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2009-10-23 15:05:00

CHICAGO, Oct. 23 /PRNewswire/ -- SUPERCOMM 2009 concludes its three-day conference and exhibition in Chicago with opening keynote speeches by Hamid Akhavan, COO, Deutsche Telekom; Hardik Bhatt, Chief Information Officer, City of Chicago; and Richard Cotton, Executive Vice President and General Counsel, NBC Universal. The final day of the show continued its sessions and programs with speakers and panelists from companies including Cisco Systems, NTT America, Juniper Networks, GE Commercial...

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2009-10-23 06:35:00

Federal regulators opted this week to support an open Internet rule that will forbid telecom network operators from discriminating against web content on the grounds of how much income it generates. The unanimously approved rule will now be open for public comment until mid January, at which point the Federal Communications Commission (FCC) will review the comments before putting the regulation up for a final vote sometime in the spring. FCC Chairman Julius Genachowski told reporters on...

2009-10-22 12:49:00

WASHINGTON, Oct. 22 /PRNewswire/ -- The Federal Communications Commission today approved a Notice of Proposed Rulemaking on network neutrality. The following is a statement by Tom Tauke, Verizon executive vice president of public affairs, policy and communications: "The Notice of Proposed Rulemaking announced today appears to be a substantial improvement from what we understand was in earlier drafts. This is a better starting point for the discussion of the policies that will govern...

2009-10-21 08:28:00

CHICAGO, Oct. 21 /PRNewswire/ -- Touting the power of "high-I.Q. networks" and applications to create jobs, reduce greenhouse gases, and improve healthcare and education, Verizon Chairman and CEO Ivan Seidenberg told an industry conference Wednesday (Oct. 21) that "we have the opportunity to create massive change on a scale the world has never seen before." In a keynote address at SUPERCOMM 2009, Seidenberg said the key is to continue the private investment and technological progress...

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2009-10-19 06:30:00

Five years into an often-heated policy debate, proponents of so-called "net neutrality" may finally be close to getting their wish of having broadband service providers guarantee equal treatment of all types of Internet traffic. Such "Ëœnet neutrality' rules would ensure that Internet users could access any Web site and online services they choose, and that cable and phone companies, for instance, could not block subscribers from using lower-cost Internet calling services or...

2009-10-15 18:12:00

New regulations could increase broadband prices, lower adoption rates ATLANTA, Oct. 15 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- In a letter submitted to the Federal Communications Commission (FCC) Wednesday, the Alliance for Digital Equality (ADE) urged the Commission to consider the impact of new network neutrality regulations on minority and low-income communities. Citing member views on broadband as an empowering tool for communities of color that could be jeopardized by onerous net neutrality...

2009-10-13 13:04:00

WASHINGTON, Oct. 13 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- The American Consumer Institute today released a letter from Senior Fellow Dr. Larry F. Darby to Ms. Sharon Gillett, Chief of the Wireline Competition Bureau, that set forth issues germane to the Commission's impending Notice of Proposed Rulemaking in the Matter of Net Neutrality. The letter was submitted in the context of an announcement by FCC Chairman Genachowski on Sept. 21, 2009 of his intention to expand the Commission's Net...

2009-10-07 12:38:00

SAN DIEGO, Oct. 7 /PRNewswire-FirstCall/ -- In an address here at CTIA's semi-annual convention, AT&T Mobility and Consumer Markets President and CEO Ralph de la Vega called for a constructive, fact-based dialog with the FCC on the impact of new regulation on America's growing and world-leading wireless industry. de la Vega, who is incoming chairman of the CTIA board, urged a cautious approach to any new government regulation of a vibrant industry that is "one of America's great...

2009-10-07 07:10:00

LAFAYETTE, Colo., Oct. 7 /PRNewswire/ -- While the world awaits a formal set of rules from the FCC on Net Neutrality, APconnections, the maker of the NetEqualizer bandwidth controller, offers a solution that is already considered by many already completely Net Neutral. Eli Riles, VP of sales for APconnections, notes, "APconnections made a conscious decision to do away with Deep Packet inspection over two years ago. That decision is looking quite brilliant now, although at the time it was...

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2009-10-06 06:38:41

The Republican Party has ramped up its opposition to Federal Communications Commission proposals to implement tough net neutrality rules, which federal regulators are set to vote on this month. The new rules would ban broadband providers from blocking or deliberately prioritizing certain traffic in a way that favors their business interests. On Monday, twenty House Republicans sent a letter to Federal Communications Commission Chairman Julius Genachowski urging him to put off the October 22...