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3 hrs ago | TV Technology

Burned-Out Tower Lights Draw $10,400 Citation

A Virginia-based business is being fined $10,400 for letting the lights go out on its antenna and not notifying federal flight authorities right away.

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Related Topix: Business News, Telecom, Federal Communications Commission, US News, Federal Aviation Administration, Transportation

Tue Jul 22, 2014

Bloomberg

Obama Campaign Donor Wins FCC Waiver From Auction Rules

A private-equity company owned by a campaign donor to President Barack Obama won a waiver from the U.S. Federal Communications Commission that may give it an advantage in planned airwaves auctions.

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Related Topix: Business News, US Politics, US News, Barack Obama, Telecom, Federal Communications Commission, Cable & Satellite, ATT, Verizon Communications, IT Services

Patch.com

President Obama Arriving in Bay Area Tonight for Fundraiser in Los Altos Hills Home

President Barack Obama is scheduled to fly into San Francisco International Airport tonight for a short fundraising visit in the South Bay.

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Related Topix: Santa Clara County, CA, Los Altos Hills, CA, US Politics, US News, Barack Obama, Business News

The Plain Dealer

Net neutrality should be goal of Federal Communications Commission: editorial

The Obama administration has done an aboutface on the issue of net neutrality that does not bode well for the average user of the Internet.

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Related Topix: Business News, Telecom, Federal Communications Commission, US Politics, US News, Barack Obama, Internet Service Providers, Verizon Communications, Verizon, IT Services, Opinion

Light Reading

The Municipal Menace?

My favorite recent headline about the ongoing legislative brouhaha over municipal networks is this one, from a publication called The Escapist: "Tenn.

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Related Topix: US News, Republican, US House of Representatives, Marsha Blackburn, US Politics, The Escapist, Backstab Games, Video Games, Internet Service Providers, Tennessee Government, Tennessee, Business News

TV Technology

CW Affiliates Cited for Crossing Cartoon Character-Ad Line

Two TV stations in the Midwest are the latest to get slapped over kids' programming goofs.

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Related Topix: Family, Kids, Business News

Washington Times

GATTUSO: Will net neutrality rules crash the Internet?

The comment period on the FCC 's latest plan to regulate Internet traffic through so-called "net neutrality" rules was slated to end last Tuesday.

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Related Topix: Business News, Cable & Satellite, Comcast, Internet Service Providers

Mon Jul 21, 2014

EContent Magazine

Are the Courts Messing Up the Internet?

According to the "Online Personal Experience" study by Janrain, more than half of people are just fine with providing personal information to a website and as long as they benefit and the information is used responsibly.

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Related Topix: Business News, US News

GPB.org

Net Neutrality, Shall I Compare Thee To A Highway? A Showerhead?

Members of global advocacy group Avaaz stand next to a digital counter showing the number of petition signatures calling for net neutrality outside the Federal Communication Commission in Washington in January.

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Related Topix: Business News

WIS-TV Columbia

Consumers, businesses could be taxed for internet usage

Being taxed to use the internet is something that could be hard to see happening, but it was an idea lawmakers played with back in the 90s.

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Related Topix: Business News, US Politics, Joe Wilson, US News, Representative Tom Rice, Republican, US House of Representatives

ZDNet

Netflix lists net neutrality demands to FCC amid mixed Q2 earnings

Netflix also has some ambitious goals for the third quarter, propelled by recent international launches in Europe and South America.

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Business Journal

Blackburn's top donors include private telecoms

Last week, U.S. Rep. Marsha Blackburn introduced legislation that would bar the Federal Communications Commission from using its powers to help community-owned Internet service providers compete against private companies.

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Related Topix: US Politics, US News, Republican, US House of Representatives, Marsha Blackburn, Business News, Internet Service Providers

The Washington Post

Net neutrality defenders actually fine if Internet users decide what goes fast

As the Federal Communications Commission wraps up its open comment period for its net neutrality proceedings, AT&T is in with its 99-page contribution .

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

The Daily Caller

Government Agency That Wants To Commandeer The Internet Just Had Their Website Crash - Twice

The Federal Communications Commission has already been twice unanimously rebuked by the D.C. Circuit Court in previous attempts to impose network neutrality.

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Related Topix: Business News, uber, US News, Conservative Political News

The Hill

This Week in Tech: Electronic labels, 'spoofing' and spectrum

A House subcommittee will tackle a trio of bills this week aimed at protecting consumers and helping out electronics companies.

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Related Topix: US Politics, US News, Joe Barton, Republican, US House of Representatives, Representative Leonard Lance, Texas, VoIP, Science / Technology, Business News, Bob Goodlatte

Sun Jul 20, 2014

The Hill

Internet rules stir passionate debate

The Federal Communications Commission is being bombarded with passionate calls for a wholesale change to the way the Internet is regulated.

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Related Topix: Business News, US News, US Politics, Senator Al Franken, US Senate, Democrat, US House of Representatives, Gene Green

Sat Jul 19, 2014

Public Power

July 21, 2014 - House bill would bar FCC pre-emption of state laws...

The House passed a fiscal year 2015 Financial Services Appropriations bill with an amendment that is intended to bar the Federal Communications Commission from pre-empting state laws that block state and local governments from providing broadband service.

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Related Topix: Business News, Telecom, Federal Communications Commission, US Politics, US News, Republican, US House of Representatives, Marsha Blackburn, Missouri

Daily Kos

MI-Sen: Gary Peters (D) Keeps Up The Fight To Preserve Net Neutrality

When some people hear the term "net neutrality," they zone out. It sounds very technical.

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Related Topix: US Politics, Representative Gary Peters, US News, US House of Representatives, Democrat, US Senate, Debbie Stabenow, Carl Levin, Blog News, Business News, Michigan

jdsupra.com

FCC Initiates Rural Broadband Experiments Program: $100 Million to be Disbursed to Winning Bidders

On July 14, 2014, the Federal Communications Commission released its latest Connect America Fund Order , which sets forth the parameters of its planned "rural broadband experiments" program.

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Related Topix: Business News, Internet Service Providers

Noozhawk

Andrew Seybold: Bill Would Allow Consumers to Unlock Cell Phones, But What's the Point?

On Tuesday, the U.S. Senate finally passed a bill that if signed into law would allow all of us to legally have our wireless devices unlocked so we can move them from one network to another without breaking the law.

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Related Topix: Cell Phones, Cellphones, Electronics, Business News, T-Mobile, Wireless, Emerging Technology, AT&T

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