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FCC plans net neutrality repeal; how is that a victory for telecoms?

FCC plans net neutrality repeal; how is that a victory for telecoms?

Written by on November 23, 2017 in Guest Blog with 0 Comments

FCC Plans to Dismantle Net Neutrality Reported as a” Victory for Telecoms”. On 21st November the FCC (Federal Communications Commission) in the US announced plans to repeal Net Neutrality rules. This is the beginning of the end for Net Neutrality legislation in the US. There will be lobbying, appeals and counter appeals but this looks […]

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The FCC wants to reverse net neutrality rules, vote next week

The FCC wants to reverse net neutrality rules, vote next week

Written by on November 16, 2017 in News with 0 Comments

WASHINGTON (Reuters) – The head of the Federal Communications Commission is set to unveil plans next week for a final vote to reverse a landmark 2015 net neutrality order barring the blocking or slowing of web content, two people briefed on the plans said. In May, the FCC voted 2-1 to advance Republican FCC Chairman […]

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FCC finds ‘effective’ competition in US wireless market

FCC finds ‘effective’ competition in US wireless market

Written by on September 27, 2017 in News with 0 Comments

WASHINGTON (Reuters) – A divided Federal Communications Commission on Tuesday approved a report that found for the first time since 2009 there is “effective competition” in the wireless market, a finding that could help Sprint Corp and T-Mobile US Inc to merge. Reuters reported last week that the wireless carriers are close to agreeing on […]

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Tech companies clash with ISPs in latest net neutrality battle

Tech companies clash with ISPs in latest net neutrality battle

Written by on July 18, 2017 in News with 0 Comments

WASHINGTON (Reuters) – Tech companies clashed with internet service providers on Monday over whether a landmark 2015 net neutrality order barring the blocking or slowing of web content should be scrapped by the U.S. Federal Communications Commission. A group representing major technology firms including Alphabet Inc and Facebook Inc urged the FCC to abandon plans […]

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The unpicking of the net neutrality rules begins in the US

The unpicking of the net neutrality rules begins in the US

Written by on May 23, 2017 in Guest Blog with 0 Comments

The US Federal Communications Commission has voted to overturn the previous Obama-era FCC Net Neutrality rules. The Federal Communications Commission has officially begun to undo Obama-era regulations on Internet service providers. The FCC Net Neutrality rules, passed in 2015, had placed cable and telecom companies under the strictest-ever oversight of the agency. In a 2-1 […]

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FCC faced massive DDoS attacks after net neutrality proposal

FCC faced massive DDoS attacks after net neutrality proposal

Written by on May 9, 2017 in News with 0 Comments

WASHINGTON (Reuters) – The U.S. Federal Communications Commission said Monday that its website was hit by deliberate denial of service attacks after the telecommunications regulator was criticized by comedian John Oliver for its plan to reverse “net neutrality” rules. The attacks came soon after Oliver on Sunday urged viewers to file electronic comments with the […]

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FCC reverses decision on Charter extending broadband services

FCC reverses decision on Charter extending broadband services

Written by on April 4, 2017 in News with 0 Comments

WASHINGTON (Reuters) – The U.S. Federal Communications Commission is reversing a requirement imposed under the Obama administration that Charter Communications Inc extend broadband service to 1 million households already served by a competitor, under an order to be made public on Monday. The decision was a win for a group representing smaller cable companies that […]

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What about one privacy rule for the internet, everywhere?

What about one privacy rule for the internet, everywhere?

Written by on March 31, 2017 in Guest Blog with 1 Comment

President Trump is about to sign a law rolling back previous administration’s internet privacy rules. Wouldn’t it be lovely if we had a single global internet privacy law codifying how all participants should behave? It makes absolutely no sense to have a completely different set of regulations for the Google, Facebook or Netflix folks compared […]

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FCC to shake up Government subsidised telecoms services

FCC to shake up Government subsidised telecoms services

Written by on March 30, 2017 in News with 0 Comments

WASHINGTON (Reuters) – The U.S. Federal Communications Commission plans to reverse an Obama era decision that allowed it to approve companies to offer government-subsidized telecommunications services to low-income families, the agency’s Republican head said on Wednesday. FCC chairman Ajit Pai has said telecoms service providers exploited loopholes in the “Lifeline” program for their own gain […]

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MWC17, light touch regulation and The Life of Pai

MWC17, light touch regulation and The Life of Pai

Written by on March 3, 2017 in Opinion with 0 Comments

FCC chairman Ajit Pai made the case for light-touch regulation at MWC17 – but he did it by stacking the deck in his favor when he didn’t need to When CNBC’s Karen Tso introduced new FCC chairman Ajit Pai to the stage at MWC17, she quipped that he was likely to get a standing ovation for […]

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