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Be Careful What You Wish for (Part II)

David Goodfriend | Posted 03.18.2015 | Technology
David Goodfriend

Republicans are screaming like someone stole the champagne from the RNC refrigerator. Verizon and its fellow broadband providers, like Comcast, are screaming, too. They threaten to sue the FCC... again. But as I wrote here many months ago, such threats ring empty.

GOP Lawmaker Wants To Shut Down 'Illegal' Net Neutrality Rules

The Huffington Post | Lydia O'Connor | Posted 03.04.2015 | Politics

A key Republican lawmaker overseeing the Federal Communications Commission has pledged this week to restrain the agency's powers after it decided to i...

How the Internet Was Saved... and Why the Battle Continues

Victor Pickard | Posted 03.03.2015 | Politics
Victor Pickard

The battle continues. The history of media reform tells us that if we ignore core systemic problems like the power of monopolies and the lack of structural diversity, important protections like net neutrality can be short-lived.

If Mayors Ruled the World Today ... They Would Launch Digital Cities Tomorrow

John M. Eger | Posted 03.01.2015 | Impact
John M. Eger

The city, of all our geopolitical institutions, needs to reinvent itself for this new global age. The FCC decision gives them the incentive.

Protect the Open Internet

Rep. Hank Johnson | Posted 02.25.2015 | Black Voices
Rep. Hank Johnson

These claims that the administration strong-armed the FCC in its rulemaking are offensive to the millions of Americans who have helped shape the FCC's order by participating in the rulemaking process.

Ensuring Internet Equality For All

Bill de Blasio | Posted 02.25.2015 | Politics
Bill de Blasio

It's no secret I consider income inequality the greatest challenge of our time. And whether you're my age or my teenage son Dante's, it's clear: the Internet has become fundamental to solving it.

Dana Liebelson

Woman With The Fate Of The Internet In Her Hands Reveals Thoughts On Upcoming Net Neutrality Vote

HuffingtonPost.com | Dana Liebelson | Posted 02.24.2015 | Politics

WASHINGTON -- The Federal Communications Commission will vote this week on a net neutrality proposal that could shape the future of a free and open In...

Protecting the Internet via the Upcoming FCC Vote

Craig Newmark | Posted 02.18.2015 | Technology
Craig Newmark

Long story short, this is about saving the Net for regular people, versus providing privileges for companies that spend lots of money lobbying in Washington and misinforming the American public.

With Litigation Certain, Congress Should Guide FCC on Internet Regulation

David Balto | Posted 02.03.2015 | Technology
David Balto

The FCC has consistently failed in creating lasting net-neutrality rules for lack of authority. Since Congress gives the FCC its authority, the obvious answer is legislation that actually gives the FCC the authority to legally preserve open-Internet principles rather than the risky and unnecessary pursuit of Title II regulation.

FCC To Consider New Net Neutrality Proposal

AP | ANNE FLAHERTY | Posted 02.02.2015 | Technology

WASHINGTON (AP) — Whose Internet is it anyway? Tom Wheeler, chairman of the Federal Communications Commission, says he's keeping that question in m...

Dana Liebelson

Republicans Wage Last-Minute Campaign To Undermine Net Neutrality Rules

HuffingtonPost.com | Dana Liebelson | Posted 01.21.2015 | Politics

WASHINGTON -- Republicans are waging a last-minute campaign to gather support for net neutrality legislation that critics say will undermine the princ...

Matt Sledge

Police Reform Organizers Pitch Net Neutrality To FCC

HuffingtonPost.com | Matt Sledge | Posted 01.20.2015 | Politics

Police reform organizers traveled to Capitol Hill and the Federal Communications Commission on Friday to push for open access to the Internet, which t...

FCC Chief Tom Wheeler Suggests That He Will Back Strict Net Neutrality Rules

Reuters | Posted 03.09.2015 | Politics

(Adds new Wheeler quotes background on net neutrality rulemaking, reaction) By Alina Selyukh and Malathi Nayak WASHINGT...

