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FCC Chairman Discusses Spectrum Auction, Net Neutrality At Mobile Industry Trade Show

Chuck Bednar for redOrbit.com - Your Universe Online US Federal Communications Commission (FCC) Chairman Tom Wheeler is considering holding wireless service providers to the same Net Neutrality rules that apply to wired broadband companies, and...

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2014-09-16 08:40:25

WASHINGTON, Sept. 16, 2014 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- Over 800,000 Americans have officially told the Federal Communications Commission they do not want the Internet regulated by Washington bureaucrats. American Commitment, a national advocacy organization, led an effort to have Americans opposed to new Internet regulations voice their opposition by filing public comments with the FCC. American Commitment plans to collect one million signatures, which will be delivered to the FCC,...

2014-09-11 16:30:27

SAN FRANCISCO, Sept. 11, 2014 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- As the Federal Communications Commission (FCC) heads toward a critical decision on whether or how to regulate the Internet, a new survey shows that two thirds of Americans believe we need new laws to deal with fast-paced changes that occur in technology. http://photos.prnewswire.com/prnvar/20140911/145522 The survey, commissioned by CALinnovates, a technology organization that serves as a bridge between the thriving and fast paced...

2014-09-09 12:33:22

In the Face of a "Terminating Monopoly" the FCC Cannot Forbear From Tariffing Requirement WASHINGTON, Sept. 9, 2014 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- As the Federal Communications Commission works its way through formulating a new set of legally-sustainable "Open Internet" rules, the agency is coming under intense political pressure to reclassify broadband Internet access as a common carrier telecommunications service under Title II of the Communications Act. Doing so, it is argued, is the...

internet speeds wheeler
2014-09-06 04:18:07

John Hopton for redOrbit.com - Your Universe Online Federal Communications Commission (FCC) chairman Tom Wheeler said this week that Americans suffer a lack of realistic choices when it comes to high speed broadband providers, a problem which he intends to rectify. For desirable speeds of 25 Mbps, 55 percent of households have only one provider option, and for almost 20 percent there is no possibility at all of such a high speed connection. Some areas of the country may have the choice...

Net Neutrality debate
2014-09-04 07:06:38

John Hopton for redOrbit.com - Your Universe Online The debate on net neutrality, the extent to which the Internet should be regulated to ensure that all traffic is treated equally by ISPs, continues robustly even as the period in which the public can give their opinion to the Federal Communications Commission (FCC) comes to an end. As arguments on both sides grow louder, The Sunlight Foundation has been examining the 1 million plus comments that the FCC has received. On one side of the...

2014-08-26 08:28:31

WASHINGTON, Aug. 26, 2014 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- Consumer Watchdog has filed formal comments calling on the Federal Communications Commission to reject the proposed $45 billion merger of Comcast and Time Warner Cable because the deal "is not at all in the public interest." "The consolidation of the largest cable television providers would create a media juggernaut that would stifle completion and hurt consumers who would ultimately pay higher prices for even worse service," wrote...

2014-08-25 16:29:07

Deal Would Give Comcast Unprecedented Market Power & Lead To Higher Prices and Fewer Choices For Consumers WASHINGTON, Aug. 25, 2014 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- Sixty-five organizations representing consumers, content producers, and social justice and democracy-reform advocates called on the Federal Communications Commission (FCC) today to reject the proposed merger between Comcast and Time Warner Cable. The FCC is currently reviewing the deal to determine whether it serves the...

netflix to pay time warner
2014-08-21 04:45:34

John Hopton for redOrbit.com - Your Universe Online It is an issue that has gone beyond the behind-the-scenes wranglings of the companies that bring us our information and entertainment, and has aroused much public discussion as well as political debate. Should ISPs be paid by big online companies for greater access to networks and a faster delivery of content, particularly if the companies account for huge percentages of traffic? As of this week, it has been reported that Netflix is now...

Senate Judiciary Committee Holds Hearing On Protecting Mobile Privacy
2014-08-17 04:37:58

John Hopton for redOrbit.com - Your Universe Online Net neutrality laws and the protection of an open and equal Internet are subjects that arouse passions, and some heavyweights have entered the debate recently with President Obama and the New York Times joining large numbers of Internet users speaking out in support of equality on the Web. The job of overseeing regulation falls to the Federal Communications Commission (FCC), who Senate Judiciary Committee Chairman Patrick Leahy has...

2014-08-06 23:05:34

GoDigital's Jason Peterson Comments On Net Neutrality and Its Impact on US Growth Santa Monica, CA (PRWEB) August 06, 2014 GoDigital Chairman Jason Peterson, who oversees five media/tech companies, warns in a letter sent today to FCC Chairman Tom Wheeler of the negative consequences to both consumers and US business if issues on Net Neutrality are not quickly solved with a “balanced” approach. The letter in its entirety can be seen here. “Net Neutrality is not just the foremost...

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