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net neutrality spectrum auction
2014-09-10 05:28:01

Chuck Bednar for redOrbit.com - Your Universe Online US Federal Communications Commission (FCC) Chairman Tom Wheeler is considering holding wireless service providers to the same Net Neutrality rules that apply to wired broadband companies, and is considering calling off next year’s spectrum auction unless firms demonstrate that they are willing to commit serious money to the cause. According to Reuters reporter Alina Selyukh, Wheeler told those in attendance at a wireless industry...

internet speeds wheeler
2014-09-06 04:18:07

John Hopton for redOrbit.com - Your Universe Online Federal Communications Commission (FCC) chairman Tom Wheeler said this week that Americans suffer a lack of realistic choices when it comes to high speed broadband providers, a problem which he intends to rectify. For desirable speeds of 25 Mbps, 55 percent of households have only one provider option, and for almost 20 percent there is no possibility at all of such a high speed connection. Some areas of the country may have the choice...

internet broadband speeds
2014-07-24 04:30:23

redOrbit Staff & Wire Reports - Your Universe Online The US Federal Communications Commission (FCC) issued an advisory on Wednesday reminding Internet service providers (ISPs) that they must disclose accurate data regarding the connectivity speed for both home and mobile broadband users. The agency went on to state that it had received hundreds of complaints on the issue over the past several months. Failure to properly make this information available to the public is a violation of...

2014-06-17 08:26:06

FCC's Tom Wheeler and Mignon Clyburn Set to Open and Close CCA WASHINGTON, June 17, 2014 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- CCA today announced the keynote line-up for its Annual Convention set to take place September 7-10 at The Cosmopolitan of Las Vegas. Keynote speakers will include a wide array of industry thought leaders from government agencies, device manufacturers, infrastructure companies and wireless carriers. "CCA's Annual Convention keynote program brings our industry's top thinkers...

fcc chief urges more cyber control for companies
2014-06-13 04:53:17

Peter Suciu for redOrbit.com - Your Universe Online On Thursday, Federal Communications Commission (FCC) Chairman Tom Wheeler called upon communications companies to take a lead in bolstering their networks from cyber-attacks and other online threats. In what has been billed as his first major speech devoted fully to the topic of cybersecurity, the FCC chairman urged the private sector to "step up" and assume new responsibility as well as market accountability when it comes to managing...

fcc votes on net neutrality
2014-05-16 09:00:14

Peter Suciu for redOrbit.com - Your Universe Online On Thursday the United States Federal Communications Commission (FCC) voted to release a highly contentious proposal to reinstate net neutrality rules. This begins a four-month process that the agency has said would lead to new open Internet protection. The 3-2 vote – which had FCC Chairman Tom Wheeler, who was appointed by President Barrack Obama last fall, casting the deciding vote – came on Thursday, and approved proposals that...

FCC Chairman Floats Revised Net Neutrality Plan
2014-05-13 07:36:41

redOrbit Staff & Wire Reports – Your Universe Online Under strong public criticism, Federal Communications Commission Chairman Tom Wheeler is scrambling to salvage his controversial net neutrality plan unveiled last month, which would allow Internet service providers to charge content companies such as Netflix for faster access into US households. According to agency officials, Wheeler is circulating a revised plan that includes new language with assurances that broadband...

net neutrality concerns
2014-05-09 05:07:00

redOrbit Staff & Wire Reports - Your Universe Online Two Democrats serving on the Federal Communications Commission (FCC) expressed serious concerns this week about Chairman Tom Wheeler's net neutrality proposal, which would reestablish new rules for Internet traffic after a federal court ruling overturned the FCC’s 2010 regulations. The objections by Democrat Commissioners Mignon Clyburn and Jessica Rosenworcel coincide with a letter issued Wednesday by Amazon, Google, Facebook,...

2014-03-06 16:25:47

STAMFORD, Conn., March 6, 2014 /PRNewswire/ -- Charter Communications today released the following statement in response to FCC Chairman Tom Wheeler's announcement regarding his proposal to limit joint retransmission consent negotiations. http://photos.prnewswire.com/prnvar/20110526/AQ10195LOGO "The chief factor in rising cable rates for consumers is the increasing cost of programming. Broadcasters jointly negotiating retransmission consent agreements has contributed not only to...

2014-02-03 08:24:41

Chairman to Make First Public Remarks to Competitive Wireless Industry WASHINGTON, Feb. 3, 2014 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- Competitive Carriers Association (CCA) today announced that FCC Chairman Tom Wheeler will deliver opening keynote remarks at CCA's 2014 Global Expo, taking place March 25-28, 2014 in San Antonio, Texas. Chairman Wheeler will speak on Wednesday, March 26 at 10:15am Central Time. CCA's Global Expo is the first wireless industry event to host remarks from the new...


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