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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FCC Will Head To Court To Defend Net Neutrality… Again

In many ways, Verizon’s victory laid the groundwork for the current net neutrality regulations, according to Joshua Stager, policy counsel a


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Net Neutrality in Effect, Legal Challenge Fast-Tracked

That same morning, the House Appropriations Subcommittee on Financial Services approved a bill rebuked by net neutrality advocates, such as


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Bill Blocking Net Neutrality Approved by Financial Service Subcommittee

"We are disappointed by today’s vote and urge the full House Appropriations Committee to fix this legislation at the next markup," said Josh


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Republicans Take Aim at Net Neutrality In Spending Bill

“This proposal ignores the millions of Americans who asked the FCC for strong net neutrality rules. By gutting the Open Internet Order and b


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Comcast-TWC Demise Points to Online Video's Ascendency

“Comcast has demonstrated how its size can lead to bad outcomes for consumers,” said Joshua Stager, policy counsel of the Open Technology In


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Comcast’s massive lobbying blitz falls short

“They’re definitely reinvigorated,” said Joshua Stager, policy counsel at the New America Foundation’s Open Technology Institute. In partic


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Net neutrality hearing examines a false choice on antitrust

Net neutrality is a pro-competition ideal, but competition alone cannot fully protect the values of Internet openness and freedom. A net neu


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Stakeholders React to FCC Pre-emption Vote

“Today is a turning point in the debate over broadband investment in our towns and cities" Joshua Stager, policy counsel for New America’s O


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Net Neutrality’s Achilles Heel

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Proposed net neutrality bill is a 'solution in search of a problem'

Congress would better serve consumers and small businesses by allowing the FCC to move forward with light-touch net neutrality protections i