By John Eggerton, Multichannel News, 2-9-21

More fans of network neutrality rules have asked the FCC to return its bright-line rules against blocking, throttling, and paid prioritization, saying eliminated those rules has negatively impacted connectivity at a time – during the COVID–19 pandemic – when connectivity is a key public interest priority.

That came in a petition for reconsideration from Common Cause, the Benton Institute for Broadband & Society, the National Hispanic Media Coalition, New America’s Open Technology Institute, the United Church of Christ, OC Inc., and Free Press, all of which opposed the FCC’s Restoring Internet Freedom order under former FCC chairman Ajit Pai, which eliminated those rules and essentially took the FCC out of the Internet access regulation business.

The petition followed one filed by INCOMPAS last week. » Read More