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 […]
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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 […]
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 […]
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 […]
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 […]
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 […]
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 […]
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 […]