Items tagged "Open Internet"

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What to Expect When You’re Expecting Oral Arguments for Yet Another Appeal of FCC Open Internet Rule

December 3, 2015 FCC , Net Neutrality , Open Internet , Title II

This Friday, the D.C. Circuit Court of Appeals will hear oral arguments for yet another appeal of the FCC’s Open Internet rules. This time, the gloves are off as the Commission’s most recent action, the Open Internet Order of 2015, saw the FCC do what Public Knowledge has said it should have done all along by reclassifying broadband service providers as common carriers under Title II of the Communications Act. This historic decision received thunderous applause from innovators, tech companies, and millions of consumers alike, because it finally gives the FCC a solid legal basis for protecting broadband users.

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Net Neutrality in Court This Week: The Story of How We Got Here

December 2, 2015 FCC , Net Neutrality , Open Internet , Title II

Earlier this year, the Federal Communications Commission adopted new rules to ensure the Internet remains an open platform for consumers and innovators. The new rules (adopted as part of the Open Internet Order) are a capstone to over a decade of policy battles and litigation over how the FCC regulates broadband Internet service. For close observers of the net neutrality saga, this Friday brings a sense of déjà vu, as the agency again heads to Court to defend net neutrality rules at oral argument. The FCC’s relevance in the broadband era, along with how consumers, content creators, entrepreneurs, and network providers interact with each other, hangs in the balance.

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PK Empowers Latin American Digital Rights Activists with its First Open Internet Course

July 14, 2015 International , Latin America , Open Internet , Open Internet Course

Over the past few years, the Global Team at Public Knowledge has increased its work in Latin America and its collaboration with partners in the region. A main focus of this work has been to support their engagement in global topics and, whenever appropriate, local and regional battles to defend an open and free Internet.

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“Stay With Me”: ISPs Head to Court to Fight New Net Neutrality Rules

May 26, 2015 FCC , Litigation , Net Neutrality , Open Internet , Title II

It’s been almost three months since the FCC issued its order reclassifying Internet Service Providers as Title II telecommunications carriers and establishing strong net neutrality rules. No one was surprised when the ISPs cried foul and sued to overturn the ruling.

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USTA Supports Net Neutrality, Except When It Doesn’t

April 28, 2015 FCC , Net Neutrality , Open Internet , Title II

You may know that Public Knowledge recently intervened in support of the Federal Communications Commission (FCC) in the net neutrality litigation. As more legal filings now start to arrive in that lawsuit, one filing called a Statement of Issues to Be Raised, from the US Telecom Association (USTA), sheds some light on what at least some ISPs really think about net neutrality.

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The Net Neutrality Saga: A Long-Expected Journey

April 23, 2015 FCC , Net Neutrality , Open Internet , Title II

Now That the FCC’s (Excellent) Rules Are Officially On the Books, It’s Time to Defend Them Against The Onslaught

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Resurrecting SOPA: How the MPAA Could Use the International Trade Court to Block Websites

April 14, 2015 Copyright Reform , ITC , Open Internet , Patent Reform , SOPA

One lesson from our victory in net neutrality bears repeating. Although strong protections for an Open Internet are a great step forward for the public, there are other ways for companies and organizations to block websites. The Motion Picture Association of America (MPAA) is the latest creative example of an organization working to restrict Internet users behind closed doors. And the best part is that the whole thing revolves around a patent case about teeth.

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First Round of Lawsuits Filed in Net Neutrality Case. Now What?

March 24, 2015 FCC , Net Neutrality , Open Internet

Yesterday, the U.S. Telecom Association (USTA), the trade association for incumbent telecoms like Verizon and AT&T, and a Texas Wireless Internet Service Provider called Alamo Broadband, filed separate appeals from the FCC’s Order reclassifying broadband as Title II and applying net neutrality rules. (This Ars piece links to both Petitions). USTA filed in the D.C. Circuit, while Alamo filed in the 5th Circuit – a court that is typically more hostile to the FCC.

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Today is FCC Net Neutrality Order Day! What Happens Now?

March 12, 2015 FCC , Net Neutrality , Open Internet

Word is today the FCC will release its network neutrality order reclassifying broadband as Title II. I’ll update with a link when that happens.

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Training the Next Generation of Digital Rights Advocates

February 20, 2015 Internet Governance , Online Course , Open Internet

An Open Course to Support an Open Internet

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