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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...

2010-03-24 15:25:00

WASHINGTON, March 24 /PRNewswire/ -- Congress must update Internet law to match the forward-looking vision of the Federal Communications Commission's National Broadband Plan and to settle jurisdictional issues that hamper progress on policies important to consumers and the industry, a senior communications executive told a national policy forum Wednesday (March 24). "We now have a national broadband plan that lays out a vision for a vibrant broadband and Internet marketplace," said Tom...

2010-03-24 09:10:00

Lacking Firm Analytical Footing, FCC's Non-Discrimination Rule Likely to Have Significant Unintended Effects on Consumer Welfare WASHINGTON, March 24 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- The Federal Communications Commission's recently proposed "non-discrimination" principle is incompatible with established definitions of discrimination in the economics literature and communications jurisprudence according to a new law and economic analysis released by the Phoenix Center today. As a result, the...

2010-03-23 08:13:00

WASHINGTON, March 23 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- Qorvis Communications, one of the fastest-growing integrated communications firms in the U.S., today announced that partner Maura Colleton Corbett is a finalist in the Corporate Commercial Small Business category for the Eleventh Annual Women in Technology (WIT) Leadership Awards. Corbett was nominated for her accomplishments in the technology and communications industries. She has worked for years in support of an "open Internet," "net...

2010-03-04 10:01:00

FCC's Proposed Rules Would Promote Exclusionary Conduct and Harm Consumer Welfare WASHINGTON, March 4 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- Current proposals to promote an "Open Internet" before the Federal Communications Commission and Congress actually increase the incentive of Broadband Service Providers to engage in exclusionary conduct in the content sector according to a new economic analysis released by the Phoenix Center today. The economic analysis, Sabotaging Content Competition: Do...


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