If confirmed, Rosenworcel would lead a Democratic majority FCC with Geoffrey Starks and new commissioner nominee, Gigi Sohn. This would help push President Joe Biden's agenda and could signal the return of net neutrality.
A fair and open internet is vital to the national and global interest. It promotes our democracy and economy. Recent moves at the FCC threaten to undo rules supporting "net neutrality", which would unfairly tilt the playing field in favor of ISPs.
Verizon has announced that while it is challenging the FCC's Open Internet Order, the company is committed to an open Internet, stating that not only is it right for consumers but also vital for the business to remain successful The network has provided with example policies in which it stands by.
India's telecom regulatory authority TRAI has effectively banned Free Basics in the country, following its verdict on differential pricing. Facebook's zero-rated service has been criticized by net neutrality advocates in recent months for providing free access to a limited set of services.
Indian travel portal Cleartrip and media conglomerates NDTV and Times Group have withdrawn support for Facebook's Internet.org program, citing net neutrality concerns. Internet.org made its debut in India earlier this year, with Facebook partnering with carrier Reliance in launching the initiative. Several content producers were on board to provide free access to their services to...