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3 min ago | The Daily Caller
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.
3 hrs ago | The Raw Story
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.
5 hrs ago | Roll Call
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.
9 hrs ago | The Washington Post
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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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.
14 hrs ago | CIO
Meet iHolo. This innovative startup sells a tiny cube that hooks into smartphones and projects a holographic image above the screen.
Protesters demonstrate across the street from the Comcast Center Monday, Sept. 15, 2014, in Philadelphia.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
Updated: Tue Sep 16, 2014 08:31 pm
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