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AT&T’s Stephenson: Consumers Need Internet Bill of Rights

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“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.'”

AT&T wants Congress to draft a net neutrality law. Here’s why that’s a big deal.

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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.”

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.”

Pushing net neutrality out to the edge of the internet

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“Fred Campbell, a former Republican FCC aide and the current director of the free-market think tank Tech Knowledge, said the primary argument for keeping the net neutrality rules is because internet service providers such as Comcast Corp. and AT&T Inc. have an economic incentive to act as gatekeepers on the web. But according to Campbell, it is not just network operators that can serve as gatekeepers; rather, new media giants like Apple Inc. and Alphabet Inc., he said, have this same power.”

Tech goes from White House to doghouse in Trump’s Washington

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“‘The mood in Washington, at least on the right side of the aisle, is more critical of companies like Google and Amazon,’ said Fred Campbell, a former Republican FCC aide and director of Tech Knowledge, which promotes market-based policies.”  (Also published in the Chicago Daily Herald)

White House Silicon Valley Out Of Favor Tech Companies Lose President’s Ear

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“‘The mood in Washington, at least on the right side of the aisle, is more critical of companies like Google and Amazon,’ said Fred Campbell, a former Republican FCC aide and director of Tech Knowledge, which promotes market-based policies.”