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53 min ago | Daily Kos
Today is September 15th, and the Federal Communications Commission is taking public comments on its fake net neutrality proposal until midnight tonight. It's impossible to emphasize how crucial it is to speak out on this, as the very existence of Daily Kos and other independent websites is at stake.
4 hrs ago | The Wichita Eagle
Months of debate and more than 1 million comments about rules for Web traffic may have moved regulators to consider tougher standards for wireless networks that connect smartphones and tablets. With the Federal Communications Commission ending its period to accept comments Monday, Chairman Tom Wheeler is weighing whether to bar wireless companies led by AT&T and Verizon Communications from treating differently some Web content - applying the same rules as wired services.
6 hrs ago | AlertNet
U.S. regulators on Monday will formally stop accepting public comments on proposed new Internet traffic, or "net neutrality," rules but will continue reaching out to Americans as they review the controversial regulations. Monday is the deadline for submitting comments to the Federal Communications Commission on so-called Open Internet rules that regulate how Internet service providers manage traffic on their networks.
The government is taking a wireless roll call. And the list of those present may tell a story of its own.
13 -- Rep. Scott Peters, D-Calif., has introduced legislation to "amend the Telecommunications Act of 1996 to restore the authority of the Federal Communications Commission to adopt certain rules relating to preserving the open Internet and to direct the Commission to take all actions necessary to restore to effect vacated portions of such rules." The bill was introduced on Sept.
The effective date of these actions is the release date of this Notice, except where an effective date is specified. For more information concerning this Notice, contact the Satellite Division at 202-418-0719; TTY 202-418-2555.
Missourian reporters Jiayue Huang and Trevor McDonald are now working on a story about Internet accessibility in other parts of Boone County. Can you help us tell this story? If you or a friend or family member live outside of Columbia and have trouble accessing the Internet - or actually don't have coverage - we would like to hear from you.
It'll be a busy week next week, with Monday being the deadline for filing Open Internet comments with the Federal Communications Commission, as well as a number of events here in Washington, among them the Federal Trade Commission's big data workshop and the FCC's Open Internet roundtables. On Monday, the Federal Trade Commission holds a day-long workshop on big data and its impact on consumers, including the poor and under-served.
Every major consumer group, a nationwide coalition of mayors, and thousands of startups and small businesses have joined millions of people in urging the FCC to save Net Neutrality. While many Americans slipped away to the beach, Internet users were busy defending the openness of a network that has become this era's engine for free expression, ingenuity and just about everything else.
A particularly timely finding, as the public comment period for Federal Communications Commission's proposed rule on net neutrality draws to a close Two-thirds of Americans don't like the idea of big web companies paying Internet service providers to deliver their content more quickly via so-called "fast lanes" on the Internet, according to a recent poll . CALinnovates, a San Francisco-based coalition that works on public policy in technology, asked people earlier this month about whether they thought rules should be in place "prioritizing Internet traffic such as one company willing to pay over another."
Federal Communications Commission Chairman Tom Wheeler said he finds the Washington NFL team's nickname to be "offensive and derogatory." The head of the Federal Communications Commission , which is charged with regulating the nation's airwaves, said in an interview he finds the nickname of Washington's NFL team "offensive and derogatory" and it should be changed.
Regulators weighing the merger asked Comcast about its February agreement with Netflix that requires it to pay for fast delivery over the cable provider's service. The questions show officials are preparing to help Web video companies that have asked the regulators to prohibit such payments, said Craig Moffett , an analyst with MoffettNathanson in New York .
Since the early days of the Internet, the Federal Communications Commission has taken a largely "hands off" regulatory approach - a light touch widely held to be a key contributor to the rapid innovation, diffusion and adoption of Internet services in the United States. Facilitating this deregulatory approach to a vibrant new sector of the communications industry was the agency's classification of broadband Internet access as an "information service" under Title I of the Communications Act.
Internet users of Netflix and several other major companies may have seen this symbol when trying to load websites on Wednesday Did you log off of Netflix Tuesday night to take a quick break from Orange is the New Black, get a power nap in, then wake up to catch a few more episodes before work, only to find that your internet connection seemed to be a little slow? Were Piper and Crazy Eyes lagging a bit on your TV screen? Were Frank Underwood's monologues stuttering? Probably not, but you may have seen an "infinitely-loading" symbol on your screen. Well, there's no reason to call and yell at your internet provider, Netflix did it on purpose.
Updated: Mon Sep 15, 2014 07:36 pm
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