A coalition of twenty-three groups has sent a letter to Congress calling on them not to use the Congressional Review Act as the means to revoke the FCC’s Restore Internet Freedom Order. The letter is available here.
Since the 1990s, there has been controversy over whether it should be permissible for an Internet Services Provider (ISP) to charge a customer more for faster delivery of its content to its consumers. The theme of every customer’s traffic being treated equally is named Net Neutrality. The FCC twice adopted Net Neutrality regulations to prevent […]
Net neutrality. We’ve probably all seen social media posts, emails, and/or texts on this issue. Not that it isn’t important; it most certainly is. But the core component of this issue—the best policy path forward to ensure an open Internet that is positioned for unfettered growth—continues to be muddled by hysteria. To read this entire […]
Americans now depend on the Internet as an essential tool in their workday, their social interactions, their purchasing of goods and services, and their entertainment. And as the Internet evolves, so too does our ability to utilize faster connection speeds to access better quality applications and websites. Where do these faster connections and tools come […]
The following statement is in regard to the FCC’s draft order repealing Obama-era Title II regulations: “This new proposal put forth by FCC Chairman Ajit Pai ahead of its December vote brings us one step closer to returning the Internet to a light-touch regulatory framework. Rolling back onerous Title II restraints on Internet providers will […]
Under Chairman Ajit Pai’s leadership, the FCC’s constructive influence may rescind the regulatory imprisonment that has placed Internet services into Title II purgatory. Specifically, the FCC is taking steps to enact reasonable time limits on state and local permitting processes, unreasonable fees and delays, and eliminate arbitrary requirements and moratoria on investment. Yesterday’s, November Open […]
The American Consumer Institute Center for Citizen Research (ACI) is a nonprofit (501c3) educational and research institute with the mission to identify, analyze and project the interests of consumers in selected legislative and rulemaking proceedings in information technology, health care, insurance, energy and other matters. Recognizing that consumers’ interests can be variously defined and measured, […]
ACI joins 65 nonprofit organizations in filing a comments with the FCC in connection with its Notice of Proposed Rulemaking to restore Internet Freedom. Comments are available online.
In this proceeding, the Federal Communications Commission considers preserving a free and open Internet by reducing government regulatory controls, while restoring market-based policies to encourage investment, deployment and access, as well as to improve aggregate consumer welfare. The Commission has indicated its intent to focus on facts and reasoned analyses to determine whether retaining, eliminating […]
In a recently-conducted public opinion poll, internet giant Mozilla found that there is wide, bipartisan support for net neutrality and open internet principles. Yep, Net neutrality is a popular concept, even cable association NCTA released a survey saying this much. This isn’t new, nor does it really have anything to do with the core issue […]