Items tagged "Net Neutrality"

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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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Public Knowledge Welcomes Rep. Doyle’s House Energy and Commerce Subcommittee Appointment

January 12, 2017 Broadband , Internet of Things , Net Neutrality

Today, Representative Mike Doyle (D-PA) was appointed as Ranking Member of the House Energy and Commerce Committee’s Subcommittee on Communications and Technology in the 115th Congress. Public Knowledge commends Rep. Doyle for his continued support of net neutrality and consumer protections.

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Public Knowledge Joins Group Letter Urging Congress to Vote Against Midnight Rules Relief Act

January 4, 2017 Congress , Net Neutrality

Today, Public Knowledge joins 44 public interest groups in a letter to the United States House of Representatives arguing against the adoption of the Midnight Rules Relief Act of 2017. This bill would amend the Congressional Review Act (CRA) to allow disapproval of all regulations reported in the final year of a presidential term, jeopardizing public protections.

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Public Knowledge Opposes Industry Effort to Exploit Routine FCC Regulatory Review

January 4, 2017 Broadband , FCC , Net Neutrality , Privacy

Today, Public Knowledge submitted reply comments to the Federal Communications Commission’s 2016 Biennial Review of Telecommunications Regulations. Congress requires the FCC to conduct a biennial review to determine if the agency’s recent telecommunications regulations “are no longer necessary in the public interest” due to “meaningful economic competition” between telecommunications service providers.

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Public Knowledge Launches Third Edition of Online Spanish Open Internet Course for Digital Rights

January 4, 2017 Digital Rights , International , Net Neutrality , Online Course

Today, Public Knowledge launches a call for applications for the 2017 class of the online Open Internet Course. The free Spanish-language course will train digital rights activists in Latin America to strategically advocate for Open Internet policies from a human rights perspective.

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Public Knowledge: FCC Chairman Wheeler A Champion of Consumers and Competition

December 15, 2016 Broadband , FCC , Net Neutrality , Spectrum Reform , Video Competition

Today, Federal Communications Commission Chairman Tom Wheeler announced his resignation from the agency effective January 20, 2017. In his three years at the FCC, Tom Wheeler pushed to transform every aspect of the FCC’s jurisdiction to serve the public and the public interest.

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Public Knowledge Joins Groups Announcing Principles to Guide President-elect Trump’s Tech Policies

December 6, 2016 Broadband , Net Neutrality , Open Internet

Today, 17 public interest groups released principles for President-elect Trump and the new administration to adhere to in developing technology policies that support freedom of speech and equality of opportunity. The signers include a diverse group of leading technology policy, media advocates, and community organizing groups.

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FCC Reaches $48m Settlement With T-Mobile Over ‘Unlimited’ Data Plans

October 19, 2016 FCC , Net Neutrality

Today, the Federal Communications Commission announced that T-Mobile will pay a fine and provide benefits to consumers totaling at least $48 million as part of a settlement regarding whether the company adequately disclosed speed and data restrictions for its “unlimited” data plan subscribers. The FCC’s 2010 Open Internet rules, which require broadband providers to give accurate and sufficient information to consumers about their internet services.

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Public Knowledge Responds to Trade Group Attempts to Reverse Net Neutrality Ruling

July 29, 2016 Broadband , FCC , Net Neutrality , Open Internet

Today, multiple cable, wireless and broadband trade associations, including CTIA and US Telecom Association, petitioned the U.S. Court of Appeals for the District of Columbia to reverse the recent ruling upholding the Federal Communications Commission’s Open Internet order.

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