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FCC's McDowell: Hands off the Internet

Robert McDowell, a member of the Federal Communications Commission, penned the following editorial in The Washington Post. Weigh in with your thoughts! A federal appeals court ruled this week that Congress never granted the Federal Communications Commission authority to impose...

By Cecilia Kang  |  April 9, 2010; 10:00 AM ET  |  Permalink  |  Comments (3)
 
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FCC pushes back at increased opposition from broadband providers

The Federal Communications Commission has been fairly quiet in recent weeks as the nation’s biggest broadband providers have called for less power at the agency and less regulation and criticized parts of the FCC’s national broadband plan. That is, until...

By Cecilia Kang  |  April 9, 2010; 9:28 AM ET  |  Permalink  |  Comments (0)
 
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UPDATE -- Verizon CEO: What spectrum crisis?

UPDATED at 4:40 p.m. with response from the FCC's chief of staff Is the U.S. wireless market so short of airwaves that it could face a capacity crunch for the next generation of smartphones and tablets? The Federal Communications Commission...

By Cecilia Kang  |  April 8, 2010; 4:44 PM ET  |  Permalink  |  Comments (8)
Tags: verizon CEO spectrum crisis  
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FCC rolls out broadband proposals, weighing response to court

The Federal Communications Commission on Thursday said it would pursue 60 regulatory efforts to bring affordable high-speed Internet connections across the country, even as its ability to regulate Internet access hangs in limbo. The agency said it believes it has...

By Cecilia Kang  |  April 8, 2010; 3:05 PM ET  |  Permalink  |  Comments (6)
 
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Comcast ruling victory in short term, raises questions for future

From the paper today: By Cecilia Kang and Frank Ahrens At first glance, Tuesday's federal court ruling on Comcast looked like a clean win for the cable giant and for competitors including Time Warner and AT&T. The court, after all,...

By Cecilia Kang  |  April 8, 2010; 7:00 AM ET  |  Permalink  |  Comments (5)
Categories:  Broadband , Comcast , FCC  
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FCC: Key parts of broadband plan in flux after court decision

The Federal Communications Commission said Wednesday that it is committed to overseeing Internet services, but that a loss in a federal court earlier this week hinders its ability to carry out some key policies related to its national broadband plan....

By Cecilia Kang  |  April 7, 2010; 5:57 PM ET  |  Permalink  |  Comments (6)
Categories:  Broadband , FCC  
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FCC extends comment period for net neutrality after court decision

The Federal Communications Commission, with its ability to create a new net neutrality regulation in limbo, extended a deadline for the public to weigh in on the proposed rule to April 26. Comments had originally been due this Thursday, but...

By Cecilia Kang  |  April 7, 2010; 3:43 PM ET  |  Permalink  |  Comments (1)
 
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Comcast, net neutrality and the future of the FCC

A conversation about net neutrality and the future of the Federal Communications Commission with Kai Ryssdal, American Public Media's host of "Marketplace."...

By Cecilia Kang  |  April 7, 2010; 8:36 AM ET  |  Permalink  |  Comments (0)
 
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Loss in court casts in doubt status of Web watchdog

Here's what appeared in the paper today. By Cecilia Kang A federal appeals court ruled Tuesday that the Federal Communications Commission lacks the authority to force Internet service providers to keep their networks open to all forms of content, throwing...

By Cecilia Kang  |  April 7, 2010; 8:29 AM ET  |  Permalink  |  Comments (3)
Categories:  Broadband , Comcast , FCC  
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Three options for the FCC

What next for the Federal Communications Commission? After a blow from a federal court decision, it seems there are three potential choices, according to a survey of analysts, law professors, telecom lawyers, industry trade groups and consumer groups. Title II:...

By Cecilia Kang  |  April 7, 2010; 8:00 AM ET  |  Permalink  |  Comments (4)
Categories:  AT&T , Broadband , Comcast , FCC  
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FCC loses Comcast's court challenge, a major setback for agency on Internet policies

Comcast on Tuesday won its federal lawsuit against the Federal Communications Commission in a ruling that undermines the agency's ability to regulate Internet service providers just as it unrolls a sweeping broadband agenda. The decision also sparks pressing questions on...

By Cecilia Kang  |  April 6, 2010; 10:55 AM ET  |  Permalink  |  Comments (80)
 
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Colin Powell gets an iPad for birthday, courtesy of his tech-connected son

Guess which prominent Washington insider got an iPad for his birthday this weekend, courtesy of his well-connected son? That would be former secretary of state Colin L. Powell, who got the coveted Apple tablet computer from his son, Michael K....

By Cecilia Kang  |  April 6, 2010; 8:00 AM ET  |  Permalink  |  Comments (4)
Categories:  Apple  
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Google's chief Internet evangelist to FCC: Share use of spectrum, make sure everyone gets on

Vint Cerf, Google's chief Internet evangelist, asks the Federal Communications Commission how it will use spectrum for mobile broadband and ensure universal access....

By Cecilia Kang  |  April 5, 2010; 12:05 PM ET  |  Permalink  |  Comments (8)
Categories:  Broadband , FCC , Google  
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Another incident, another company withdraws, validating Go Daddy's move out of China

An Australian domain name registrar said last week it would stop taking new accounts in China. And the Web site of Foreign Correspondents Club of China recently experienced two days over continued cyber attacks. Those events were among the scattered...

By Cecilia Kang  |  April 5, 2010; 9:00 AM ET  |  Permalink  |  Comments (2)
Categories:  Google , International  
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Gloves off, telecom giants to FCC: It's on!

It didn’t take long for the gloves to come off. Soon after the Federal Communications Commission released its national broadband plan a few weeks ago, the nation’s biggest telecom companies began a battle against specific measures and questioned the agency’s...

By Cecilia Kang  |  April 5, 2010; 7:00 AM ET  |  Permalink  |  Comments (7)
Categories:  AT&T , Broadband , Comcast , FCC  
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