Items tagged "Open Internet"

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FCC Gives Broadband Providers Carte Blanche to Ignore Public Interest

October 27, 2020 FCC , Net Neutrality , Open Internet

Right around the time that Malcolm in the Middle started airing, I discovered the concept of emancipation. My rebellious teen self dreamed of calling it quits from my parents. Fortunately, my parents firmly squashed this notion, and I was left with the consolation prize of blaring the chorus to the show’s theme song — “you’re […]

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Public Knowledge Condemns Latest FCC Move to Abandon Consumers

October 27, 2020 Broadband , FCC , mozilla v fcc , Net Neutrality , Open Internet

Today, the Federal Communications Commission voted to approve an Order on Remand that would reaffirm the agency’s 2017 net neutrality repeal. The vote is a response to a 2019 remand by the D.C. Circuit Court of Appeals in Mozilla v. FCC ordering the agency to address how its net neutrality repeal could harm public safety, pole attachments, and even the Lifeline program.

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AT&T’s Move to Disconnect DSL Customers Shows Harm of Deregulatory Agenda

October 14, 2020 AT&T , Broadband Access , DSL , FCC , Net Neutrality , Open Internet , Rural Broadband Access

Today, Public Knowledge, Communications Workers of America, National Digital Inclusion Alliance, Next Century Cities, Common Cause, and Greenlining Institute filed an ex parte warning the Federal Communications Commission that its deregulatory agenda leaves consumers vulnerable to losing broadband service during the pandemic. 

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FCC’s Approach to the D.C. Circuit’s Remand Fails to Promote the Public Interest

October 6, 2020 FCC , Net Neutrality , Open Internet

Today, Federal Communications Commission Chairman Pai published a draft Order that would reaffirm the agency’s 2017 net neutrality repeal. The vote is a response to a 2019 remand by the D.C. Circuit Court of Appeals in Mozilla v. FCC ordering the agency to address how its net neutrality repeal could harm public safety, pole attachments, and even the Lifeline program.

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Public Knowledge Joins California Fight to Preserve State’s Net Neutrality Protections

October 1, 2020 amicus brief , California , Net Neutrality , Open Internet , State Legislation , State Net Neutrality

Last night, Public Knowledge joined Access Now, Free Press, Mozilla Corporation, and New America’s Open Technology Institute in filing an amicus brief at the U.S. District Court for the Eastern District of California in the case of United States vs State of California. 

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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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