Regulatory classification

On May 6, 2010, FCC Chairman Julius Genachowski announced that the Commission would soon launch a public process seeking comment on the options for a legal framwork for regulating broadband services.

Verizon California Throttling Mistake Shows How Radical Pai’s Repeal Order Really Was

Congress created the Federal Communications Commission in order to ensure we would have working communications infrastructure for, among other things, handling public safety.

AT&T-backed robocalls tell seniors net neutrality raises phone bills by $30

A campaign to stop network neutrality rules in California is targeting senior citizens with robocalls claiming that the rules will raise cell phone bills by $30 a month and slow down their data.

Internet groups urge US court to reinstate net neutrality rules

A coalition of trade groups representing companies including Alphabet, Facebook, and Amazon, urged a US appeals court to reinstate landmark “network neutrality” rules adopted in 2015 to guarantee an open internet. In a legal filing, the Internet A

Net Neutrality Activists Hammer Judge Kavanaugh

Network neutrality activists have gotten together to fight the nomination of Judge Brett Kavanaugh to the Supreme Court, saying he would put the wishes of big cable and big telecom over the interests of the public.

Losing net neutrality made it harder for Santa Clara County to fight its wildfires

Federal Communications Commission Chairman Ajit Pai and his staff are fond of taking to Twitter to assert that, in the just over two months since the repeal of the FCC’s 2015 network neutrality rules took effect, the “Internet remains free and ope

A new direction for the net neutrality debate

In recent years, the Federal Communications Commission has become a microcosm of the political battles in Congress.

Verizon says throttling firefighters wasn’t about net neutrality — was it?

Verizon slowing California firefighters’ data speeds during a wildfire crisis, but was quick to say, “This situation has nothing to do with net neutrality or the current proceeding in court.” Verizon was throttling “unlimited” customers in less ex

In Utah visit, Chairman Pai says Congress — not FCC — should pass rules on ‘net neutrality’

During a visit to Utah, Federal Communications Commission Chairman Ajit Pai called for Congress, not his agency, to write “network neutrality” rules regulating businesses that connect consumers to the internet.

Verizon Threatens Public Safety with Throttling, Calls It a “Customer Support Mistake”

On Aug 21, the County of Santa Clara (CA), joined by 22 States and the California Public Utilities Commission, filed its brief supporting network neutrality in the ongoing litigation to protect the open internet.

Opening Day at the Court of Appeals

After a long pre-season in which little else happened other than setting a schedule and format for briefing, August 20, 2018 was Opening Day for the litigation appealing the Federal Communications Commission’s December 2017 network neutrality deci