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2010-08-10 06:40:00

In a policy statement released on Monday, Internet search giant Google and US telecom titan Verizon proposed a legal outline to safeguard "Ëœnet neutrality' but said the rules shouldn't apply to wireless broadband Internet connections. "We both recognize that wireless broadband is different from the traditional wire line world, in part because the mobile marketplace is more competitive and changing rapidly," the companies said in the joint statement. "In recognition of the...

2010-08-09 15:47:00

SANTA MONICA, Calif., Aug. 9 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- Google and Verizon's new joint broadband proposal pays lip service to the idea of "net neutrality," but actually would completely undermine the open and free Internet we enjoy, Consumer Watchdog said today. There are two fundamental flaws, said John M. Simpson, consumer advocate with the nonpartisan, nonprofit public interest group: "First, it sets up a two-tiered structure. There would be a so-called 'Public Internet,' but then...

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2010-08-06 11:30:00

As Google and Verizon privately neared an agreement that would determine how Internet traffic moves across land lines and to wireless devices, the Federal Communications Commission (FCC) on Thursday announced that they were abandoning their efforts to broker a similar "net neutrality" deal. "We have called off this round of stakeholder discussions," Edward Lazarus, FCC Chairman Julius Genachowski's Chief of Staff, told reporters in a statement. "It has been productive on several fronts, but...

2010-08-05 14:19:00

SANTA MONICA, Calif., Aug. 5 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- Google is compromising a long standing principle it claimed to support in an effort to boost profits as it backs away from a key premise of an open Internet -- "net neutrality," Consumer Watchdog said today. Net neutrality -- the idea that all data is treated equally by Internet service providers -- is a key principle of the Internet. Google has long claimed to be an advocate of the principle. Today, both the Wall Street Journal...

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2010-08-05 11:50:00

According to various media reports, Google and Verizon are closing on in a deal which would determine how Internet traffic moves across land lines and to wireless devices. According to Josh Halliday of the UK newspaper The Guardian, "The two companies have been in talks over net neutrality--the unwritten edict of the internet which puts all content on a level playing field--for around 10 months, but a deal could be struck within days"¦ Such a deal would mean the information...

2010-07-27 11:04:00

After release of 40-page guide documenting interest group's plan to manipulate minority support for network neutrality, ADE wants answers ATLANTA, July 27 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- Today, the Alliance for Digital Equality (ADE) calls on Free Press to explain the true motives behind the 40-page guide reported by The Hill that advocates the manipulation of poor, rural, Southern African Americans and women in order to advance their political agenda. Although their own research shows the...

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,...


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