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2014-05-16 12:30:30

FCC Filings Submitted by Groups Representing 911, Law Enforcement, Fire Fighters, EMS, Public Safety, Deaf/Hard of Hearing, and Public Health WASHINGTON, May 16, 2014 /PRNewswire/ -- A unified front of the nation's leading public safety and public health organizations submitted comments this week in support of a proposed Federal Communications Commission (FCC) rule to help emergency responders more quickly and accurately find 911 callers using wireless phones from indoor locations....

Data Caps May Be Comcast's Response To Proposed Net Neutrality Rules
2014-05-16 10:00:44

Peter Suciu for redOrbit.com - Your Universe Online Those who use massive amounts of data will simply have to pay more. That is in essence what Comcast told its customers on Thursday. The nation's largest Internet service provider (ISP) and cable giant also responded to the Federal Communications Communication's (FCC) net neutrality proposal – and the two events could be closely tied together. Comcast is currently seeking the FCC's approval for its $45-billion buyout of Time Warner...

fcc votes on net neutrality
2014-05-16 09:00:14

Peter Suciu for redOrbit.com - Your Universe Online On Thursday the United States Federal Communications Commission (FCC) voted to release a highly contentious proposal to reinstate net neutrality rules. This begins a four-month process that the agency has said would lead to new open Internet protection. The 3-2 vote – which had FCC Chairman Tom Wheeler, who was appointed by President Barrack Obama last fall, casting the deciding vote – came on Thursday, and approved proposals that...

2014-05-15 16:33:38

WASHINGTON, May 15, 2014 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- In response to the Federal Communications Commission's Incentive Auction Report and Order, TechAmerica, the public sector and public policy division of CompTIA, issued the following statement. http://photos.prnewswire.com/prnvar/20140513/87367 "Today's FCC Incentive Auction Report and Order represents a significant victory for supporters of unlicensed spectrum and a welcome acknowledgement of the importance of low-band spectrum as...

2014-05-15 16:32:35

WASHINGTON, May 15, 2014 /PRNewswire/ -- The Federal Communications Commission today approved rules governing its spectrum screen and the upcoming incentive auction. As part of this two-sided auction, broadcasters will have an opportunity to relinquish spectrum, which will then be put out for bid. The following statement should be attributed to Craig Silliman, Verizon senior vice president, public policy: "We are pleased that today's order aligns the FCC's spectrum screen with...

2014-05-15 12:43:59

WASHINGTON, May 15, 2014 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- After the FCC's May Open Meeting, please attribute the following statement to CTIA-The Wireless Association® President and CEO Steve Largent: http://photos.prnewswire.com/prnvar/20100629/DC28223LOGO-a "CTIA commends FCC Chairman Tom Wheeler, the Commissioners and the Incentive Auction Taskforce for their leadership in shepherding this Order that represents a significant step toward implementing a 'win-win' for consumers and the...

2014-05-15 12:31:36

WASHINGTON, May 15, 2014 /PRNewswire/ -- The Federal Communications Commission today adopted a Notice of Proposed Rulemaking addressing the D.C. Circuit Court of Appeals' remand of the FCC's 2010 net neutrality order. The following statement should be attributed to Randal S. Milch, executive vice president, public policy, and general counsel of Verizon: "Verizon has long been committed to an open Internet for a simple reason: Our customers demand it. This was true before the FCC ever...

2014-05-15 08:42:25

Remarks Made as the FCC is Set to Make Critical Decisions about Broadband Services WASHINGTON, May 15, 2015 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- Two experts in North American telecommunications policy each issued clear warnings about government policy that diverts from the framework that has allowed the Internet to flourish and promote innovation. The speakers, former official for the Federal Communication Commission (FCC) official Angela Giancarlo, and Dr. Ramiro Tovar Landa, Director of...

2014-05-15 00:23:05

An Alliance of Television and New Media Content Creators Releases Statement Warning That Agency's Authority Should Be Established First LOS ANGELES, May 14, 2014 /PRNewswire/ -- The Caucus for Producers, Writers & Directors is an alliance of television and new media content creators that strives to elevate program quality in television and new media by promoting and protecting the artistic, intellectual and economic rights of producers, writers & directors. www.caucus.org....

2014-05-13 16:22:52

Twenty-Eight CEOs Argue Title II Classification Will Impede Investment and Job Creation WASHINGTON, May 13, 2014 /PRNewswire/ -- With the Federal Communications Commission (FCC) set to unveil a revised net neutrality proposal on Thursday, twenty-eight CEOs from America's top broadband Internet companies today sent a letter to the agency urging Commissioners to maintain the light touch regulatory approach that has helped create millions of jobs and vastly improved consumer choice....


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