Tuesday June 18, 2019

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NYC Web Groups React, Regroup after FCC Defeat

NYC web groups are reacting to the court ruling earlier this week that said that the FCC doesn't have the statutory authority to regulate certain kinds of web traffic. The ruling essentially allows Internet and mobile service providers to censor information, slow down traffic for information they think uses too much bandwidth and force website operators who want faster service to pay more for it.

NYC Councilwoman Gale Brewer is revising and resubmitting to NYC Council the resolution she first proposed in 2007, supporting the FCC's efforts to codify its regulation of the Internet. Kristofer Rios, policy program associate with People's Production House, a non-profit that trains youth and community based reporters to do radio journalism, said the ruling was a setback because users might have to pay for every post or every email they send out. Some organizations, such as Free Press, are mobilizing to give the FCC the authority to reclassify broadband service into the same category as telephones, Timothy Karr, NJ campaign director said.

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