Items tagged "Net Neutrality"

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Media Update: Public Knowledge to Continue Legal Fight Against Net Neutrality Rollback

February 16, 2018 Broadband , FCC , Net Neutrality , Open Internet , petition

Recently, Public Knowledge filed a protective petition in the U.S. Court of Appeals for the D.C. Circuit to protect its rights in the event that, as happened in previous litigation, the multidistrict lottery was conducted early. The multidistrict lottery determines which court Federal Communications Commission appeals may be heard in when challenges are filed in multiple courts.

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Public Knowledge Responds to AT&T’s Call for “Internet Bill of Rights”

January 24, 2018 AT&T , Broadband , FCC , Net Neutrality , Open Internet

Today, AT&T placed full-page advertisements in various papers urging Congress to pass an “Internet Bill of Rights” to “provide consistent rules of the road for all internet companies.” Public Knowledge contends that Americans had strong, consistent net neutrality rules until Federal Communications Commission Chairman Ajit Pai repealed them, and finds AT&T’s vague commitments insufficient for a bill.

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Public Knowledge Welcomes New Policy Counsel to Bolster Advocacy Efforts

January 17, 2018 artificial intelligence , Broadband , FCC , Net Neutrality , Privacy

Public Knowledge welcomes Allie Bohm, Policy Counsel, to our team to focus on government affairs work in key issue areas including broadband policy, privacy, artificial intelligence, and other tech policy initiatives. She holds a J.D., magna cum laude, from Georgetown University Law Center, and a B.A., magna cum laude, in Peace & Justice Studies, English, and Dance from Tufts University.

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Public Knowledge Files Protective Petition in D.C. Circuit Regarding Net Neutrality Rollback

January 16, 2018 Broadband , FCC , Net Neutrality , Open Internet

Today, Public Knowledge filed a protective petition in the Court of Appeals for the D.C. Circuit to urge the court to review the Federal Communications Commission’s rollback of net neutrality rules.

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Representative Blackburn’s Bill Fails to Restore Net Neutrality, Guts FCC Protections for Broadband

December 19, 2017 FCC , Legislation , Net Neutrality

Today, Representative Marsha Blackburn (R-TN) introduced a bill in response to the Federal Communications Commission’s repeal of net neutrality last week. The bill would prevent Internet Service Providers from blocking and throttling online content, but would still allow for paid prioritization of content, and would remove almost all other FCC consumer protection authority over broadband networks.

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Public Knowledge Backs Sen. Markey’s Plan to Overturn the FCC Net Neutrality Repeal

December 14, 2017 Broadband , FCC , Net Neutrality , Open Internet

Today, Senator Edward J. Markey (D-Mass.) announced plans to introduce a Congressional Review Act resolution to undo today’s Federal Communications Commission vote to roll back the agency’s 2015 net neutrality rules. The rules prevented broadband providers from blocking websites, throttling web traffic, or creating “fast lanes” only for those able to pay for prioritization. Joined by 15 senators, a CRA would restore the agency’s 2015 Open Internet Order, which the D.C. Circuit Court upheld not once, but twice. Public Knowledge commends Sen. Markey for continuing his efforts to protect net neutrality for all Americans.

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FCC Abandons Consumer Protection Responsibility With Net Neutrality Repeal

December 14, 2017 Broadband , FCC , Net Neutrality , Open Internet

Today, the Federal Communications Commission voted to adopt FCC Chairman Pai’s “Restoring Internet Freedom” proposal, walking away from the agency’s longstanding commitment to protecting the Open Internet and ensuring that broadband providers do not discriminate against internet content or services. Chairman Pai’s proposal to repeal the net neutrality rules is a deeply troubling and radical break from an almost 20 years of bipartisan FCC tradition of protecting the Open Internet.

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Public Knowledge Calls FCC, FTC Net Neutrality Agreement ‘Honor System’ for Broadband

December 11, 2017 Broadband , FCC , FTC , Net Neutrality , Open Internet

Today, the Federal Trade Commission and the Federal Communications Commission announced an agreement to coordinate consumer protections following the FCC’s Dec. 14 vote to roll back the agency’s net neutrality rules.

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Public Interest Groups Urge FCC Chairman to Delay Net Neutrality Vote to Dismantle Rules

December 4, 2017 AT&T , FCC , FTC , Litigation , Net Neutrality

Today, Public Knowledge joined 40 other consumer protection groups, digital divide advocates, and local government agencies — including New York City — in a letter urging Federal Communications Commission Chairman Ajit Pai to delay the vote on the “Restoring Internet Freedom” Draft Order, which would roll back the agency’s net neutrality rules if adopted. Specifically, the groups propose the FCC delay the vote until a pending court case before the U.S. Court of Appeals for the Ninth Circuit — the en banc review in Federal Trade Commission v. AT&T Mobility — resolves.

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Public Knowledge Responds to FCC Chairman Pai’s Proposal to Gut Net Neutrality Rules

November 22, 2017 Broadband , FCC , Net Neutrality , Open Internet

Today, the Federal Communications Commission Chairman Ajit Pai published the agency’s “Restoring Internet Freedom” draft Order that would roll back the agency’s 2015 Open Internet Order, which created strong net neutrality rules that force broadband providers to treat all internet content and services equally.

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