Digital rights champions nominated to lead U.S. FCC and NTIA
At long last, U.S. President Biden has nominated public interests advocates to lead the Federal Communications Commission and the National Telecommunications and Information Administration.
It’s time to “broadband together” for internet access in the U.S.
Access Now, Consumer Reports, and a coalition of partner organizations launched a national broadband affordability initiative where people across the United States can share information about the quality and cost of their internet connection.
Judge rules for California in net neutrality challenge, will allow state to enforce net neutrality law
California District Judge Mendez has ruled in American Cable Association v. Becerra that he would not prevent the state from enforcing its net neutrality law (SB 822) in large part because plaintiff internet service providers (ISPs) are unlikely to succeed in their challenge.
U.S. FCC should quickly deliver Emergency Broadband Benefit to people in need
Access Now and Free Press urge the U.S. Federal Communications Commission to immediately implement the Emergency Broadband Benefit program that Congress established in the pandemic-relief package.
Holding Biden to account: Access Now’s new tool tracks digital rights, tech policy
On the day of Joe Biden’s inauguration, Access Now launches a new online tool to track how well the incoming administration addresses key digital rights issues, including data protection, net neutrality, disinformation, and facial recognition.
No longer turning blind eye, U.S. Congress finally moves to get people online amid pandemic
Access Now applauds the U.S. Congress for coming to an agreement on a COVID-19 stimulus package that includes critical funding for broadband connectivity.
U.S. Senate Democrats and civil society denounce Simington nomination to FCC
Members of the U.S. Congress and civil society representatives voice strong opposition to President Trump’s FCC nominee, Nathan Simington, whose appointment would threaten net neutrality protections, freedom of expression, and broadband access.