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Open Internet rules

Date: 07.24.2017
It sounds impressive that the Federal Communications Commission has received more than 10 million comments on its Restoring Internet Freedom docket, which is focused on what the agency should do about net neutrality protections for consumers, the innovation community and broadband internet service providers. Thus far the public comments appear...
Date: 07.17.2017
Broadband providers have been clear about their support for net neutrality – no blocking, no throttling or unfair traffic discrimination — and for the need for Congress to step in and step up to give the Federal Communications Commission clear, permanent and unambiguous authority to protect consumers and the innovation community. As...
Date: 07.14.2017
Fun fact: the rules that regulate broadband internet were written in 1934. “But I thought Al Gore invented the internet in the ‘90s,” you say? That’s not exactly right, but the basic idea is: why is  modern technology bound by  rules  written 83 years ago? Those rules, by the way, are called Title II...
Date: 07.12.2017
For many of the large, powerful internet companies who have signed on to today’s net neutrality protest, the real issue here is not protecting the open internet, but protecting their bottom lines.    The protest consists mostly of prominently displayed “spinning wheels of doom”—the universally reviled data...
Date: 07.11.2017
A wise Federal Communications Commission chairman noted that “the best decision government ever made with respect to the internet was … NOT to impose regulation on it.” Who said that? Republican Chairman Ajit Pai? Republican Chairman Kevin Martin? No, it was Bill Kennard, the Democratic chairman appointed by President Bill...
Date: 07.11.2017
Background: Yesterday, USTelecom and other petitioners filed an application for an extension of time to file a Writ of Certiorari with the Supreme Court in regards to the Federal Communications Commission’s 2015 Open Internet Order. This statement can be attributed to USTelecom CEO Jonathan Spalter: “We asked for a 60-day...
Date: 05.01.2017
Background: Today, the U.S. Court of Appeals for the D.C. Circuit said the full court will not hear an appeal of the Federal Communications Commission’s Open Internet order. The following statement can be attributed to USTelecom CEO Jonathan Spalter: “We’re gratified that three of the D.C. Circuit judges wanted to rehear...
Date: 04.28.2017
Federal Communications Commission Chairman Ajit Pai's announcement about his plans to restore U.S. innovation by rejecting Title II regulation of the internet is a huge win not only for consumers, but for our connected economy and digital democracy. In an Axios op-ed yesterday, USTelecom CEO Jonathan Spalter explained why Pai's plan is...

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