Net Neutrality matters for human rights across the globe
No matter where you live, Net Neutrality is essential for free expression. Here’s a global tour of “hot spots” in the movement to keep the internet open and free.
The internet as we know it is at risk
Today is the internet-wide day of action to save Net Neutrality! Can we count on you to join?
Internet shutdowns, gender, Net Neutrality, and more at the United Nations
Your guide to the digital rights issues under discussion at the 35th session of the U.N. Human Rights Council.
Access Now: Chairman Pai’s plan is a U-turn for the internet
In the U.S. and around the world, Net Neutrality is essential for a free and open internet. So why is the U.S. going backwards?
EU regulator opens public consultation on Net Neutrality
The public can provide input to Europe’s regulators, who are working to resolve remaining ambiguities in the text to implement Net Neutrality.
Free Basics vs. Basic Internet Freedom: Three questions for Mark Zuckerberg
Today Facebook announced several changes to Internet.org in response to growing international complaints about the program. While some of the changes are positive, our core concerns remain — the program now known as Free Basics violates Net Neutrality and establishes Facebook as a global gatekeeper for internet connectivity, affecting billions of peoples’ ability to connect to the free and open internet.
You Spoke Out, and They Listened: U.S. FCC Passes Strong Net Neutrality Rules
Today the U.S. Federal Communications Commission listened to the more than 4 million voices who asked for the agency to protect the open net. Voting 3-2 in favor of Net Neutrality, the agency re-classified broadband internet under Title II of the Communications Act—the strongest protections currently available. The move caps off almost a decade of activism by civil society groups in the U.S., but also pressure from groups outside the country including members of the Global Net Neutrality coalition.
More Than 30 Global Groups Send Net Neutrality Letter to FCC
31 organizations from 21 countries press FCC to support Net Neutrality because of U.S. leadership on global issue
The World Is Watching: 31 Rights Groups from 21 Countries Urge the FCC to Protect Net Neutrality
This week 31 digital rights groups from some 21 countries on five continents urged the U.S. Federal Communications Commission to pass strong Net Neutrality rules that that would reclassify broadband providers under Title II of the Communications Act. FCC Chairman Tom Wheeler gave encouraging signs that he intends to propose rules that would harness the full extent of the FCC’s authority on February 26, yet members of the U.S. Congress and some ISPs are already on the attack.
Access cheers FCC move toward Net Neutrality
Today U.S. Federal Communications Commission Chairman Tom Wheeler confirmed that the agency will move to pass strong Net Neutrality protections later this month. Any action by Congress to roll back FCC authority or threaten common carrier status for broadband providers will meet thunderous opposition, by U.S. users as well as international communities.