Statement: MediaFreedom Hails Chairman Pai’s Reported Move to Roll Back Prior FCC’s Open Internet Overreach

April 7, 2017

The following statement may be attributed to Mike Wendy, President, MediaFreedom.org: Alexandria, VA, April 7, 2017 – The Wall Street Journal reported late last night that FCC Chairman Ajit Pai has begun plans to roll back the prior Commission’s Net Neutrality / Open Internet Order, starting as early as this May. The report notes that […]

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Willfully Blind to the Unanimous Charter Vote

April 4, 2017

In Berkman Center’s report on the role the media and the web played in helping the FCC pass Net Neutrality / Title II rules, it concluded that Ars Technica and The Verge were some of the most helpful publications in that pitched battle. Apparently, their pro-Net Neutrality spin was much appreciated by the “cause.” So, it […]

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Congress Repeals Last FCC’s Privacy Land Grab, Begins Correcting Prior Commission’s Regulatory Overreach

March 29, 2017

MediaFreedom applauds yesterday’s House action to repeal the FCC’s Internet privacy rules. The legislation now goes to the President where it is expected to be signed into law. This is good news, and represents an important step in correcting the last FCC’s regulatory overreach, which has done immense damage to consumers, society and the Internet […]

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FCC’s Open Internet Order Is Turning the Internet of Things into a Hal 9000

March 20, 2017

Your home or office is quietly undermining the Internet, like a low-tech version of Hal 9000? As the Wall Street Journal reports: While Bea Lowick ’s customers were busy folding clothes last year, the security system at her Carbondale, Colo., laundromat was also hard at work. Though she didn’t know it, Ms. Lowick’s Digital ID […]

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Netflix’s Hastings: Never Mind. We Don’t Need FCC Net Neutrality After All. The Market Does Just Fine.

March 17, 2017

Earlier today, the Verge reported: “Netflix CEO Reed Hastings says he’s ‘not too worried’ about what will happen if new FCC chairman Ajit Pai eliminates the Title II regulations that have guaranteed a neutral internet experience for US consumers in recent years. “Speaking to a group of journalists at Netflix’s headquarters in Los Gatos, California, […]

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Policymakers Must Step on the Gas to Drive New Mobile Broadband Deployment

March 10, 2017

Though millions of Americans hook up to the Internet via wired landlines, wireless broadband subscriptions outpace wired access by more than a 2-to-1 ratio.  It’s not hard to see why – using a wireless device like a smartphone or tablet, one can connect to the Internet virtually anywhere in the U.S. Wireless innovation coming down […]

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FCC, FTC Work to Heal Obama’s Anti-Consumer Online Privacy Rules

March 2, 2017

If you don’t already know it, the Trump FCC has begun the process of correcting the previous Commission’s online privacy protections. Specifics aside, it remains likely that at some point soon – perhaps with the aid of Congress – the industry-cleaving privacy rule passed last year by a Google-captured, Obama FCC will either be tossed […]

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Let the Public Determine the Public Interest, Not Elites.

February 28, 2017

“America’s approach to broadband policy will be practical, not ideological,” said FCC Chairman Ajit Pai today the Mobile World Congress gathering in Barcelona, Spain. What does this mean? If the advance of technology, industry best practices, brand management, competition, transparency / media coverage, and present (non-Title II) enforcement laws can’t prevent actual – not conjectured […]

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Net Neutrality “Activism” Is a Cry Wolf Profession

February 24, 2017

As the new FCC takes hold and makes changes in line with the ’16 election results, we’re going to see a lot of crying wolf by the professional organizers who helped Barack Obama impose Net Neutrality / utility regulation on the entire Internet. Let’s be clear here: Net Neutrality is a needless law that was […]

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FCC Authorizes LTE-U Equipment – A Big Win for Wireless Consumers

February 23, 2017

The following statement may be attributed to Mike Wendy, President of MediaFreedom.org: Alexandria, VA, February 22, 2017 – Yesterday the FCC authorized the first LTE-Unlicensed (LTE-U) devices. Among other things, LTE-U equipped products will allow LTE providers to offload data onto specified unlicensed frequencies, creating a better broadband experience for wireless consumers. Though there were some […]

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