2015-03-13

FCC Net Neutrality Hearing and Order For An Open Internet (video)

Open Commission Meeting - February 26, 2015 - Good Government in Action! Thank You President Obama, Chairman Wheeler, Commissioners Clyburn and Rosenworcel! --

On February 26, 2015, the Federal Communications Commission considered items on Community Broadband and Protecting and Promoting the Open Internet and has now issued its historic net neutrality ruling (see Order, March 12, 2015, below ) assuring an open internet, today and in the future.

Community Broadband:
The Commission considered a Memorandum Opinion and Order addressing petitions filed by two municipal broadband providers asking that the Commission preempt provisions of state laws in North Carolina and Tennessee that restrict the abilities of communities to provide broadband service.

Protecting and Promoting the Open Internet:
The Commission considered a Report and Order on Remand, Declaratory Ruling, and Order that responds to the Verizon court remand and adopts strong open Internet rules, grounded in multiple sources of the Commission’s legal authority, to ensure that Americans reap the economic, social, and civic benefits of an open Internet today and into the future.

FCC Preempts Laws Restricting Community Broadband in NC/TN
News Release
Wheeler Statement
Clyburn Statement
Rosenworcel Statement
Pai Statement
O'Rielly Statement

FCC Adopts Strong, Sustainable Rules to Protect the Open Internet
News Release

FCC Releases Open Internet Order, March 12, 2015
Wheeler Statement
Clyburn Statement
Rosenworcel Statement
Pai Statement
O'Rielly Statement
Open Internet Webpage

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Links
The Open Internet Rules and Order
FCC Open Internet Order - Separating Fact From Fiction
Press Release and Summary
General Counsel's Blog Post on Process
The Open Commission Meeting (Video)
Chairman Puts Proposal on Meeting Agenda
Open Internet Roundtables
FCC Extends Comment Period
FCC Extends Reply Comment Period
Notice of Proposed Rule Making
DC Court


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