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  1. Press: The Senate’s push to overrule the FCC on net neutrality
    Fifty senators have endorsed a legislative measure to override the Federal Communications Commission's recent decision to deregulate the broadband industry, top Democrats said.  The tally leaves supporters just one Republican vote shy of the 51 required to… | Jan 16, 2018
  2. Press: States push back after net neutrality repeal
    Lawmakers in at least six states, including California and New York, have introduced bills in recent weeks that would forbid internet providers to block or slow down sites or online services. Legislators in several other… | Jan 11, 2018
  3. Press: Days after FCC repealed net neutrality rules GOP has a bill to replace them
    Rep. Marsha Blackburn (Tenn.) unveiled what she is calling the Open Internet Preservation Act. The bill restores two of the most important provisions of the FCC's net neutrality rules: a ban on the blocking of websites, as well… | Dec 20, 2017
  4. Press: Net neutrality keeps the Web from running like an airport security line
    Net neutrality is on the chopping block Thursday with a vote by the Federal Communications Commission to undo 2015 rules prohibiting Internet providers from blocking or slowing particular websites.  A new survey by the University… | Dec 14, 2017
  5. Press: FCC’s net neutrality plan may have even bigger ramifications
    The plan by the Federal Communications Commission to eliminate its net neutrality rules next week is expected to hand a major victory to Internet service providers. But any day now, a federal court is expected… | Dec 07, 2017
  6. Press: FCC Chairman Pai defends his attack on net neutrality
    The world of the internet, as seen by Federal Communications Chairman Ajit Pai, is a simple one. Regulation is bad, deregulation is good. Conservatives are victims, and liberals reign supreme. And history doesn’t matter. In… | Nov 30, 2017
  7. Press: Lawmakers call for a net neutrality faceoff between Google and Comcast
    For years, tech companies and Internet providers have been at each others' throats on Internet policy — and net neutrality especially. Now, House Republicans are teeing up a big showdown on the issue, inviting the biggest… | Jul 26, 2017
  8. Press: F.C.C. invokes internet freedom while trying to kill it
    The Federal Communications Commission, now led by an anti-regulation ideologue appointed by President Trump, wants to gut the net neutrality rules that keep powerful broadband companies from calling the shots on the internet, at the… | Apr 29, 2017
  9. Press: Trump signed repeal of FCC privacy rules. Here’s what’s next
    President Trump signed congressional legislation that repeals the Federal Communications Commission's privacy protections for Internet users.  The Obama-backed rules would have banned Internet providers from collecting, storing, sharing and selling certain types of customer information… | Apr 06, 2017
  10. Press: Congress vote may overturn Internet privacy rules
    The rules, which would have required Internet service providers to ask customers' permission to collect, use and sell personal information, were passed Oct. 27, 2016 by the FCC, then chaired by Democrat Tom Wheeler. But Republicans… | Mar 23, 2017
  11. Press: Consumer protections at risk
    Washington, DC—To mark National Consumer Protection Week, Consumer Action reports on the real progress that has been made on behalf of American consumers by a variety of government agencies. In Consumer Action’s newsletter, Consumer… | Mar 08, 2017
  12. Press: FCC to put rules on hold that would protect your internet data
    Federal regulators on Monday will move to stop certain privacy regulations from going into effect that were designed to safeguard consumers' personal information from hackers and criminals, according to multiple people familiar with the matter. | Feb 26, 2017
  13. Press: New rules to protect your online privacy already under threat
    At a time when our country is divided about so many issues, there’s an area of overwhelming agreement: the importance of privacy. A Pew study found that 91 percent of adults feel they have lost… | Feb 09, 2017
  14. Press: AT&T’s Sponsored Data program may violate net neutrality
    If you've used or heard of programs such as T-Mobile's Binge On or Music Freedom, then you're familiar with an increasingly common business tactic known as zero rating: the decision by a cellphone carrier to let… | Jan 12, 2017
  15. Press: Broadband providers will need permission to collect private data
    Federal officials approved broad new privacy rules on Thursday that prevent companies like AT&T and Comcast from collecting and giving out digital information about individuals — such as the websites they visited and the apps… | Oct 28, 2016
  16. Press: The FCC is poised to disrupt your cable box
    Under a new set of rules that regulators are expected to approve Thursday, cable companies would have to start providing their shows and movies over free apps that can be installed on any major device platform,… | Sep 29, 2016
  17. Press: FCC selects Swedish firm to run national database routing calls
    The Federal Communications Commission this week selected a Swedish-owned firm to run a sensitive national database that routes billions of phone calls across the country, apparently satisfied that the award would not jeopardize national security. | Jul 23, 2016
  18. Press: The net neutrality court decision in plain English
    A federal appeals court said that the Internet is basically like a giant telephone network and that the companies that provide it, such as Comcast and Verizon, must offer essentially the same protections to Internet users that… | Jun 16, 2016
  19. Press: ‘Net neutrality’ rules for fair internet access win in court
    A federal appeals court on Tuesday upheld the government’s “net neutrality” rules, preserving regulations that force internet providers such as Comcast and AT&T to treat all online traffic — everything from Netflix and cat videos… | Jun 15, 2016
  20. Press: Cable industry mobilizes lobbying army to block FCC moves
    In recent weeks, staff members for Bobby Rush, a Democratic congressman from Illinois, have asked fellow lawmakers to sign a letter opposing a Federal Communications Commission proposal to limit how broadband providers can share users’… | Jun 13, 2016
  21. Links: Public Knowledge: IP Transition
    Public Knowledge (PK) preserves the openness of the Internet and the public’s access to knowledge; promotes creativity through balanced copyright; and upholds and protects the rights of consumers to use innovative technology lawfully. This link takes… | Jun 04, 2014

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