Posts Tagged ‘open internet’

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 […]

D.C. Circuit Court of Appeals Strikes Down FCC’s Net Neutrality Rules

FCC, Net Neutrality January 14th, 2014

WASHINGTON, January 14, 2014 – The D.C. Circuit Court of Appeals, in a setback for the Federal Communications Commission, on Tuesday stuck down the agency’s Open Internet Order, issued in 2010. The open internet rules built upon a prior policy statement issued by the FCC in 2005. In 2010, former agency chairman Julius Genachowski attempted […]

Verizon v. Federal Communications Commission Oral Argument Today on Net Neutrality

Broadband's Impact, FCC, Net Neutrality September 9th, 2013

September 9, 2013 – Monday marks the D.C. Circuit Court of Appeals’ long-awaited oral arguments in Verizon Communication’s challenge to Federal Communications Commission’s 2008 rules governing network neutrality, or rules requiring that internet companies not offer discounted services for web businesses that prioritize traffic over their particular internet networks. On Friday, the New America Foundation’s […]

Congressional Members Discuss Net Neutrality, Privacy and Spectrum at CCIA Meeting

Congress, FCC, Net Neutrality, Patents, Privacy, Spectrum, Wireless May 5th, 2011

WASHINGTON May 5, 2011- At the Washington Caucus meeting of the Computer and Communications Industry Association Wednesday, Congressional leaders presented their views on preserving the Open Internet, expanding patent reform, ensuring consumer privacy online and the need for spectrum reform.

Sen. Kerry Reaffirms Support for Network Neutrality

Mobile Broadband, Net Neutrality, Wireless September 2nd, 2010

WASHINGTON, September 2, 2010 – Massachusetts Democrat Sen. John Kerry has issued a statement strongly in support of network neutrality.

Lawmakers Show Partisan Split on Open Internet Proposal

Net Neutrality September 2nd, 2010

WASHINGTON, September 2, 2010 – The request for comments by the Federal Communications Commission on the managed services aspect on the open internet has received mixed reactions from members of Congress.

Former Googler in Obama Administration at Cross-Hairs of Net Neutrality Debate

Net Neutrality November 25th, 2009

WASHINGTON, November 25, 2009 – The rhetoric surrounding whether the Federal Communications Commission should move forward with rules to regulate internet access to support the principle of network neutrality took on new legs this week when a government official – a former top policy official at Google – conflated net neutrality, free speech and anti-government censorship in the same discussion.

It comes at a time that the FCC has already moved away from the controversial term “network neutrality” to focus instead on the importance of ensuring that an “open internet” exists going forward.

GoodBye Network Neutrality, Welcome Open Internet!

Net Neutrality October 26th, 2009

WASHINGTON, October 26, 2009 – Absent from the notice of proposed rulemaking released by the Federal Communications Commission Thursday is the charged term of “network neutrality” that has been discussed over the years. Instead, the paper is focused on the need to preserve an “open internet” through government intervention.

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