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  • Less Than 1% Of Comments Sent To The FCC Opposed Net Neutrality

    Less Than 1% Of Comments Sent To The FCC Opposed Net Neutrality

    A newly released study executed by the Sunlight Foundation of hundreds of thousands of comments submitted to the FCC by the public found that the vast majority spoke in favor of net neutrality. The group estimates that “less than 1 percent of comments were clearly opposed to net neutrality.” There is wiggle room in the data, given that some people are not clear writers, and could… Read More

  • White House Reboots Its Tech Staff

    White House Reboots Its Tech Staff

    A number of moves this week: The White House announced its intention for Danny Marti to be its new piracy guru, departing national CTO Todd Park will return to Silicon Valley, but keep working for the government, Google X’s Megan Smith is said to be a top contender for the nation’s CTO role, and former FCC Chairman Julius Genachowski will sit on the Intelligence Advisory… Read More

  • Senator Calls On FCC To Hold Net Neutrality Round Tables Outside Of Washington

    Senator Calls On FCC To Hold Net Neutrality Round Tables Outside Of Washington

    Senator Patrick Leahy recently called on the Federal Communications Commission (FCC) to host round-table discussions about net neutrality outside of Washington. The agency previously announced that it will hold a number of sessions concerning the open Internet inside of the capital. The FCC should heed the senator’s call and follow through with hosting sessions around the country. It… Read More

  • Imgur Joins Chorus Of Tech Companies Calling For Net Neutrality

    Imgur Joins Chorus Of Tech Companies Calling For Net Neutrality

    Imgur, the popular photo sharing service, today filed comments with the FCC concerning net neutrality, arguing against paid prioritization and in favor of Title II reclassification of ISPs as utilities. To see a non-ISP technology company speak in that manner isn’t surprising. But Imgur’s comments are worth noting for their candor, as well as discussion of the impact of paid… Read More

  • The FCC To Host Net Neutrality Round Tables

    The FCC To Host Net Neutrality Round Tables

    The Federal Communications Commission (FCC) will host four “Open Internet Round Tables” to discuss a number of topics that relate to net neutrality. The six sessions start with basic questions regarding the brass tacks of net neutrality itself, moving into the more technical aspects of the idea. The economics of broadband, a related topic, will also be discussed. According to the… Read More

  • Cities Petition FCC In Fight For Municipal Broadband

    Cities Petition FCC In Fight For Municipal Broadband

    Cities like Chattanooga, Tenn., have led the charge of providing public broadband services to local communities. Today, Chattanooga and Wilson, N.C., another city that provides municipal broadband, took it a step further by filing petitions to the Federal Communications Commission (FCC), asking them to remove state laws that restrict the right to provide broadband services outside their… Read More

  • The FCC Has Received More Than 1,000,000 Comments On Net Neutrality

    The FCC Has Received More Than 1,000,000 Comments On Net Neutrality

    The Federal Communications Commission (FCC) has received more than 1 million comments from the public regarding its proposed net neutrality rules. According to the FCC’s Gigi Sohn, 1,030,000 comments had been submitted by noon today on the East Coast. Around 21 hours before her note on the new figure, Sohn indicated that the FCC had received more than 900,000 comments. So it appears… Read More

  • Senators Push For Broadband Reclassification That Would Protect Net Neutrality

    Senators Push For Broadband Reclassification That Would Protect Net Neutrality

    Thirteen senators called on Federal Communications Commission chairman Tom Wheeler to reclassify Internet service providers as common carriers in order to protect net neutrality. The lawmakers, led by Sen. Edward Markey, D-Mass., submitted a letter directing the FCC to classify the providers under Title II of the Communications Act, the same law used to regulate telecommunications services. Read More

  • After Users Swamp Its Website, The FCC Extends The Net Neutrality Comment Period To Friday

    After Users Swamp Its Website, The FCC Extends The Net Neutrality Comment Period To Friday

    The FCC is giving the public more time to weigh in on its proposed net neutrality rules. Today, following what it called an “overwhelming surge in traffic” to its website, the FCC has decided to extend the commenting deadline for the first period to Friday of this week. As TechCrunch noted earlier today, the FCC’s website website has been experiencing uptime issues, leaving… Read More

  • Of Course The FCC’s Website Is Crashing, But You Can Still Leave A Comment On Net Neutrality

    Of Course The FCC’s Website Is Crashing, But You Can Still Leave A Comment On Net Neutrality

    Today is the final day a person can comment on the FCC’s net neutrality proposal. But it’s currently not possible. That part of the FCC’s website — the part where a person can leave a comment — is dead and has been for most of the day. Clearly this Government agency, with its archaic, non-functional website, should be in charge of the future of the Internet. Read More

  • FCC Approves Billions To Bring Wi-Fi To More American Schools

    FCC Approves Billions To Bring Wi-Fi To More American Schools

    American schools are set to receive billions in federal dollars to bring Wi-Fi to more kids. The Federal Communications Commission (FCC) today approved, by a 3-2 vote, a new plan that will deploy $2 billion over a two-year period to bring increased wireless Internet capabilities to schools. The program will impact at least 10 million kids each year. Read More

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