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Media & Democracy 02.26.2015

Allies and Leaders React to Net Neutrality

Here's some of our favorite reactions to today's big FCC vote

Media & Democracy 02.26.2015

Big Win on Net Neutrality

By now you've heard. The FCC just approved the strongest Open Internet ("net neutrality") rules - ever.

Media & Democracy 02.9.2015

From the Worst FCC Vote to the Best

But, 13 years later, a spirit of redemption is in the air. Last week, FCC Chairman Tom Wheeler moved boldly to correct the bizarre classification rulings of his predecessors. He put forward a plan that would bring broadband providers clearly under the consumer-empowering provisions of Title II of the Telecommunications Act. Title II is where consumer protections, universal service, privacy, disability rights, and other important safeguards are housed.

Media & Democracy 02.9.2015


Chairman Tom Wheeler said it best at last week’s historic FCC meeting: “The Internet is simply too important to allow broadband providers to be the ones making the rules.” Amen.

Media & Democracy 02.9.2015

Comcast-TWC and the Open Internet: One Issue, Not Two

It’s now a two-front people’s crusade to prevent gatekeepers from wresting control of our nation’s communications ecosystem.

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