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3.7 Million Comments Later, Here's Where Net Neutrality Stands

Location:
Federal Communications Commission (FCC)
445 12th Street SW
Washington, DC 20554
United States
Recommendation:
2

The window for the public to weigh in on how federal rule-makers should treat Internet traffic is closed, after a record 3.7 million comments arrived at the Federal Communications. The Sunlight Foundation analyzed the first 800,000 and found that fewer than 1 percent were opposed to network neutrality enforcement.

Senators hear calls on the FCC to step back from net neutrality rules

Location:
Senate Judiciary Committee
Constitution Avenue and 1st Street, NE Dirksen Senate Office Building -- 226
Washington, DC 20002
United States
Recommendation:
2

The Federal Communications Commission should abandon its efforts to pass network neutrality rules because new regulations would hurt investment and the deployment of broadband, a parade of Republican senators and advocates said.

Republicans in Congress don't know what Internet freedom means

Location:
Capitol Hill
NE and 1st Street, NE
Washington, DC
United States
Recommendation:
2

The future of the Internet is at stake, and there's still a lot of ignorance about technology on both sides of the aisle in Congress. But right now there's only one party in Congress that's actively threatening to kill the founding principles that have made the Internet the booming success it is today.

FCC Chief Wheeler Says Utility-Style Web Rules Possible

Location:
House Committee on Small Business
Independence Avenue and South Capitol Street Rayburn House Office Building Room 2360
Washington, DC 20515
United States
Recommendation:
2

Federal Communications Commission Chairman Tom Wheeler said the agency is considering utility-style rules for Internet traffic. The rules are “very much on the table,” Chairman Wheeler told the House Committee on Small Business.

No Question About an Open Internet

Location:
Verizon Communications
140 West St
New York, NY 10007
United States
Recommendation:
1

Verizon is committed to an open Internet. But “wireless is different.”

Sorry, AT&T and Verizon: 4Mbps isn’t fast enough for “broadband”

Location:
House Committee on Small Business
Independence Avenue and South Capitol Street Rayburn House Office Building Room 2360
Washington, DC 20515
United States
Recommendation:
2

Contrary to what AT&T and Verizon would have you believe, Federal Communications Commission Chairman Tom Wheeler said 4Mbps is too slow to be considered broadband and that Internet service providers who accept government subsidies should offer at least 10Mbps.

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