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Net Neutrality Case Heats Up As FCC Seeks Internet Regulation
2013-09-10 07:54:46

redOrbit Staff & Wire Reports - Your Universe Online Net neutrality takes center stage again this week as the US Court of Appeals for the District of Columbia Circuit began hearing oral arguments on Monday challenging the Federal Communications Commission’s attempt to regulate the Internet. At issue in the case, which pits Verizon Communications against the FCC, is whether the commission has the right to step in and regulate Internet-related matters. A three-judge panel will...

2013-07-01 23:03:23

Nicknamed the “Grandfather of the Internet,” Farber Played a Key Role in Developing Many Forerunning Technologies to Today’s Internet and Cloud Computing Systems Hoboken, N.J. (PRWEB) July 01, 2013 Stevens Institute of Technology alumnus David Farber '56, M.S. '61 has been named one of 32 inductees to the Internet Hall of Fame, a prestigious annual awards program of the Internet Society which recognizes leaders and luminaries who have made significant contributions to the...

Tim Berners-Lee Warns Against An Internet Takeover
2013-06-12 08:43:13

redOrbit Staff & Wire Reports - Your Universe Online Worldwide Web inventor Tim Berners-Lee is sounding the alarm bell about how much companies know about what we do online, saying forces are “trying to take control of the Internet” in a way that is undermining the founding principles of the Web. The warning follows recent revelations about the National Security Agency´s PRISM program, under which the spy agency reportedly extracts vast amounts of personal...

2013-03-22 23:05:00

In light of the resignation of Julius Genachowski as Chairman of the Federal Communications Commission, Robert Atkinson, President of the Information Technology and Innovation Foundation, praised Genachowski for his leading role in spurring tremendous advances in broadband innovation and the Internet economy. Washington, D.C. (PRWEB) March 22, 2013 In light of the resignation of Julius Genachowski as Chairman of the Federal Communications Commission, Robert Atkinson, President of the...

US Ambassadors Refuse To Sign ITU Treaty In Dubai
2012-12-13 18:32:06

Michael Harper for redOrbit.com — Your Universe Online The US, UK and Canada have announced today that they will not be signing the ITU´s Internet Treaty in its current form. According to the BBC, the US said signing such a treaty would allow for government regulation of the Internet. "It's with a heavy heart and a sense of missed opportunities that the US must communicate that it's not able to sign the agreement in the current form," explained the US Ambassador to the...

UN Ambassadors Meet In Dubai To Discuss Internet Regulation
2012-12-11 16:07:12

Michael Harper for redOrbit.com — Your Universe Online At the beginning of the month, ambassadors from the United Nations headed to Dubai for the 2012 World Conference on International Telecommunications (WCIT). This conference has been taking place since December 3 and will continue on till December 14. Here, these ambassadors and representatives to the nations will be discussing the future of the Internet: Who pays for it, how it should be connected, and perhaps most...

Free And Open Internet Debate Begins Today
2012-12-03 10:39:39

Michael Harper for redOrbit.com — Your Universe Online An 11-day UN conference opens in Dubai today which will play host to some extensive debates from the world´s leaders as to how to govern the Internet. The goal is to update some rather outdated regulations to ensure each nation has similar access to the Internet. Some US tech companies – Google and Microsoft – as well as some US ambassadors are worried these regulations will signal the end of the “free and...


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