Tag Archives: FCC

Is Cheap, Public Internet Possible?

Is Cheap, Public Internet Possible?
The business lobby often demands that government get out of the way of private corporations, so that competition can flourish and high-quality services can be efficiently delivered to as many consumers as possible. Yet, in an epic fight over telecommunications policy, the paradigm is now being flipped on its head, with corporate forces demanding the government squelch competition and halt the expansion of those high-quality services. Whether ... Read more

Protest Highlights Conflict Over Future Of The Internet

Protest Highlights Conflict Over Future Of The Internet
Tom Wheeler, chair of the Federal Communications Commission, is at best confused and at worst intentionally saying one thing while doing another. Wheeler says that he doesn’t support a tiered Internet, but his rules would allow just that and would continue to result in more court challenges by the giant telecoms. Wheeler says that reclassification of the Internet wouldn’t protect net neutrality while the courts told him in January that it is ... Read more

Protesters set up camp at net neutrality rally outside FCC headquarters

Protesters set up camp at net neutrality rally outside FCC headquarters
Protesters set up camp outside the Federal Communication Commission (FCC) on Wednesday to fight plans they say will create a two-tier internet and hand control of the web to major corporations. The rally – reminiscent of the Occupy-style rallies that started in 2011 – started outside the FCC’s Washington headquarters at noon with protesters from Fight For the Future, Popular Resistance and others unfurling banners reading “Save the ... Read more

If We Act Now, We Can Stop The FCC’s Horrific Proposal to End Net Neutrality

If We Act Now, We Can Stop The FCC’s Horrific Proposal to End Net Neutrality
If we act NOW, we can ensure a free, open and equal Internet for the 21stCentury. On Wednesday, May 15 the FCC will vote on a proposal to end net neutrality and impose class-based Internet discrimination, but we have the power to stop them. To ensure the Internet we want, we must take action today; and people need to plan to come to Washington, DC beginning next Wednesday to join in a series of escalating protests that will undermine the ... Read more

Net Neutrality

Net Neutrality
CONCEIVABLY, if the FCC proves incapable of achieving some semblance of net neutrality on its own, Congress could act. It could directly pass legislation establishing the same rules as the Open Internet Order (or even stronger ones), or it could amend the Communications Act to give the FCC more explicit regulatory authority over broadband providers. In fact, on February 3, House and Senate Democrats introduced a stopgap bill that would ... Read more