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2010-05-11 06:30:00

New TV ads and website aim to highlight adverse effects of government regulation of broadband WASHINGTON, May 11 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- Americans for Prosperity (AFP) announced today a $1.4 million advertising blitz to educate consumers on the harms of looming Internet regulations at the Federal Communications Commission. The effort, hosted on AFP's new website NoInternetTakeover.com, comes in the wake of FCC Chairman Julius Genachowski's proposal to circumvent the clear decision of...

2010-05-06 13:14:00

WASHINGTON, May 6 /PRNewswire/ -- The following is a statement by Tom Tauke, Verizon executive vice president of public affairs, policy and communications, on Federal Communications Commission Chairman Julius Genachowski's announcement on Thursday (May 6) of a new "Broadband Framework": "Today's FCC announcement raises obvious concerns about whether the chairman is suggesting a path that could ultimately harm consumers and inhibit the innovation and investment he wants to encourage. "In...

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2010-05-06 11:12:39

The head of the Federal Communications Commission (FCC) has pledged to use only narrow regulations for high-speed Internet access to ensure the agency has adequate authority to oversee broadband providers without adopting heavy-handed rules. Julius Genachowski, the FCC's chairman, said the commission would try to regulate broadband connections as a telecommunications service subject to "common carrier" obligations to treat all traffic equally.  However, they will refrain from imposing...

2010-04-15 15:07:00

WASHINGTON, April 15 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- The Aspen Institute Communications and Society Program announced today that Blair Levin, Executive Director of the Omnibus Broadband Initiative at the Federal Communications Commission, will become a Communications and Society Fellow at the Aspen Institute upon his departure from the Commission on May 7, 2010. Prior to his leading the creation of the National Broadband Plan, Levin co-headed the Technology, Innovation & Government Reform...

2010-03-24 11:18:00

WASHINGTON, March 24 /PRNewswire/ -- Julius Genachowski, Chairman of the Federal Communications Commission (FCC), will speak to delegates at the upcoming The Cable Show 2010, the National Cable & Telecommunications Association (NCTA) said today. Chairman Genachowski will appear at a General Session of The Cable Show at 9:00 a.m. (PDT) on Thursday, May 13, 2010, at the Nokia Theater in downtown Los Angeles. This will be Chairman Genachowski's first appearance at The Cable Show as FCC...

2010-03-15 12:02:00

Executives from Intel, Dell, eBay, Cisco, Facebook, Microsoft and Others Encouraged by Early Reports of National Broadband Plan WASHINGTON, March 15 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- Dozens of chief executives from America's leading innovation companies today urged quick action on the recommendations to come this week on the National Broadband Plan from the Federal Communications Commission. In a letter to FCC Chairman Julius Genachowski organized by TechNet, Technology CEO Council and the...

2010-03-04 14:42:00

NEW YORK, March 4 /PRNewswire/ -- "In his letter to FCC Chairman Julius Genachowski, Representative Joe Barton, Ranking Member of the House Energy and Commerce Committee, made clear the vital importance of market-based negotiations in preserving viewers' interests in a competitive and diverse media marketplace. Unfortunately, Cablevision's refusal to reach a fair and reasonable agreement and its recent efforts to undermine the negotiation process runs counter to that principle. We thank...

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2010-02-17 12:10:00

Under a new Federal Communications Commission plan unveiled on Tuesday, Internet providers will be required to offer minimum home connection speeds by 2020, Reuters reported. However, many telecommunications companies say the proposal is unrealistic. Commission Chairman Julius Genachowski said the FCC wants service providers to offer home Internet data transmission speeds of 100 megabits per second (Mbps) to 100 million homes within the next 10 years. Average U.S. Internet speeds are...

2010-01-11 17:11:00

WASHINGTON, Jan. 11 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- The issues of copyright, Net neutrality and the national broadband plan will collide at BroadbandBreakfast.com's National Town Hall Webcast on Tuesday, January 19, 2010. Federal Communications Commission Chairman Julius Genachowski has confirmed that he will offer video remarks to kick off the Town Hall Webcast, by http://BroadbandBreakfast.com. The event is on track to be the definitive Washington gathering: Where the telecom, media and...

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2010-01-07 14:35:00

The chairman of the Federal Communications Commission is asking lawmakers to extend the time limit on the submission of the national broadband plan by one month. Congress' current deadline is February 17. This provision from last year's economic stimulus bill is an attempt to bring "affordable high-speed Internet service" to all Americans. The extra month will be needed for the FCC to finish going over the huge quantities of public comments that it has received over the past year. The FCC...