Amir Nasr

Program Associate, Open Technology Institute

Amir Nasr is a policy program associate at New America’s Open Technology Institute, where he works with the Open Internet team and the Wireless Future Project.

Before joining OTI, Nasr was a technology reporter for Morning Consult, where he covered regulatory and legislative movement on telecommunications, spectrum, cybersecurity, surveillance, and privacy policy in Congress and at the Federal Communications Commission. At Morning Consult, he followed topics such as the legal battle over the FCC’s 2015 net neutrality rules, the agency’s spectrum auction, broadband privacy, as well as the move to update the Lifeline program to include broadband. He previously interned at CBS This Morning and BBC World News America, where he aided in production and coverage.

Nasr earned a B.A. in history from Tufts University, where he studied history with a concentration in Europe.

All Work

How the FCC Might Soon Disconnect Students

The Commission has signaled that it might make cuts to a program that zaps the internet to millions of students across the country.


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Small Businesses Rely on Open Internet Protections

A variety of representatives from startups and small businesses say why they rely on open internet protections.


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The American People Broadly Support Net Neutrality

Numerous surveys show that Net Neutrality is incredibly popular among the American people.


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OTI Submits Reply Comments to the FCC on Broadband Deployment

OTI filed reply comments to the FCC as they determine whether broadband is being deployed in a reasonable and timely manner.


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OTI Submits FCC Comments on Broadband Deployment

OTI submits comments on broadband deployment to the Federal Communications Commission.


Crying Wolf on Waste, Fraud, and Abuse for Low-Income Americans

The latest attacks on the Lifeline program threaten to strip already vulnerable Americans of crucial internet connectivity.


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With Recent Actions, Verizon Seems to Flout Net Neutrality Rules

Americans should know how often ISPs throttle internet users’ connections to certain websites & how the FCC responds to these allegations.


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OTI Urges FCC to Abandon “Radical” and “Extreme” Net Neutrality Plan

FCC Chairman Ajit Pai’s proposal to repeal the 2015 Open Internet Order would damage the open internet and harm the American people.


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Christopher Yoo’s Municipal Broadband Report Misleads on Viability, Success of Municipal Fiber Networks

Across the country, some municipalities have taken matters into their own hands and built their own high-speed networks.


Harnessing the Potential of ‘Unlicensed Spectrum’ to Power Connectivity

Utilizing bands of airwaves like Wi-Fi wouldn't only be good for business—it'd also be good for the public interest.