Items tagged "Net Neutrality"

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D.C. Circuit Affirms FCC’s Open Internet Rules, Protects Net Neutrality for Consumers

June 14, 2016 Broadband , FCC , Net Neutrality

Today, the U.S. Court of Appeals for the D.C. Circuit released its opinion reviewing the Federal Communications Commission’s February 2015 decision to reclassify wireline and wireless broadband access service as a “Telecommunications Service” and to use the authority of Title II of the Communications Act to impose network neutrality rules. Public Knowledge supports an Open Internet, which is the idea that no Internet Service Provider should be able to block or throttle your connection to control your online experience.

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Public Knowledge Rejects House Appropriations Funding Bill Penalizing FCC for Open Internet Order

June 9, 2016 FCC , Net Neutrality , Video Competition , Video Marketplace

Today, the House Appropriations Committee marked up its fiscal year (FY) 2017 Financial Services and General Government Appropriations bill. The bill includes appropriations for the Federal Communications Commission of approximately $315 million — $69 million less than the agency received in 2016 and $43 million below the requested amount.

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Public Knowledge Rejects House Funding Bill Penalizing FCC for Open Internet Order

May 25, 2016 Broadband , Competition , FCC , Net Neutrality

Today, the Financial Services Subcommittee marked up its fiscal year (FY) 2017 Financial Services and General Government Appropriations bill without amendments. The bill includes appropriations for the Federal Communications Commission of approximately $315 million — $69 million less than the agency received in 2016 and $43 million below the requested amount.

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Public Knowledge Launches Second Class of Online Spanish Open Internet Course for Digital Advocates

May 24, 2016 advocacy training , International , Net Neutrality , Open Internet , Open Internet Course

Today, Public Knowledge launches a call for applications for the 2016 class of the online Open Internet Course, a free, Spanish-language course created to train digital rights activists in Latin America to strategically advocate for Open Internet policies from a human rights perspective. Hosted by Peer 2 Peer University (P2PU), this course explores strategic planning, SMART goals development, internet governance, cybersecurity, net neutrality, spectrum management, internet access and more.

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Ryan Clough Joins Public Knowledge to Bolster Consumer Advocacy Efforts

May 3, 2016 Broadband , Fair Use , Net Neutrality , Press Release

Public Knowledge announces a new hire to grow our telecommunications, copyright and internet policy advocacy. Ryan Clough, a litigator and former congressional staffer, joins Public Knowledge as General Counsel to direct the organization’s legal team.

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Public Knowledge Opposes House Bill Dismantling FCC Net Neutrality Rules

April 15, 2016 Broadband , FCC , Net Neutrality , Open Internet

Today, the House of Representative approved H.R. 2666, the “No Rate Regulation of Broadband Internet Access Act” by a vote of 241-173. Public Knowledge has testified in opposition to the bill in front of the House Energy and Commerce Committee and has repeatedly noted that the bill goes far beyond simply banning rate regulation, threatening the Federal Communications Commission’s net neutrality rules and jeopardizing the agency’s consumer protection capabilities.

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Public Knowledge Joins Letter to Congress to Protect Net Neutrality Order

April 12, 2016 Broadband , FCC , Legislation , Net Neutrality , Press Release

Today, Public Knowledge joined more than 49 other public interest groups in a letter to Speaker Paul Ryan (R-WI) and Democratic Leader Nancy Pelosi (D-CA) urging Congress to vote against H.R. 2666, the “No Rate Regulation of Broadband Internet Access Act,” because the bill would prevent the Federal Communications Commission from performing its consumer protection duties. Public Knowledge contends that the legislation would undermine the FCC’s Open Internet Order, basic consumer protection powers, and even agency oversight of broadband provider charges and business practices.

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Public Knowledge Applauds FCC’s Informative Consumer Broadband Labels

April 4, 2016 FCC , Net Neutrality , Open Internet , Transparency

Today, the Federal Communications Commission unveiled a labeling system for consumer broadband, developed by the Commission’s Consumer Advisory Committee with support from the Consumer Financial Protection Bureau. The sample labels and format closely mirror the widely recognizable food nutritional labels, and seek to provide consumers with information they need to evaluate various broadband service options. The labels provide clarity and certainty for broadband providers, as adopting them for use both at point of sale and online will presumptively satisfy the Commission’s transparency requirements under the 2015 Open Internet Order.

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Public Knowledge Finds Binge On Changes a Step Forward

March 17, 2016 Net Neutrality , Zero Rating

Today, T-Mobile announced a Binge On update that gives video providers more choice over how the program’s video optimization applies to their content. According to T-Mobile, “Now video providers can choose to have their content stream at native resolutions without Binge On’s mobile optimization.” The company also claims that video providers will have the option to manage their content streams themselves. Public Knowledge supports these changes as a step forward but adds that more should be done to benefit consumers.

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Public Knowledge Commends House Passage of Small Business Transparency Bill

March 16, 2016 Broadband , FCC , Net Neutrality

Today, the U.S. House of Representatives passed the Small Business Broadband Deployment Act, H.R. 4596, which would exempt certain small broadband providers with fewer than 250,000 subscribers from the transparency provisions of the Federal Communications Commission’s Open Internet rules, with a contingent sunset of five years. Public Knowledge commends Congress for its bipartisan support of the FCC’s authority to protect consumers.

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