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August 22, 2014

Posts in "Net Neutrality"

August 18, 2014

Wikipedia, Cybersecurity, and Aspen Forum This Week

Events on Wikpedia, cybersecurity, startups, and government use of technology to lower costs are on tap this week and the Technology Policy Institute’s Aspen Forum in Colorado continues early this week.

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August 15, 2014

FCC Extends Deadline for Second Round of Net Neutrality Comments

People looking to file net neutrality reply comments to the Federal Communications Commission will have a few extra days to do so. In a public notice, the FCC announced that the deadline for filing the second round of comments on its controversial proposalregarding Internet speeds will be Sept. 15. The deadline had originally been Sept. 10.

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By Anne L. Kim Posted at 4:15 p.m.
Net Neutrality

August 12, 2014

Women File Fewer FCC Net Neutrality Comments Than Men

Men filed significantly more comments with the Federal Communications Commission on its net neutrality proposal than women, according to preliminary findings of an analysis commissioned by the Knight Foundation.

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August 1, 2014

The Internet.org App, Net Neutality and the Digital Divide

Facebook on Thursday announced an app from Internet.org – a project among companies including Facebook which tries to expand Internet access in parts of the world where people aren’t connected – that lets mobile phone users connect to certain websites without incurring data charges, starting with Airtel customers in Zambia. A couple articles say that’s a good thing or at least has the potential to do so, but they also lay out questions about implications on net neutrality and the digital divide.

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July 23, 2014

Transparency Rule Still in Place, FCC Reminds Broadband Providers

The Federal Communications Commission issued an advisory Wednesday reminding broadband service providers that they are still bound by part of the 2010 “open Internet” rule requiring accurate disclosure of information about their services.

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July 21, 2014

Satellite Television, Internet Governance and Open Data This Week

The House will take up a satellite television bill this week and a subcommittee holds a hearing on three tech bills. Elsewhere in Washington, events on Internet governance, open data and broadband regulation are coming up.

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July 15, 2014

Net Neutrality Comments Deadline Extended

The Federal Communications Commission’s deadline for filing the first round of comments on its net neutrality proposal had been today, but it looks like the agency’s website couldn’t handle the amount of traffic it saw in recent hours, and the deadline has been pushed back until the end of the week.

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DOJ/FTC Cybersecurity Antitrust Comments Good, Not Good Enough, Report Says

In April, the Department of Justice and Federal Trade Commission teamed up to release a statement to businesses who might be worried about sharing cybersecurity information with competitors: The agencies wrote that they “do not believe that antitrust is – or should be – a roadblock to legitimate cybersecurity information sharing.”

A new report released today on the security of the electricity grid concludes that the statement was a good start to tackling one of the biggest impediments of business-to-business cyber threat info sharing. It just isn’t good enough. Full story

Net Neutrality Comments on the FCC Site, Charted

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(Federal Communications Commission)

The Federal Communications Commission in a blog post Monday came out with two charts tracking the comments filed electronically about its controversial net neutrality proposal (aka its “open Internet” plan). The initial comment deadline is today.

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July 14, 2014

Botnets, the Video Marketplace and Permanent Internet Tax Ban Bill This Week

This week, activity on the Hill includes hearings on botnets and the future of the video marketplace as well as  House consideration of a permanent ban on taxing Internet access. Elsewhere in Washington, events on the IP transition, data analytics and Microsoft’s Worldwide Partner Conference are on tap.

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