FCC Chair Jessica Rosenworcel has initiated a new rulemaking that would enact what are largely the same net neutrality rules tried back in 2016.
While Sohn’s record raises ethics and judgment questions, some attacks against her lacked merit.
Attempts to reclassify ISPs as common carriers are unsupported by law.
Net neutrality is an unnecessary and failed policy.
Sohn, whose nomination could go before the Senate for a final vote within the coming weeks, is stuck in the past.
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Joe Biden's Executive Order on 'Promoting Competition' Covers Everything From Farmers Markets to Net Neutrality
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In many professional arenas, Wu's swings and misses would have consequences. In Wu's case, it landed him an advisory role in the Biden administration.
Some trends to look for over the next four years
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Deregulation didn't end the internet as we know it.
D.C. Circuit Upholds FCC Decision to Rescind "Net Neutrality" (But Rejects FCC Attempt to Preempt Conflicting State Law)
In a lengthy opinion, a divided three-judge panel turns away most of the legal challenges to the Federal Communications Commission's "Restoring Internet Freedom" Order
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Preliminary FCC report claims the number of Americans with high-speed connections grew by 20 percent in 2017.
Facebook, Google, Apple, and others are now facing the sort of regulatory and antitrust animus once leveled at Bill Gates' company.
One year after Net Neutrality, connection speed is up, the discrimination critics feared is non-existent, and the debate about Internet regulation is abysmal.
When Apple's CEO Tim Cook says "the free market is not working," bad things are coming.
The Justice Department is suing to stop the state's restrictive new internet law.
California's new law is a legal mess.
States are now the main battleground in regulating internet and social-media giants.
"Ultimately, all this bill will succeed in doing is opening our state to legal challenges and costly litigation."
But their chances of getting the FCC repeal overturned remain slim.
"Let the free market prevail," says the Senate minority leader. "We don't do that for highways." Which explains traffic jams and failing infrastructure...
The policy was "a solution that won't work to a problem that doesn't exist."
In Chicago, Reason editor at large squares off against former FCC head Tom Wheeler in Oxford-style debate.
The FCC's December order repealing net neutrality preempted sates from reimposing regulations.
The second-rate fast-food giant gets basic internet protocols wrong.
There is roughly a zero percent chance Democrats will succeed in blocking net neutrality repeal through the Congressional Review Act.
Onerous IP laws threaten a free and open internet in a way deregulation never can.
New rules would require internet providers to be transparent about their services.
As people worry about the net neutrality vote, public officials threaten our rights to free speech.
But would TV's favorite libertarian really favor federal regulation of the Internet?
Reason.com's editor in chief hashes it out with the FCC Chairman who passed net neutrality.
Nick Gillespie, Katherine Mangu-Ward, Peter Suderman and Matt Welch discuss sex scandals and net neutrality.
It turns out that Tom Wheeler, the FCC head who imposed the rules, doesn't know what he's talking about.
Do net neutrality advocates fear consumer choice?
Promises that "we're going to see an explosion in the kinds of connectivity and the depth of that connectivity" like never before.