Dana Liebelson

Democrats Head Off Republicans And Enter Net Neutrality Fight

HuffingtonPost.com | Dana Liebelson | Posted 01.07.2015 | Politics

WASHINGTON -- Democrats beat Republicans to the punch on net neutrality legislation on Wednesday, reviving a bill that would ban companies from chargi...

FCC Will Vote On Net Neutrality In February

AP | Posted 01.03.2015 | Politics

WASHINGTON (AP) — Federal regulators are expected to vote next month on rules to govern how Internet service providers deal with the flow of content...

Dana Liebelson

Rand Paul Opposes Net Neutrality Rules: 'I Don't Want To See Regulation Of The Internet'

HuffingtonPost.com | Dana Liebelson | Posted 12.02.2014 | Politics

WASHINGTON -- Silicon Valley companies want strong rules to protect net neutrality, but Sen. Rand Paul (R-Ky.), a likely GOP presidential contender wh...

Dana Liebelson

This FCC Commissioner Did A Reddit Chat. It Did Not Go Well.

HuffingtonPost.com | Dana Liebelson | Posted 11.22.2014 | Politics

WASHINGTON -- On Friday, Federal Communications Commission (FCC) Commissioner Mignon Clyburn took to Reddit to do an "Ask Me Anything" session and ans...

Corporate Buyout: Why Legacy Civil Rights Groups Are on the Wrong Side of History

Rashad Robinson | Posted 01.19.2015 | Black Voices
Rashad Robinson

How did it come to this, when the NAACP, Urban League and other legacy civil rights groups are actually propping up Republican leadership in their efforts to tear down President Obama?

Dana Liebelson

Wheeler Says Web War Can Wait

HuffingtonPost.com | Dana Liebelson | Posted 11.18.2014 | Politics

The Federal Communications Commission (FCC) will not be voting on net neutrality in December, instead delaying the decision until sometime in 2015 whe...

Ryan Grim

Ted Cruz, Al Franken Slugfest

HuffingtonPost.com | Ryan Grim | Posted 11.17.2014 | Politics

WASHINGTON -- Sen. Ted Cruz (R-Texas) responded on Monday to comments made by Sen. Al Franken (D-Minn.) about net neutrality, the latest exchange in w...

Dana Liebelson

Republicans Could Be Gambling Silicon Valley's Support Over Net Neutrality

HuffingtonPost.com | Dana Liebelson | Posted 11.16.2014 | Politics

Republicans are courting Silicon Valley, eager to make inroads with tech companies and the millennials who love them. The Silicon Valley ethos overlap...

Dana Liebelson

The Internet's Man Of The Hour

HuffingtonPost.com | Dana Liebelson | Posted 11.14.2014 | Training

WASHINGTON -- On Monday, President Barack Obama went public with his support of an aggressive approach to protecting net neutrality. Shortly after tha...

Dana Liebelson

The Internet's Man Of The Hour

HuffingtonPost.com | Dana Liebelson | Posted 11.12.2014 | Politics

WASHINGTON -- On Monday, President Barack Obama went public with his support of an aggressive approach to protecting net neutrality. Shortly after tha...

AT&T Pauses Faster Fiber Network Until Net Neutrality Rules Decided

Reuters | Posted 11.12.2014 | Technology

By Marina Lopes WASHINGTON (Reuters) - AT&T Inc will stop investing in new high-speed Internet connections in 100 U.S. cities until regulators deci...

Dear FCC: Net Neutrality Is Part of a Social Contract

Victor Pickard | Posted 01.12.2015 | Media
Victor Pickard

The Internet is no longer a luxury for those who can pay or a profitable plaything for a handful of corporations. It is a daily necessity. It is much too precious to be left to the mercies of Internet monopolies. It must be protected by an FCC that governs not only in the public's name but also with its consent.