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1 hr ago | The Raw Story

FCC chief Wheeler presses activists, industry on net neutrality for mobile providers

Federal Communications Commission Chairman Tom Wheeler testifies before a House Energy and Commerce Communications and Technology Subcommittee hearing on oversight of the FCC on Capitol Hill in Washington on May 20, 2014. By Jonathan Ernst for Reuters.


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3 hrs ago | Roll Call

Should FCC Keep Treating Mobile Broadband Differently in Net Neutrality Rules?

The Federal Communications Commission's 2010 Open Internet rules didn't apply to mobile broadband to the same extent as fixed broadband. For instance, the unreasonable discrimination rule didn't apply to mobile.


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7 hrs ago | The Washington Post

Momentum is building for a net neutrality compromise

Internet service providers and net neutrality activists appear increasingly interested in a proposal that would give consumers more control over their Internet service, a hopeful sign for compromise in the debate about whether all Internet traffic should be treated equally. Speaking at an FCC roundtable Tuesday, Stanford University net neutrality scholar Barbara van Schewick said that, under certain conditions, letting Internet users individually control which Web sites were delivered at a faster or slower speed by their ISP would not violate the principle of net neutrality.


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10 hrs ago | Brotherhood of Locomotive Engineers a...

FCC fines CN $5.25 million for violating radio license regulations

CN has agreed to pay a civil penalty of $5.25 million to resolve a Federal Communications Commission Enforcement Bureau investigation into the railroad's acquisition and operation of hundreds of wireless radio facilities in the United States without prior commission approval, the FCC announced on Sept.


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12 hrs ago | CIO

Net Neutrality's Hollow Promise to Startups

Meet iHolo. This innovative startup sells a tiny cube that hooks into smartphones and projects a holographic image above the screen.


Related Topix: Business News, Internet Service Providers

14 hrs ago | Politico

Child care update slated for vote - What happens if the Senate turns? - Calling all E-Rate comments

TODAY ON THE HILL: The Child Care and Development Block Grant is slated for a House suspension vote. On Friday the House Education and the Workforce Committee unveiled its rewrite of the bill, which would update a child care law that hasn't been reauthorized since 1996.


Related Topix: Tom Harkin, US Politics, US News, US Senate, Democrat, Education, School Vouchers, Business News

Mon Sep 15, 2014

Albany Times Union

Editorial: Say no to Comcast

Protesters demonstrate across the street from the Comcast Center Monday, Sept. 15, 2014, in Philadelphia.


Related Topix: Cable & Satellite, Comcast, Telecom, Time Warner Cable, Business News, Federal Communications Commission, NaviSite, Time Warner, Media, Computers, Opinion

National Journal

A sign is posted in front of the Netflix headquarters on January 22, 2014 in Los Gatos, California.

Netflix is relishing its role as the corporate leader in the fight for net neutrality, and why wouldn't it? By fighting for an open Internet, the video-streaming site is not only advocating a position that would protect its profits, it's also earning goodwill from Web activists and liberals. But by taking a high-profile role, Netflix risks learning a painful political lesson: In Washington, friends are fickle, and enemies have long memories.


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WNYC-AM New York

Tim Wu to Albany: Block Big Media Merger

Not even a week after Zephyr Teachout and Tim Wu's narrower-than-expected defeat, they're back on the streets, urging Albany to block Comcast's $45 billion merger with Time Warner Cable. Wu said the merger will mean higher cable prices for New Yorkers and, as a result, limited access to information.


Related Topix: Cable & Satellite, Comcast, Telecom, NaviSite, Time Warner Cable, Business News, Time Warner, Media, Computers

The Wichita Eagle

FCC moves closer to adopting rules on Internet access

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.


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Time's Running Out On The Net Neutrality Comment Period

Today is the last day to tell regulators how you feel about net neutrality, or the idea that all Internet traffic should be treated equally. The Federal Communications Commission has received 3 million comments since the agency began debating the issue in April, an FCC spokeswoman said Monday.


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Deluged with comments, U.S. FCC to continue 'net neutrality' outreach

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.


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Daily Kos

DEADLINE: Today is the last day to comment to the FCC on net neutrality

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.


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The Fairfield Ledger

Des Moines - Attorney General Tom Miller is urging the Federal...

Attorney General Tom Miller is urging the Federal Communications Commission to allow phone companies to use call-blocking technologies to better protect consumers from unwanted calls and scams. Call-blocking technologies, such as NoMoRobo, Call Control, and Telemarketing Guard, enable phone carriers to identify and block unwelcome sales calls at their customers' request.


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Google wants to fly drones above New Mexico

On Friday, the company asked the Federal Communications Commission for permission to use two blocks of frequencies for the tests, which are scheduled to last about six months and begin in October. They will be conducted above an area of more than 1,400 square kilometers in the center of New Mexico to the east of Albuquerque.


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The Washington Post

AT&Ta s fascinating third-way proposal on net neutrality

That's what AT&T is proposing to the Federal Communications Commission in an attempt to bridge the gap between regulation-wary industry groups and net neutrality advocates who want strong government protections for the open Internet. Net neutrality - the idea that Internet service providers shouldn't speed up, slow down or manipulate consumers' Web traffic - has been the subject of intense lobbying from both sides in recent weeks as we've raced toward a final deadline for public comments at the FCC.


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IIA Urges FCC to Rely on Section 706 Authority, Reject Calls for...

In its Reply Comments in the Open Internet Proceeding, IIA warned that reclassification would reverse decades of Commission precedent and threaten the Internet ecosystem's continued success and future innovation, likely deterring investment with years of further litigation. "Section 706 has worked well to protect the open Internet that everyone wants to preserve, while minimizing harm to investment and innovation," commented Bruce Mehlman, founding co-chairman of the IIA.


Related Topix: Business News, VoIP, Science / Technology, Science, Computer Science, Internet

TeleGeography CommsUpdate

US round-up: Sprint to avoid AWS-3 auction; FreedomPop in new M&A...

Sprint Corp has declared that it will not participate in the Federal Communications Commission's upcoming auction of -3 spectrum, Bloomberg reports. The news agency quotes spokesman Jeffrey Silva as saying: 'Sprint has decided not to participate in the FCC's -3 auction but will continue to evaluate the opportunities presented by the upcoming 600 MHz incentive auction.'


Related Topix: Sprint Nextel, Telecom, IT Services, Business News

Sun Sep 14, 2014

Murfreesboro Post

Legal and Public Notices 9/15/14 - Bid Invitations, Notice of Meeting, Public Notice, Sheriff's Sale

The Murfreesboro Water and Sewer Department is accepting sealed bids for contracts for the purchase of two LP powered single-phase emergency generators for two water storage tanks. Bids must be received in hand by 2:00 p.m., September 29, 2014 and may be express mailed or hand delivered to the Water and Sewer Department's Administrative Office at 300 N.W. Broad Street, Murfreesboro, Tennessee 37130.


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The Motley Fool

Cheaper Internet Service Could Be On its Way: Should AT&T and Comcast Be Scared?

Inspired by a request from the city of Wilson, N.C., and utility EPB of Chattanooga, Tenn., the FCC has pledged to make it easier for municipalities to offer their own broadband services. This probably sounds great to the 87% of Americans who use the Internet, but what does increased competition mean for companies such as AT&T recently asked the FCC to remove all state laws that prevent city-owned companies from offering broadband services.


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