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FCC’s Net Neutrality Begin November 20th
2011-09-23 09:39:03

  The Federal Communication Commission´s controversial net neutrality rules - designed to prevent Internet providers from imposing higher fees on subscribers that stream video, downloading music or play online games - will be published in the Federal Register today and go into effect on November 20, according to a report by PCMag.com. The White House´s Office of Management and Budget signed off on the rules allowing them to be published in the Federal Register and...

2011-06-02 10:15:00

Organization with Socialist Ties Driving "Net Neutrality" Agenda inside the Obama FCC? WASHINGTON, June 2, 2011 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- Judicial Watch, the public interest group that investigates and prosecutes government corruption, announced today that it has uncovered documents from the Federal Communications Commission (FCC) that indicate officials at the FCC colluded with the leftist Free Press organization to publicly push a new plan to regulate the Internet under the FCC's...

2011-02-21 00:00:49

The U.S. House of Representatives on Thursday passed an amendment to the continuing resolution that would prevent the Federal Communications Commission from using any federal funds to enforce the net neutrality rules it approved in December. The following statements by technology policy experts at The Heartland Institute may be used for attribution. (Vocus/PRWEB) February 20, 2011 The U.S. House of Representatives on Thursday passed an amendment to the continuing resolution that would...

2010-12-20 06:14:23

A divisive proposal on Internet traffic rules that would allow providers to ration out access to their networks is scheduled to come before the FCC for a vote on Tuesday. The rules would prohibit high-speed Internet providers like Comcast and Verizon Communications from blocking lawful traffic, but are expected to acknowledge their need to manage network congestion and possibly charge consumers based on their Internet usage. Federal Communications Commission Chairman Julius Genachowski's...

2009-09-23 16:15:00

Joint Center Releases Policy Recommendations Aimed at Increasing Digital Adoption in Communities of Color WASHINGTON, Sept. 23 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- The National Broadband Plan now under development at the Federal Communications Commission represents an enormous opportunity to help improve conditions in long neglected communities, the Chairman of the FCC said in remarks at an event hosted yesterday by the Joint Center for Political and Economic Studies, a Washington research and...

2009-05-08 04:10:00

WASHINGTON, May 8 /PRNewswire/ -- Yesterday, the Federal Communications Commission's "Diversity Committee," chaired by Fairness Doctrine proponent Henry Rivera, made it clear that they were going force the President's supporters into positions of power within the broadcast industry. FCC Chairman Michael Copps forcefully denounced the current racial and gender make-up of the broadcast industry and called its lack of diversity "a shameful state of affairs." Copps then asked the Committee: "Is...

2009-04-02 15:21:00

WASHINGTON, April 2 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- Leaders from ten prominent civil rights, women and minority interest organizations have been making the rounds meeting with FCC Commissioners asking them to reverse 2006 rule changes that, since adopted, have virtually eliminated the ability of small and minority businesses to compete against large wireless companies for valuable spectrum at FCC auctions. The groups are concerned about two aspects of the FCC auction rules designed to give small...

2009-03-04 15:12:37

On Tuesday, Julius Genachowski was named President Barack Obama's nominee to chair the Federal Communications Commission. Genachowski is a friend of Obama's from Harvard Law School, was an advisor to Obama's campaign, and has been a senior executive at Barry Diller's Internet conglomerate, IAC/Interactive Corp. From 1994 to 1997, Genachowski worked at the FCC as chief counsel to the chairman and as special counsel.  He also clerked for Supreme Court Justices David Souter and William...

2009-01-09 14:47:00

WASHINGTON, Jan. 9 /PRNewswire/ -- FCC Commissioner Michael J. Copps today announced that he will visit Detroit, Michigan on January 12, 2009. This visit is part of an extensive nationwide initiative the Commission has launched to increase awareness about the upcoming transition to digital television. The Commissioner will be joined by Congressman John Conyers at the event. WHO: FCC Commissioner Michael J. Copps WHAT: Town Hall on the DTV Transition WHEN: Monday, January...

2008-11-27 08:35:00

A major test is approaching quickly for a renewed effort by U.S. regulators to auction part of the airwaves to a commercial entity that must share the spectrum with firefighters, police, and other emergency workers. The Federal Communications Commission's new proposal to attract bidders to empty airwaves when television broadcasters switch to digital signals will be forefront at an FCC meeting in mid-December. Growing doubts remain about whether decreasing the minimum bid requirement and...

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