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Public Knowledge stokes zero-rating debate

July 29, 2015 1:17 pm

A new study from Public Knowledge, a staunch net neutrality advocate, casts a shadow over the future of zero-rated data service plans such as T-Mobile’s Music Freedom service, which allow users to stream music without using up their 4G LTE data plans. When the FCC passed its open Internet [...]

Senate subcommittee votes to block funding for FCC net neutrality order

July 22, 2015 4:29 pm

A Senate appropriations subcommittee voted Wednesday on a broad funding measure that contains a provision prohibiting the Federal Communications Commission from spending money to enforce its net neutrality order. The FY 2016 financial service and general government appropriations bill will be voted [...]

Senate Dems press FCC to adopt strong privacy rules for ISPs

July 22, 2015 11:14 am

A group of eight Senate Democrats plus independent presidential hopeful Bernie Sanders (Vt.) are pressing the Federal Communications Commission to put in place strong consumer privacy protections for broadband service providers. The letter sent Wednesday comes as the FCC begins to figure out how [...]

Charter new peering policy wins Netflix support for its TWC takeover

July 15, 2015 2:45 pm

Charter Communications has gained an influential supporter in its effort to win regulatory approval of its takeover of Time Warner Cable and Bright House Networks.  Netflix Wednesday told the Federal Communications Commission that Charter’s new peering policy is “a substantial public [...]

Study: Broadband faces reduced investment due to Title II

July 14, 2015 11:39 am

The broadband industry faces a future of increased costs, business restrictions, and open-ended regulatory uncertainty that is likely to significantly reduce investment over the long term. So says an updated analysis of the impact of the Federal Communications Commission’s order that [...]

New coalition to FCC: Fix broadband competition

July 13, 2015 10:27 am

A new coalition is pressing the Federal Communications Commission to use its authority to do more to mandate a competitive broadband market. The group, called Competify, is made up of 11 Internet advocates, trade groups and companies, or as they like to call themselves, “partners for the cure.” [...]
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