NPM agrees that Internet rights are civil rights. On December 14, 2017, the FCC voted to remove Internet protections. The FCC orders reclassify Internet services as “information” rather than “telecommunications” services and eliminate current prohibitions on “blocking,” “throttling” (slowing down) and “paid prioritization” (faster delivery of content for higher prices). The rollback of Net Neutrality threatens core American values like freedom of expression and association including our right to life, liberty, and the pursuit of happiness.
NOTICES & COMMENTS
NPM Signs Digital Redlining Letter
We demand that the new Biden FCC commit to abolishing digital redlining in its first year and use its power to end digital redlining of fiber infrastructure in its entirety across America before the end of the first term.
NPM Comments on Proposed Rulemaking on the Educational Broadband Service
Summary: NPM’s Reply Comments in response to the Commission’s 2004 Further Notice of Proposed Rulemaking regarding the Broadband Radio Service and Educational Broadband Service, 19 FCC Rcd. 14165 (2004)
NPM Joins Progressive Organizations to Support the Markey-Doyle Resolution
Summary: NPM joins 55 organizations in support of the Markey-Doyle resolution that would overturn the FCC recent rollback of Net Neutrality protections. See article at https://media-alliance.org/2018/02/55-progressive-groups-urge-democrats-to-support-net-neutrality-cra/.