Latest Network neutrality Stories

2010-12-01 06:00:00

US telecom regulators have made recommendations for freeing up more airwave space for wireless services to meet the ever-expanding use of handheld devices. The Federal Communications Commission (FCC) on Tuesday unanimously voted to seek out public comment on the agency's proposals that would include the use of at least some broadcast television airwaves for wireless device usage. "The explosive growth of mobile communications threatens to outpace the infrastructure on which it relies,"...

2010-11-30 13:03:00

HLF President Mario H. Lopez available for interviews as FCC weighs next move on broadband policy WASHINGTON, Nov. 30, 2010 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- The Hispanic Leadership Fund, a national non-partisan advocacy organization that promotes limited government and free enterprise, today reiterated its opposition to the FCC's planned vote next month on net neutrality that will impose harmful new regulations on broadband companies across the country. The organization cited negative impacts...

2010-11-25 05:50:00

Telecommunications regulators have put an upcoming December meeting on hold, a move that could give them additional time to consider whether they will take on contentious Web traffic rules. The Federal Communications Commission (FCC) was to meet Dec 15, but the agency said Tuesday it was postponing the meeting to Dec 21, giving the agency an extra week to prepare its agenda, which is usually released three weeks before the meeting date. Industry followers said they expected the meeting...

2010-11-22 11:00:00

WASHINGTON, Nov. 22, 2010 /PRNewswire/ -- With a highly innovative and competitive Internet eco-system now a critical resource for consumers and increasingly important to America's economic growth, Congress must act to address telecommunications policies that are broken. "The grinding you hear are the gears churning as policymakers try to fit fast-changing technologies and competitive markets into regulatory boxes built for analog technologies and monopoly markets," said Tom Tauke,...

2010-11-16 17:24:00

WASHINGTON, Nov. 16, 2010 /PRNewswire/ -- With the nation's economy facing unprecedented challenges, policymakers must enact polices that incent broadband providers, software developers and the technology and communications sectors as a whole to continue investing in the nation's vital communications networks. In calling for action, Tom Tauke, Verizon executive vice president of public affairs, policy and communications, said, "To ensure our long-term economic growth, America needs to...

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...

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...

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...

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