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    Why the end of net neutrality is not the end of the open internet

Why the end of net neutrality is not the end of the open internet

The public consultation period on the US Federal Communications Commission’s proposal to repeal net neutrality, the principle that all traffic on the Internet should be treated the same, ends today, July 17. With 8.5 million comments, this has been by far the most widely debated policy issue in FCC’s history. The rules under consideration for repeal were adopted only […]

After Net Neutrality

In June 2016, a US court upheld net neutrality rules in the US, in a victory for public interest and grassroots movements against corporate interests. Victor Pickard, Associate Professor of Communication at the Annenberg School for Communication, examines June’s historic ruling and asks whether net neutrality is now threatened by corporate capture.

A major policy event during my stint as a congressional staffer […]

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    TTIP leaks: telecoms proposals threaten net neutrality & citizens’ rights

TTIP leaks: telecoms proposals threaten net neutrality & citizens’ rights

Policy analyst and LSE visiting fellow Monica Horten of Iptegrity.com reflects on the proposed joint EU-US rules for the telecommunications industry, according to a leak earlier this week by Greenpeace of documents related to the Trans-Atlantic Trade and Investment Partnership.

Proposed joint EU-US rules for the telecommunications industry pose a threat to net neutrality and to citizens’ rights in general. Drafts leaked earlier […]

Net Neutrality in Iran

How might the principle of net neutrality – in which Internet service providers (ISPs) enable users to access all web content and applications regardless of the source, without either favouring or discriminating against particular products or sites – be applicable to Iran? Kyle Bowen, researcher at Small Media, presents the key findings from a new report by his organisation, and asks […]

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    EU drops the net neutrality principle – will it mean content restrictions?

EU drops the net neutrality principle – will it mean content restrictions?

Monica Horten is a European expert on internet policy and Visiting Fellow at the London School of Economics & Political Science. Here, she explains how the new EU regulation on telecoms may be good news for travellers with mobile phones, but argues that pressing issues remain on the future of net neutrality in Europe.

A new EU telecoms law adopted on […]

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    The FCC comes out swinging on net neutrality and municipal broadband: counterpunches to come

The FCC comes out swinging on net neutrality and municipal broadband: counterpunches to come

Rutgers University Law Professor Ellen Goodman explains the implications of the decisions taken yesterday by the Federal Communications Commission (FCC), a US government agency, regarding net neutrality.

In the face of a blistering grassroots campaign, President Obama’s finger wagging, several reversals at court, and at least five years of trying, the FCC has adopted unblinking net neutrality rules. The actual […]

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    A comment is not a vote: will the FCC actually pay attention to the public’s thoughts on net neutrality?

A comment is not a vote: will the FCC actually pay attention to the public’s thoughts on net neutrality?

The Federal Communications Commission in the US is currently formulating new rules for how broadband providers must treat traffic on their networks. Seeta Peña Gangadharan, a senior research fellow at the New America Foundation’s Open Technology Institute, argues that the FCC should pay more attention to the public’s concerns on the issue of net neutrality.

The flood of responses […]

Interview: DIGITALEUROPE’s John Higgins on Digital Skills, Net Neutrality & Innovation

Digital Venice kicks off today starting a week-long programme in which policy makers, industry representatives, regulators, academics and civil society groups will be discussing innovation, inclusion, and industry focusing on how to encourage growth in all these areas. Ahead of his talk there on “eSkills for Growth”, DIGITALEUROPE’s Director General John Higgins spoke to our Kailey Fuller-Jackson about the EU’s […]

Media Policy Memes 1: The Net Neutrality Rant that Crashed the FCC

For the next few summer weeks we will be lightening up Friday afternoons by showcasing media policy memes.

Many people nowadays probably equate the notion of memes with the image of the quizzical little boy circulated on Facebook. But memes can refer to anything from gestures and ritual to video and written text. They spread across populations and are often […]

The FCC Hasn’t Really Shifted on Open Internet; Net Neutrality Was Never the Law

Following the FCC’s decision to liberalize net neutrality rules in the US, Ellen Goodman from the Rutgers University School of Law explains that the impact of the decision hinges on the definition of “commercially reasonable” and argues that the US is on the opposite path from Europe in terms of internet regulation. In the last month, Europe and the U.S. […]