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In Historic Victory for Consumers, FCC Votes To Protect Open Internet

Today the Federal Communications Commission approved an historic order that protects network neutrality with strong rules based on sound legal authority. The order would place new rules on broadband access services, prevent blocking and paid prioritization, grant greater oversight over interconnection agreements, reclassify broadband as a telecommunications service under Title II of the Communications Act, and implement bright line rules that protect both wired and wireless Internet.

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Tuesday March 03, 2015

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American higher education is in crisis. But the disruptive power of information technology is about to change all that. Join Kevin Carey and Marian Wang for a conversation about the end of college, and what comes next.

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in the news | February 26, 2015| Breadwinning & Caregiving

COULD PATERNITY LEAVE POLICIES CLOSE THE WAGE GAP?

Mundy, director of the Breadwinning & Caregiving Program at New America, says that paternity leave doesn't just allow men more time to connect with their child, it also helps advance women by dividing family responsibilities at an early, crucial time, which leads to a more gender-balanced system. "Paternity leave resets the division of labor in the households, gives men a chance to get involved very early on in a way that often becomes permanent, and actually frees up women to work more," says Mundy. "It also can spread the stigma around so that women don't get singled out for being the potential problem hires or problem employees. If everybody—male or female—is asking for leave or taking leave that they already qualify for, I think it just levels the playing field for how men or women are looked at in the office."

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press release | February 26, 2015| Open Technology Institute
In Historic Victory for Consumers, FCC Votes To Protect Open Internet

In Historic Victory for Consumers, FCC Votes To Protect Open Internet

Today the Federal Communications Commission approved an historic order that protects network neutrality with strong rules based on sound legal authority. The order would place new rules on broadband access services, prevent blocking and paid prioritization, grant greater oversight over interconnection agreements, reclassify broadband as a telecommunications service under Title II of the Communications Act, and implement bright line rules that protect both wired and wireless Internet.

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press release | February 26, 2015| Open Technology Institute

FCC Gets It Right On Community Broadband

In Another Win for the Internet, FCC Helps Remove Barriers to Smart Local Investment

On an historic day at the Federal Communications Commission, the agency preempted laws in North Carolina and Tennessee that restrict the ability of communities to provide broadband service to their residents. The action came in response to petitions filed last year by community broadband providers in Chattanooga, Tenn., and Wilson, N.C., arguing that the state laws conflicted with the FCC’s mandate to promote broadband deployment throughout the United States.