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Statement of Gigi Sohn on the FCC’s December 14 Vote to Abdicate its Responsibility to Protect Consumers and Competition and Repeal the 2015 Net Neutrality Rules


On Thursday December 14, the Federal Communications Commission (FCC) will approve by a 3-2 partisan vote an order that would reclassify broadband Internet access as a deregulated “information service” and repeal all but one of the FCC’s 2015 network neutrality rules, leaving in place only a transparency rule. The following…

1A: Ask the FCC


From late night TV to your Twitter feed, the Federal Communications Commission’s vote on net neutrality is a hot topic. The FCC has been reversing and revising a number of regulations, bringing a new level of attention to a federal body that’s usually not the subject of so much public debate. We’ll start off with…

Science Friday: Life in the Internet Slow Lane


The Federal Communications Commission is preparing for a final vote to repeal rules governing whether internet service providers can create fast lanes for certain kinds of content, or throttle the loading speeds of others. This was forbidden under so-called “net neutrality” rules imposed by the FCC under President Obama in…

94.1 KPFA: Net Neutrality


Today, our host Mitch Jeserich is in conversation with Gigi Sohn, who was the senior advisor to former-FCC Chair Tom Wheeler when he implemented net neutrality rules in 2015. We discuss the upcoming vote regarding net neutrality, which would also end the ability of the FCC to oversee how telecommunications…

Updated: Statement of Gigi Sohn on FCC’s Abdication of its Authority to Protect Consumers and Likely Repeal of Net Neutrality Rules


Federal Communications Commission (FCC) Chairman Ajit Pai just announced that he will release a draft order tomorrow that, if adopted, would reclassify broadband Internet access as a deregulated “information service”, repeal the FCC’s 2015 network neutrality rules and replace them only with a transparency rule. The following statement should be…

CSPAN: Media Ownership in the US


Television industry analysts talked about the proposed merger between the Sinclair Broadcast Group and the Tribune Corporation, which would create the nation’s largest group of television stations. They spoke about what the merger would mean for issues such as competition, local content, and media diversity, as well as broader questions relating to…