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As Net Neutrality Fight Nears, FCC Chairman Ajit Pai Trumpets Ruling In Charter Appeals Court Case

The Federal Communications Commission is trumpeting a federal appeals court ruling in Minnesota as offering a preview of the coming battle with states over net neutrality — and whether federal regulations pre-empt state laws. The Eighth Circuit Court of Appeals weighed in on a relatively obscure battle between Minnesota state regulators and Charter Communications over attempts to regulate its voice over internet protocol phone service. Charter intentionally separated its… Read


California Legislature Passes Net Neutrality Law, The Nation’s Toughest

California’s legislators passed the nation’s strongest net neutrality law today, restoring Obama-era open Internet protections and setting the state on a potential collision course with federal regulators. If Gov. Jerry Brown signs the bill into law in the coming weeks, California will join a growing number of states that have adopted net neutrality rules that conflict with the actions of the FCC. That could result in clash that rises all the way to U.S. Supreme… Read


WGA West Urges Appeal Of FCC Net Neutrality Ruling As California Assembly Poised To Vote On State Bill

As the California Assembly prepares to vote on the state’s net neutrality bill, the WGA West is advocating for a federal appeal of the FCC’s December ruling on the touchy subject. "Last year, the Federal Communications Commission's Chairman [Ajit] Pai repealed open Internet protections, leaving powerful Internet providers free to decide what content reaches viewers and how, harming content creators and consumers alike,” the WGAW statement reads. “The decision to abandon… Read


FCC Chairman Ajit Pai Accepts NRA Award, Raising Questions From Critics

Ajit Pai

Since accepting the NRA’s “Charlton Heston Courage Under Fire Award” at CPAC yesterday, FCC Chairman Ajit Pai has retweeted messages about Olympics curling from Mr. T and a cleverly-worded obituary of a Blues Brothers fan. But still nothing addressing questions raised about the appropriateness of actually accepting the rifle-shaped award. “Just when you thought @NRA could not be more out of touch with the overwhelming majority of Americans,” tweeted California congressman… Read


The FCC Order Gutting Net Neutrality Is Now Official — Cue Protests

UPDATED at 12 pm to include details of a lawsuit filed by coalition of attorneys general. The FCC’s “Restoring Internet Freedom” order scrapping the agency’s net neutrality rules become official today — triggering calls for protest and legislative action. The order, which was published this morning in the Federal Register, starts the clock on legal and legislative efforts to overturn it. Advocacy groups Fight for the Future, Demand Progress and Free Press Action are… Read