Joshua Stager

Policy Counsel and Government Affairs Lead, Open Technology Institute

Joshua Stager is policy counsel and government affairs lead at the Open Technology Institute, specializing in telecommunications law and policy. He is currently focused on the policy team’s strategic efforts to protect net neutrality and preserve the open internet.

Prior to joining New America, Stager was Sen. Al Franken’s law fellow on the Senate Judiciary Committee, where he focused on telecommunications, antitrust, commercial privacy, and surveillance policy. He was previously a legislative aide in the House of Representatives and an assistant editor at Congressional Quarterly.

Stager earned a J.D. from New York University School of Law, and a B.A. in political communication and geography from George Washington University.

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You Sure You Know What Net Neutrality Is?

The FCC's latest effort would destroy the internet as we know it.


OPEN TECHNOLOGY INSTITUTE and PUBLIC INTEREST TECHNOLOGY
You're Not Going to Like Where Congress Is Going with Net Neutrality

Josh Stager and Dipayan Ghosh wrote for Mashable about Congress's approach to repealing net neutrality.


OPEN TECHNOLOGY INSTITUTE
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.


OPEN TECHNOLOGY INSTITUTE
Weed Whacking the Economy

If Ajit Pai, the new head of the FCC, razes the rules he’s criticized in the past, the harm to the American economy will be substantial.


Weed Whacking the Economy

Trump's pick for FCC chairman is committed to policies that promise to devastate the economy and threaten innovation.


OPEN TECHNOLOGY INSTITUTE
OTI to FCC: Protect Americans from Digital Gatekeepers

The gatekeeper power of the telecommunications industry is a serious threat to consumers.


OPEN TECHNOLOGY INSTITUTE
The Long Road to “Unlock the Box”

Read more about what is at stake in today's FCC vote.


OPEN TECHNOLOGY INSTITUTE
OTI Fights for Net Neutrality in Europe

EU regulators have been working on guidelines that will determine whether Europe gets strong net neutrality or weak, loophole-ridden rules.


OPEN TECHNOLOGY INSTITUTE
T-Mobile Exempting 'Pokemon Go' Data on Network, Sparking Concerns About Access

Joshua Stager was quoted in ABC News about T-Mobile exempting Pokemon Go data on network.


OPEN TECHNOLOGY INSTITUTE
FCC Ruling to "Unlock The Box"

Joshua Stager appeared on Wisconsin Public Radio to discuss the FCC's recent decision to open the competition for cable set top boxes.


OPEN TECHNOLOGY INSTITUTE
How the FCC Got Its Groove Back in 2015

2015 was a year of bold moves by the FCC.


FUTURE TENSE, OPEN TECHNOLOGY INSTITUTE and NEW AMERICA
How the FCC Got Its Groove Back in 2015

The commission’s bold moves this year will shape the future of the Internet.