Items tagged "Open Internet"

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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 Chairman Pai’s FCC repealed these rules in 2017, ignoring the millions of Americans who support net neutrality.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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Public Knowledge Tells D.C. Circuit FCC Illegally Repealed Net Neutrality

February 1, 2019 Broadband , FCC , lawsuit , Net Neutrality , Open Internet

Today, Public Knowledge, as part of a broad coalition of petitioners, presented oral arguments demanding repeal of the Federal Communications Commission’s December 2017 Restoring Internet Freedom Order before the D.C. Circuit Court of Appeals. Public Knowledge filed as a petitioner.

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Supreme Court Declines to Hear Challenge to Decision Upholding Net Neutrality Rules

November 5, 2018 Broadband , FCC , Net Neutrality , Open Internet , Supreme Court

Today, the Supreme Court of the United States declined to hear a challenge to the D.C. Circuit’s 2016 decision upholding the Federal Communications Commission’s net neutrality rules. The Supreme Court also declined to vacate the D.C. Circuit’s decision as moot.

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Public Knowledge Welcomes California Open Internet Bill to Restore Net Neutrality Protections

August 31, 2018 Broadband , California , FCC , Net Neutrality , Open Internet

Yesterday, the California State Assembly passed SB 822, a comprehensive Open Internet bill that will grant California residents the strongest net neutrality protections in the nation if it becomes law. The bipartisan bill passed 61-18 and will now return to the Senate before being sent to Governor Jerry Brown to sign or veto. Public Knowledge welcomes the bill and applauds California’s net neutrality activists for urging their state lawmakers to protect consumers over broadband providers.

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Public Knowledge Asks Appeals Court to Restore FCC’s Net Neutrality Rules

August 20, 2018 Broadband , FCC , Net Neutrality , Open Internet

Today, Public Knowledge and other petitioners will file a brief arguing that the Federal Communications Commission’s reclassification of broadband as an ‘information service’ and its repeal of important Open Internet protections was unlawful.

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Public Knowledge Applauds Rep. Coffman for Defending Net Neutrality

July 17, 2018 Broadband , consumer protections , FCC , Net Neutrality , Open Internet

Reports indicate that Mike Coffman (R-CO) will sign the Congressional Review Act resolution’s discharge petition today to restore the Federal Communications Commission’s net neutrality rules. Rep. Coffman will be the first House Republican to sign the discharge petition to force a vote on the CRA resolution to restore net neutrality. Rep. Coffman also introduced a bill that would restore the FCC’s 2015 net neutrality rules as well as the agency’s authority over broadband.

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