Latest Network neutrality in the United States Stories

2014-07-15 08:36:27

WASHINGTON, July 15, 2014 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- Today, 14 groups representing free-market advocates opposed to Internet regulation, filed comments with the Federal Communications Commission (FCC), calling on the Commission to delay any effort to issue "Network Neutrality" regulations until Congress has provided the agency clear authority to do so. The groups argue that because the Internet services market is competitive, thriving, and serving consumers well, the FCC must not "step into...

2014-06-05 23:15:39

Analyst firm Disruptive Analysis has looked beyond Net Neutrality to new mobile data concepts such as sponsored data, paid-priority “fast lanes”, zero-rated apps and per-app pricing. Many are controversial and fuel the Neutrality debate – but technology problems and commercial weakness will limit their reach, despite possible law changes. London, UK (PRWEB) June 05, 2014 Disruptive Analysis forecasts revenues from “non-neutral” mobile broadband access reaching $25bn by 2019 –...

2014-05-17 23:01:19

The Federal Communications Commission this week voted 3-2 to establish new net neutrality rules that would prevent broadband networks from selectively blocking traffic, but allowing those companies to enter into deals with content providers for preferred access to their networks in “commercially reasonable” ways. Chicago, IL (PRWEB) May 17, 2014 The Federal Communications Commission this week voted 3-2 to establish new net neutrality rules that would prevent broadband networks from...

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...

FCC Chairman Floats Revised Net Neutrality Plan
2014-05-13 07:36:41

redOrbit Staff & Wire Reports – Your Universe Online Under strong public criticism, Federal Communications Commission Chairman Tom Wheeler is scrambling to salvage his controversial net neutrality plan unveiled last month, which would allow Internet service providers to charge content companies such as Netflix for faster access into US households. According to agency officials, Wheeler is circulating a revised plan that includes new language with assurances that broadband...

Net Neutrality Proposal Forthcoming From The FCC
2014-04-24 10:56:26

Peter Suciu for redOrbit.com - Your Universe Online The Federal Communications Commission (FCC) is set to put forth new rules on Thursday, and this proposal marks the third attempt by the government agency to enforce “net neutrality.” This is the concept that all Internet traffic should be treated equally. The Wall Street Journal reported late on Wednesday that the plan, developed by FCC Chairman Tom Wheeler, could prevent broadband Internet providers including Comcast Corp.,...

2014-02-13 16:30:17

WASHINGTON, Feb. 13, 2014 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- Comcast has proposed a deal to buy Time Warner Cable, a mega-merger that would combine the two largest cable providers in the United States. Consumers Union, the policy and advocacy division of Consumer Reports, announced its opposition to the merger, citing the impact that the combination could have on prices and service. Delara Derakhshani, policy counsel for Consumers Union, said, "Under this proposed deal, two huge companies...

Verizon Says Net Neutrality Rules Violate 1st And 5th Amendment Rights
2012-07-04 05:30:11

redOrbit Staff & Wire Reports - Your Universe Online Verizon is challenging the Federal Communications Commission's (FCC) Net neutrality rules, saying they violate its First Amendment right to free speech. The company filed its first brief on Monday in the U.S. Court of Appeals for the District of Columbia, calling the FCC's rules arbitrary, capricious and unconstitutional. The carrier argues that the Net neutrality regulations violate its Fifth Amendment property rights as well....

Broadband Data Caps Scrutinized By Internet Companies, Lawmakers
2012-06-28 11:40:01

Lawrence LeBlond for redOrbit.com - Your Universe Online Various Internet companies, such as Netflix and Hulu, are imploring US lawmakers to stop cable providers from imposing online-data consumption limits for broadband customers. When the broadband era began, the expectation was that users would be able to consume an infinite amount of data with no drawbacks. But now, they are being urged to contemplate the issue and think about exactly how much data they are in fact consuming. One...

FCC Chair Approves Tiered Pricing For Broadband
2012-05-23 08:27:40

Federal Communications Commission (FCC) chairman Julius Genachowski said Tuesday that he supports tiered broadband internet plans, a growing trend that he claims could be “healthy and beneficial” for broadband and high-tech industries. Streaming services such as Netflix do not agree, reports Washington Post´s Cecilia Kang. Cable service providers and wireless carriers are revising their billing practices to charge users based on how much data they use and moving away from...

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