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FCC denies requests from AT&T, CenturyLink, others to delay implementing net neutrality rules

May 11th, 2015 The FCC has denied petitions from a group of service providers and industry groups to suspend the regulator’s net neutrality rules from going into effect on June 12. On Friday, the FCC denied petitions for a stay of its net neutrality rules from Daniel Berninger, founder of the nonprofit Voice Communication Exchange Committee, […]

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NYC to invest USD 70 mln into broadband for all

Tuesday 5 May 2015 New York City Mayor Bill De Blasio said the city will invest USD 70 million over the next ten years, in order to make broadband available to all 8.5 million New Yorkers, Cnet reported. The funding is for De Blasio’s ten-year OneNYC technology plan announced in April. The project wants to […]

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FCC approves new net neutrality rules

WASHINGTON, D.C. — The Federal Communications Commission voted Thursday to implement new net neutrality rules designed to make sure Internet service providers treat all legal content equally. The historic vote on the proposal, pitched by FCC Chairman Tom Wheeler, elicited hearty cheers from a wide array of technology companies and consumer groups while setting the […]

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F.C.C. Considering Hybrid Regulatory Approach to Net Neutrality

WASHINGTON — The chairman and staff of the Federal Communications Commission are moving toward a proposal that for the first time would give the agency regulatory authority over how Internet traffic flows between content providers and the companies that provide Internet service to consumers, according to people close to the discussions. The proposal is part of a […]

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Spy Agencies Urge Caution on Phone Deal

WASHINGTON — An obscure federal contract for a company charged with routing millions of phone calls and text messages in the United States has prompted an unusual lobbying battle in which intelligence officials are arguing that the nation’s surveillance secrets could be at risk. The contractor that wins the bid would essentially act as the […]

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FCC receives record 3 million net neutrality comments: What now?

The U.S. Federal Communications Commission’s deadline for the public to comment on the agency’s proposed net neutrality rules passed Monday with more than 3 million comments filed, by far a record number for an FCC proceeding. The 3 million comments, as of midday Monday, eclipsed the 1.4 million complaints the FCC received related to singer […]

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Netflix, Mozilla, Vimeo and Others to Launch Online Protest for Net Neutrality

“We believe in the free and open Internet”  A group of popular websites that rely on speedy Internet service — including Netflix, Vimeo and Reddit — will launch an online protest Wednesday against controversial proposed changes to “net neutrality.” The coalition of companies, who call themselves Team Internet, will use the spinning “still loading” symbol on banners […]

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Bold Obama Stand Shakes Up Net Neutrality Debate

President Barack Obama edged up to questioning the Federal Communications Commission’s newly proposed net neutrality rules, a heavily criticized plan that would favor Internet content providers that can afford to pay more for faster delivery of their services. Obama campaigned heavily on net neutrality during his 2008 election, but has been largely silent on the issue […]

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1 Million Net Neutrality Comments Filed, But Will They Matter?

July 2014 – The Federal Communications Commission received more than 1 million public comments on the issue of net neutrality during a five-month commenting period that ended Friday. It’s the biggest public response the FCC has ever gotten on a policy matter in such a short period, and the second most commented-upon FCC issue, period. It ranks […]

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