Items tagged "Open Internet"

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Public Knowledge Files Comments on FCC’s Net Neutrality Public Notice

April 20, 2020 Broadband , FCC , Net Neutrality , Open Internet

Today, Public Knowledge, Access Humboldt, Access Now, and the National Hispanic Media Coalition filed comments in response to the Federal Communications Commission’s Public Notice where it seeks to “refresh” the net neutrality record.

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FCC Action on FCC Remand Fails to Take the Issues Seriously

February 19, 2020 FCC , mozilla v fcc , Net Neutrality , Open Internet

Today, the Federal Communications Commission issued a bureau-level Public Notice to “refresh the record” on net neutrality as requested by the D.C. Circuit Court of Appeals in Mozilla v. FCC, when the court upheld most of the agency’s net neutrality repeal.

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Public Knowledge Responds to D.C. Circuit Refusal to Rehear Net Neutrality Case

February 6, 2020 FCC , mozilla v fcc , Net Neutrality , Open Internet

Today, the D.C. Circuit Court of Appeals denied petitions for rehearing in Mozilla v. FCC filed by various parties, including Public Knowledge. In the Court’s recent opinion, it upheld in part the Federal Communications Commission’s December 2017 Restoring Internet Freedom Order. Public Knowledge filed as a petitioner opposing the FCC’s abandonment of its own net neutrality rules. While the FCC’s classification decision was narrowly upheld, the court also ruled that the FCC cannot prevent states from enacting their own net neutrality laws or other broadband regulations. Public Knowledge asked the court to reconsider portions of its decision that sided with the FCC.

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Public Knowledge Files Petition for Rehearing of Net Neutrality Case Before D.C. Circuit Court of Appeals

December 13, 2019 FCC , mozilla v fcc , Net Neutrality , Open Internet , petition rehearing

Today, Public Knowledge joined with other stakeholders in filing a petition for rehearing with the D.C. Circuit Court of Appeals for Mozilla v. FCC.

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Public Knowledge Applauds D.C. Circuit Court Ruling Preventing FCC from Blocking State Net Neutrality Laws

October 1, 2019 Broadband , FCC , Net Neutrality , Open Internet

Today, the D.C. Circuit Court of Appeals upheld in part the Federal Communications Commission’s December 2017 Restoring Internet Freedom Order in the case, Mozilla v. FCC. Public Knowledge filed as a petitioner opposing the FCC’s abandonment of its own net neutrality rules. While the FCC’s classification decision was narrowly upheld, the court also ruled that the FCC cannot prevent states from enacting their own net neutrality laws or other broadband regulations.

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Public Knowledge Urges Senate to Pass Save the Internet Act to Restore Net Neutrality

June 11, 2019 Broadband , consumer protections , FCC , Net Neutrality , Open Internet

Today, Senators Ed Markey (D-MA), Maria Cantwell (D-WA), and Ron Wyden (D-OR) requested the U.S. Senate hold a vote on the Save the Internet Act (S. 682). The Save the Internet Act (H.R. 1644) was passed by the U.S. House of Representatives earlier this year. The bill would restore the Federal Communications Commission’s 2015 Open Internet Order and the agency’s net neutrality consumer protections, preventing broadband providers from blocking websites, throttling web traffic, or creating “fast lanes” only for those able to pay for prioritization.

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Public Knowledge Applauds House for Passing Save the Internet Act to Restore Net Neutrality

April 10, 2019 Broadband , FCC , Net Neutrality , Open Internet

Today, the U.S. House of Representatives voted to restore the Federal Communications Commission’s 2015 Open Internet Order and the agency’s net neutrality rules by passing the “Save the Internet Act” (H.R. 1644). Chairman Pai’s FCC repealed these rules in 2017, ignoring the millions of Americans who support net neutrality. Public Knowledge commends the House of Representatives for listening to the American people, who overwhelmingly support net neutrality regardless of party, and urges the U.S. Senate to quickly pass the companion bill (S. 682).

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Public Knowledge Applauds Committee Approval of Save the Internet Act, Encourages House to Act

April 3, 2019 Broadband , FCC , Net Neutrality , Open Internet

Today, the House Energy and Commerce Committee marked up Chairman Mike Doyle’s (D-PA) bill, “Save the Internet Act,” (H.R. 1644) to restore the Federal Communications Commission’s 2015 Open Internet Order, and the agency’s strong net neutrality rules. Public Knowledge supports passage of H.R. 1644 (and its Senate companion bill, S. 682), and commends Chairman Doyle and full Energy and Commerce Chairman Frank Pallone (D-NJ) for taking decisive action to restore strong net neutrality protections for consumers.

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Public Knowledge Applauds Subcommittee Approval of Save the Internet Act

March 26, 2019 Broadband , FCC , Net Neutrality , Open Internet

Today, the House Energy and Commerce Committee, Subcommittee on Communications and Technology marked up and reported out Chairman Mike Doyle’s (D-PA) bill, “Save the Internet Act,” (H.R. 1644) to restore the Federal Communications Commission’s 2015 Open Internet Order that created the agency’s strong net neutrality rules.

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Public Knowledge Opposes Net Neutrality Bills Weakening FCC’s Authority to Protect Consumers

February 7, 2019 Broadband , FCC , Net Neutrality , Open Internet

At today’s House Energy & Commerce Committee’s Communications & Technology Subcommittee hearing on protecting the Open Internet, Republican members announced they have introduced or will introduce several pieces of legislation aimed at prohibiting anti-competitive and harmful broadband-provider practices. While we await the introduced language on some of these bills, the content and context shared to date signals that they will fall far short of ensuring the Federal Communications Commission has the necessary oversight authority over broadband providers to protect consumers, promote competition, and close the digital divide.

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