The enormous wave of net neutrality comments that poured into the Federal Communications Commission represents one of the most extraordinary successes of the campaign. Over four million people took time out of their lives to write to a federal agency – more people than had ever commented on any issue being considered by the FCC. […]
Battles like net neutrality are only won when decision makers understand the real impact a policy will have on the lives of the people they serve. This video in MDF’s series about net neutrality tells the story of the campaign’s public education work, with a spotlight on the organizing effort that culminated in a statement […]
Building a coalition that’s strong enough and broad enough to achieve a major policy victory like net neutrality takes time, energy, and sustained investment in building effective collaborations. This video in MDF’s series on net neutrality tells the story of the organizing approach and coalition structure that mobilized support for the Federal Communications Commission’s vote […]
Net neutrality is the principle that all communication on the internet must be treated equally. An implicit ‘First Amendment’ for the internet since the inception of the world wide web, everyone from public interest advocates to businesses and government institutions relies on net neutrality for fair access to their audience. Without net neutrality rules, Internet […]
Over the last ten years, millions of people came together to protect the open internet. This is their story.
Net neutrality had its day in court on Friday, as open internet advocates defended the FCC’s new rules during oral arguments before the United States Court of Appeals for the District of Columbia Circuit. The FCC is being sued by Internet Service Providers, who wish to be able to block and throttle online communication based on its content. MDF […]