How Internet Companies Are Driving a Public Utility Regulation Approach to Net Neutrality

Broadband and Democratization, FCC, Net Neutrality, Social Networking September 12th, 2014

WASHINGTON, September 12, 2014 – In what would have seemed highly unlikely just a few months ago, growing support for public utility regulation is emerging. Tech companies, politicians, internet service providers, and component makers have started to outline their views regarding their policy approach to the issue of net neutrality. In order to understand the […]

New Haven, West Hartford and Stamford to Announce Gigabit Network Initiative in Connecticut on Monday

Gigabit Networks September 12th, 2014

HARTFORD, Conn., September 12, 2014 – A major initiative to bring Gigabit Networks throughout Connecticut is scheduled to be announced here on Monday by mayors or deputy mayors of New Haven, West Hartford, Stamford, along with state legislative and executive branch leaders. The broadband infrastructure initiative will be announced at 2 p.m. on Monday. Blair […]

Senate Announces Hearings on Open Internet, While House Democratcs Urge FCC to Regulate Broadband, and Popular Web Sites Protest ‘Slow Lanes’

Net Neutrality September 10th, 2014

WASHINGTON, September 10, 2014 – The Senate Judiciary Committee announced that it had scheduled a hearing next Wednesday on the best means to protect an open internet. Committee Chairman Patrick Leahy, D-Vt., said he saw the hearing as an opportunity to hear testimony about his views regarding importance of a free and open internet. Leahy and Rep. […]

Battle For The Net

Broadband's Impact September 8th, 2014

Source: www.battleforthenet.com This could be an interesting development…. We will be watching to see if this advocacy effort gains traction. See on Scoop.it – BroadbandPolicy

Washington Responds to FCC’s Wheeler on Broadband Competition | Benton Foundation

Broadband's Impact September 7th, 2014

CourFederal Communications Commission Chairman Tom Wheeler said that broadband users need Internet connections of at least 25 megabits per second — far beyond what DSL connections are capable of providing. He also confirmed that users have few if any competitive options for these kinds of modern broadband services. Here’s some of the reaction. Source: benton.org […]

Broadband Conference in Western Massachusetts Aims to Highlight Internet’s Role in Economic Development

Broadband's Impact September 5th, 2014

September 5, 2014 – Broadband Communities Magazine is hosting its third annual conference on the role that broadband plays in economic development from Tues., Sept. 16 through Thurs., Sept. 18 in Springfield, Massachusetts. The conference builds on successful prior event held in Danville, Virginia, in fall 2012; and in Tinley Park, Illinois, just outside of Chicago, […]

U.S. Commerce Department Promotes Community Networks in Minneapolis Broadband Workshop

Broadband Stimulus, Broadband's Impact, Gigabit Networks, NTIA September 5th, 2014

September 5, 2014 – The agency responsible for articulating President Obama’s communications policy is taking its campaign to promote community broadband initiatives on the road, and on Thursday in Minneapolis hosted its second workshop on the topic. The event, “Building a Community Broadband Roadmap,” featured remarks by Glenn Reynolds, chief of staff at the U.S. […]

FCC Chairman Tom Wheeler Promotes Google Fiber’s Impact on Competition and Gigabit Networks

Broadband's Impact, FCC, Fiber, Gigabit Networks, Net Neutrality September 5th, 2014

WASHINGTON, September 5, 2014 – Google Fiber has been perhaps the primary driver of the current push toward high-speed internet in the United States, Federal Communications Commission Chairman Tom Wheeler said in a speech here yesterday on the future of broadband competition. In an otherwise general speech that failed to mention major communications companies like […]

Broadband Coalition Launched Over Summer Urges More Competition For Consumers’ Sake

Broadband's Impact September 3rd, 2014

WASHINGTON, September 3, 2014 – A group of leading telecommunications providers in June announced the creation of a new trade group, dubbed “Customers for Competition,” at the same location at the Library of Congress where the 1996 Telecommunications Act was signed at the Library of Congress 18 years ago. “We will be building stories from […]

Industry Group, Internet Innovation Alliance, Warns Against Regulation

Broadband's Impact September 3rd, 2014

WASHINGTON, September 3, 2014 – Communications network consumers have more choices than ever today, and according to an Internet Innovation Alliance study, policymakers should be careful not to invoke broad regulation on a technology platform or service basis. Less regulated wireless voice service is favored in eight times as many households as the most regulated […]

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