Federal Communications Commission chairman Ajit Pai is going to have some explaining to do when he appears before the Senate Committee on Commerce, Science and Transportation on Thursday morning at a hearing titled “Oversight of the Federal Communications Commission (FCC).”
It has been nearly eight months since the Federal Communications Commission repealed the net neutrality that keep the internet open and free for everyone, and the repeal officially went into effect on June 11. As lawmakers in individual states do their part to try and ensure net neutrality is still a reality for their…
You may have noticed some of your favorite websites sporting a different look Wednesday. In collaboration with Demand Progress, many sites went on “Red Alert” to draw attention to the continuing fight to protect net neutrality, otherwise known as the open internet.
Although you may have seen news reports to the contrary, the rules of open internet are still in place as of Monday, April 23. Yes, the Federal Communications Commission published its “Restoring Internet Freedom Order” in the Federal Register 60 days ago, signifying its intent to repeal the Obama-era protections that…
Mignon Clyburn, a Democrat on the Federal Communications Commission who was one of only two people to vote in favor of keeping the rules of net neutrality in place, announced Tuesday that she would be stepping down from her position.
Although the issue of net neutrality may not be making the headlines as it was earlier this year, the fight for the open internet still continues. Do not be lulled into a false sense of security, thinking that everything will be OK. We still need legislation that will protect us from prioritized content,…
The Federal Communications Commission has reportedly officially notified the U.S. Senate of its plans for repealing the net neutrality rules put in place by the Obama administration in 2015.
Senate Democrats announced Tuesday that they have 50 of the 100 members of the Senate prepared to vote in favor of their Congressional Review Act resolution to overturn the Federal Communications Commission’s decision to repeal net neutrality.
Nearly a month after the Federal Communications Commission voted to repeal the rules of net neutrality, lawmakers across the country are doing what they can to keep the internet open and free.
Just three weeks after it voted to repeal the rules of net neutrality, the Federal Communications Commission finally released the details of its “Restoring Internet Freedom” order Thursday.
On the heels of the Federal Communications Commission voting to repeal the net neutrality rules that keep the internet free and open for everyone, the United Nations’ expert on freedom of speech expressed concern Wednesday that the ramifications of that decision could lead to small and independent voices being…
From #BlackGirlsCode and #BlackMenSmile to #BlackLivesMatter and #BlackTwitter, the black internet is part of the 21st-century movement for dignity, rights and freedom—and it’s under attack.
The Federal Communications Commission voted Thursday to dismantle Obama-era regulations on internet service providers, otherwise known as net neutrality rules, which have kept cable and telecom companies under strict FCC oversight since 2015.
The possible loss of Howard University’s PBS affiliate could be a tipping point toward the extinction of black-owned broadcast media, but the Federal Communications Commission has no sense of urgency to fix the problem.