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After Loss of ‘Net Neutrality,’ Districts Weigh How to Protect Themselves

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“Fred Campbell, the director of Tech Knowledge, a free-market think tank and a supporter of Pai’s policy, said he saw no harm in COSN’s advice to districts. But he also does not believe that internet service providers are about to change their practices in ways that will undermine schools. Districts are ‘enterprise customers,’ and internet service providers have an incentive to make them happy.

‘I’d be very surprised if it is ever necessary,’ Campbell said of the COSN document. ‘I see very little to be gained [for those companies] in blocking that content.'”

2018 Outlook: 5G to offset operator CapEx growth boosted by broadband reg revamp

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“‘I wouldn’t expect major changes by 2018,’ Fred Campbell, a former Republican FCC aide and the current director of the free market think tank Tech Knowledge, said in an interview, explaining that he believes ‘the biggest forward-looking investment that’s going to occur in the industry over the next decade is 5G.'”

In 2017, the FCC made life easier for your internet provider

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“‘The idea that he’s pro-ISP has been manufactured by big tech companies who benefited from government favoritism during the Obama era and now see it coming to an end,’ said Fred Campbell, director of the group Tech Knowledge and a former chief of the FCC’s Wireless Bureau under Republican Kevin Martin.”

Net Neutrality Litigants Seen Facing Difficult Decisions on Possible Stay Bid, Venue Choice

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“Tech Knowledge Director Fred Campbell called it ‘very unlikely’ a stay motion would succeed, given the Supreme Court’s Brand X and Chevron precedents, which recognized FCC authority to classify broadband as a lightly regulated Title I information service and defer to reasonable agency decisions on ambiguous statutes.”

Changes to Comcast’s net neutrality site raise questions on paid prioritization

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“Fred Campbell, a former Republican FCC aide and the current director of the free market think tank Tech Knowledge, said questions over quality of service arrangements or network management practices are among the reasons why he sees paid prioritization as one of the more nuanced topics in net neutrality. ‘The concept is confusing,’ Campbell said in an interview, adding that prioritization ‘means different things to different people.’He noted that the FCC’s 2015 order specifically discussed instances where it might waive the ban if a petitioner demonstrated some significant public interest benefit. ‘There are good reasons to prioritize some services,’ Campbell said, though he also acknowledged there are scenarios were paid prioritization could be ‘anticompetitive.’

Net neutrality is on death row — Why we should let it die

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“In a detailed series of articles he took you through the process on how Netflix deliberately let their service degrade switching to settlement-free routes letting congestion build rather than continuing to use CDNs with paid transit arrangements. I reached out recently to Mr. Campbell to confirm and was told Verizon did nothing to slow down service. This was about Netflix trying to save money and influence lawmakers hoping a change in the regulatory framework would enhance profits.”

FCC plans to repeal net neutrality rules for Internet service providers

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“‘In the absence of a market failure, the constitution doesn’t permit the FCC to treat the information superhighway or any other institution of the press like a public utility,’ Fred Campbell, director of the think tank Tech Knowledge, said in a statement.”

FCC plan would give Internet providers power to choose the sites customers see and use

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“‘It’s a signature accomplishment for Pai’s chairmanship,” said Fred Campbell, director of the conservative think tank Tech Knowledge. ‘This item represents the starkest policy difference between the Obama FCC … and Chairman Pai.'”