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FCC and FTC privacy turf war goes public

August 7, 2015 7:36 am

The turf war between the Federal Communications Commission and the Federal Trade Commission over which agency should have primacy in protecting consumer privacy has spilled over into the pages of the Wall Street Journal. Before today’s column, penned by Republican FCC commissioner Mike [...]

It’s round 2 in the net neutrality court challenge

August 7, 2015 5:45 am

A coterie of Title II opponents have filed intervenor and amici briefs with the D.C. circuit court of appeals, calling on its justices to overturn the Federal Communications Commission’s open Internet order. While their arguments are varied, their goal is the same–free the Internet from [...]

Cogent names names in its ongoing interconnection squabbles

August 6, 2015 1:29 pm

Cogent Communications Thursday named names and waved a big legal stick in its ongoing negotiations with three Internet service providers over congested interconnection ports. Cogent CEO Dave Schaeffer told investors that less than 5 percent of its total traffic is subject to congestion at [...]

Oral arguments in net neutrality case set for December 4

August 4, 2015 7:12 am

Mark your calendar. As promised, the D.C. Circuit Court of Appeals has put the high-profile net neutrality court case on the fast track and will hear oral arguments on December 4. A decision could come as as early as spring of next year, about a year after the rules went into effect on June 12, [...]

Consumers using net neutrality as club to beat up ISPs at FCC

July 30, 2015 2:51 pm

In the first month that net-neutrality regulations have been in force, consumers have filed about 2,000 complaints at the Federal Communications Commission against Internet service providers such as Comcast and AT&T, according an article published Thursday by National Journal. The bulk of [...]
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