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2010-07-15 15:19:00

WASHINGTON, July 15 /PRNewswire/ -- The Federal Communications Commission's so-called "third-way" proposal to subject broadband Internet access services to old, monopoly-era telecommunications regulations is unnecessary, unworkable and could harm consumers, the economy and the future of the Internet ecosystem, Verizon told the FCC on Thursday (July 15). In comments filed with the commission, Verizon said the FCC's proposal is "based on an incorrect reading of the Comcast decision," faces...

2010-06-17 16:57:00

WASHINGTON, June 17 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- The American Legislative Exchange Council (ALEC), the nation's largest non-partisan individual member organization of state legislators, expresses serious concerns over new federal bureaucratic plans to regulate Internet space. Today, the Federal Communications Commission (FCC) voted 3-2 to issue a notice containing new plans for regulating broadband Internet access. The notice contains the FCC Chairman's "third way" proposal to end broadband...

2010-06-17 11:32:00

WASHINGTON, June 17 /PRNewswire/ -- The Federal Communications Commission approved a Notice of Inquiry by a 3-2 vote on Thursday (June 17) to begin public consideration of possible legal frameworks for commission action on broadband Internet services. The following is a statement by Tom Tauke, Verizon executive vice president for public affairs, policy and communications: "Reclassifying high-speed broadband Internet service as a telecom service is a terrible idea. The negative...

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2010-06-18 06:05:00

The Federal Communications Commission (FCC) took a significant step on Thursday toward regulating high-speed Internet, wading into a potentially contentious policy dispute that could be tied up in Congress and the courts for years. Over the objections of the agency's two Republican commissioners, the FCC voted 3-to-2 to begin taking public comments on three different plans for broadband Internet regulation.  One path includes a proposal by FCC Chairman Julius Genachowski, a Democrat,...

2010-05-26 15:45:00

NEW YORK, May 26 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- Today Latinos in Information Sciences and Technology Association (LISTA) President and CEO, Jose Marquez-Leon released the following statement in response to the May 24, 2010 letter to the Federal Communications Commission on the importance of broadband adoption and deployment over regulation: "LISTA is pleased to see 74 members of Congress join together and speak with one voice on the importance of broadband technology to transform the...

2010-05-26 09:59:00

NFWL applauds Congress and urges FCC to shift focus from net neutrality regulation to broadband adoption and deployment WASHINGTON, May 26 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- The National Foundation for Women Legislators' President Robin Read applauded 74 members of Congress who joined on a letter urging the FCC to focus on broadband adoption and deployment. "The National Foundation for Women Legislators is encouraged by the 74 members of Congress that united yesterday to make broadband adoption...

2010-05-25 15:12:00

NEW YORK, May 25 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- Bonnie Wong, President of Asian Women in Business, issued the following statement in response to the letter issued by members of Congress urging the Federal Communications Commission to reconsider classifying broadband service as telephone service. Asian Women in Business thanks the 106 members of Congress that have written to the Federal Communications Commission and urged them to carefully reconsider the announcement of net neutrality rules...

2010-05-19 09:54:00

Organization urges Congress to play a larger role in the net neutrality debate ATLANTA, May 19 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- Today, the Alliance for Digital Equality (ADE) expressed opposition to the Federal Communications Commission's (FCC) recently developed "third way" approach to regulating the Internet, and urged Congress to play a larger role in the network neutrality debate. "This policy shift appears to be a risky experiment and will likely lead to higher broadband prices," said...

2010-05-18 16:10:00

SANTA MONICA, Calif., May 18 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- The White House Deputy Chief Technology Officer, Google's former top global lobbyist, has been reprimanded for ethics violations that were revealed after a Freedom of Information Act Request from Consumer Watchdog. The group said Andrew McLaughlin should resign his position in the White House Office of Science and Technology Policy for using a private email account to conduct government business and discussing policy with former...

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...


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