Items tagged "Net Neutrality"

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Last Week Tonight with John Oliver Tackles FCC Chairman Pai’s Net Neutrality Rollback

May 8, 2017 Broadband , FCC , Net Neutrality

Today, comedian John Oliver defended the Federal Communications Commission’s 2015 Open Internet Order establishing net neutrality rules in an episode of “Last Week Tonight with John Oliver,” an HBO entertainment series. The episode marks a follow-up to the comedian’s popular June 2014 episode on net neutrality, which prompted millions of Americans to ask the FCC to create net neutrality rules.

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Public Knowledge Responds to Senate Republican Attack on Net Neutrality Rules

May 2, 2017 Broadband , FCC , Net Neutrality

Yesterday, Senator Mike Lee (R-UT) introduced legislation to nullify the Federal Communications Commission’s 2015 Open Internet Order establishing net neutrality rules. The bill, “Restoring Internet Freedom Act,” would also prohibit the agency from issuing similar rules in the future.

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DC Circuit Court Upholds Open Internet Rules — Again

May 1, 2017 Broadband , FCC , Net Neutrality , Open Internet

Today, the D.C. Circuit Court of Appeals denied petitions asking the court to reconsider its decision upholding the Federal Communications Commission’s 2015 Open Internet Order. It declined to do so, with an opinion by Judges Srinivasan and Tatel reiterating why the arguments against the previous FCC’s actions are without merit.

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FCC Chairman Pai Announces Plan to Roll Back Net Neutrality Rules

April 26, 2017 Broadband , consumer protections , FCC , Net Neutrality

Today, Federal Communications Commission Chairman Ajit Pai announced a Notice of Proposed Rulemaking to reverse the agency’s Title II classification of broadband service, and to undo some and potentially all of the current net neutrality rules.

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Public Knowledge Urges President Trump to Put Americans Before Monopolies as 100 Day Deadline Nears

April 25, 2017 Broadband , FCC , Monopoly , Net Neutrality

Rumors indicate that Federal Communications Commission Chairman Pai will soon announce a plan to roll back the agency’s landmark 2015 Open Internet Order. Public Knowledge urges President Trump to honor his campaign promises to put Americans before monopolies by preserving net neutrality rules as he nears the end of his first 100 days.

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Pie for Broadband Monopolies, Crumbs for Consumers

April 18, 2017 BDS , Broadband Privacy , Lifeline , Net Neutrality , Unlock the Box

This video draws attention to the growing list of giveaways by Congress and Federal Communications Commission Chairman Pai to large cable and telecommunications companies that act as local broadband monopolies.

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Public Knowledge Video Targets FCC Chairman Pai’s Broadband Monopoly Giveaways

April 17, 2017 BDS , Broadband , FCC , Net Neutrality , Privacy

Today, Public Knowledge launched a new video drawing attention to the growing list of giveaways by Congress and Federal Communications Commission Chairman Pai to large cable and telecommunications companies that act as local broadband monopolies.

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Public Knowledge Responds to Reports of FCC Chairman Pai Repealing Net Neutrality

April 7, 2017 Broadband , FCC , ISP , Net Neutrality , Open Internet

Today, reports surfaced that Federal Communications Commission Chairman Pai outlined his plans for rolling back the 2015 Open Internet Order that created strong net neutrality rules. These rules currently prevent broadband providers from blocking websites, throttling internet connections for subscribers and engaging in paid prioritization deals. Public Knowledge opposes any plan to repeal or weaken these rules.

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Public Knowledge Opposes FCC Action to Exempt Many More ISPs from Enhanced Transparency Requirements

February 23, 2017 Broadband , FCC , Net Neutrality

Today, the Federal Communications Commission voted to significantly expand an exemption from the transparency requirements on internet service providers that were enacted in the 2015 Open Internet Order.

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Public Knowledge Urges Congress to Block Anti-consumer Bills Targeting Digital Rights

January 18, 2017 Broadband , consumer protections , Net Neutrality , Tech Transition

Today, Public Knowledge joins six public interest groups in a letter to Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell (R-KY) and Senate Minority Leader Charles Schumer (D-NY) urging Congress to oppose three bills targeting consumer protections in the digital age.

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