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Net Neutrality's Turbulent FCC Path

Net Neutrality’s Turbulent FCC Path

This is a guest post by John Howes, Policy Counsel for the Computer & Communications Industry Association (CCIA). “Net Neutrality” has been a hot issue over the past few years.  The idea is that the ISPs you pay to access the Internet should not…

FCC Blocks Regulations to Protect Consumer Internet Privacy

Four things the FCC & FTC got wrong in their Washington Post Op-ed

In case you missed it, FCC Chairman Ajit Pai and FTC Chairman Maureen Ohlhausen co-authored a piece justifying their effort to eliminate consumer privacy online, and offered an explanation as to why this action is for the greater good. While it is comforting…

Senate and House Block FCC's Privacy Regulations for ISPs

Congress Kills ISP Privacy Regulations – It’s Time for Open Access

There’s been a lot of buzz about last week’s Senate vote to block FCC regulations that protect consumer privacy regarding broadband Internet access – and the House just voted to block the rules as well. The vote will have implications for both consumer privacy…

FCC Blocks Regulations to Protect Consumer Internet Privacy

Senate Votes to Block FCC’s Broadband Privacy Rules

This afternoon, the United States senate voted 50-48 to kill regulations for broadband providers which were aimed at protecting consumer privacy. Initially passed in 2015, these FCC regulations were set to go into effect in early March. The FCC voted to stay the…

FCC Blocks Regulations to Protect Consumer Internet Privacy

FCC Blocks Regulations to Protect Consumer Internet Privacy

Yesterday was supposed to be the day the FCC’s landmark Broadband Privacy Rules to protect consumer privacy were put into place. But as you may have heard, these rules were blocked from taking effect by the new chairman of the FCC. The rules…

The Hill

From The Hill: FCC Selections Matter for Keeping the Open Internet

Golden Frog Co-Founder Ron Yokubaitis explores the topic of the Open Internet and the FCC selections under the new presidential cabinet in this op-ed. “Elections have consequences, and the spoils go to the victor. As President-elect Trump’s transition team prepares to replace President…

FCC Privacy Rules

FCC Passes New Rules, Increases Online Privacy Protections

At the end of October, after a long period of consideration, the FCC passed landmark rules that offer consumers unprecedented privacy protections when browsing online. These new rules restrict what information Internet Service Providers (ISPs) can collect and share, in a move that’s…

FCC net neutrality rules upheld by federal appeals court

FCC’s Net Neutrality Rules Upheld by Federal Appeals Court

Earlier this week, the federal appeals court for Washington DC in the United States “upheld the legal authority” behind the FCC’s Open Internet Order, also referred to as net neutrality rules. This decision represents a “major victory” for those who advocate for the…

Golden Frog Advocates for Competition, Innovation in Cable Set Top Box Market

Golden Frog Advocates for Competition, Innovation in Cable Set Top Box Market

Today, Golden Frog Co-Founder Ron Yokubaitis spoke at the Austin Technology Council’s roundtable on “Consumer Access, Content Competition, and the Cable Set Top Box Bottleneck: The final pro-innovation debate of the Obama Administration.” The panel brought together thought leaders in the space, including Gigi…

FCC Privacy Rules

FCC Proposes New Privacy Rules for Internet Providers

The United States FCC proposed new privacy rules for Internet providers last week. These rules were seen by some privacy advocates as a postive step, but not favored by major telcos like AT&T. The Hill described these rules as : “forcing broadband Internet service providers…