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2 hrs ago | 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.


Related Topix: Business News, Cable & Satellite, Comcast

6 hrs ago | 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.


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

10 hrs ago | 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.


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

13 hrs ago | 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.


Related Topix: Business News, Cable & Satellite, Comcast, Sports

14 hrs ago | 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.


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.


Related Topix: Business News


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."


Related Topix: Business News, Federal Communications Commission, Telecom

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.


Related Topix: Business News, Science, Computer Science, Columbia University, Sports

The Washington Post

14 years ago, DOJ said letting one broadband company run half the country was a bad idea

Remember the year 2000? We'd just gotten through worrying about the Y2K bug. The dot-com bubble was in full swing.


Related Topix: Business News, Cable & Satellite, Comcast, US Politics, Senator Al Franken, US News, US Senate, Democrat, Internet Service Providers, Internet, Science / Technology, World News

Computer Weekly

Time Warner network fault cuts million off internet

The incident comes a day after the company was hit with a $1.1m penalty in connection with previous network outages.


Related Topix: Business News

Watertown Daily Times

Lewis County emergency communications project on schedule and under budget

The county has been working on the project for about three years. Mr. Duclos said construction is set to begin in September, if everything goes as planned.


Related Topix: Lewis County, NY, Turin, NY, Lowville, NY, Business News

Wed Aug 27, 2014


The Federal Government Should Keeps Its Hands and Taxes Off the Internet

Most people don't associate the concept of restraint with a federal government that's spending taxpayer dollars at a rate of $7 million a minute and passing so many new regulations that the Code of Federal Regulations is now over 175,000 pages, and growing.


Related Topix: Business News, Opinion

Wireless Developer Network

Survey Highlights Cell Phone Safety Gap: Two-Thirds Think 9-1-1 Can Find Them Indoors, but Carriers

A new survey of more than 1,000 consumers found a dramatic gap between the limited location requirements for cell phone carriers and broad public expectations that wireless callers can be found by emergency responders if they dial 9-1-1 in an emergency.


Related Topix: Business News

National Journal

Comcast's Generosity to Charities Wins Support for Merger

The United Way and the Boys & Girls Club are just some of the groups backing the deal with Time Warner Cable.


Related Topix: Cable & Satellite, Comcast, Life, Charity , Non-Profit, Business News, African-American

Business Journal

Mayor urges FCC to monitor proposed cable merger

Mayor Eric Garcetti sent a letter to the Federal Communications Commission about the merger between Time Warner Cable and Comcast.


Related Topix: Business News, Telecom, Federal Communications Commission, Cable & Satellite, Comcast, Media, Television, Universal Television Group

Inland Valley Daily Bulletin

Don Pardo got his start in radio; a demand to the FCC

Longtime NBC announcer Don Pardo, who passed away Aug. 18 at the age of 96, was perhaps best known for his television work on such shows as “Saturday Night Live” and the original version of “Jeopardy!” with Art Fleming as host.


Related Topix: Comedy, Entertainment, Television, Saturday Night Live, Business News, Theater, Arts, Providence, RI, The National

Cybercast News Service

Time Warner Cable says outages largely resolved

Time Warner Cable said Wednesday that service was largely restored after a problem during routine maintenance caused a nationwide outage of its Internet service for hours.


Related Topix: Cable & Satellite, Telecom, NaviSite, Time Warner Cable, Comcast, Business News, Andrew Cuomo, US Governors

American Library Association

Add your voice to FCC public comment on network neutrality

The Federal Communications Commission has heard from more than 1 million commenters on proposed rulemaking to Protect and Promote the Open Internet , including from the American Library Association , Association for College & Research Libraries , the Chief Officers of State Library Agencies and the Association of Research Libraries .


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Comcast: Merger Wona t Be Complete Until 2015

Comcast now believes it will complete its merger with Time Warner Cable in 2015 - a delay from its original estimates of closing the deal by year's end.


Related Topix: Cable & Satellite, Comcast, Business News