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2010-11-12 00:00:40

Arizona telecom expert calls for open wireless access and a "Ëœnondiscriminatory Internet' Phoenix, Ariz. (PRWEB) November 11, 2010 The future of the Internet is mobile and should be open to both established firms and entrepreneurial start-ups. For economic competition, freedom of speech and press public policy considerations, the mobile Internet should not be impeded by either governmental regulations or oligopolistic telecommunications companies. However, access to the mobile...

2010-11-09 08:00:00

WASHINGTON, Nov. 9, 2010 /PRNewswire/ -- American consumers can save $7,707 a year by having access to and using high-speed broadband Internet, the Internet Innovation Alliance (IIA) announced today. The cost savings are detailed in a financial analysis titled, "The Real Cost of the Digital Divide," by Nicholas J. Delgado, certified financial planner and principal of Chicago-based wealth management firm Dignitas. "As the economy continues to struggle toward a recovery and unemployment...

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2010-11-08 09:55:00

The results of last week's election could well spell the end of Congress's chances of passing a 'net neutrality' bill that would have ensured equal treatment for all types of Internet traffic. On November 2, the Republican Party gained control of the House of Representatives from their Democratic rivals, and while leadership in the Senate did not change hands, the GOP did pick up several new seats there as well. That, according to Richard Bennett of the Information Technology and Innovation...

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2010-09-30 12:40:58

Democratic Members of the House Commerce Committee abandoned a last-ditch effort to broker a compromise between phone, cable and Internet companies on rules that would bar providers from blocking or degrading online traffic flowing over their networks. The Associated Press (AP) reports that Chairman Henry Waxman, D-California, ditched the effort late Wednesday after heavy opposition to his proposed "network neutrality" rules came from Republicans for some time. The rules were intended to...

2010-09-21 10:05:00

WESTFORD, Mass., Sept. 21 /PRNewswire/ -- Sonus Networks, Inc. (Nasdaq: SONS), a market leader in next-generation IP-based network solutions, will host a community of customers, prospective customers and partners at the company's Connexions 2010 event taking place October 12-14, 2010, at the Innisbrook Resort and Golf Club in Palm Harbor, Florida. Attendees will participate in a program featuring expert keynotes and analyst roundtables, in-depth case studies highlighting industry best...

2010-09-02 17:13:00

ATLANTA, Sept. 2 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- Julius H. Hollis, Chairman of the Alliance for Digital Equality (ADE), issued the following statement regarding the Federal Communications Commission's (FCC) announcement that the commission will seek further public comments on net neutrality policy: "I am pleased that the FCC is continuing to seek different perspectives on broadband policy from a wide array of groups and industry leaders. It is critical that we find the best way forward...

2010-09-02 13:14:00

SANTA MONICA, Calif., Sept. 2 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- Consumer Watchdog's InsideGoogle.com has taken its online privacy campaign to New York's Times Square, where it has purchased a 540 sq. ft. Jumbotron digital advertisement promoting an animated video satirizing Google CEO Eric Schmidt's attitude toward consumer privacy. "We're satirizing Schmidt in the most highly trafficked public square in the nation to make the public aware of how out of touch Schmidt and Google are when it...

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2010-09-02 13:37:47

On Wednesday, U.S. communications regulators delayed a decision on Internet traffic rules, buying more time for the politically sensitive issue ahead of the November elections. The Federal Communications Commission (FCC) has been trying to find harmony for months on a debate over whether high-speed Internet providers should be allowed to give preferential treatment to content providers who pay for faster transmission. Broadband and Internet companies have held a series of meetings this...

2010-09-01 16:49:00

WASHINGTON, Sept. 1 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- TechNet, the bipartisan political network of CEOs that promotes the growth of the innovation economy, today released the following statement from President and CEO Rey Ramsey regarding the Federal Communications Commission's (FCC) announcement of a 30 day comment period extension regarding the issue of open internet discussions: "In just a few short years, the Internet's growth has been truly astonishing. In the United States today there are...

2010-09-01 08:26:00

WASHINGTON, Sept. 1 /PRNewswire/ -- On Friday, August 27, 2010, the Federal Communications Commission (FCC) notified M2Z Networks, Inc. (M2Z) and its Silicon Valley investors including Kleiner Perkins, Charles River Ventures, and Redpoint Ventures, that it has terminated the AWS-3 spectrum (2155-2180 MHz) public interest rulemaking, thereby closing off the possibility of providing free nationwide broadband service in the United States for the foreseeable future. The FCC has been...


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