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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.

Senate stands up for net neutrality, what’s next?

Today, the Senate voted 52-47 to pass legislation under the Congressional Review Act (CRA) to block the FCC’s troubling December 2017 rollback of its 2015 net neutrality rules. We’re excited to see the Senate following the will of the people and voting to keep the internet free and open. The…

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May 9: Internet Red Alert in support of net neutrality

On May 9, Senate Democrats will take the first legislative action in support of net neutrality, officially filing the petition to force a vote on the Senate floor to attempt to preserve strong net neutrality protections passed in 2015. The Senate bill is a Congressional Review Act (CRA) resolution from…

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Net neutrality protections still in place (for now); ALA releases new FAQ

As many may recall, the FCC published its new net neutrality rules in the Federal Register in late February. This publication usually sets the clock ticking for the 60 days from which new regulations will take effect. In this case, however, the FCC must first get approval from the Office…

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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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