President Obama campaigned as a strong champion of the open Internet, saying he'd "take a back seat to no one" in safeguarding Net Neutrality.
Now the president is on his second FCC chairman, and neither has proven himself up to the task.
UPDATE: A gutted version of the USA Freedom Act passed in the House on May 22. Because that bill removed many of the privacy protections that were present in earlier forms of the bill, the Free Press Action Fund did not support it.
On Tuesday, more than 50 public interest groups sent a letter to the Federal Communications Commission and the Department of Justice outlining their case against the Comcast-Time Warner Cable merger. The letter is a response to Comcast’s filing on Tuesday of its official merger paperwork.
New Jersey’s Board of Public Utilities has heard from hundreds of New Jersey residents about a settlement proposal that would let Verizon off the hook for failing to provide high-speed broadband service statewide no later than 2010. Hundreds of those comments were identical emails urging the state to forgive Verizon.
It’s a big day for the open Internet in Europe. After a five-year campaign to enact strong Net Neutrality rules across the continent, digital rights advocates finally got a vote in the European Parliament, which approved strong protections for a free and open Internet.