FCC Poised to Reverse Net Neutrality, Title II Decisions

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The FCC will vote next month on an order that would reverse Net Neutrality guidelines imposed in 2015 under the previous administration, senior commission officials told reporters today. The order also would reclassify broadband as a more lightly regulated Title I information service – reversing...Learn More

FCC Gets Set for Broadband Reclassification; Clyburn Fears USF Impact

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As expected, the FCC today took steps toward broadband reclassification as a Title I information service, rather than a Title II telecommunications service – a move that would represent a return to the regulatory approach used prior to 2015 and that could also be a...Learn More

FCC on Net Neutrality and Title II: You Can Have One Without the Other

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Despite a 2014 appeals court ruling to the contrary, Net Neutrality and Title II broadband are not like “love and marriage” in the vintage song: you can have one without the other – at least that’s what the FCC is hoping. When FCC Chairman Ajit...Learn More

Pai Plans to Reverse Broadband Title II Reclassification

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FCC Chairman Ajit Pai today initiated a process to reverse the commission’s previous decision to reclassify broadband as a Title II communications service – a move that also will further the goal of eliminating Net Neutrality guidelines put in place under the previous FCC administration....Learn More

ITIF: Broadband Populists Threaten Commercial Network Operators

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Broadband populists threaten commercial network operators and ultimately broadband deployment, argues the Information Technology & Innovation Foundation in a report released yesterday. These broadband populists include the likes of law professor Susan Crawford, the New America Foundation and The Free Press, according to the report....Learn More

FCC Chairman Wheeler to Step Down January 20

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FCC Chairman Tom Wheeler said today that he will step down January 20, 2017. With Wheeler to step down, that will leave the commission with just three commissioners in the short term. Legislators have declined to re-confirm Democratic Commissioner Jessica Rosenworcel and with Wheeler (also...Learn More

T-Mobile Open Internet Settlement Will Cost at Least $48 Million

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T-Mobile has agreed to pay $48 million to settle an Open Internet investigation by the FCC into whether the company adequately disclosed speed and data restrictions for what the company called an “unlimited” mobile data plan. The T-Mobile Open Internet settlement will include a $7.5...Learn More

Netflix Wants FCC to Crack Down on Broadband Caps

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Netflix is asking the FCC to establish a 10 Mbps downstream, 1 Mbps upstream definition for mobile broadband and to consider the impact that broadband caps have on the deployment of advanced telecom capability. The OTT video provider made its comments in a filing pertaining...Learn More

Net Neutrality Upheld, Broadband Providers Vow Further Action

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With the FCC’s 2015 decision on Net Neutrality upheld by an appeals court today, organizations representing many of the nation’s broadband providers were quick to voice their displeasure. Several suggested that they might pursue further legal action. In imposing the Net Neutrality rules aimed at...Learn More

U.S. Internet Economic Impact Measured at $1 Trillion Annually

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A new study from the Internet Innovation Alliance (IIA) estimates the Internet economic impact in the U.S. at more than $1 trillion a year. The IIA attributes that hefty number, at least in part, to a light regulatory environment. The Internet has spurred significant job...Learn More

FCC: Providers Could Meet Net Neutrality Requirements with New Broadband Label

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Broadband providers are not required to use a new broadband label announced today by the FCC. But mobile and fixed service providers who voluntarily choose to use the new labels would be able to meet Net Neutrality transparency requirements, commission officials said today. “The Open...Learn More

Netflix Throttling: What (If Anything) Will the FCC Do?

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Just when disputes between broadband providers and content providers about content delivery and Net Neutrality seemed to be over, along came the revelation late last week about Netflix throttling of traffic to wireless customers of AT&T and Verizon. Netflix admitted the practice in response to...Learn More

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