Morning Consult: The FCC’s Step Forward for Rural Internet Service

By Betsy Huber When the Federal Communications Commission made its decision two years ago to regulate the internet as a public utility, the harm came to small towns and rural communities almost immediately. Internet companies nationwide slowed or stopped plans to invest in improving and expanding their services due to new legal and compliance costs. For rural […]

Pittsburgh Post-Gazette: Techman Texts: New law needed to govern internet

By Ced Kurtz There has been a lot of Sturm and Drang lately about the Trump administration’s Federal Communications Commission undoing the net neutrality policy passed by the Obama administration’s FCC. Net neutrality rules prevent internet service providers (Verizon, Comcast, AT&T and others) from blocking apps and websites; throttling data speeds for specific apps and […]

The Hill: Congress should write net neutrality into law

By Mike Montgomery Net neutrality is a foundational principle in the digital age. But for too long its future has been uncertain due to changes in leadership and politics. That is why it’s important for Congress to do what only it can do through a bipartisan process: enshrine the principals of net neutrality into law.Wednesday’s announcement by Chairman Ajit […]