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Project Description

Net Neutrality

Public Knowledge

Established in 2001

Mission Statement:  Public Knowledge promotes freedom of expression, an open internet, and access to affordable communications tools and creative works. We work to shape policy on behalf of the public interest.

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Impacts & Achievements:

Some of the highlights

CEO Salary: 8.55% of expenses

  • Public Knowledge filed a protective petition in the Court of Appeals for the D.C. Circuit to urge review of the FCC’s action to repeal Net Neutrality

  • In 2017, Public Knowledge called upon the International Telecommunication Union (ITU) to reconsider its attempt to change the current internet environment by imposing network operator regulations on over-the-top (OTT) services.

  • In 2017, began researching issues related to AI

Featured Programs:

How Public Knowledge is making a difference

Net Neutrality and Broadband

This program provides awareness about federal proceedings and regulations with regards to Net Neutrality and efforts to change the way government defines broadband and gathers data about broadband adoption and deployment In addition to Net Neutrality, Public Knowledge has programs that work to tackle other current internet issues, including:

International Property Rights debates

Digital Management Rights and Copyright

Maintaining a competitive marketplace (competition)

Online video and TV provider marketplace rights

Spectrum and Patent Reform

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Video Marketplace

This charity lobbied the Chairman of the FCC under President Trump to end the cable box ripoff, issued a press release and official comments asking the FCC to reform the retransmission consent system and has filed comments with the FCC about the future of video as a viable competitor for traditional MVPDs

Net Neutrality

Public Knowledge has enabled the public to contact congress through publicknowldegde.org/savenetneutrality to tell their congress representative to use the CRA to restore open internet order. They send email and social media updates to subscribers with the goal of keeping the public informed on the fight for Net Neutrality through Title II and continue to have a strong voice in educating the public and fighting for Net Neutrality


They have defended human rights online, advocated for a multistakeholder model of global internet governance, and continuously stood up against international agreements with expansive intellectual property provisions that may hinder rights

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