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Net Neutrality

Comcast denies Apple NBCU spat

March 27, 2015 8:12 pm

The rumored programming standoff between Apple and NBCUniversal has been emphatically denied by Comcast, parent of NBCUniversal. In an ex parte filed on the FCC’s site on Friday, Comcast said it has not even been approached by Apple to provide programming for Apple’s rumored over [...]

Will Net Neutrality bust the FCC’s budget?

March 24, 2015 5:17 pm

The GOP continued to chip away at the FCC’s open Internet order Tuesday, using the commission budget as its latest cudgel. At a House appropriation subcommittee hearing, members heard another round of testimony from the dueling duo of net neutrality: chairman Tom Wheeler and GOP commissioner [...]

Here they come: first net neutrality lawsuits

March 23, 2015 6:15 pm

The first of the lawsuits against the FCC’s net neutrality order were filed Monday. U.S. Telecom, representing many of the nation’s broadband providers, filed its lawsuit in the Washington, DC court of appeals. Alamo Broadband, a small wireless broadband provider in the San Antonio suburbs, [...]

GOP keeps the heat on FCC’s Wheeler and net neutrality

March 23, 2015 5:53 am

FCC chairman Tom Wheeler will be back in the witness chair this week, facing two more committees that intend to keep up the heat following the commission’s 3-2 party-line vote to treat Internet service as a utility. Having appeared last week before three committees–two House and one Senate, [...]

HBO, Showtime and Sony seeking special ISP deals? There’s more to it…

March 22, 2015 5:44 pm

Are HBO, Showtime and Sony pushing for “separate lanes” and “special treatment” from ISPs as the Wall Street Journal reported on Friday? Not according to Dan Rayburn of streamingmedia.com. The WSJ article set off net neutrality alarm bells by reporting that the three nascent Web TV [...]

Net neutrality on the Presidential campaign trail

March 20, 2015 11:32 am

The FCC’s 3-2 party-line vote on net neutrality has not only stirred up a hornet’s nest on Capitol Hill, it’s also gotten some attention from would-be Presidential candidates out on the trail. While net neutrality is unlikely to be an issue that will win or lose the Presidency, it’s a [...]

Chairman Walden warms up before FCC hearing

March 19, 2015 8:04 am

Rep. Greg Walden (R-Ore.) has a very long list of FCC procedures that he thinks needs fixing – issues he’s been trying to get lawmakers to address for the past three Congresses. Walden, a former broadcaster and station owner, previewed his list at a keynote speech Thursday morning at the [...]
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