The midterm election may have been exhumed the worst regulatory pox ever seen in the high-tech world – network neutrality. If you venture far left in the Congress, you’ll stumble into a network neutrality caucus gearing up to re-impose network neutrality. Network neutrality has a disturbing history. In 2005, it started as a few useful […]
In the months leading up to the end of net neutrality last June, you may have heard dire predictions that the move would “destroy everything that makes the internet great” and constitutes “a body blow to innovation and free expression.” But, the evidence shows otherwise. Read this op-ed in Inside Sources. Despite Doomsday Predictions, Broadband Investment […]
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 […]
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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.