Items tagged "Network Neutrality"

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Public Knowledge Encouraged By FCC Recognition of Need for Meaningful Net Neutrality Rules

May 8, 2014 Net Neutrality , Network Neutrality

Today, FCC Commissioners Rosenworcel and Clyburn issued comments supporting meaningful Open Internet rules. These comments follow on statements from Chairman Wheeler indicating that he remains open to Title II, or “reclassification” of broadband access as a telecommunications service.

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FCC Chairman Reiterates Net Neutrality Proposal at Cable Show

April 30, 2014 Net Neutrality , Network Neutrality

Today, the Chair of the Federal Communications Commission (FCC) spoke at The Cable Show to address press reports that painted a dim picture for the future of net neutrality.

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Public Knowledge Calls for FCC to Act Quickly to Protect Customers

February 19, 2014 FCC , Network Neutrality

Today the Chair of the Federal Communications Commission (FCC), Tom Wheeler, responded to last month’s court decision to repeal the net neutrality rules. The following can be attributed to Gene Kimmelman, President and CEO of Public Knowledge:  “As the DC Court of Appeals affirmed last month, the Federal Communications Commission (FCC) has authority to protect consumers and innovators […]

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Public Knowledge Backs Full Disclosure On Net Neutrality Rulemaking

July 28, 2011 Network Neutrality , Press Release


Earlier today, House Commerce Committee Chairman Fred Upton (MI), Communications Subcommittee Chairman Greg Walden (OR) and Oversight Subcommittee Chairman Stearns (FL) sent a lengthy letter to the FCC asking for documents and communications related to the Commission’s Net Neutrality rule.

The letter is available here.

 

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Public Knowledge Commends Administration On Veto Threat

April 5, 2011 Network Neutrality , Press Release

Earlier today, the White House said it would veto a resolution of disapproval which would negate the Federal Communications Commission’s Net Neutrality rules.  The statement is here.

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Public Knowledge Pleased Verizon Challenge To Net Neutrality Dismissed

April 4, 2011 Network Neutrality , Press Release



Earlier today, the U.S. Appeals Court for the D.C. Circuit dismissed a challenge filed by Verizon against the Federal Communications Commission’s Net Neutrality rules.

The following statement is attributed to Harold Feld, legal director for Public Knowledge:

“We are pleased that the Court dismissed Verizon’s untimely and distracting challenge to the FCC’s Net Neutrality order.  Now we are confident the judicial system will deal with any and all appeals raised in an orderly and fair manner.”

A copy of the Court’s order is here.

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Zipcar Co-Founder Robin Chase Endorses Strong Net Neutrality

March 8, 2011 Network Neutrality , Network Open Access , Press Release

Robin Chase, the co-founder and former CEO of Zipcar, will testify tomorrow that an open Internet was necessary to the founding of the highly successful company.  In her oral statement, Chase will tell the House Communications Subcommittee:  “Without an open Internet, Zipcar simply would not exist.”

If anything, the rules the Federal Communications Commission (FCC) approved last December should be stronger, in order to encourage innovation and job creation, according to Chase’s statement:  “Indeed, I think the FCC’s rules actually did not go far enough, especially with respect to wireless: The idea that different rules should apply, and that my experience of the Internet would be different depending on whether I was sitting at my desk at home connected, or on a park bench accessing those pages wirelessly is nonsense. And it dramatically complicates life for innovators and entrepreneurs.”

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Public Knowledge ‘Disappointed’ With Hill Opposition To Net Neutrality

February 16, 2011 Network Neutrality , Press Release


 Background:  A number of Republican legislators introduced resolutions to reverse the Federal Communications Commission’s Net Neutrality rules.


The following statement is attributed to Gigi B. Sohn, president and co-founder of Public Knowledge:


 “We are disappointed that many leaders in the House and Senate have chosen to introduce job-killing legislation that would throttle the greatest job-creating mechanism we have ever seen.

 “Time after time, in case aftercase, we have seen that a neutral, open Internet leads to job creation, in small businesses, and in small businesses that can become big businesses. 

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Public Knowledge Warns of Dangers of ‘Net Neutrality’ Rule Repeal

February 15, 2011 Network Neutrality , Press Release

Gigi B. Sohn, president and co-founder of Public Knowledge, warned that repeal of the Net Neutrality rules approved by the Federal Communications Commission (FCC) would “result in long-term damage to the Internet economy.”

In written testimony to the Subcommittee on Intellectual Property, Competition and the Internet, Sohn also praised antitrust law and Federal Communications Commission Net Neutrality regulations as methods to protect consumers.

You can find here written statement here.

The oral statement is here.

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Public Knowledge Comment on Comcast-NBCU Merger

January 18, 2011 Comcast , FCC , Network Neutrality , Press Release

The following is attributed to Harold Feld, legal director for Public Knowledge:

“From the beginning of this process, Public Knowledge’s primary focus has been on the potential for this merger to slow the development of online video as a new choice for consumers.  We are pleased that the conditions in this merger, if properly enforced, will allow new online competitors to cable to develop, much as satellite service did in the 1990s.

“We are also pleased that the FCC has committed to consider a notice of proposed rulemaking on program carriage. We look forward to working with the FCC to ensure that independent programmers enjoy the freedom to distribute their programming both online and offline.

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