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Analyst: SCOTUS EPA ruling threatens FCC open internet order

July 1, 2015 10:47 am

The Supreme Court’s latest rejection of the Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) and its efforts to stretch the limits of the Clean Air Act to reach its own policy goals presents a formidable challenge to the Federal Communications Commission’s (FCC) open internet order.  So [...]

Sprint ends throttling policy

July 1, 2015 9:00 am

Sprint ended its policy of slowing down video speeds for customers with unlimited data plans after a public outcry over a footnote in a new plan that promised unlimited talk, text and data. The company said it was acting immediately to address those concerns. “We heard you loud and clear, and we [...]

GTT cuts interconnection deal with AT&T

June 30, 2015 1:28 pm

AT&T and GTT, an internet transit provider, Tuesday announced that they signed a long-term, bilateral interconnection agreement for their IP networks. The interconnection deal is the latest in a string of deals the telecom giant has cut and comes as regulators close in on wrapping review of [...]

Here’s the court schedule for net neutrality challenge

June 30, 2015 12:06 pm

The cable and telecom Internet service providers challenging the Federal Communications Commission’s open Internet order are now on the clock. The D.C. circuit court released Monday its “expedited” schedule for the closely-watched case, (United States Telecom Association, et. al. [...]

EU adopts net neutrality rules

June 30, 2015 11:19 am

The European Union adopted net neutrality rules for its 28-member countries mirroring the principles adopted by the Federal Communications Commission’s order, but left open a way for ISPs to provide specialized or innovative services. The EU law, which will go into effect next April, [...]

AT&T, DirecTV extend merger termination date again

June 29, 2015 7:14 pm

For the second time, AT&T and DirecTV were forced to extend the merger termination date of their agreement to give regulators more time to “facilitate obtaining final regulatory approval required to close the merger.” No date was given, but the latest filing predicts that approval [...]

Rumble over FCC privacy rules start ahead of fall rule making

June 26, 2015 12:05 pm

FCC chairman Tom Wheeler promised the agency would open up “this autumn” a rule making on privacy under the open Internet order. But that’s about all Wheeler said on the issue of privacy during a speech and Q and A Friday at the Brookings Institution. As he’s expressed on other occasions, [...]
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