Latest Network neutrality Stories

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...

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...

2010-08-22 15:35:00

A technical industry group hosted a closed-door meeting to discuss the future of the open Internet. Public advocacy groups said these types of dealings were detrimental. The meeting follows the publication of a controversial plan laid out by Google and Verizon that allows net providers to have certain types of Internet traffic to be given priority over others. Consumer bodies said those proposals are an "Internet killer."About 100 people marched to Google's headquarters in California last...

2010-08-17 09:50:00

A group of Democratic congressmen is calling on the Federal Communications Commission (FCC) to move forward with their own Net Neutrality rules rather than accept a proposal from Google and Verizon, various media outlets are reporting. Four members of the House Energy and Commerce Committee-- Ed Markey of Massachusetts, Anna Eshoo of California, Mike Doyle of Pennsylvania and Jay Inslee of Washington--sent a letter to FCC Chairman Julius Genachowski on Monday, asking him to "maintain a free...

2010-08-13 06:05:00

Google on Thursday denied selling out on the idea of insuring all data is treated equally when it comes to routing traffic on the Internet. A legal agenda for "net neutrality" proposed this week by Google and US telecom giant Verizon has led to "myths" about the Internet firm's devotion to the other cause, said Google media counsel Richard Whitt in a blog post. According to Whitt, Google has not "sold out" when it comes to net neutrality and the proposal would not exempt wireless Internet...

2010-08-12 15:58:00

WASHINGTON, Aug. 12 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- The Federal Communications Commission (FCC) closed the official public comment period today on what may be the most important decision in its history - imposing massive first-time federal regulations on the Internet. Having been told by the Courts that they are not legally authorized to regulate the Internet, the FCC is considering a legally risky path, advocated by radical left groups such as Free Press, to unilaterally force the Internet into...

2010-08-12 11:01:00

FLORHAM PARK, N.J., Aug. 12 /PRNewswire-FirstCall/ -- The Verizon/Google legislative proposal is a constructive addition to the debate over net neutrality. Global Crossing has long preferred market solutions to government regulation of the Internet and the Verizon/Google proposal strikes a reasonable balance. However, the ultimate success or failure of any net neutrality proposal, including the Verizon/Google proposal, hinges on the ability of service providers to establish the necessary...

2010-08-12 09:49:00

WASHINGTON, Aug. 12 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- The American Legislative Exchange Council (ALEC) voices its opposition to plans by the Federal Communications Commission (FCC) to change the status of broadband Internet Service from a lightly-regulated "information service" to a more heavily regulated "telecommunications service." (Logo: http://photos.prnewswire.com/prnh/20091014/ALECLOGO) (Logo: http://www.newscom.com/cgi-bin/prnh/20091014/ALECLOGO) At its meeting late last week, ALEC's...

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  • A Roman unit of weight, 1⁄1728 of a pound.
  • A weight of four grains used in weighing gold and precious stones; a carat.
  • In anatomy, a formation suggesting a husk or pod.
  • The lowest unit in the Roman coinage, the twenty-fourth part of a solidus.
  • A coin of base silver of the Gothic and Lombard kings of Italy.
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