News Outlet-Cum-Advocacy Group CNET Comes Clean: Net Neutrality Is About Regulating the Internet

December 12, 2017

We’ve been told from its inception that Net Neutrality wasn’t about “regulating the Internet.”  Here’re some choice quotes from an old piece I wrote a couple years back to remind you: [Then] Public Knowledge’s Gigi Sohn: “The commission is in no way regulating the Internet. It was merely attempting to return to a modest level […]

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50,000 “Missing” Complaints

December 7, 2017

A handful of Senate Democrats (and others, like FCC Commissioner Jessica Rosenworcel) have made some headlines lately about 50,000 consumer complaints “missing” from the Restoring Internet Freedom (RIF) rule making docket. This PR stunt – designed as part of the last-ditch efforts to delay the FCC’s upcoming RIF vote next week – was inspired by […]

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MediaFreedom Hails Senate-passed Tax Reform Package

December 2, 2017

The following statement may be attributed to Mike Wendy, President of MediaFreedom.org: Alexandria, VA, December 2, 2017 – MediaFreedom congratulates the U.S. Senate for passing its tax reform package early this morning. This legislation will help American companies of all sizes remain competitive, innovative and strong; and it will put more money back into the […]

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Restoring Internet Freedom Proposal a Win for Consumers, Society, Innovation, Free Speech

November 22, 2017

Yesterday, FCC chairman Ajit Pai began circulating among his other Commissioners a draft of the pending Restoring Internet Freedom rule to be voted on in December. Though details are few, this is what we know from the Chairman’s own words: “…Under my proposal, the federal government will stop micromanaging the Internet. Instead, the FCC would […]

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Net Neutrality’s Crony Cacophony Is Out of Tune with Free Enterprise

November 15, 2017

Here are the perils of crony-driven policy as exemplified by Senator Al Franken. In the run-up to the Obama-Wheeler-Sohn Net Neutrality rule in the Summer of 2014, Senator Franken led the chorus, singing the praises of Google (and, by extension, Silicon Valley) and “simple” Net Neutrality – a policy designed by progressives to help, er, […]

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MediaFreedom Urges FCC to Preempt State and Local Laws to Restore Internet Freedom

November 14, 2017

MediaFreedom submitted the following letter to the FCC: November 13, 2017 Marlene H. Dortch Secretary Federal Communications Commission 445 12th Street, SW Washington, DC 20554 VIA ECFS                Re: Restoring Internet Freedom, WC Docket No. 17-108 Dear Ms. Dortch: News reports and other sources reveal that the pending Restoring […]

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Statement: MediaFreedom Supports Congressional Efforts to Reform Tax Code

November 5, 2017

The following statement may be attributed to Mike Wendy, President of MediaFreedom.org: Alexandria, VA, November 5, 2017 – MediaFreedom welcomes the House’s initial efforts at reforming the tax code. To be sure, the devil’s in the details, but at first glance, it appears that low to middle income earners may come out ahead with the […]

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Localities: Defeating Moore’s Law, Technological Progress, Better Lives for Americans

November 1, 2017

Moore’s law – which states that roughly every two years computing power doubles – is being defeated by local officials. How? Cellphone reception in our area has been spotty for years. When at home, I get around this by using wi-fi assist, which connects my calls seamlessly.  Elsewhere  – especially near the local military base […]

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Sohn: Net Neutrality Regs Are the “Most Progressive Communications Policies in History”

October 20, 2017

In remarking on Julius Genachowski’s Net Neutrality Order in 2011, then Public Knowledge’s Gigi Sohn exclaimed, “The commission is in no way regulating the Internet. It was merely attempting to return to a modest level of traditional authority needed to safeguard the rights of Internet users.” (Emphasis added) But, it was all a bunch of […]

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Daniel Berninger: SCOTUS Must Address OIO & End FCC’s Reclassification Ping Pong

October 18, 2017

Daniel Berninger is Founder of VCXC, and was an intervenor in the appeal to overturn the FCC’s 2015’s Open Internet Order. Earlier this month, he asked the Supreme Court to take a look at the OIO. Berninger believes the OIO is specious and is especially offensive to the the First Amendment, which he notes the […]

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