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3 hrs ago | Wall Street Journal

Capital Journal: FCC to Propose New 'Net...

FCC RULES WOULD ALLOW PREFERRED WEB TRAFFIC: The Federal Communications Commission plans to propose new rules on Internet traffic today that would allow broadband providers to charge companies a premium for access to their fast lanes.

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7 hrs ago | CBS Atlanta

Latest FCC proposal could completely eradicate net neutrality

The Federal Communications Commission will be distributing a proposal tomorrow that allows broadband Internet providers the ability to provide preferential speed treatment to content providers that pay for that privilege.

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10 hrs ago | Gawker

Barack Obama, Human President, Plays Robot Soccer

The President of the United States of America, Barack Obama, earlier today engaged in a brief session of athletic play-activity with an ASIMO robot unit .

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Related Topix: Robots, US Politics, US News, Barack Obama, Science / Technology, Business News, Telecom, Federal Communications Commission

14 hrs ago | The Washington Post

FCCa s new net neutrality rules allow for Internet fast lanes

The FCC is planning new net neutrality rules. And they enshrine pay-for-play. "The Federal Communications Commission said it will propose new rules on Thursday that could give high-speed Internet providers more power on what content moves the fastest on the Web on which firms pay the most," reports the Post's own Cecilia Kang.

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17 hrs ago | Clarks Hometown News Patriot

Democrat Jim Devine's campaign is a case study in rapid response

Within minutes of a pre-recorded phone message being delivered to Rahway voters by interim mayoral appointee Samson Steinman, his primary election opponent Democrat James Devine fired off a contrasting robo-dialed call and filed a number of federal and state complaints for violations of rules imposed by the Federal Communications Commission , the ... (more)

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Wed Apr 23, 2014

Reuters

REFILE-Competition is "watchword" for U.S. wireless industry -FCC chief

Competition is the "watchword" when the U.S. telecom regulator reviews any industry proposals, the Federal Communications Commission's chairman said on Wednesday, addressing claims that Sprint Corp and T-Mobile US Inc would fail without a merger.

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SiliconValley.com

FCC said to consider scrapping concept of 'net neutrality'

A U.S. regulator is considering letting Internet-service providers negotiate payments from the likes of Amazon and Google for access to the so- called last mile of connection to customers, an official said.

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Sydney Morning Herald

Huge blow for for 'net neutrality' proponents in US communications regulator turnaround

The US communications regulator is proposing to allow US ISPs to ask companies such as Twitter, Netflix and others to pay them money to get their services in a fast lane so consumers don't get a degraded service.

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Related Topix: Internet Service Providers, Business News, Federal Communications Commission, Telecom

National Public Radio

FCC To Propose Pay-For-Priority Internet Standards

The Federal Communications Commission is set to propose new open Internet rules that would allow content companies to pay for faster delivery over the so-called "last mile" connection to people's homes.

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ComputerWorld

Ex-FCC commissioner to head CTIA in latest Washington shuffle

Completing the circle of Beltway life, the mobile industry group CTIA has named a former member of the U.S. Federal Communications Commission as its president and CEO.

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National Journal

FCC Meets To Discuss Net Neutrality Rules By: Chip Somodevilla Getty Images News

Meredith Attwell Baker, a former commissioner on the Federal Communications Commission, will be the new CEO of CTIA-The Wireless Association, the group announced Wednesday.

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Internet News

US to vote on sharp increase in broadband subsidies

The U.S. Federal Communications Commission will vote Wednesday on a proposal to pump US$1.8 billion into a fund that subsidizes broadband deployments in rural communities.

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Tue Apr 22, 2014

Click Orlando

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The Technology Liberation Front

Will the FCC Force Television Online Even If Aereo Loses in Court?

The Supreme Court hears oral arguments today in a case that will decide whether Aereo, an over-the-top video distributor, can retransmit broadcast television signals online without obtaining a copyright license.

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Mon Apr 21, 2014

JD Supra

Recommendations for NextGen Health IT Infrastructure

Health care information technology facilitates the delivery of personalized medicine by providing and supporting the infrastructure for patients, consumers and health care providers to communicate and distribute information.

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The Hill

FCC hit over 'rate floor' increase

The Federal Communications Commission is coming under pressure for its attempt to raise the minimum amount that companies can charge for basic phone service and still get a government subsidy.

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Phone Scoop

Verizon to Scoop Up Two Small Carriers

Verizon Wireless recently filed paperwork with the Federal Communications Commission seeking permission to buy the assets of Golden State Cellular in California and Mobi PCS in Hawaii.

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The Washington Post

The Switchboard: Meet Comcasta s regulatory fixer

David Cohen, executive vice president of Comcast Corp., left, speaks during a Senate Judiciary Committee hearing with Arthur Minson Jr., executive vice president and chief financial officer of Time Warner Cable Inc., in Washington, D.C., U.S., on Wednesday, April 9, 2014.

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Related Topix: Cable & Satellite, Comcast, Telecom, Business News, Federal Communications Commission, US News, Sports

Sat Apr 19, 2014

Seattle Times

Using a phone when you can't hear or speak? Here's who makes it possible

At Purple Communications, Annette Quiroga, left, call-center manager, demonstrates the video relay service as she signs to video interpreter Priya May. "You have a customer using sign language contacting you with the Purple VRS system," May, 31, spoke into a headset to the man who picked up at Seattle's MOD Pizza.

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Customer Interaction Solutions

Region's 911 centers need upgrades to keep up with wireless...

Via Acquire Media NewsEdge) April 20--The next generation of wireless devices will enable users to text or tweet 911, but emergency service centers won't be able to receive those messages without expensive upgrades, and the state has an outdated, "horse and buggy" system for paying 911 costs, officials said.

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