Items tagged "Title II"

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Public Knowledge Welcomes Consensus Markey-Doyle Bill to Restore Net Neutrality

March 6, 2019 Legislation , Net Neutrality , Title II

Today, Senator Edward Markey (D-MA) and Representative Mike Doyle (D-PA) introduced the Save the Internet Act to restore the Federal Communications Commission’s 2015 Open Internet Order establishing net neutrality rules. Chairman Pai’s FCC repealed these rules in 2017, ignoring the millions of Americans who support net neutrality. Public Knowledge welcomes the bill and applauds Sen. Markey and Rep. Doyle for heeding the wishes of the American people.

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FCC Approves Flawed ‘Robotext’ Order Enabling Wireless Carriers to Block Your Text Messages

December 12, 2018 FCC , Short Codes , SMS , text messaging , Title II

Today, the Federal Communications Commission voted on a party-line vote to approve a Declaratory Ruling on “Text Messaging Classification,” classifying text messaging as a Title I information service under the Communications Act. This action enables wireless carriers to discriminate against short-messaging services (SMS) and short codes, the standard five or six-digit vanity numbers used by organizations such as Catholic Relief Services for disaster relief campaigns, or by political campaigns and marketing firms.

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Public Knowledge, Other Consumer Groups Urge FCC to Protect Text Messaging Users

November 20, 2015 FCC , Title II

Today, Public Knowledge and other consumer groups filed comments with the Federal Communications Commission urging it to recognize that carrier-provided text messaging is a telecommunications service that benefits from the protections of Title II of the Communications Act.

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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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Public Knowledge Demands FCC Act Immediately on Title II Net Neutrality Rules

November 12, 2014 FCC , Net Neutrality , Title II

Public Knowledge supports net neutrality rules firmly grounded in Title II authority and urges Chairman Wheeler to publicly and immediately indicate what questions the agency needs answered in order to move forward with a rulemaking that completes action on this important issue.

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Public Knowledge Responds to Reports on FCC Net Neutrality Rules

October 31, 2014 FCC , Net Neutrality , Title II

Last night, reports surfaced that the FCC is considering a “hybrid” approach to net neutrality that would allow for paid prioritization in some circumstances. Although Public Knowledge commends the FCC for taking a step in the right direction, the FCC must address paid prioritization and other concerns.

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Two Years Later, Broadband Providers Are Still Taking Advantage of An Internet Without Net Neutrality Protections

December 10, 2019 FCC , Legislation , Net Neutrality , Open Internet , Save the Net Act , Title II

This December marks the two-year anniversary of the Federal Communications Commission’s vote to repeal the 2015 Open Internet Order and the agency’s net neutrality consumer protections. Even though 86 percent of Americans support net neutrality and opposed the reversal, two years ago the FCC chose to side with the major broadband providers over consumers regarding […]

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What’s Next for Net Neutrality

October 2, 2019 FCC , Legislation , Litigation , Net Neutrality , Title II

As you may have heard, the long-awaited decision in Mozilla v. FCC came out yesterday. First the bad news: The Federal Communications Commission won on the main issue, which is broadband reclassification. But there’s good news, too, in that the Court completely rejected the FCC’s attempts to prevent states from passing their own net neutrality […]

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If The FCC Gets Its Way, We’ll Never Close the Digital Divide 

September 26, 2019 Broadband Access , FCC , Rural Broadband , Title II , USF

The Universal Service Fund (USF) is a vital program administered through the Federal Communications Commission intended to ensure that U.S. residents, educational institutions, and healthcare facilities have access to affordable communication services, including broadband. In May, the FCC proposed capping the total amount it would expend for USF programs and combining two USF programs – the E-Rate and Rural Telehealth programs. This is a bad idea, as […]

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Net Neutrality: Not New, But More Important Than Ever

June 11, 2019 FCC , Legislation , Net Neutrality , Title II

Today marks the one year anniversary that the repeal of net neutrality, led by Federal Communications Commission Chairman Ajit Pai, went into effect. We’re reflecting on what has happened in the past year, and urging the U.S. Senate to step up and pass the Save the Internet Act to restore strong net neutrality consumer protections and enshrined them in statute.

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