Free Press and more than 50 other public interest groups submitted a letter urging FCC Chairman Tom Wheeler and Attorney General Eric Holder to block the “unthinkable” merger between Comcast and Time Warner Cable.
Net Neutrality is the basic principle that keeps the Internet free and open. It prevents Internet service providers from blocking, censoring, interfering with or discriminating against Web traffic and content.
In January 2014, the D.C. Circuit Court of Appeals issued a decision in Verizon v. FCC. The D.C. Circuit concluded that the FCC does not have the authority to apply anti-blocking and nondiscrimination provisions to broadband providers under the current regulatory framework governing broadband. Attached is a brief overview of the relevant history, recent developments, and the FCC’s options going forward.