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2 hrs ago | The Washington Post

This is why the government should never control the internet

Robert M. McDowell served as a commissioner of the Federal Communications Commission from 2006-2013 and is currently a visiting fellow at the Hudson Institute's Center for Economics of the Internet.

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

5 hrs ago | The Columbus Dispatch

Few details on FBI probe of Midwest charter schools

FBI agents served warrants at Midwest charter schools, including some in Columbus, more than a month ago.

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Related Topix: US News, US Federal Bureau of Investigation, Columbus, OH, Ohio, Business News

Sun Jul 13, 2014

Wall St. Cheat Sheet

Why Is Apple Making Its Own iBeacon Hardware?

Apple has developed its own iBeacon hardware product according to an application for certification made with the U.S. Federal Communications Commission .

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Related Topix: Apple, Startups, Business News, Bluetooth, Wireless, Emerging Technology, Marketing

TheCelebrityCafe

FCC approves new budget to help manage Wi-Fi in schools and libraries

The Federal Communications Commission approved a new plan in a 3-2 vote pushing for better Internet speeds and broadband opportunities for public schools and libraries across the country.

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Related Topix: Business News, Science / Technology, Wi-Fi

MediaPost

Franken Warns Regulators That AT&T/DirecTV Merger Could Affect Neutrality, Broadband Access

Regulators who are evaluating AT&T's bid to take over DirecTV should consider the telecom's recent history of "skirting the spirit" of neutrality principles, Sen. Al Franken says.

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Related Topix: Directv, Cable & Satellite, US Politics, Senator Al Franken, US Senate, Democrat, Business News

The Times

Rhonda Abrams: Time is running out to speak up about Internet 'toll lanes'

Let me offer the following small-business parable: Lou owns a small business, a pizzeria, in a city with only one highway.

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Related Topix: Small Business, Personal Finance, Life, Food, Pizza, Business News

Techmeme

Apple-designed iBeacon hardware hits FCC: for Apple Stores,...

Apple-designed iBeacon hardware hits FCC: for Apple Stores, developers, or consumers? - On July 4th of this year, the Federal Communications Commission made filings public from Apple regarding an Apple-branded piece of iBeacon equipment.

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Related Topix: Business News, Federal Communications Commission, Telecom

Journalgazette.net

Google silent as net neutrality hangs in balance

Since the Federal Communications Commission proposed in May to let cable and telephone companies offer special Internet fast lanes for companies willing to pay extra, lobbyists for Google haven't visited the agency to intervene, FCC records show.

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Related Topix: Google, Startups, WebMD, Emerging Technology, Search Engines, Business News, Telecom, Federal Communications Commission, Facebook

Sat Jul 12, 2014

The Fresno Bee

Edward T. Walker: Exposing 'grassroots for hire' hucksters

In just a few weeks, the Federal Communications Commission will conclude its public comment period over whether Internet service providers can give some packets of data priority - dismantling what's become known as net neutrality.

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

Customer Interaction Solutions

Mobile Wireless Services in Rural Areas Should be Included in Rural Broadband Experiments

WASHINGTON, July 11 -- The Competitive Carriers Association issued the following news release: Today, during its July Open Meeting, the Federal Communications Commission adopted a Report and Order establishing a budget and process for selecting winning applicants for the Connect America Fund Rural Broadband Experiments.

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Related Topix: Business News, Federal Communications Commission, Telecom

ITworld

FCC approves plan to spend $1B a year on school Wi-Fi

The U.S. Federal Communications Commission has voted to spend $2 billion over the next two years on improving Wi-Fi networks at schools and libraries, despite questions from Republican commissioners about the source of those funds.

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Related Topix: Business News, Science / Technology, Wi-Fi

Customer Interaction Solutions

FCC Announces Effective Date on Internet Protocol Captioned Telephone Service Misuse

Targeted News Service WASHINGTON, July 11 -- The Federal Communications Commission published the following rule in the Federal Register: Misuse of Internet Protocol Captioned Telephone Service; Telecommunications Relay Services and Speech-to-Speech Services for Individuals With Hearing and Speech Disabilities A Rule by the Federal Communications ... (more)

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Related Topix: Business News, Telecom, Federal Communications Commission

Techmeme

FCC Approves Controversial $2 Billion School Wi-Fi Plan

FCC Approves Controversial $2 Billion School Wi-Fi Plan - Schools will soon be able to apply for grants from a $2 billion fund to help pay for Wi-Fi networks in schools under a plan approved Friday by federal regulators.

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Related Topix: Science / Technology, Business News, Wi-Fi

Customer Interaction Solutions

State Schools Chief Tom Torlakson Applauds FCC Vote to Expand...

SACRAMENTO, Calif., July 11 -- The California Department of Education issued the following news release: State Superintendent of Public Instruction Tom Torlakson applauded a ruling by the Federal Communications Commission today that marks a major step toward preparing students for the global economy by expanding Internet access for schools and ... (more)

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Fri Jul 11, 2014

Roll Call

Praise and Criticism After FCC E-Rate Vote

Reactions to the Federal Communications Commission's Friday decision to approve a modified overhaul of a program that discounts telecommunications and Internet bills for schools and libraries ranged from praise to criticism of the process to calls for more money in the future.

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Related Topix: Business News, US News, Wireless, Emerging Technology, US Politics, Anna Eshoo, US House of Representatives, Doris Matsui, Democrat

New York Business.com

FCC approves $2B boost for Wi-Fi in schools

The Federal Communications Commission approved a plan to spend $2 billion to boost wireless Internet connectivity in U.S. schools and libraries during the next two years.

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Related Topix: Wireless, Emerging Technology, Business News, Libraries, Telecom, Federal Communications Commission, US News

Switched

Chuck Schumer Wants FCC To Reclassify Broadband Providers For Net Neutrality

Sen. Chuck Schumer wants true net neutrality -- and he's calling on federal regulators to take a big step to get there.

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Related Topix: Business News, US Politics, Senator Chuck Schumer, US News, US Senate, Telecom, Federal Communications Commission, Cable & Satellite, Comcast, Senator Elizabeth Warren

The Arizona Republic

FCC OKs $2B for broader school Wi-Fi access

FCC OKs $2B for broader school Wi-Fi access FCC OKs funds broader school Internet connection plan Check out this story on azcentral.com: http://azc.cc/1m1uGs5 The federal program that was created in the 1990s to connect schools to the Internet will now spend an additional $2 billion during the next two years to make those connections wireless.

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Related Topix: Business News, Wireless, Emerging Technology, Computers

Ars Technica

AT&T and Verizon accused of using data roaming fees to overcharge everyone

AT&T and Verizon Wireless are extracting "monopoly rents" from competitors who pay them for data roaming, forcing smaller carriers to charge higher prices to their own subscribers, four public interest groups wrote in a filing with the Federal Communications Commission yesterday.

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Related Topix: AT&T, Verizon, Business News

The Baltimore Sun

Broadband lessons from Europe [Commentary]

As the Federal Communications Commission considers whether to regulate the Internet as a public utility, it should look to the real-world experiences of other countries that have followed that course.

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Related Topix: Business News, Opinion

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