“Responding to the open letter, Fred Campbell, director of Tech Knowledge, said: ‘Tech Knowledge supports a legislative approach to net neutrality that embraces broader principles of internet governance based on traditional consumer protections, including online privacy, that apply equally to all similarly-situated internet companies. Unfortunately, those in Congress who continue to insist on strict regulation of ISPs that exempt so-called edge providers are ignoring serious consumer concerns about privacy and the growing monopoly power of tech giants in Silicon Valley to control online content. An approach to internet regulation grounded in traditional consumer protection and constitutional limits would transcend today’s artificially restrictive and anticompetitive version of the net neutrality debate while remaining true to free market principles that drive innovation and investment.'”
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“Others argued that policymakers have overlooked the tech industry’s dominance for far too long.
‘Those in Congress who continue to insist on strict regulation of ISPs . . . are ignoring serious consumer concerns about privacy and the growing monopoly power of tech giants in Silicon Valley to control online content,’ said Fred Campbell, the director of Tech Knowledge, a market-oriented think tank.”
“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.'”
“‘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.”
“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.”
Fred Campbell, director of Tech Knowledge, discusses hate speech and threats directed at FCC chairman Ajit Pai by net neutrality activists.
Fred Campbell, director of Tech Knowledge, discussed net neutrality on the Schilling Show.