Repealing Net Neutrality Puts 177 Million Americans at Risk

Date: 11 Dec 2017 | posted in: MuniNetworks | 0 Facebooktwitterredditmail

This Thursday, December 14th, the FCC plans to remove network neutrality protections. Republican Commissioners and Chairman Ajit Pai justify the decision by claiming that the market will naturally protect subscribers from predatory big ISP behavior. Unfortunately, the FCC’s own numbers disprove their theory. We dug into the data that reveals how 177 million Americans will be left without any market protection following net neutrality repeal.… Read More

Monopoly Power and Network Neutrality

Date: 7 Dec 2017 | posted in: MuniNetworks | 0 Facebooktwitterredditmail

The FCC is scheduled to decide the fate of Internet access on Thursday, Dec 14. Will anyone anywhere in the U.S. be able to pay one basic fee to access information on the Internet from the most popular to the most arcane content providers? If all indications are correct, probably not. ISPs will increasingly decide on what … Read More

Resources to Combat Network Neutrality Repeal from ILSR

Date: 28 Nov 2017 | posted in: MuniNetworks | 0 Facebooktwitterredditmail

The FCC is set to vote on whether or not to repeal network Neutrality under the deceptive guise of “Restoring Internet Freedom” on December 14th. Like others who study broadband and telecommunications policy, we’re distressed by the possibilities for the Internet and its users, should the Commission decide to repeal these protections. Because we use the Internet for so much in our daily lives, reversing network neutrality will give big ISPs like Comcast and Verizon undue power over what information we receive, our online business, and the result may negatively impact innovation.… Read More

Internet Association’s Video Looks At Network Neutrality And What ISPs Are Really Saying

Date: 11 Aug 2017 | posted in: MuniNetworks | 0 Facebooktwitterredditmail

With the FCC taking another look at the advancements in network neutrality rules passed during the Obama administration, the topic has been on the lips of many segments of the population. Many of us consider a free an open Internet a necessity to foster innovation and investment, but the words from the lips of the big ISPs are changing, depending on whom they’re talking to.… Read More

Day Of Action To Save Network Neutrality: Submit Your Comments To FCC

Date: 12 Jul 2017 | posted in: MuniNetworks | 0 Facebooktwitterredditmail

During the Obama administration, the FCC under Chairman Tom Wheeler made bold steps to protect innovation and competition on the Internet by passing network neutrality rules. With new FCC Chairman Ajit Pai, network neutrality is in danger. In order to prevent the backward slide – or worse – we all need to comment to the FCC and tell … Read More

Roosevelt Institute Argues for Better Broadband Policy – Community Broadband Bits Podcast 258

Date: 13 Jun 2017 | posted in: MuniNetworks | 0 Facebooktwitterredditmail

This is episode 258 of our Community Broadband Bits podcast! Community Broadband Bits is a short weekly audio show featuring interviews with people building community networks or otherwise involved with Internet policy. As the telecommunications and broadband market has become more and more consolidated, it has drawn more attention, leading to more attention from people that actually … Read More

Pie for Broadband Monopolies Video From Public Knowledge

Date: 22 Apr 2017 | posted in: MuniNetworks | 0 Facebooktwitterredditmail

Public Knowledge recently released a video on changes in the new administration’s FCC policies. One by one, progress made during the last eight years is being sliced up and doled out to the detriment of ISP subscribers. Public Knowledge describes the video like this: This video draws attention to the growing list of giveaways by Congress … Read More

Local Activism Is the Best Way to Preserve Net Neutrality

Date: 17 Jan 2017 | posted in: Media Coverage | 0 Facebooktwitterredditmail

Trump’s FCC has vowed to dismantle the open internet. Here’s what normal people can do to save net neutrality and destroy big telecom’s stranglehold on the industry. But first, they’ll need to get past the industry’s chosen Congressperson, Marsha Blackburn (R-Tenn.). Motherboard Vice‘s Jason Koebler interviewed our own Christopher Mitchell for his story.… Read More

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