For years, we’ve told you why network neutrality is the key principle underlying an Open Internet and protecting the web’s capacity to connect. Finally it seemed as if the future of the Internet was no longer in question when the FCC moved to Title 2 classification.
But as with so many things, the Trump administration is leaving no stone unturned in trying to dismantle social progress and the open Internet is now on the chopping block.
Continue reading Day Of Action To Save Network Neutrality July 12
On June 19, CA Assembly Privacy Committee chair Ed Chau introduced CalBIPA – AB375 – to restore the consumer protections stripped by Trump’s congress.
The bill will allow Internet users to consent to the sale or disclosure of their Internet activities by their Internet service providers. Media Alliance is a bill sponsor.
Continue reading CalBIPA To Reinstate Broadband Privacy in CA
An American Community survey using 2015 data provided a list of the 185 cities in the United States with the worst household broadband connectivity. The data was released by NDIA.
Leading the list were Detroit, MI, Brownsville, TX and Cleveland, OH. The worst-connected California cities were San Bernardino, Fresno and Sacramento. Continue reading Worst Connected Cities
On March 15, 2017, new FCC chairman Ajit Pai gave his first public speech at Pittsburgh’s Carnegie Mellon University.
Trump’s appointee credited high speed broadband with the democratization of entrepreneurship. Continue reading The First Pai Speech
Update: Farrell’s ordinance passed the committee unanimously!
A new ordinance before SF’s Supervisors requires SF landlords to provide a choice of telecom providers to tenants.
The ordininance, which is sponsored by Supervisor Farrell, requires San Francisco property owners to allow tenants to receive services from the Internet or cable provider of their choice and prevents landlords from declaring their properties exclusive for particular carriers. Continue reading Choice for SF Apartment-Dwellers
Crypto Wars 2 pit encryption advocates against the FBI which wants code written to break password protections in smartphones. Only weeks after the broad open letter was prepared: the issue broke when the FBI got a court order to compel Apple Computer to break its own smartphone encryption. Apple is fighting the order. Continue reading Don’t Undermine Encryption: Apple vs. NSA
The Broadband Institute of California and Media Alliance filed this amici brief in United States Telecom Assn vs FCC, one of the lawsuits seeking to overturn the February 26th net neutrality regulation passed by the Federal Communications Commission.
Continue reading Broadband Institute and Media Alliance Amici Brief in USTA vs FCC
by Tracy Rosenberg on February 28th, 2015
On February 26, 2015, the Federal Communications Commission reclassified broadband services (“the Internet”) under Title 2 ending blocking, throttling, paid prioritization fast lanes and enshrining digital equality and net neutrality as the law of the land on a 3-2 party line vote. The Commission also granted the petition from the cities of Wilson, North Carolina and Chattanooga, Tennesse striking down state laws preventing the expansion of municipal broadband networks.
Watch the meeting. Continue reading Blog: No Slow Lanes On The Internet. Ever