Items tagged "Net Neutrality"

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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Public Knowledge Tells D.C. Circuit FCC Illegally Repealed Net Neutrality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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Public Knowledge Welcomes California Open Internet Bill to Restore Net Neutrality Protections

August 31, 2018 Broadband , California , FCC , Net Neutrality , Open Internet

Yesterday, the California State Assembly passed SB 822, a comprehensive Open Internet bill that will grant California residents the strongest net neutrality protections in the nation if it becomes law. The bipartisan bill passed 61-18 and will now return to the Senate before being sent to Governor Jerry Brown to sign or veto. 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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Public Knowledge Asks Appeals Court to Restore FCC’s Net Neutrality Rules

August 20, 2018 Broadband , FCC , Net Neutrality , Open Internet

Today, Public Knowledge and other petitioners will file a brief arguing that the Federal Communications Commission’s reclassification of broadband as an ‘information service’ and its repeal of important Open Internet protections was unlawful.

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Public Knowledge Applauds Rep. Coffman for Defending Net Neutrality

July 17, 2018 Broadband , consumer protections , FCC , Net Neutrality , Open Internet

Reports indicate that Mike Coffman (R-CO) will sign the Congressional Review Act resolution’s discharge petition today to restore the Federal Communications Commission’s net neutrality rules. Rep. Coffman will be the first House Republican to sign the discharge petition to force a vote on the CRA resolution to restore net neutrality. Rep. Coffman also introduced a bill that would restore the FCC’s 2015 net neutrality rules as well as the agency’s authority over broadband.

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Public Knowledge Responds to Troubling Brett Kavanaugh Supreme Court Nomination

July 10, 2018 consumer protections , Data Privacy , Net Neutrality , Supreme Court

Yesterday, President Trump nominated Judge Brett Kavanaugh as the next Associate Justice of the Supreme Court of the United States. Public Knowledge finds this nomination extremely troubling for the future of consumer protection and competition law based on Judge Kavanaugh’s extremely expansive view of corporate speech rights and expressed antipathy to economic regulation.

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Consumer Groups Welcome Advocates to Washington, D.C. for Net Neutrality Advocacy Day

June 25, 2018 advocacy training , Broadband , Day of Advocacy , Net Neutrality , Open Internet

This week, Public Knowledge leads a group of public interest and racial justice allies in welcoming net neutrality advocates from across the United States to Washington, D.C. for a “Day of Advocacy.” Volunteers plan to express how important net neutrality is to their lives, schools, and businesses and why Congress should support the Congressional Review Act resolution to reinstate the FCC’s strong net neutrality rules. More than 50 participants volunteered to share their stories in scheduled meetings with their representatives on Capitol Hill.

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