Items tagged "Title II"

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The First Net Neutrality Complaint Under The 2015 Rules Is Likely To Lose, And That’s A Good Thing.

June 23, 2015 Net Neutrality , Title II

As reported by Brian Fung in the Washington Post and others, a company called Commercial Network Services (CNS) has filed the first network neutrality complaint under the FCC’s new rules — which went into effect June 12 after the D.C. Circuit denied a stay request. You can read the complaint here. While I probably should not prejudge things, I expect the FCC to deny the complaint for the excellent reason that — accepting all the facts alleged as true — Time Warner Cable did absolutely nothing wrong.

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Net Neutrality Litigation: Round 1 Goes To the FCC

June 16, 2015 FCC , Net Neutrality , Title II

Good news! Late last week, the D.C. Circuit denied the request by the carriers suing the Federal Communications Commission (FCC) to prevent the FCC’s net neutrality rules and reclassification of broadband as a Title II telecom service. As of last Friday, the Net Neutrality rules are in effect, and broadband access is once again a Title II telecommunications service — pending the final outcome of the lawsuit challenging the the FCC’s actions.

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A Perfect Match: Title II Will Make Senator Thune’s Rural Broadband Goals A Reality

June 10, 2015 Broadband , FCC , Rural Broadband , Title II , Universal Service

For nearly all Americans, broadband is an indispensable service that makes it possible for them to communicate, transact commerce, and participate in civic life. In fact, broadband is so critical that last month Senator Thune, chairman of the Senate Commerce Committee and a bipartisan group of 60 senators, called on the Federal Communications Commission (FCC or Commission) to ensure that rural Americans have access to high-speed broadband.

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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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What Happens Now With Net Neutrality?

February 26, 2015 FCC , Net Neutrality , Title II

Today is a great day for the Open Internet. The FCC voted to create strong net neutrality rules grounded in robust legal authority. That vote, and those rules, are the culmination of over a decade of hard work and an especially vigorous year by a large and diverse coalition demanding robust Open Internet protections. We’re still waiting for the details, but as of now there is every reason to view this vote as a watershed moment in the history of net neutrality. At a time like this, it is important to take a moment and appreciate the magnitude of this accomplishment.

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A Landmark Day for Net Neutrality

February 26, 2015 Net Neutrality , Title II

After an unprecedented outpouring of public support, today the FCC voted to enact the strongest net neutrality rules in history. By embracing its Title II authority and creating clear, bright line rules against blocking and discrimination, Chairman Wheeler and the FCC have earned a reputation as defenders of an Open Internet.

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Title II, Robert McDowell, and The Boy Who Cried “Black Helicopter”

February 24, 2015 FCC , Net Neutrality , Title II

Depending on where you live, certain migration patterns mark the turn of the seasons. In New England, the distinct V shape of Canadian geese migrating south marks the return of fall. In California, the return of the swallows to their home at San Juan Mission in Capistrano marks the return of spring. And, in Washington D.C., the return of former FCC Commissioner Robert McDowell and friends to tell us that the U.N. will take over the Internet marks a debate around network neutrality and Title II.

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PK Experts Answer Your Burning Questions on Net Neutrality and Title II

February 13, 2015 FCC , Net Neutrality , Title II

After the leak of FCC Chairman Wheeler’s plan for net neutrality last week, it was apparent that the excitement also brought with it a lot of confusion. Public Knowledge decided to host a Ask Me Anything forum (AMA) on Reddit to try and help alleviate any confusion. We told people to ask us anything they were curious about – even such divisive questions such as dog’s or cats – and we promised to do our best to answer. PK experts John Bergmayer, Edyael Casaperalta, Kate Forscey, Jodie Griffin, Chris Lewis, Sherwin Siy, and Michael Weinberg answered a wide range of questions from Redditors.

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