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Net Neutrality

Groups urge lawmakers not to cut net neutrality funding

June 16, 2015 1:32 pm

More than 60 organizations are asking the House appropriations committee to reject a measure that would block the Federal Communications Commission from enforcing the agency’s open Internet rules, which went into effect last Friday. The groups said the measure, tucked into a 150-page spending [...]

FCC gets ready for net neutrality complaints

June 15, 2015 2:34 pm

Now that the Federal Communications Commission’s open Internet rules are the law of the land, the agency needs to be able to field questions and complaints from the public about the rules. That new role goes to Parul Desai who was named open Internet ombudsmen on Monday. The FCC also [...]

Consumer Watchdog asks FCC to impose Do Not Track on Google, Facebook

June 15, 2015 10:37 am

The Federal Communications Commission’s net neutrality rules just went into effect last Friday and at least one group is jumping to take advantage of them. Consumer Watchdog petitioned the FCC on Monday to force edge providers like Google and Facebook to honor Do Not Track requests from a [...]

FCC’s Wheeler proposes subsidies for Internet service

May 28, 2015 12:38 pm

The federal government’s program that made telephone service affordable to low-income households, could soon be extended to broadband service. Federal Communications Commission chairman Tom Wheeler is circulating Thursday a set of proposals to modify the 30-year Lifeline program, which provides [...]

FCC’s Ajit Pai knocks Internet order privacy guidance

May 27, 2015 4:35 pm

FCC commissioner Ajit Pai said he has no idea what the agency’s new privacy guidance under the open Internet order means. Pai, the GOP commissioner who has been an outspoken critic of the Federal Communications Commission’s order to reclassify Internet services, lashed out at the [...]

Another former Googler heads for an Administration post

May 27, 2015 11:14 am

Alan Davidson, Google’s former director of public policy, is headed for the Commerce department as director of digital economy and senior advisor to the secretary of Commerce, a new position. In his new post, Davidson will take the lead on Internet issues, such as government surveillance, [...]

FCC files its opposition to a stay of the open Internet order

May 22, 2015 1:49 pm

The Federal Communications Commission filed its opposition Friday to the requests for a stay of its open Internet order, meeting the deadline set by the D.C. circuit court of appeals. The agency also asked the court to expedite consideration of the case. Petitioners, led by the telecom and cable [...]
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