Knowledge Applauds Committee Approval of Save the Internet Act, Encourages House to Act

April 3, 2019 Broadband , FCC , Net Neutrality , Open Internet

Today, the House Energy and Commerce Committee marked up Chairman Mike Doyle’s (D-PA) bill, “Save the Internet Act,” (H.R. 1644) to restore the Federal Communications Commission’s 2015 Open Internet Order, and the agency’s strong net neutrality rules. Public Knowledge supports passage of H.R. 1644 (and its Senate companion bill, S. 682), and commends Chairman Doyle and full Energy and Commerce Chairman Frank Pallone (D-NJ) for taking decisive action to restore strong net neutrality protections for consumers.

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Public Knowledge Applauds Subcommittee Approval of Save the Internet Act

March 26, 2019 Broadband , FCC , Net Neutrality , Open Internet

Today, the House Energy and Commerce Committee, Subcommittee on Communications and Technology marked up and reported out Chairman Mike Doyle’s (D-PA) bill, “Save the Internet Act,” (H.R. 1644) to restore the Federal Communications Commission’s 2015 Open Internet Order that created the agency’s strong net neutrality rules.

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Public Knowledge Welcomes Consensus Markey-Doyle Bill to Restore Net Neutrality

March 6, 2019 Legislation , Net Neutrality , Title II

Today, Senator Edward Markey (D-MA) and Representative Mike Doyle (D-PA) introduced the Save the Internet Act to restore the Federal Communications Commission’s 2015 Open Internet Order establishing net neutrality rules. Chairman Pai’s FCC repealed these rules in 2017, ignoring the millions of Americans who support net neutrality. Public Knowledge welcomes the bill and applauds Sen. Markey and Rep. Doyle for heeding the wishes of the American people.

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Public Knowledge Opposes Net Neutrality Bills Weakening FCC’s Authority to Protect Consumers

February 7, 2019 Broadband , FCC , Net Neutrality , Open Internet

At today’s House Energy & Commerce Committee’s Communications & Technology Subcommittee hearing on protecting the Open Internet, Republican members announced they have introduced or will introduce several pieces of legislation aimed at prohibiting anti-competitive and harmful broadband-provider practices. While we await the introduced language on some of these bills, the content and context shared to date signals that they will fall far short of ensuring the Federal Communications Commission has the necessary oversight authority over broadband providers to protect consumers, promote competition, and close the digital divide.

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Public Knowledge Tells D.C. Circuit FCC Illegally Repealed Net Neutrality

February 1, 2019 Broadband , FCC , lawsuit , Net Neutrality , Open Internet

Today, Public Knowledge, as part of a broad coalition of petitioners, presented oral arguments demanding repeal of the Federal Communications Commission’s December 2017 Restoring Internet Freedom Order before the D.C. Circuit Court of Appeals. Public Knowledge filed as a petitioner.

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Public Knowledge Petitions FCC to Reconsider Allowing Carriers to Restrict Text Messaging

January 28, 2019 FCC , Net Neutrality , SMS , text messaging

Today, Public Knowledge, joined by 15 consumer, rural, and public interest groups, filed a Petition for Reconsideration opposing the Federal Communications Commission’s recent Declaratory Ruling classifying text messaging as a Title I information service under the Communications Act.

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Supreme Court Declines to Hear Challenge to Decision Upholding Net Neutrality Rules

November 5, 2018 Broadband , FCC , Net Neutrality , Open Internet , Supreme Court

Today, the Supreme Court of the United States declined to hear a challenge to the D.C. Circuit’s 2016 decision upholding the Federal Communications Commission’s net neutrality rules. The Supreme Court also declined to vacate the D.C. Circuit’s decision as moot.

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Public Knowledge Welcomes California Bill Restoring Net Neutrality Protections

October 1, 2018 Broadband , FCC , Net Neutrality

Tonight, California Governor Jerry Brown signed into law SB 822, a comprehensive Open Internet bill that will grant California residents the strongest net neutrality protections in the nation. Public Knowledge welcomes the bill and applauds California’s net neutrality activists for urging their state lawmakers to protect consumers over broadband providers.

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