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1 hr ago | Ars Technica

New e-mail shows "stingray" maker may have lied to FCC back in 2010

A newly published e-mail from 2010 shows that Harris Corporation, one of the best-known makers of cellular surveillance systems, told the Federal Communications Commission that its purpose "is only to provide state/local law enforcement officials with authority to utilize this equipment in emergency situations." That e-mail was among 27 pages of e-mails that were part of the company's application to get FCC authorization to sell the device in the United States.


Related Topix: Wireless, Telecom, Harris Corporation, Business News

1 hr ago | Ars Technica

Senators opposing net neutrality rake in more campaign cash

Most of the 800,000 initial public comments to the Federal Communications Commission backed the FCC adopting net neutrality rules . The commission is weighing whether to enact regulations that, among other things, could prevent broadband providers from charging for Internet fast lanes .


Related Topix: Business News, Telecom, Federal Communications Commission, US News, US Politics, US Senate, Republican, Mitch McConnell, Harry Reid, Democrat

1 hr ago | Switched

Riding the Back of the Digital Bus

Major telecommunications firms want to be able to send you to an Internet slow lane if you don't have enough money pay for topflight service -- or if they simply don't like the information you're sending out. That's bad for everyone who's not a wealthy corporation, and it's especially bad for low-income folks and communities of color, who could almost literally be made to ride at the back of the digital bus.


Related Topix: Cable & Satellite, Comcast, Business News, Emerging Technology, Search Engines

3 hrs ago | ABC 33/40

Spain family to sell WTVA-TV to Heartland Media

WTVA was founded 57 years ago by the late Frank Spain and has remained owned by his wife, Jane Spain. The sale doesn't include WLOV, a separately owned Fox affiliate.


Related Topix: Business News, Federal Communications Commission, Telecom

7 hrs ago | The Hill

Overnight Tech: FCC formally asked to block at&T-DirecTV merger

THE LEDE: Critics of AT&T's proposed $49 billion merger with DirecTV filed formal comments with the Federal Communications Commission to block the plan on Tuesday. Public Knowledge and the Institute for Local Self-Reliance told the agency in a petition that the merger would be bad for consumers, especially against the backdrop of other media deals such as Comcast's bid to buy Time Warner Cable.


Related Topix: Business News, Directv, Cable & Satellite, Comcast, US Politics, US News, Patrick Leahy, US Senate, Democrat, US House of Representatives, Doris Matsui, Senator Al Franken

11 hrs ago | NewsFactor

Net Neutrality a Hot Topic as FCC Meets

With the passage of Monday's deadline for public input on the issue of Net neutrality, the Federal Communications Commission had fielded more than 3 million comments and was still processing more. On Tuesday morning, the agency was also accepting questions via e-mail ahead of its first roundtable discussion on the issue.


Related Topix: Business News, Internet Service Providers

Tue Sep 16, 2014

The Daily Caller

Experts Weigh In On FCC Internet Regulations

The Federal Communications Commission hosted the first segment of its Open Internet Roundtable on Tuesday, focusing on potential policy approaches for "protecting and promoting internet openness." The event brought together academics, policy experts and representatives of technology companies to discuss whether further regulation of the internet is necessary, and if so, what form such regulation should take.


Related Topix: Business News, Internet Service Providers, US News, Conservative Political News

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.


Related Topix: Business News, Telecom, Federal Communications Commission, Reuters, Wireless, Emerging Technology, Verizon Communications, IT Services

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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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.


Related Topix: Internet Service Providers, Business News, US Politics, US News

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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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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


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.


Related Topix: Santa Clara County, CA, Los Gatos, CA, US News, Business News, Telecom, Federal Communications Commission, US Senate, Republican, Senator Mike Lee, US Politics

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.


Related Topix: Business News, Wireless, Emerging Technology, Telecom, Federal Communications Commission, AT&T, Verizon Communications, Verizon, IT Services


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.


Related Topix: Business News, Telecom, Federal Communications Commission, Internet Service Providers, Cable & Satellite, Comcast

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.


Related Topix: Business News, Telecom, Federal Communications Commission, US News, Liberal Political News