The FCC has established the OpenInternet.gov web site as a portal for public participation in the discussion about preserving the free and open Internet, introducing collaborative tools Web 2.0 applications. Among the links included on the site is one to Idealscale at http://openinternet.ideascale.com/, which allows the public to evaluate, rank and discuss the ideas regarding the open Internet, in new and improved pathways for communication to encourage and facilitate public participation.
The page breaks the discussion down into ten open Internet topics that have generated widespread interest, including freedom of speech, innovation, transparency/disclosure, and others.
A blog at http://blog.openinternet.gov/, will provide an additional forum for public comment and debate. Comments from the blog and the Ideascale page other than anonymous comments will be included in the official public record of the Open Internet inquiry, along with comments filed through traditional channels at the FCC. And one of those traditional channels – the FCC’s Electronic Comment Filing System (ECFS) at http://fjallfoss.fcc.gov/ecfs2/ – became much easier to use and search this month with the launch of ECFS 2.0.
The FCC previously announced the use of other popular social media sites to increase public participation, including Facebook at http://www.facebook.com/FCC , YouTube at http://www.youtube.com/fccdotgovvideo , and Twitter at http://www.twitter.com/FCC. Over 90,000 people are now following the FCC’s tweets. Another new page, www.broadband.gov, was launched to encourage public participation in the Commission’s development of a National Broadband Plan. In August, the FCC launched a portal for RSS feeds at www.fcc.gov/rss, and continues to increase the catalog of data feeds available as part of its commitment to opening government data and furthering transparency.
- Part III: The GOP Wants to Kill the Fairness Doctrine, Then Applies It to the Internet
- Justice Department Collaborating with State Attorneys General’s Antitrust Investigation of Big Tech, Says Chief
- Part II: Senators Josh Hawley and Ted Cruz Want to Repeal Section 230 and Break the Internet
- A Short History of Online Free Speech, Part I: The Communications Decency Act Is Born
- Free Press Denounces Facebook Ads, New Content Moderation, Problems of Broadband Adoption
Intellectual Property3 weeks ago
In Congressional Oversight Hearing, Register of Copyrights Says Office Is Responding to Online Users
Broadband Data3 months ago
Pennsylvania Broadband Speeds Worse Than Previously Believed, According to State Report
Fiber2 weeks ago
‘Dig Once’ Provides Future-Proofing Solution for Federal Highway Infrastructure, Says BroadbandNow
Broadband Data2 months ago
California Report: Income Most Significant Factor in Low Broadband Adoption
Drones2 weeks ago
Greater Commercial Use of Drones Will Force Revisions of Federal Aviation Administration Regulations, Say Experts
Broadband Roundup1 week ago
Cable Industry Touts Energy Efficiency, Next Century Highlights Open Access Fiber, Aspen Forum Set
Broadband Roundup1 week ago
Trump Delays 10 Percent Tariff on Chinese Tech Goods, Buttigieg on Broadband, Facebook Eavesdropping
Broadband Roundup2 weeks ago
Rep. Bob Latta and Ajit Pai on Robocalls, Rural Massachusetts Projects, John Horrigan Report on Digital Divide