May 15, 2021

Live Stream Today at 10:30 A.M. Eastern, FCC Open Commission Meeting: Consideration of Open Internet/Net Neutrality Order

Post UPDATED Feb 26 with new meeting time and additional links.

The February 2015 Open Meeting of the Federal Communications Commission (FCC) is scheduled to take place today (Feb. 26, 2015) beginning at 10:30 a.m. (EST).

The meeting’s agenda includes two items including the open Internet/net neutrality proposal.

1. City of Wilson, North Carolina Petition for Preemption of North Carolina General Statue Sections 160A-340 et. seq. (WC Docket No. 14- 115); The Electric Power Board of Chattanooga, Tennessee Petition for Preemption of a Portion of Tennessee Code Annotated Section 7-52-601 (WC Docket No. 14-116)

The Commission will consider a Memorandum Opinion and Order addressing petitions filed by two municipal broadband providers asking that the Commission preempt provisions of state laws in North Carolina and Tennessee that restrict the abilities of communities to provide broadband service.

2. Protecting and Promoting the Open Internet (GN Docket No. 14-28)

The Commission will consider a Report and Order on Remand, Declaratory Ruling, and Order that responds to the Verizon court remand and adopts strong open Internet rules, grounded in multiple sources of the Commission’s legal authority to ensure that Americans reap the economic, social, and civic benefits of an open Internet today and into the future.

A live stream of the meeting will be available here via FCC. 

It will also be available via C-SPAN 3 where live captioning is also available.

Worth Noting: As we post this item there have been calls to delay the vote/and or change/tweak the original proposal by FCC Chairman Tom Wheeler.

Some Background

FCC Fact Sheet: Chairman Wheeler Proposes New Rules for Protecting the Open Internet

About Gary Price

Gary Price (gprice@mediasourceinc.com) is a librarian, writer, consultant, and frequent conference speaker based in the Washington D.C. metro area. Before launching INFOdocket, Price and Shirl Kennedy were the founders and senior editors at ResourceShelf and DocuTicker for 10 years. From 2006-2009 he was Director of Online Information Services at Ask.com, and is currently a contributing editor at Search Engine Land.

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