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Video of FCC chair explaining broadband decision

FCC Chairman Julius Genachowski explains his decision redefine broadband as a telecommunications service....

By Cecilia Kang  |  May 7, 2010; 11:30 AM ET  |  Permalink  |  Comments (1)
 
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A look at how the FCC's move can affect stocks

Since the stock market went haywire yesterday, it wasn’t the best gauge for how the FCC’s decision to assert its control over broadband will affect shares of broadband providers, analysts said. But it’s worth looking into the various arguments for...

By Cecilia Kang  |  May 7, 2010; 11:07 AM ET  |  Permalink  |  Comments (0)
 
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FCC chair describes overhaul as middle ground

The chairman of the Federal Communications Commission on Thursday described his push to regulate broadband service providers as a middle ground between two difficult choices, each of which is made possible by a court decision that weakened the agency's ability...

By Cecilia Kang  |  May 6, 2010; 11:45 AM ET  |  Permalink  |  Comments (8)
 
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FCC's Copps, Sen. Dorgan back regulation of broadband

Michael Copps, a Democratic member of the Federal Communications Commission, on Thursday threw his weight behind a proposal to define broadband services as telecommunications services. In an op-ed with Sen. Byron L. Dorgan (D-N.D.) in Roll Call, the two...

By Cecilia Kang  |  May 6, 2010; 9:13 AM ET  |  Permalink  |  Comments (1)
 
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FCC to strip all but six phone rules for broadband

Update: with more detail on plans by FCC The FCC on Thursday morning will release details of its announcement that it will move broadband access providers to a new classification for telecommunications services. The FCC is expected to forebear on...

By Cecilia Kang  |  May 6, 2010; 7:21 AM ET  |  Permalink  |  Comments (1)
 
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Genachowski to reclassify portions of broadband to assert FCC authority over Internet access

The chairman of the Federal Communications Commission has decided to reclassify portions of broadband as a telecommunications service, allowing the FCC to carry out a net neutrality rule by putting the companies that provide Internet access more concretely under its...

By Cecilia Kang  |  May 5, 2010; 5:03 PM ET  |  Permalink  |  Comments (2)
Tags: Federal Communications Commission, Network neutrality  
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Facebook bug exposed users' chats, requests for friends

Facebook said Wednesday that the private chat messages of users were exposed to other “friends” in their networks today because of a software bug. A spokesperson said in a statement that for a limited time users' chat messages and their...

By Cecilia Kang  |  May 5, 2010; 3:37 PM ET  |  Permalink  |  Comments (5)
Categories:  FTC , Facebook , Google  
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Lawmakers call on FCC to assert authority over broadband networks

Key lawmakers on Wednesday urged the chairman of the Federal Communications Commission to find a way to clearly assert the agency's authority over broadband Internet networks, amid concerns that the agency's ability to oversee that technology has been weakened....

By Cecilia Kang  |  May 5, 2010; 12:05 PM ET  |  Permalink  |  Comments (1)
 
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Netroots groups flood White House, FCC with calls to reclassify broadband

Members of grass-roots Internet groups MoveOn and Free Press have flooded the White House and Federal Communications Commission with calls urging the FCC to assert authority over Internet access providers so that it can carry out a net neutrality rule....

By Cecilia Kang  |  May 5, 2010; 8:15 AM ET  |  Permalink  |  Comments (5)
Categories:  Broadband , FCC , Net Neutrality  
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FCC's Crowell to leave in June

Colin Crowell, a senior counselor to the chairman of the Federal Communications Commission, is leaving the agency in June to pursue other professional opportunities, according to a press release. Crowell, who has spent 20 years as an aide to Rep....

By Cecilia Kang  |  May 4, 2010; 2:30 PM ET  |  Permalink  |  Comments (0)
 
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Update: Bill for Internet privacy drafted amid growing concerns

Updated: at 4:10 p.m. with comments from CDD executive director Jeffrey Chester and Hunton & Williams attorney Lisa Sotto. Lawmakers released a draft Tuesday of proposed legislation aimed at protecting consumers' privacy online while encouraging commerce, the first concrete effort...

By Cecilia Kang  |  May 4, 2010; 12:00 PM ET  |  Permalink  |  Comments (0)
 
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FCC reclassification would face political, legal opposition, analysts say

Federal Communications Commission Chairman Julius Genachowski’s reluctance to reclassify broadband as a Title II service suggests that pursuing such a course could be a struggle for the agency, according to a note from two analysts published Monday. Rebecca Arbogast and...

By Cecilia Kang  |  May 4, 2010; 8:00 AM ET  |  Permalink  |  Comments (5)
Categories:  AT&T , Broadband , Comcast , FCC , Google , Net Neutrality , Verizon  | Tags: Comcast, FCC Chairman Julius Genachowski, Federal Communications Commission, Google, NBC, NBC Universal, Network neutrality, Skype  
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Free Press balks as FCC leans toward keeping broadband framework

A greater possibility that the chairman of the Federal Communications Commission will keep the current regulatory framework for broadband in place has drawn criticism from the public interest group Free Press. A story in today's paper outlines where FCC Chairman...

By Cecilia Kang  |  May 3, 2010; 10:36 AM ET  |  Permalink  |  Comments (8)
Categories:  Broadband , FCC , Net Neutrality  | Tags: Common carrier, FCC Chairman Julius Genachowski, Federal Communications Commission, Free Press, Internet access, Julius Genachowski, Network neutrality, United States  
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FCC chair prefers to keep framework for broadband unchanged: sources

Image by jdlasica via Flickr The chairman of the Federal Communications Commission is leaning toward keeping the current regulatory framework for broadband services in place, after a federal court decision last month showed weaknesses in the agency’s legal status over...

By Cecilia Kang  |  May 2, 2010; 8:42 AM ET  |  Permalink  |  Comments (15)
Categories:  AT&T , Comcast , FCC , Net Neutrality , Verizon , comcast  
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