• Cat’s Out Of The Bag: Net Neutrality Won’t Harm Investment

    For years, Internet Service Providers (ISPs) and their ilk have argued that reclassifying broadband providers as common carriers under Title II of the Communications Act would negatively impact ISP investment levels across the country. Instead, ISPs and their friends, including some civil rights organizations, have suggested that the FCC adopt soft rules grounded in shaky legal authority under Section 706 of the statute. (NHMC has explained at length why Title II must be used to protect consumers from ISPs’ actions to unreasonably discriminate or block online content).

  • "Affordable, universal, and open broadband Internet access is integral to achieving equality in the U.S." - Jessica González, National Hispanic Media Coalition

    The Lifeline Program Just Had A Great Week

    jgaffordableinternetThe Lifeline Program just had a great week. And that could be great news for a lot of people and for the future of this country. With true leaders like FCC Commissioners Mignon Clyburn and Jessica Rosenworcel leading the way, I am very excited to see what the future holds.

  • President Obama took a stand for net neutrality

    Obama Stands with Millions of Americans for Internet Equality. What’s Next?

    After millions spoke out, President Obama yesterday took a stand in a statement and accompanying video for strong net neutrality rules that would protect the level playing field that we have all come to expect on the Internet.

    Truly, network neutrality is one of the foremost civil rights issues in the digital age. For Latinos and other historically disadvantaged Americans, the Open Internet is vital for an increasingly large array of reasons, including telling their own stories in light of a mainstream media that excludes these communities or portrays them in a stereotypical manner.