Press Room

03/01/2011 - Open Internet Coalition Announces Inaugural "America's Got Net" Winner
Today the Open Internet Coalition announced Joseph Olesh the winner of the inaugural America’s Got Net competition, a nationwide YouTube contest highlighting the importance of the open Internet. The competition asked everyday Americans to create short videos, telling policymakers in Washington what the open Internet means to them and why it must be protected.



12/21/2010 - Statement on FCC Open Internet Vote
Statement from Markham Erickson, Executive Director, OIC

12/01/2010 - OIC Supports Circulation of Proposed Order as a "First Step"; Will Continue To Work With FCC To Ensure Rule Meets President Obama’s Goals
The Open Internet Coalition supports FCC Chairman Genachowski’s circulation of a proposed order to the Commission in the open Internet proceeding.

11/04/2010 - OIC Files Reply Comments in Open Internet Proceeding
On November 4, the Open Internet Coalition filed reply comments in the FCC’s Open Internet Proceeding. In its comments, the OIC urges the Commission to “act quickly and decisively to adopt rules that will protect an open and robust Internet ecosystem.” The OIC believes these rules should be “technologically neutral and consistent across broadband platforms.”

10/12/2010 - OIC Calls on FCC to Remove Market Uncertainty by Moving Forward on Open Internet Rules
Today, the Open Internet Coalition filed comments in response to the FCC’s request under its Open Internet Proceeding. In its comments, the OIC states the continued absence of final rules protecting openness on the Internet fosters investment uncertainty across the Internet ecosystem. As a result, the OIC urges the Commission to move to completion on this matter, declaring that “further delay on bringing this matter to closure will have a deleterious impact on continued investment in both the infrastructure and content companies that make the Internet work for all Americans.”

06/24/2010 - OIC Statement on Broadband Internet Technical Advisory Group

06/17/2010 - OIC Supports FCC Notice of Inquiry and Third Way Approach

06/15/2010 - OIC Praises Senate Letter Supporting FCC Notice of Inquiry

05/24/2010 - FCC Action Consistent With, Supported by Congressional Announcement

05/10/2010 - Comcast, Verizon Wireless, Internet Companies Agree – FCC Reclassification Won’t Impact Network Investment

05/06/2010 - Companies support FCC move to protect broadband consumers

05/06/2010 - CSPAN The Communicators: Michael Copps

05/05/2010 - Chairmen Waxman & Rockefeller Urge FCC to Protect Broadband Consumers and Implement the Broad Objectives of the National Broadband Plan
Today House Committee on Energy and Commerce Chairman Henry A. Waxman and Senate Committee on Commerce, Science, and Transportation Chairman John D. Rockefeller IV sent a letter to Julius Genachowski, Chairman of the Federal Communications Commission (FCC), on the recent opinion of the U.S. Court of Appeals in Comcast Corporation v. Federal Communications Commission.

05/05/2010 - Open Internet Coalition Applauds Genachowski’s Decision to Protect Broadband Consumers

04/27/2010 - Open Internet Coalition Calls on FCC to Protect Open Internet, Move Quickly to Clarify Authority Post Comcast v. FCC

04/06/2010 - Open Internet Coalition Calls for FCC Proceeding to Clarify Authority to Protect Broadband Internet
The following statement should be attributed to Markham Erickson, Executive Director, Open Internet Coalition:Today’s DC Circuit decision in Comcast creates a dangerous situation, one where the health and openness of broadband Internet is being held hostage by the behavior of the major telco and cable providers.

03/16/2010 - Statement on the National Broadband Plan

02/10/2010 - Google Project To Demonstrate Untapped Promise of a Ultrafast and Open Internet

01/29/2010 - OIC Applauds Yahoo! Support of FCC Open Internet Proceeding
The Open Internet Coalition applauds Yahoo!, one of the top global Internet content companies, for publicly supporting the FCC’s open Internet rulemaking in a letter from CEO Carol Bartz to FCC Chairman Julius Genachowski.

01/21/2010 - OIC Supports Call for Internet Freedom at Home and Abroad
We applaud Secretary Clinton’s support of the open Internet to promote global free speech and self expression. The Internet has provided a once-in-a-generation platform for individuals to speak out and exercise their universal human rights at the click of a mouse with little or no financial or technological barriers.

01/12/2010 - Collection of Comments to the FCC on Net Neutrality

01/07/2010 - Open Internet Coalition Launches Open Internet Coalition Launches
The Open Internet Coalition launched a new “Protect the Net” campaign at the Consumer Electronics Show to build on growing support among technology innovators for protecting the open Internet.

01/04/2010 - Openness is a Fundamental Principle of the Internet

12/15/2009 - Speech and Democratic Engagement Linked to the Open Internet

10/22/2009 - Statement by Open Internet Coalition On FCC Internet Openness Rulemaking

The Open Internet Coalition stands for:

An Open Internet
Access to broadband networks should be open to all producers and consumers of Internet content on fair and equal terms.

Universal Affordable Access
Broadband Internet access should be universally available and affordable. 

Quality through Competition
A competitive marketplace creates jobs, helps the American consumer, fosters innovation, and drives economic growth.