The Federal Communications Commission has never seen anything like the debate over Net Neutrality, which has inspired everything from a week-long encampment at its doorstep to John Oliver comparing the chairman to a dingo.
It’s been five years since the FCC left Washington, D.C., in an official capacity to hear how its policies affect real people. It’s time for the agency to schedule meetings in communities around the country to give people a real voice in the policymaking process.
Organization’s FCC filing debunks myths about common carriage, skewers the agency’s pay-to-play proposal
WASHINGTON -- In its filing in the Federal Communications Commission's open Internet proceeding, Free Press provides the definitive argument for protecting Net Neutrality by reclassifying broadband providers as common carriers.
WASHINGTON — Early Tuesday, the Federal Communications Commission's electronic filing system crashed. In response, Net Neutrality advocates will head to the FCC in person this afternoon to hand-deliver hundreds of thousands of public comments.
WASHINGTON — Grassroots organizations on Tuesday applauded the American public for its passionate support of real Net Neutrality protections. In an unprecedented outpouring of concern, millions of Americans have submitted comments to the Federal Communications Commission rejecting Chairman Tom Wheeler's plan to allow priority Internet access for a few rich companies.
The Federal Communications Commission could have used an Internet “fast lane” on Tuesday as a flood of Net Neutrality comments caused its website to sputter and forced the agency to extend its deadline for accepting public input on its controversial plan.
Verizon lobbyists are canvassing Capitol Hill with a curious new argument against Net Neutrality — it hurts disabled people. The odd pitch comes as the Obama administration is mulling a plan to scrap Net Neutrality — the idea that Internet service providers should treat all websites equally — and instead allow ISPs to create Internet "fast lanes" for companies that can afford to pay for speedier service.
All eyes were on the FCC last week as the agency proposed rules marking its third attempt at establishing Net Neutrality regulations. Grassroots activism and swarms of public comments helped shape the current proposal, which asks for public input on several key issues that could determine the future of the internet. In their statements, the FCC commissioners made it clear last week that they want to hear from the public before finalizing the rules. This is our chance to tell the government how to guarantee a free and open internet.