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The Hill: FCC Chief to Run Gauntlet in Defense of Online Rules

The Hill’s Julian Hattem reports on FCC Chairman Tom Wheeler’s next steps for net neutrality, some of which he revealed at CDT’s Annual Dinner. “It is always within Congress’s purview to say ‘Hey, time out. I want to zig left instead of zag right,’” he said during the Center for Democracy and Technology’s annual dinner at the Washington Convention Center…

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FCC Vote For Open Internet Rules a Win for Internet Users

Today, by a 3-2 vote, the Federal Communications Commission (FCC) approved open Internet rules, placing enforceable net neutrality protections on a strong legal foundation. These rules fill the serious void created when the DC Circuit struck down the FCC’s previous rules against blocking and unreasonable discrimination by Internet service providers in 2014. The Center for Democracy & Technology has…

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Proposed Rules Provide Strong Protections for the Open Internet

Today, the Federal Communications Commission (FCC) previewed its proposed rules aimed at ensuring net neutrality and an open Internet. While the final Open Internet rules will not be finalized until the end of the month, the proposal previewed by FCC Chairman Tom Wheeler would reclassify broadband services under Title II and provide clear legal authority for the FCC to…

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EU Telecoms Ministers Shouldn’t Gut Draft Net Neutrality Rules

On Thursday, 27 November, ministers responsible for telecommunications are set to discuss proposed EU-wide rules intended to safeguard net neutrality. Last month, the Center for Democracy & Technology (CDT) and other advocacy groups sent a letter to the Ministers detailing the main elements a European rule on net neutrality must include. Unfortunately, the latest proposal to be discussed…

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USA Today: Q&A’s about Obama’s open Internet plan

CDT’s Nuala O’Connor provides commentary for USA Today reporters Roger Yu and Mike Snider in their latest article, which boils down the net neutrality discussion in a few questions.  Obama’s recommendations come at an awkward time for the FCC, which has been looking at “hybrid” options that could appease – or upset – all parties. The FCC is an independent agency and…

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CDT Urges Swift Action on Open Internet Rules Following President's Statement

Today, President Barack Obama called on the Federal Communications Commission (FCC) to reclassify broadband Internet access service under Title II of the Communications Act. In multiple comments to the FCC, the Center for Democracy & Technology (CDT) has cited Title II reclassification with forbearance from unnecessary rules as a sound option for protecting the free and open Internet. With…

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NPR: 3.7 Million Comments Later, Here’s Where Net Neutrality Stands

CDT’s President & CEO, Nuala O’Connor, testified before the Senate Judiciary Committee on the Open Internet. FCC members are on Capitol Hill this week, answering questions from Congress about plans for regulating the Internet. The Senate Judiciary Committee held a hearing on the topic Wednesday, featuring questioning from strong net neutrality supporters Patrick Leahy, D-Vt., the committee chairman; and Sens….

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CDT President to Testify Before Senate on Open Internet Rules 

Tomorrow, September 17 at 10:30 a.m. ET, Nuala O’Connor, President & CEO of the Center for Democracy & Technology, will testify before the Senate Judiciary Committee on proposed Open Internet rules – more commonly known as net neutrality. The hearing, entitled “Why Net Neutrality Matters: Protecting Consumers and Competition Through Meaningful Open internet Rules,” comes as the Federal Communications…

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FCC Moves Forward on Net Neutrality

Today, the Federal Communications Commission (FCC) issued a draft proposal on new Open Internet rules, continuing the contentious debate on the best path forward in preserving the foundation of an open Internet. At this stage, the FCC is posing a series of questions and soliciting feedback from the public. The Center for Democracy & Technology, which has long advocated…

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