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July 25, 2014

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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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July 7, 2014

Net Neutrality, Inmate Calling Services and Digital Privacy This Week

Things are getting back into swing after the three-day weekend with events this week on net neutrality and digital privacy, and a workshop on inmate calling services.

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June 30, 2014

Net Neutrality Field Hearing, Conservative Copyright Panel This Week

It’s a four-day work week with the Fourth of July on Friday, and both the House and Senate are in recess.  In other words, it’s a quiet week. But if you’re not already relaxing on the beach, there are at least a few events happening, mostly outside of D.C.

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June 25, 2014

John Thune Wants Review of Communications Law Next Year

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(Douglas Graham/CQ Roll Call File Photo)

The House Energy and Commerce Committee has been reviewing existing communications law with an eye towards an overhaul, and now the ranking Republican on the Senate Commerce, Science and Transportation Committee says he hopes senators will start a review next year, too.

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June 20, 2014

Net Neutrality: Is It About Competition, or About ‘Everything’?

The way FTC commissioner Joshua D. Wright sees it, the issue of net neutrality is fundamentally about competition. Ask Columbia Law School professor Tim Wu, though, and he’ll tell you it’s about much more than that.

The disagreement cropped up during a House Judiciary subcommittee hearing on whether antitrust law would be a better mechanism for enforcing an open Internet framework than regulation by the FCC.

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By Anne L. Kim Posted at 2:42 p.m.
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