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2009-09-22 16:14:00

WASHINGTON, Sept. 22 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- The American Legislative Exchange Council (ALEC), the nation's largest individual membership association of state legislators, is expressing serious doubts about troubling new plans by the Federal Communications Commission (FCC) to control Internet traffic by imposing so-called "network neutrality" regulations. The Internet should be kept free from regulations that stifle investment in Internet infrastructure and limit freedom of speech....

2009-09-22 09:10:00

PRINCETON, N.J., Sept. 22 /PRNewswire/ -- Next Inning Technology Research (http://www.nextinning.com), an online investment newsletter focused on semiconductor and technology stocks, announced it has updated outlooks for AT&T (NYSE: T), Comcast (Nasdaq: CMCSA, CMCSK), Verizon (NYSE: VZ), eBay (Nasdaq: EBAY) and Google (Nasdaq: GOOG). Service providers like AT&T, Comcast and Verizon are sitting staunchly on one side while Internet and VoIP companies like eBay, Google and Vonage dig...

2009-09-21 13:52:00

WASHINGTON, Sept. 21 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- Speaker Nancy Pelosi released the following statement today on FCC Chairman Julius Genachowski's announcement of proposed new rules on net neutrality: "I applaud Chairman Genachowski and the FCC for undertaking a rulemaking process to preserve openness and competition on the internet. By embracing principles of nondiscrimination and transparency, this proceeding will ensure that the internet continues to be an engine of innovation, job...

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2009-09-22 06:30:00

Wireless network operators should not be allowed to block certain types of Internet traffic flowing across their networks, said Federal Communications Commission (FCC) chairman Julius Genachowski on Monday. Instead, wireless carriers should be subject to the same "open Internet" rules the FCC applies to home broadband providers, said Genachowski during a webcast speech at the Brookings Institute in Washington. Although it's still unclear how such regulations would apply in practice,...

2009-06-08 13:54:00

Company's 10-Point Proposal Focuses on Access, Demand and Adoption WASHINGTON, June 8 /PRNewswire/ -- Verizon on Monday (June 8) submitted its suggestions for the national broadband plan called for by Congress and President Obama. The suggestions are contained in a detailed, 10-point proposal filed with the Federal Communications Commission. "Verizon looks forward to working with policymakers and other stakeholders in developing broadband policies that will ensure broadband availability to...

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2009-03-24 07:10:00

Telecom firms squared off against consumer groups on Monday in a debate over whether $7.2 billion in broadband spending should come with a mandate that the Internet remain open to all types of traffic. As the federal government prepares to establish rules for distributing funds from the recently passed economic stimulus package, public interest groups argue that providers positioning themselves to receive the money should adhere to network neutrality and not discriminate based on applications...

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2009-02-27 10:20:00

Web industry officials met on Thursday to discuss ways to manage network traffic and develop new ways to avoid congestion. Internet service providers met during an event held by the Free State Foundation, a Washington think tank that opposes heavy regulation. Industry heads have become increasingly concerned over Web traffic management since the Federal Communication Commission found Comcast Corp in violation of the agency's open-Internet principles for blocking file-sharing services that...

2009-02-24 10:09:00

WASHINGTON, Feb. 24 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- Precursor President Scott Cleland released a study today concluding that the ideological tension will only increase between opposing Internet visions: i.e. the call for a government-mandated digital commons vs. defending the existing Internet free market based on property rights. In a first-of-its-kind study, entitled "Neutralism: Identifying the Commons Ideology behind Net Neutrality," Cleland defines, explains and traces the origins of the...

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2009-02-06 14:45:00

Among the many components of the economic stimulus plan currently making its way through Congress is a provision for significant funding of a massive expansion of broadband Internet access to every part of the country that depends upon dial-up access or has only one high-speed option.  The premise is that building these new networks will create jobs, and that expanding broadband access would trigger new economic activity. However, critics disagree with the idea that broadband funding...

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2009-01-29 07:20:00

On Wednesday, Google Inc announced a plan to allow Internet users to determine whether providers are intentionally slowing their network. Google's plan is the latest move in a debate over network neutrality between companies like Google and Internet service providers. Companies fear that ISPs will discriminate against some corporations by slowing their networks.  Internet service providers argue that they need the ability to manage growing traffic on their networks. According to Vint...


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