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2010-05-11 06:30:00

New TV ads and website aim to highlight adverse effects of government regulation of broadband WASHINGTON, May 11 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- Americans for Prosperity (AFP) announced today a $1.4 million advertising blitz to educate consumers on the harms of looming Internet regulations at the Federal Communications Commission. The effort, hosted on AFP's new website NoInternetTakeover.com, comes in the wake of FCC Chairman Julius Genachowski's proposal to circumvent the clear decision of...

2010-05-03 09:54:00

MOUNTAIN VIEW, Calif., May 3 /PRNewswire/ -- According to recent research from Frost & Sullivan on the effects of net neutrality on consumers and the economy, net neutrality has the potential to distort the parameters built into operator business cases in such a way as to increase the expected risk. (Logo: http://www.newscom.com/cgi-bin/prnh/20081117/FSLOGO) Because it distorts the operator investment decision, net neutrality has the potential to significantly discourage...

2010-04-27 18:14:00

Commission should review the possible impact of new laws and regulations on the millions of underserved and un-served Americans ATLANTA, April 27 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- In comments submitted to the Federal Communications Commission (FCC) regarding a Notice of Proposed Rule Making yesterday, the Alliance for Digital Equality (ADE) encouraged the FCC to consider the possible impact of new laws and regulations on the millions of underserved and un-served Americans that might...

2010-04-26 18:05:00

WASHINGTON, April 26 /PRNewswire/ -- Verizon told the Federal Communications Commission on Monday (April 26) that the public record of comments and testimony amassed by the agency during its Open Internet regulatory proceeding reveals an "emerging agreement on key goals for ensuring the continued success of the Internet." But no evidence emerged of a failure in the marketplace that would justify sweeping Internet regulations. The key goals include keeping the Internet "an open platform"...

2010-04-23 14:00:00

- New Report Outlines Regulations' Impact on U.S. Job Market - WASHINGTON, April 23 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- Today, economist Coleman Bazelon of The Brattle Group released a new report, "The Employment and Economic Impacts of Network Neutrality Regulation: An Empirical Analysis," that highlights the effects proposed net neutrality regulations would have on the broadband industry and the U.S. economy. The research was sponsored by Mobile Future, the non-profit, non-partisan coalition of...

2010-04-13 10:31:00

MCLEAN, Va., April 13 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- In light of the recent court ruling that would block proposed rules to preserve a free and open Internet, UNITY: Journalists of Color urges the Federal Communications Commission to promptly take the legal steps necessary to reclaim its authority to regulate broadband networks. UNITY: Journalists of Color, Inc. representing more than 8,000 journalists through its member alliances: National Association of Black Journalists, National...

2010-04-12 16:33:00

WASHINGTON, April 12 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- BNA and Pike & Fischer have announced the final agenda and faculty for Broadband Policy Summit VI: Implementing the National Plan, scheduled for Thursday and Friday, June 10-11, 2010 at The Fairfax at Embassy Row in Washington, D.C. (Logo: http://www.newscom.com/cgi-bin/prnh/20090105/56509LOGO) The Summit, Washington's preeminent annual communications policy event since 2005, will be a critical forum at which the nation's leading...

2010-04-07 15:03:00

WASHINGTON, April 7 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- Yesterday, the U.S. Court of Appeals for the District of Columbia Circuit ruled that the Federal Communications Commission (FCC) exceeded its authority through a controversial 2008 order sanctioning the network management practices of an Internet Service Provider (ISP). In Comcast v. FCC, the Court vacated the FCC's order that had purported to adopt an onerous "network neutrality" regulatory standard for ISPs. The Court also rejected several...

2010-04-06 15:01:00

OAKTON, Va., April 6 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- The Small Business & Entrepreneurship Council (SBE Council) praised a unanimous decision today by a three-judge panel in Washington, D.C., finding that the Federal Communication Commission (FCC) lacked the regulatory authority to impose net neutrality regulations. Karen Kerrigan, SBE Council President and CEO, said: "This is a critical decision for the small business community. It means that the FCC cannot impose costly regulations that...

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2010-04-06 12:55:00

A federal court on Tuesday ruled against the FCC, saying that the agency does not have the legal authority to enforce Net neutrality regulations on Internet providers. The U.S. Court of Appeals for the District of Columbia decision throws into doubt the "future of Internet regulations and U.S. broadband expansion plans," according to the Associated Press (AP). This setback for the FCC, which is attempting to draft official regulations, has serious implications for the agency's national...


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