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NY Daily News: Online Innovation at Risk Following FCC’s repeal of Net Neutrality Rules


Today’s vote by the Federal Communications Commission (FCC) repealing its 2015 network neutrality rules will have an especially negative impact on online innovation.  The rules prohibited broadband providers like Comcast, AT&T and Verizon from favoring or disfavoring any online content. Specifically, the rules prohibited broadband providers from blocking or throttling…

The Verge: The FCC is having a terrible month, and consumers will pay the price


Federal Communications Commission chairman Ajit Pai is setting a record pace for deregulating the communications industries. Since becoming chairman in January, he has, among other things, reinstated an outdated rule that allows TV companies like Sinclair to become massive, proposed to deregulate broadband and eliminate the agency’s popular net neutrality…

Medium: Fighting for Fast, Fair and Open Networks


February 26, 2015 was the proudest day of my professional career. On that day, the Federal Communications Commission (FCC) adopted the strongest ever network neutrality rules grounded in the strongest legal authority. The rules prohibit broadband Internet Service Providers like Comcast and AT&T from blocking, throttling, or otherwise favoring or…

ACS Blog: The Assault on the Open Internet


The Open Internet (or “net neutrality”) rules adopted by the Federal Communications Commission (FCC) in 2015 were the Obama administration’s most significant achievement in communications regulation. They were among the first rules the Trump administration targeted following the 2016 election. In May, the Trump FCC began a rulemaking proceeding to…