Common Cause wants to

Defend Net Neutrality

Journalists, voters, and activists rely on a free and open Internet to communicate freely online.

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The new Republican head of the U.S. Federal Communications Commission promised "light-touch" regulation of areas such as the Internet, a…Read More

Trump's New FCC Chair Is Promising a 'Light-Touch' to Internet Regulation

The new Republican head of the U.S. Federal Communications Commission promised "light-touch" regulation of areas such as the Internet, a dramatic shift away from the Obama administration's approach to telecommunications oversight. Ajit Pai, whom President Donald Trump named in January to chair the FCC, said at the Mobile World Congress in…Read More

Read more about current efforts to dismantle net neutrality rules that protect consumers and the free flow of information.

Net neutrality DOA? Here's what's next for the internet

CNET
Just two years after adopting its net neutrality rules, the Federal Communications Commission could be on the cusp of tearing them down. In 2015, the FCC, led by Democratic Chairman Tom Wheeler, put in place rules to ensure that broadband providers couldn't abuse their powers by charging companies for quicker access to their customers or…Read More