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Appeals Court Upholds FCC's Network Neutrality Rules

The D.C. Circuit Court of Appeals upheld the Federal Communications Commission’s Open Internet/Network Neutrality rules which are essential for preventing blocking or degrading Internet traffic. The following statement may be attributed to Benton Foundation Executive Director Adrianne Furniss and Director of Policy Amina Fazlullah:

Benton Applauds the FCC as It Considers Broadband Privacy Protections

Earlier today, the Federal Communications Commissions voted to launch a Notice of Proposed Rulemaking (NPRM) seeking public comment on a proposed framework for ensuring that consumers have the tools they need to make informed choices about how their data is used and when it is shared by their broadband providers. The following statement may be attributed to Amina N. Fazlullah, Policy Director at the Benton Foundation:

FCC Vote Brings Broadband to Digital Deserts

Earlier today, the Federal Communications Commission voted to modernize its Lifeline program. The FCC order will update the Reagan-era telephone subsidy program and refocus it on making broadband service affordable for low-income Americans. The following may be attributed to Benton Foundation Executive Director Adrianne B. Furniss and Policy Director Amina Fazlullah:

Benton Foundation Applauds FCC’s Latest Step to Increase Broadband Adoption

Earlier today Federal Communications Commission Chairman Tom Wheeler indicated that the Commission will consider a report and order on modernizing the Lifeline program at the March 31 FCC meeting. The following may be attributed to Benton Foundation Director of Policy Amina Fazlullah: