One side sees the issue as ensuring that the internet remains open for innovation, while the other sees it as adding a regulatory layer to vibrant broadband competition.

Statement from FCC Chairman Tom Wheeler Regarding DC Circuit Decision to Uphold FCC’s Open Internet Rules

Broadband's Impact, FCC, Net Neutrality June 14th, 2016

WASHINGTON, June 14, 2016 – Today, the DC Circuit upheld the FCC’s Open Internet rules. The following statement can be attributed to FCC Chairman Tom Wheeler.  “Today’s ruling is a victory for consumers and innovators who deserve unfettered access to the entire web, and it ensures the internet remains a platform for unparalleled innovation, free expression and […]

On Net Neutrality, Six Ways The FCC’s Public Utility Order Will Lose In Court

Broadband's Impact, Net Neutrality April 8th, 2015

Now that the festivities celebrating the FCC’s “historic” Open Internet order have quieted down, the hangover is settling in for a long stay. The FCC is preparing to publish the new rules, along with dozens of other changes to its public utility regulations that go with its radical new Internet governance plan, perhaps as early as this week.

Five Years After ‘Think Big With a Gig,’ Google Fiber No Longer The Only Major Gigabit Player

Gigabit Networks, National Broadband Plan, Net Neutrality February 3rd, 2015

February 3, 2015 – In announcing last week that it was expanding Google Fiber to four new metropolitan areas in the Southeastern United States, the search engine giant-turned-internet service provider emphasized multiple initiatives toward Gigabit Networks. On January 27, Google announced that nearly five years after it announced its “Think Big With a Gig” campaign, […]

White House Supports Growing National Movement of Local Leaders for Gigabit Networks

Broadband Data, Broadband Stimulus, FCC, Gigabit Networks, National Broadband Plan, Net Neutrality January 14th, 2015

WASHINGTON, January 14, 2015 – The White House on Tuesday announced efforts to end laws that harm broadband competition, several steps to support a growing national movement of local leaders for Gigabit Networks, plus new federal funding and a new initiative to support community broadband. The announcements came on Tuesday in advance of an anticipated […]

Speaking at Federal Trade Commission, Obama Urges Internet Privacy Legislation for Consumers and Students

Cybersecurity, Net Neutrality, Privacy January 12th, 2015

WASHINGTON, January 12, 2015 – President Barack Obama on Monday announced that his administration would push for two new pieces of federal internet privacy legislation, one pertaining to consumers and one pertaining to students. He also announced that the Department of Education would offer new tools to help students and teacher help protect their privacy. […]

Media Institute Launches Program to Protect a Version of Global Online Free Speech

International, Media ownership, Net Neutrality December 9th, 2014

WASHINGTON, December 9, 2014 – The Media Institute announced a new initiative on November 24 aimed to protect the group’s view of internet freedoms around the world. Entitled Global Free Speech and the Internet, this program will be “guided by a number of underlying principles, based on the belief that the internet should be an […]

Surprise! Everybody Wants Net Neutrality

Broadband's Impact, Expert Opinion, FCC, Net Neutrality November 13th, 2014

WASHINGTON, November 13, 2014 – Net neutrality has been the hottest topic in tech policy for months. Politicians on the left say their opponents stand foursquare against the tenets of a free and open internet. Politicians on the right that their adversaries are trying to apply outmoded and outdated legislation to cripple the innovative essence […]

Orwellian Symbolism of Barack Obama, Seeking to Classify Broadband as a Utility, in China

Broadband's Impact, Expert Opinion, FCC, Net Neutrality November 12th, 2014

Editor’s Note: With the announcement of President Obama’s desire to classify broadband as public utility, welcomes commentaries and opinions on the subject from a multitude of viewpoints. November 12, 2014 – During President Obama’s official visit to China Monday, the White House issued a statement of support of government regulation of the Internet with […]

Internet Society of New York Event Surveys Broadband Landscape at Home and Abroad

Broadband's Impact, International, Net Neutrality, Wireless November 12th, 2014

NEW YORK, November 12, 2014 – The Internet Society of New York (ISOC-NY) and the Federal Communications Bar Association gathered at Brooklyn Law School’s Forchelli Center on a beautiful November day here. The views of Brooklyn from the 22nd floor, across to Staten Island and New Jersey, were breathtaking. The action was indoors in a […]

Technology Groups, Members of Congress Laud and Criticize Obama’s Net Neutrality Statement

Net Neutrality November 12th, 2014

WASHINGTON, November 12, 2014 – President Obama sparked both praise and anger on Monday when he urged the Federal Communications Committee to classify broadband as a regulated utility under Title II of the Communications Act. With liberals pushing for Title II regulation and with conservatives decrying more regulation, many observers had seen an alternative route proposed […]

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