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7 hrs ago | Seattle Times

Net neutrality, FCC: The Internet is already open

It's great that so many are interested in preserving and nurturing the Internet; unfortunately, much of the discussion is misguided.

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18 hrs ago | Dallas Morning News

Dallas lagging in efforts to allow text messages for 911 emergencies

Cellphone users called 911 nearly 400,000 times a day last year. They also sent nearly 2 trillion text messages - but hardly any of those were to summon police, ambulances or firefighters.

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Related Topix: Dallas, TX, Business News, Texas, AT&T

Sun Aug 31, 2014

NWAonline

A hospital room is better with a view

Hospitals are, by their nature, scary and depressing places. But they don't have to be ugly as well, and there's ample evidence that aesthetics matter to patient health.

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Courier News

Relevant Radio comes to Jersey, NYC

Relevant Radio comes to Jersey, NYC Roman Catholics have new source of radio-based news in New Jersey and beyond Check out this story on mycentraljersey.com: http://mycj.co/1pxNIxS Relevant Radio celebrated its first broadcast on Thursday, Aug. 28, on WNSW 1430 AM out of Newark.

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Related Topix: Business News, Telecom, Federal Communications Commission, Roman Catholic Church, Religion, Metuchen, NJ

Techmeme

FCC's new CTO Scott Jordan, who will have an impact on policy,...

FCC's new CTO Scott Jordan, who will have an impact on policy, is a net neutrality expert - The FCC's next CTO is a net neutrality expert - The Federal Communications Commission has announced that it has named a new chief technology officer: Scott Jordan, a professor of computer science at the University of California at Irvine.

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The Motley Fool

Thanks to Netflix, Comcast's Acquisition of Time Warner Cable May Be in Jeopardy

The problem for Comcast is heavy scrutiny from regulators, and thanks to Netflix ( Comcast must walk a thin line If Comcast's $45.2 billion bid for Time Warner Cable is approved, the combined company would have 30 million subscribers with a mounting presence throughout the U.S. In many areas of the country, Time Warner Cable and Comcast are the ... (more)

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Related Topix: Netflix, Startups, Cable & Satellite, Comcast, Business News

CNET News.com

Race to gigabit Internet service takes off

With the "irrational exuberance" of the early Internet economy, speculators spent billions laying thousands of miles of fiber optic cable for backhaul, expecting Internet use would continue growing at the unprecedented rates of the late 1990s.

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Sat Aug 30, 2014

Detroit Free Press

Feedback: Hey, Michigan Republicans! Stop taking away my right to vote

Reading the recent article about the Republican-led Michigan Legislature passing the wolf hunt is another example of the heavy-handed way our elected officials in Lansing have again taken away our right to voice our opinions.

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Related Topix: US Politics, US News, US Senate, Debbie Stabenow, Carl Levin, Democrat, Michigan, Michigan Government, Business News, Opinion

CNet News

T-Mobile Fined $819K by FCC for Cell Phone Issues With Hearing Aids

The fine was imposed because T-Mobile harmed consumers by not offering enough cell phone models that are compatible with hearing aids from 2009 to 2010, according to the FCC.

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Related Topix: T-Mobile, Audiology, Medicine, Business News, Cell Phones, Cellphones, Electronics, AT&T

Courthouse News Service

FCC Petitioned to Extend Political Ad Rule to Cable

Government transparency groups have requested that the Federal Communications Commission require cable and satellite companies to post political files on the FCC's website.

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Related Topix: Business News, The National, Entertainment, Television

Fri Aug 29, 2014

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USTelecom Opposes FCC Petitions for Municipal Broadband

A city in North Carolina and power board in Tennessee have asked the Federal Communications Commission to preempt state laws that restrict public entities from offering broadband service in certain areas.

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Related Topix: Business News, Wilson, NC

The Hill

Governors warn FCC: Back off state laws

A coalition of governors is warning the Federal Communications Commission not to interfere with state laws preventing cities from building out their own Internet services.

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Related Topix: Business News, Cable & Satellite, Comcast

Daily Kos

The case for net neutrality reclassification gets stronger

The drumbeat for the Federal Communications Commission to solve the threat to net neutrality by reclassifying broadband as a public utility has been gaining steam.

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Related Topix: Business News, US Politics, US News, US Senate, Carl Levin, Democrat, Cable & Satellite, Comcast

Click Orlando

Slow Comcast speeds were costing Netflix customers

That's according to a petition Netflix filed to the Federal Communications Commission this week in opposition to Comcast's proposed mega-merger with Time Warner Cable.

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Related Topix: Netflix, Startups, Cable & Satellite, Comcast, Business News

The Washington Post

A former FCC chair is now advising Obama on intelligence

Just months after he left the Obama administration, former Federal Communications Commission chair Julius Genachowski is heading back into it.

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Total Telecom

Deutsche Telekom leaves suitors guessing over T-Mobile US price

Reports provide contradictory comments about the size of offer that German incumbent would be willing to accept for U.S. unit.

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Related Topix: Deutsche Telekom AG, Telecom, Business News

Thu Aug 28, 2014

The Hill

Why the US net neutrality debate matters globally

At the annual Internet Governance Forum meeting in Istanbul next week, a multi-stakeholder group of representatives from around the world will gather to discuss the most pressing Internet policy issues of the day.

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JD Supra

Feds Announce Application Process for Rural Broadband Experiments

On August 19th, the Federal Communications Commission released a public notice detailing the application process for entities interested in participating in the rural broadband experiments.

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TechCrunch

How Municipal Broadband Dies

Municipal broadband has become a surprisingly debated topic on the national level, after Federal Communications Commission Chairman Tom Wheeler indicated that he believes that the FCC has the legal "power" to "preempt state laws that ban competition from community broadband."

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The Washington Post

The FCCa s next CTO is a net neutrality expert

From left, FCC Commissioners Ajit Paj, Mignon Clyburn, Chairman Tom Wheeler, Jessica Rosenworcel and Michael O'Rielly.

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