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3 hrs ago | Sunherald.com

Sullivan campaign reserves post-primary air time

Records filed with the Federal Communications Commission show Sullivan's campaign reserved time in the fall on at least two TV stations.

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Related Topix: Business News, Federal Communications Commission, Telecom, US Governors, Matt Mead

7 hrs ago | SFGate

a Dona t kill the Internet,a protesters urge Obama in Los Altos

While President Obama was raising hundreds of thousands of dollars at two Bay Area fundraisers Wednesdays, protesters urged him to keep a promise he made to ensure that the Internet remains a level playing field.

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Related Topix: Santa Clara County, CA, Los Altos, CA, Business News

10 hrs ago | Government Executive

States Would Sue to Kill City Internet Service

A group representing state legislatures is threatening to sue to protect restrictions on city-run Internet networks, claiming the projects often waste taxpayer money.

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Related Topix: Business News

10 hrs ago | USA Today

FCC serves notice to Internet service providersa

The Federal Communications Commission has issued an advisory warning Internet providers that the actual broadband speeds that consumers get must match what was advertised.

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

11 hrs ago | Light Reading

House Votes to Kill CableCARD Mandate

It's been seven years since the FCC's "seven oh seven" mandate banned cable companies from including integrated security in consumer set-top boxes.

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Related Topix: Business News, Cable & Satellite, Comcast, Startups, TiVo, US News, US Senate, US Politics, Senator Jay Rockefeller, Republican, John Thune

14 hrs ago | CBS Local

'Net Neutrality' Protesters To Remind Obama Of Campaign Pledge

Protesters were expected to gather Wednesday to call upon President Barack Obama to make good on a campaign pledge to enact anti-discrimination rules for Internet broadband service providers.

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Related Topix: US Politics, US News, Barack Obama, Los Angeles, CA, Business News

18 hrs ago | The Washington Post

The Switchboard: Deaf advocacy groups dona t want net neutrality killed on their behalf

Federal Communications Commission Chairman Tom Wheeler speaks during an open meeting to receive public comment on proposed open Internet notice of proposed rulemaking and spectrum auctions May 15, 2014 at the FCC headquarters in Washington, DC.

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Related Topix: Business News, Telecom, Federal Communications Commission, Ars Technica, Internet, Science / Technology, Israel, World News, Middle East, Sports

19 hrs ago | Business Wire

Correcting the Record on FDA Decision on Baby Bottles and BPA

On Anniversary of Decision, North American Metal Packaging Alliance, Inc. Urges Media to Report the Facts, Not Its Interpretation of FDA Action -- In July 2012, the U.S. Food and Drug Administration updated its regulations related to the use of bisphenol A -based materials in the manufacturing of plastic baby bottles and sippy cups .

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Related Topix: Healthcare Law, Law, Food and Drug Administration, Business News

23 hrs ago | TV Technology

Burned-Out Tower Lights Draw $10,400 Citation

A Virginia-based business is being fined $10,400 for letting the lights go out on its antenna and not notifying federal flight authorities right away.

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Related Topix: Business News, Telecom, Federal Communications Commission, US News, Federal Aviation Administration, Transportation

Tue Jul 22, 2014

Bloomberg

Obama Campaign Donor Wins FCC Waiver From Auction Rules

A private-equity company owned by a campaign donor to President Barack Obama won a waiver from the U.S. Federal Communications Commission that may give it an advantage in planned airwaves auctions.

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Related Topix: Business News, US Politics, US News, Barack Obama, Telecom, Federal Communications Commission, Cable & Satellite, ATT, Verizon Communications, IT Services

Patch.com

President Obama Arriving in Bay Area Tonight for Fundraiser in Los Altos Hills Home

President Barack Obama is scheduled to fly into San Francisco International Airport tonight for a short fundraising visit in the South Bay.

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Related Topix: Santa Clara County, CA, Los Altos Hills, CA, US Politics, US News, Barack Obama, Business News

The Plain Dealer

Net neutrality should be goal of Federal Communications Commission: editorial

The Obama administration has done an aboutface on the issue of net neutrality that does not bode well for the average user of the Internet.

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Related Topix: Business News, Telecom, Federal Communications Commission, US Politics, US News, Barack Obama, Internet Service Providers, Verizon Communications, Verizon, IT Services, Opinion

Light Reading

The Municipal Menace?

My favorite recent headline about the ongoing legislative brouhaha over municipal networks is this one, from a publication called The Escapist: "Tenn.

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Related Topix: US News, Republican, US House of Representatives, Marsha Blackburn, US Politics, The Escapist, Backstab Games, Video Games, Internet Service Providers, Tennessee Government, Tennessee, Business News

TV Technology

CW Affiliates Cited for Crossing Cartoon Character-Ad Line

Two TV stations in the Midwest are the latest to get slapped over kids' programming goofs.

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Related Topix: Family, Kids, Business News

Washington Times

GATTUSO: Will net neutrality rules crash the Internet?

The comment period on the FCC 's latest plan to regulate Internet traffic through so-called "net neutrality" rules was slated to end last Tuesday.

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

Mon Jul 21, 2014

EContent Magazine

Are the Courts Messing Up the Internet?

According to the "Online Personal Experience" study by Janrain, more than half of people are just fine with providing personal information to a website and as long as they benefit and the information is used responsibly.

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Related Topix: Business News, US News

GPB.org

Net Neutrality, Shall I Compare Thee To A Highway? A Showerhead?

Members of global advocacy group Avaaz stand next to a digital counter showing the number of petition signatures calling for net neutrality outside the Federal Communication Commission in Washington in January.

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Related Topix: Business News

WIS-TV Columbia

Consumers, businesses could be taxed for internet usage

Being taxed to use the internet is something that could be hard to see happening, but it was an idea lawmakers played with back in the 90s.

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Related Topix: Business News, US Politics, Joe Wilson, US News, Representative Tom Rice, Republican, US House of Representatives

ZDNet

Netflix lists net neutrality demands to FCC amid mixed Q2 earnings

Netflix also has some ambitious goals for the third quarter, propelled by recent international launches in Europe and South America.

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Related Topix: Business News

Business Journal

Blackburn's top donors include private telecoms

Last week, U.S. Rep. Marsha Blackburn introduced legislation that would bar the Federal Communications Commission from using its powers to help community-owned Internet service providers compete against private companies.

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Related Topix: US Politics, US News, Republican, US House of Representatives, Marsha Blackburn, Business News, Internet Service Providers

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