The Dumbest Things Said About the Internet

Last week, long-serving Wisconsin Congressman James Sensenbrenner sought to defend his vote repealing FCC internet privacy rules, by telling constituents that they don’t have to use the internet if they don’t like it.  In doing so, the former House Judiciary Committee Chairman evoked memories of the late-Senator Ted Stevens and joined him and some others…

CLBR #257: David Sandel and the State of the Gigabit Nation

  David Sandel and the State of the Gigabit Nation DAVID SANDEL returns to discuss the State of the Gigabit Nation. In the beginning (well actually 2010), there was Chattanooga: [U]pgrading the broadband network in Chattanooga, Tenn., to world-leading gigabit speeds has transformed the community from a “slowing declining and deflating urban balloon” to the…

Hassell v Bird Webinar Today

The California Bar IP Section is hosting a webinar today at noon Pacific Time on the case of Hassell v Bird which is currently pending before the California Supreme Court.   We have posted the briefing on the case here. I will be moderating today’s webinar at Noon Pacific Time featuring my colleagues Karl Kronenberger of…

Tech Giants Come to Defense of Net Neutrality

Federal Communications Commission Chairman Ajit Pai sat down with the leadership of the Internet Association, which touts itself as the only trade association that exclusively represents leading global internet companies on matters of public policy, on the issues of Net Neutrality, privacy and TCPA. A summarized by the association, IA expressed its “vigorous support” for the Open…

Showdown on Net Neutrality Taking Shape

2015: The Net Neutrality Order In February 2015, the Federal Communications Commission (FCC) voted 3-2 to treat internet service as a telecommunication service  under Title II of the Communications Act of 1934 and adopted rules prohibiting broadband providers from (i) blocking “lawful content, applications, services, or non-harmful devices or throttling,  degrading or impairing  access to the same;” (ii) favoring traffic in…