Items tagged "Open Internet"

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DC Circuit Court Upholds Open Internet Rules — Again

May 1, 2017 Broadband , FCC , Net Neutrality , Open Internet

Today, the D.C. Circuit Court of Appeals denied petitions asking the court to reconsider its decision upholding the Federal Communications Commission’s 2015 Open Internet Order. It declined to do so, with an opinion by Judges Srinivasan and Tatel reiterating why the arguments against the previous FCC’s actions are without merit.

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Public Knowledge Responds to Reports of FCC Chairman Pai Repealing Net Neutrality

April 7, 2017 Broadband , FCC , ISP , Net Neutrality , Open Internet

Today, reports surfaced that Federal Communications Commission Chairman Pai outlined his plans for rolling back the 2015 Open Internet Order that created strong net neutrality rules. These rules currently prevent broadband providers from blocking websites, throttling internet connections for subscribers and engaging in paid prioritization deals. Public Knowledge opposes any plan to repeal or weaken these rules.

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Public Knowledge Joins Groups Announcing Principles to Guide President-elect Trump’s Tech Policies

December 6, 2016 Broadband , Net Neutrality , Open Internet

Today, 17 public interest groups released principles for President-elect Trump and the new administration to adhere to in developing technology policies that support freedom of speech and equality of opportunity. The signers include a diverse group of leading technology policy, media advocates, and community organizing groups.

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Public Knowledge Responds to Trade Group Attempts to Reverse Net Neutrality Ruling

July 29, 2016 Broadband , FCC , Net Neutrality , Open Internet

Today, multiple cable, wireless and broadband trade associations, including CTIA and US Telecom Association, petitioned the U.S. Court of Appeals for the District of Columbia to reverse the recent ruling upholding the Federal Communications Commission’s Open Internet order.

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Public Knowledge Launches Second Class of Online Spanish Open Internet Course for Digital Advocates

May 24, 2016 advocacy training , International , Net Neutrality , Open Internet , Open Internet Course

Today, Public Knowledge launches a call for applications for the 2016 class of the online Open Internet Course, a free, Spanish-language course created to train digital rights activists in Latin America to strategically advocate for Open Internet policies from a human rights perspective. Hosted by Peer 2 Peer University (P2PU), this course explores strategic planning, SMART goals development, internet governance, cybersecurity, net neutrality, spectrum management, internet access and more.

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Public Knowledge Opposes House Bill Dismantling FCC Net Neutrality Rules

April 15, 2016 Broadband , FCC , Net Neutrality , Open Internet

Today, the House of Representative approved H.R. 2666, the “No Rate Regulation of Broadband Internet Access Act” by a vote of 241-173. Public Knowledge has testified in opposition to the bill in front of the House Energy and Commerce Committee and has repeatedly noted that the bill goes far beyond simply banning rate regulation, threatening the Federal Communications Commission’s net neutrality rules and jeopardizing the agency’s consumer protection capabilities.

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Public Knowledge Applauds FCC’s Informative Consumer Broadband Labels

April 4, 2016 FCC , Net Neutrality , Open Internet , Transparency

Today, the Federal Communications Commission unveiled a labeling system for consumer broadband, developed by the Commission’s Consumer Advisory Committee with support from the Consumer Financial Protection Bureau. The sample labels and format closely mirror the widely recognizable food nutritional labels, and seek to provide consumers with information they need to evaluate various broadband service options. The labels provide clarity and certainty for broadband providers, as adopting them for use both at point of sale and online will presumptively satisfy the Commission’s transparency requirements under the 2015 Open Internet Order.

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Congress Preserves Net Neutrality, FCC Authority in Omnibus Spending Agreement

December 16, 2015 Congress , FCC , Net Neutrality , Open Internet , Press Release

Today, Congress released its proposed omnibus bill to fund the federal government through September 30, 2016. This compromise proposal removes a provision that would have restricted the Federal Communications Commission’s ability to enforce its landmark net neutrality rules adopted in February 2015. Republicans included this provision in initial appropriations bills passed by the House and Senate Appropriations Committees last summer. The proposal also increases FCC funding to $344 million, providing $44 million more than Fiscal Year 2015. Congress plans to vote on the compromise proposal by the end of this week.

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Protect the Open Internet from Incursion by Trade Agency, Advocates Tell Administration

October 16, 2015 ITC , Net Neutrality , Open Internet , Patents

Today, Public Knowledge and 11 other organizations submitted comments to the Intellectual Property Enforcement Coordinator Danny Marti, urging the Obama Administration’s chief intellectual property official to protect the Open Internet from a federal trade agency’s overreaching attempts to block data transmissions. Signatories include R Street Institute, EFF, The Harry Potter Alliance, Engine Advocacy and others representing a broad spectrum of consumer, business and public interests.

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Public Knowledge, Allies File to Defend FCC Open Internet Rules in D.C. Circuit

September 21, 2015 FCC , Net Neutrality , Open Internet , Title II

Later today, Public Knowledge will join other stakeholders in filing an intervenors’ brief with the D.C. Circuit Court of Appeals. (Unlike amicus curiae, many of whom have filed in this case, intervenors are actual parties to the litigation.) The brief supports the Federal Communications Commission before the court in defense of the FCC’s historic Open Internet rules, which reclassified broadband Internet as a telecommunications service and enacted rules that will preserve net neutrality for Internet users.

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