Posts Tagged ‘net neutrality’
Democrats, White House say repealing new FCC rules would imperil openness and freedom on the Internet.
Advocacy group says new regulations don’t protect wireless traffic from interference by telephone companies.
Even if bill cleared Congress, White House has threatened to veto measure it says puts in doubt whether ‘the democratic spirit of the Internet will remain intact.’
WASHINGTON — House Republicans have passed a bill to repeal federal rules barring Internet service providers from blocking or interfering with traffic on their networks, saying the government should keep its hands off the Internet.
Republicans, in voting to repeal rules on “network neutrality” set down by the Federal Communications Commission, said the agency lacked the [...]
WASHINGTON — Federal regulators are moving ahead with a plan to prohibit phone and cable companies from blocking or discriminating against Internet traffic flowing over their broadband networks.
Julius Genachowski, chairman of the Federal Communications Commission, was to outline his proposal for so-called network-neutrality rules in a speech today. Despite Republican opposition in Congress, Genachowski says [...]
WASHINGTON — House Democrats have shelved a last-ditch effort to broker a compromise between phone, cable and Internet companies on rules that would prohibit broadband providers from blocking or degrading online traffic flowing over their networks.
House Commerce Committee Chairman Henry Waxman, D-Calif., abandoned the effort late yesterday in the face of Republican opposition to his [...]
WASHINGTON — Federal regulators are seeking public input on what rules should apply to wireless Internet access and specialized services that aren't part of the Internet but are delivered over wired broadband connections.
Yesterday’s move by the Federal Communications Commission marks the next step in the agency's long-running effort to adopt so-called network-neutrality regulations to prevent [...]
WASHINGTON — The Federal Communications Commission said yesterday it would move forward quickly with key recommendations in its national broadband plan — even though a federal appeals court this week undermined the agency's legal authority to regulate high-speed Internet access.
The FCC needs that authority to push ahead with many parts of the broadband plan, which [...]
WASHINGTON — A federal appeals court threw the future of Internet regulations and U.S. broadband expansion plans into doubt today with a far-reaching decision that went against the Federal Communications Commission.
The U.S. Circuit Court of Appeals for the District of Columbia ruled that the FCC lacks the authority to require broadband providers to give equal [...]
WASHINGTON — The Federal Communications Commission ran into a potential setback Jan. 8 in its push to draft rules that would require Internet providers to give equal treatment to all data flowing over their networks.
In hearing a legal dispute between the agency and Comcast Corp., a three-judge federal appeals court panel questioned the commission's authority [...]
WASHINGTON — Federal regulators took an important step yesterday toward prohibiting broadband providers from favoring or discriminating against certain kinds of Internet traffic.
Despite the concerns of the telecommunications industry and the agency’s two Republicans, the Federal Communications Commission voted to begin writing so-called “network-neutrality” regulations to prevent phone and cable companies from abusing their control [...]
NEW YORK — Wireless carriers shouldn't be allowed to block certain types of Internet traffic flowing over their networks, the chairman of the Federal Communications Commission chairman said today in a speech that figures to provoke a fight with the industry.
FCC Chairman Julius Genachowski said wireless carriers should be subject to the same “open Internet” [...]
WASHINGTON — Comcast Corp. is appealing an FCC ruling that the company is improperly blocking customers' Web traffic, triggering a legal battle that could determine the extent of the government's authority to regulate the Internet.
In a precedent-setting move, a divided Federal Communications Commission last month determined that the company is violating a federal policy that [...]
NEW YORK — Comcast Corp.’s interference with Internet traffic has prompted a federal investigation and is at the center of calls for Net-neutrality laws, but another U.S. cable company appears to be doing the same thing without drawing scrutiny.
A study released May 15 found conclusive signs that file-sharing attempts by subscribers of Cox Communications were [...]
WASHINGTON — Federal Communications Commission Chairman Kevin Martin said yesterday his agency has all the authority it needs to prevent Internet service providers from discriminating against Web surfers and that new legislation is unnecessary.
“I do not believe any additional regulations are needed at this time,” Martin said at a hearing before the Senate Commerce Committee. [...]