Net Neutrality

On Wednesday, April 26, 2017, FCC Chairman Ajit Pai announced his intent to roll back the net neutrality regulations that protect equal access to the internet - but the FCC has been anything but open and transparent in this process.

What We’re Seeking

  • Calendar entries for Chairman Pai and other senior FCC officials reflecting meetings related to net neutrality.
  • Communications between senior FCC officials and the telecommunications industry.
  • Records relating to the FCC’s management of the online comment system used to solicit input from the public regarding net neutrality.

While Chairman Pai has promised an open and transparent rulemaking process, there have already been reports the he and other FCC officials have been meeting with telecom trade associations and large internet companies to discuss the Commission’s plans for the future of net neutrality.

Given that Mr. Pai has declined to publicly discuss the details of those meetings, American Oversight is seeking to gain insight into those meetings via the Freedom of Information Act. The public should have access to communications related to the shaping of such influential regulations; significant regulatory changes should not be shaped by secret influences.

Related Documents

January 8, 2018

Records From FCC Regarding Network Licenses

Federal Communications Commission
Agency Record
August 29, 2017

FCC Communications with Congress regarding Net Neutrality

Federal Communications Commission
Agency Record
August 29, 2017

FCC Calendars and Communications with ISPs Regarding Net Neutrality

Federal Communications Commission
Agency Record
August 18, 2017

FCC Communications with White House About Net Neutrality

Federal Communications Commission
Agency Reply
July 26, 2017

Complaint Against FCC Regarding Net Neutrality Communications

Federal Communications Commission
Litigation
July 7, 2017

FOIA Request to FCC Information about ECFS and Management of High Volume of Comments

Federal Communications Commission
FOIA Request
June 28, 2017

FCC Response Communications Between Ajit Pai and Trump Transition

Federal Communications Commission
Agency Record
May 11, 2017

FOIA Request to FCC Communications With White House About Net Neutrality

Federal Communications Commission
FOIA Request
May 11, 2017

FOIA Request to FCC Communications Between Chairman Pai and Trump Transition Team

Federal Communications Commission
FOIA Request
April 26, 2017

FOIA Request to FCC Communications Between FCC Media and Congress Net Neutrality

Federal Communications Commission
FOIA Request
April 26, 2017

FOIA Request to FCC Calendars and Communications with ISPs About Net Neutrality

Federal Communications Commission
FOIA Request