Category Archives: Open Internet

President Obama: “The Internet is not a luxury – it is a necessity”


Download the full infographic (WhiteHouse.gov)

Download the full infographic (WhiteHouse.gov)

Connecting America: What High Speed Internet Means in the 21st Century

(WhiteHouse.gov) Since 2009, the President has been delivering on a comprehensive plan to connect America – from our schools, to our homes, to our businesses. Federal government investments have led to the deployment or upgrading of well over 100,000 miles of network infrastructure, while 45 million additional Americans have adopted broadband. These policies are based on a simple conviction: The opportunities afforded by high-speed internet access should be available to every American. (Read the full article @ WhiteHouse.gov)

FCC releases Open Internet Order


FCC logoThe Federal Communications Commission (FCC) has published its Open Internet Order for downloading in Microsoft Word, PDF, and plain text documents.

With the guiding principles of a “fast, fair and open” internet, the body elected to institute “Bright Line Rules” to protect the public from limitations of internet access and activity:

• No Blocking: broadband providers may not block access to legal content, applications, services, or non-harmful devices.
• No Throttling: broadband providers may not impair or degrade lawful Internet traffic on the basis of content, applications, services, or non-harmful devices.
• No Paid Prioritization: broadband providers may not favor some lawful Internet traffic over other lawful traffic in exchange for consideration of any kind—in other words, no “fast lanes.” This rule also bans ISPs from prioritizing content and services of their affiliates.

View Open Internet Order statements and download the full document in Word, PDF or text form