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Author: Ellen Satterwhite

Ellen Satterwhite a Washington Office Policy Fellow and Vice President of the Glen Echo Group. She has years of experience at the intersection of technology and policy, including as a co-author of the FCC’s National Broadband Plan and as Consumer Policy Advisor to the Commission. Satterwhite earned a Master’s in Public Affairs from the LBJ School of Public Affairs at the University of Texas at Austin.

FCC finds broadband speed standards sufficient

Last week, the Federal Communications Commission (FCC) put out a fact sheet on their (almost) yearly report on broadband: how it is being deployed and what policymakers consider to be the speeds and what characteristics the FCC will use to determine how it is being deployed. The report keeps some…

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UPDATE: 50 Senators support CRA to restore Net Neutrality

Senate legislation to restore 2015’s strong, enforceable net neutrality rules now has the bipartisan support from 50 of 100 senators and would be assured of passage if just one more Republican backs the effort. The bill is a Congressional Review Act (CRA) resolution from Sen. Ed Markey (D-MA), which would…

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Full Text of FCC’s order rolling back Net Neutrality released

At the end of last week, the FCC released the final order to roll back 2015’s Net Neutrality rules. The 539-page order has few changes from the draft first circulated in November and voted on along party lines by the Republican-controlled commission on December 14. ALA is working with allies…

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After the FCC vote: continuing the fight for net neutrality

On December 14, a majority of FCC commissioners voted to gut net neutrality protections, limiting the power of ISPs to block, throttle, degrade or assign preference to some online content and services over others. This 3-2 vote to roll back strong, enforceable net neutrality protections was made in the face…

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