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FCC Sued Over New Net Neutrality Rules
2011-09-29 10:27:24

A suit was filed in Boston federal court yesterday challenging newly enacted net neutrality rules by the Federal Communications Commission (FCC) which were published in the Federal Register last week, opening the door to lawsuits, Reuters is reporting. Net neutrality, agreed to in December of last year, is the concept that everyone should have equal access to the web. Amazon, for example, should not be able to pay to have its web site load faster than a mom-and-pop e-commerce site. The...

FCC’s Net Neutrality Begin November 20th
2011-09-23 09:39:03

  The Federal Communication Commission´s controversial net neutrality rules - designed to prevent Internet providers from imposing higher fees on subscribers that stream video, downloading music or play online games - will be published in the Federal Register today and go into effect on November 20, according to a report by PCMag.com. The White House´s Office of Management and Budget signed off on the rules allowing them to be published in the Federal Register and...

2011-07-26 07:05:00

ATLANTA, July 26, 2011 /PRNewswire/ -- ConsumersHeldHostage.org (http://www.ConsumersHeldHostage.org) claims to have uncovered sneaky policy changes by major Internet Service Providers (ISPs) who are placing new limits on paid Internet usage. This organization views these policy changes as classic anti-consumer behavior due to the fact that these limits do NOT apply to the ISPs' proprietary services. These policy changes reduce the amount of activity the ISPs' customers are allowed on...

2011-06-02 10:15:00

Organization with Socialist Ties Driving "Net Neutrality" Agenda inside the Obama FCC? WASHINGTON, June 2, 2011 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- Judicial Watch, the public interest group that investigates and prosecutes government corruption, announced today that it has uncovered documents from the Federal Communications Commission (FCC) that indicate officials at the FCC colluded with the leftist Free Press organization to publicly push a new plan to regulate the Internet under the FCC's...

2011-05-05 12:28:00

OTTAWA, Ontario, May 5, 2011 /PRNewswire/ -- BTI Systems today announced a software upgrade to WideCast, the content-aware networking platform designed to intelligently manage the massive growth of over-the-top (OTT) content in service provider networks. In response to the explosion of OTT content and delivery services like Netflix, BTI Systems has upgraded its adaptive bit rate protocol support in WideCast. This upgrade ensures seamless delivery of Netflix digital movies, enabling...

2011-04-11 04:00:00

SUNNYVALE, Calif., April 11, 2011 /PRNewswire/ -- Mu Dynamics, Inc. (www.mudynamics.com), the leader in validating and testing application-aware networks, today announced the only testing solution on the market capable of immediately and accurately recreating applications to determine how they affect networks. This real-time solution boasts thousands of downloadable, ready-to-run, application-specific tests on Mu TestCloud, a rapidly growing online collaborative community for the sharing...

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2011-04-10 07:15:06

The House of Representatives voted to reject Internet "neutrality" rules on Friday. The rules were adopted last year to help keep Internet service providers from blocking certain traffic. House Republicans pushed through a measure disapproving the Federal Communications Commission's (FCC) rules.  Tech and telecom giants like Verizon and Communications Inc. and Microsoft Corp could be affected. A similar decision has been offered in theSenate, but the White House said on Monday that...

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2011-04-05 07:51:09

A US appeals court on Monday dismissed MetroPCS and Verizon Communications Inc's challenge of the Federal Communications Commission's (FCC) December ruling of net neutrality, saying the complaints were filed prematurely. The two companies accused the FCC of exceeding its authority in making new rules with the goal to regulate Internet traffic. The FCC order was criticized by opponents as government intrusion into regulating the Internet. The order would prevent network operators from...

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2011-03-13 07:00:00

Google's dominance in Internet search is among top issues the Senate's leading legislator on antitrust issues plans to probe in the coming months. Senator Herb Kohl, D-Wisconsin, who heads the Senate Judiciary Subcommittee on Antitrust, Competition Policy and Consumer Rights, listed priority issues -- which also include media consolidation and net neutrality -- in an announcement Thursday highlighting his top concerns for the 112th Congress. Kohl called out Google specifically as a...


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  • A spider.
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'Attercop' comes from the Old English 'atorcoppe,' where 'atter' means 'poison, venom' and‎ 'cop' means 'spider.' 'Coppa' is a derivative of 'cop,' top, summit, round head, or 'copp,' cup, vessel, which refers to 'the supposed venomous properties of spiders,' says the OED. 'Copp' is still found in the word 'cobweb.'
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