Items tagged "Open Internet"

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Consumer Groups Welcome Advocates to Washington, D.C. for Net Neutrality Advocacy Day

June 25, 2018 advocacy training , Broadband , Day of Advocacy , Net Neutrality , Open Internet

This week, Public Knowledge leads a group of public interest and racial justice allies in welcoming net neutrality advocates from across the United States to Washington, D.C. for a “Day of Advocacy.” Volunteers plan to express how important net neutrality is to their lives, schools, and businesses and why Congress should support the Congressional Review Act resolution to reinstate the FCC’s strong net neutrality rules. More than 50 participants volunteered to share their stories in scheduled meetings with their representatives on Capitol Hill.

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Senate Moves to Restore FCC’s Net Neutrality Rules for Consumers

May 16, 2018 Broadband , FCC , Net Neutrality , Open Internet

Today, the United States Senate voted to pass a Congressional Review Act resolution to reinstate the Federal Communications Commission’s net neutrality rules. If passed by the House and signed by President Trump, the CRA would roll back the agency’s 2017 vote to repeal the 2015 Open Internet Order. The D.C. Circuit Court upheld the FCC’s Open Internet Order not just once, but twice.

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Public Knowledge Senior Vice President to Testify Before Maryland Senate on Net Neutrality Bill

March 2, 2018 Broadband , FCC , Net Neutrality , Open Internet

Today, Public Knowledge Senior Vice President Harold Feld will testify before the Maryland Senate Education, Health, and Environmental Affairs Committee at 1 p.m.

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Public Knowledge Urges Americans to Demand Congress Restore FCC Net Neutrality Rules

February 27, 2018 Broadband , FCC , Net Neutrality , Open Internet

Today, Senator Edward J. Markey (D-Mass.) introduced a Congressional Review Act resolution to undo the Federal Communications Commission’s vote to roll back the agency’s 2015 net neutrality rules.

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Public Knowledge Challenges Reckless FCC Net Neutrality Rollback

February 22, 2018 Broadband , FCC , lawsuit , Net Neutrality , Open Internet

Today, the Federal Register published the Federal Communications Commission’ “Restoring Internet Freedom” Order. The Order rolls back the agency’s net neutrality rules, and abandons the agency’s longstanding, bipartisan commitment to broadband oversight, including protecting the Open Internet and ensuring that internet service providers do not discriminate against online content or services. Public Knowledge is filing suit in federal court to challenge this action today.

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Media Update: Public Knowledge to Continue Legal Fight Against Net Neutrality Rollback

February 16, 2018 Broadband , FCC , Net Neutrality , Open Internet , petition

Recently, Public Knowledge filed a protective petition in the U.S. Court of Appeals for the D.C. Circuit to protect its rights in the event that, as happened in previous litigation, the multidistrict lottery was conducted early. The multidistrict lottery determines which court Federal Communications Commission appeals may be heard in when challenges are filed in multiple courts.

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Public Knowledge Responds to AT&T’s Call for “Internet Bill of Rights”

January 24, 2018 AT&T , Broadband , FCC , Net Neutrality , Open Internet

Today, AT&T placed full-page advertisements in various papers urging Congress to pass an “Internet Bill of Rights” to “provide consistent rules of the road for all internet companies.” Public Knowledge contends that Americans had strong, consistent net neutrality rules until Federal Communications Commission Chairman Ajit Pai repealed them, and finds AT&T’s vague commitments insufficient for a bill.

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Public Knowledge Files Protective Petition in D.C. Circuit Regarding Net Neutrality Rollback

January 16, 2018 Broadband , FCC , Net Neutrality , Open Internet

Today, Public Knowledge filed a protective petition in the Court of Appeals for the D.C. Circuit to urge the court to review the Federal Communications Commission’s rollback of net neutrality rules.

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Public Knowledge Backs Sen. Markey’s Plan to Overturn the FCC Net Neutrality Repeal

December 14, 2017 Broadband , FCC , Net Neutrality , Open Internet

Today, Senator Edward J. Markey (D-Mass.) announced plans to introduce a Congressional Review Act resolution to undo today’s Federal Communications Commission vote to roll back the agency’s 2015 net neutrality rules. The rules prevented broadband providers from blocking websites, throttling web traffic, or creating “fast lanes” only for those able to pay for prioritization. Joined by 15 senators, a CRA would restore the agency’s 2015 Open Internet Order, which the D.C. Circuit Court upheld not once, but twice. Public Knowledge commends Sen. Markey for continuing his efforts to protect net neutrality for all Americans.

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FCC Abandons Consumer Protection Responsibility With Net Neutrality Repeal

December 14, 2017 Broadband , FCC , Net Neutrality , Open Internet

Today, the Federal Communications Commission voted to adopt FCC Chairman Pai’s “Restoring Internet Freedom” proposal, walking away from the agency’s longstanding commitment to protecting the Open Internet and ensuring that broadband providers do not discriminate against internet content or services. Chairman Pai’s proposal to repeal the net neutrality rules is a deeply troubling and radical break from an almost 20 years of bipartisan FCC tradition of protecting the Open Internet.

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