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Letter to the Library of Congress on CRS

We the undersigned organizations concerned with government openness and accountability are writing to urge you to appoint a Director of the Congressional Research Service (CRS) who will work with Congress to provide online free public access to the unclassified, non-confidential, taxpayer-funded reports produced by CRS.

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FCC Comments on ‘Specialized’ and Application of Openness Principles to Mobile Wireless Platforms

These comments were submitted in response to the Commission’s September 1, 2010 Public Notice announcing a further inquiry on the subjects of “specialized” services and the application of openness principles to mobile wireless platforms. Specialized Services In CDTs view, the goal of the Open Internet proceeding should be to ensure the preservation of basic Internet access service  that is, Internet access…

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CDT Letter to FCC on IETF and Paid Prioritization

A number of recent ex parte submissions, press reports, and blog posts have created confusion about the notion of “paid prioritization” and the role of Internet Engineering Task Force (IETF) standards in relation to paid prioritization. As an organization with nearly a decadeʼs worth of active participation in the IETF, CDT would like to clarify the relationship between paid…

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Internet Governance Forum (IGF) Resources Page

  The seventh annual Internet Governance Forum (IGF) will take place in Baku, Azerbaijan on November 6–9, 2012. Convened under the auspices of the UN, the IGF is a forum for multi-stakeholder policy dialogue covering access, diversity, freedom of expression, security and privacy, development, standards, and cloud computing. On this page, we compile information about CDT staff participation at IGF…

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FCC Must Have Narrow Authority over Internet Access

FCC Reconsidering Regulatory Approach to Broadband CDT Supports Placing Broadband Internet Service Under Title II FCC’s Focus Must Remain Narrow Congress Also Mulling Telecom Overhaul FCC Reconsidering Regulatory Approach to Broadband CDT recently filed comments on the Federal Communications Commission’s Notice of Inquiry into the proper legal framework for addressing Internet access services.  This proceeding is the latest…

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CDT Comments before the FCC on Framework for Broadband Internet Service

CDT supports the Commissionʼs suggested “third way” approach of classifying the connectivity function of Internet access service as a “telecommunications service” while simultaneously forbearing from all but a core set of statutory provisions under Title II of the Communications Act. For legal as well as policy reasons, the Commission should expressly limit its action to this connectivity function, as…

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CDT Reply Comments on Open-Internet

Many opponents mischaracterize the Commissionʼs effort in this proceeding as a move to “regulate the Internet,” and go on to catalog numerous harms that could flow from this supposed reversal of longstanding federal policy towards Internet matters. Incredibly, many of the same opponents then turn around and ask the Commission to make this mischaracterization a reality, by extending any…

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CDT Offers Recommendations For FCC “Open Internet” Rules

1) CDT Offers Recommendations in FCC’s “Open Internet” Proceeding 2) Questioning the FCC’s Assertions of Jurisdiction over the Internet 3) Comments on the Proposed Rules 4) The Road Ahead and the Comcast Appeal (1) CDT Offers Recommendations in FCC’s “Open Internet” Proceeding CDT has filed extensive comments on the Federal Communications Commission’s proposed rules to preserve the open…

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CDT Comments to FCC on Net Neutrality

The Internetʼs extraordinary success stems directly from its openness to independent innovators and speakers. But in the absence of an appropriate policy framework, broadband Internet access providers could act in ways that substantially undermine the mediumʼs openness. The FCC has taken a good first step toward crafting this policy framework, but CDT’s comments set out several ways the FCC’s…

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