Posts Tagged ‘Barbara Esbin’

Appeals Court Deals Network Neutrality Blow to FCC

FCC, National Broadband Plan, Net Neutrality April 6th, 2010

WASHINGTON, April 6, 2010 – A federal appeals court ruled Tuesday that the Federal Communications Commission does not have the power to mandate that broadband provider Comcast must give equal treatment to Internet traffic streaming through its networks. Interested parties in the broadband community rushed to express their opinions.

Cable Industry: Proposed Net Neutrality Rules Threaten First Amendment

Net Neutrality December 9th, 2009

WASHINGTON, December 9, 2009 – A cable industry leader made the case Wednesday that proposed government rules to regulate internet access in support of so-called Net neutrality or open internet principles are not only unnecessary but would threaten First Amendment rights.

“Net neutrality rules have the potential to restrict protected speech in myriad ways – and not just the speech of internet service providers,” said Kyle McSlarrow, speaking at a luncheon at the Four Seasons sponsored by the Media Institute.

FCC Takes First Step to Formally Regulate the Internet Through Proposed Neutrality Rules

Net Neutrality October 22nd, 2009

WASHINGTON, October 22, 2009 – The Federal Communications Commission on Thursday approved controversial proposed rules governing internet access during its monthly public meeting. Commissioners on all sides of the debate stressed the importance of having an open internet, and in engaging in constructive dialogue on the issue going forward. The move marked the beginning of a formal phase of regulating internet access. Although the FCC in August 2005 adopted a policy statement pledging fidelity to four Net neutrality principles, such a policy was never binding upon all broadband providers. Additionally, the proposed rules go beyond those four generally-accepted neutrality principles.

House Whip: Recovery Package Must Not Leave Rural Areas Behind

Broadband Stimulus, FCC, National Broadband Plan, NTIA July 15th, 2009

WASHINGTON, July 15, 2009 – Widespread broadband deployment and adoption is essential to economic recovery as well as social justice, House Majority Whip James Clyburn, D-S.C. said Tuesday morning at the July Breakfast Club.

At Monday's Deadline, Industry, Advocacy Groups Weigh In on FCC Broadband Plan

Broadband Stimulus, FCC, National Broadband Plan, NTIA June 8th, 2009

WASHINGTON, June 8, 2009 – Industry representatives and advocacy groups of all stripes flooded the Federal Communications Commission’s inbox Monday with a wide-ranging comments array of comments on the scope and direction of the agency’s role in crafting a national broadband plan.

FCC Hammers Comcast For Deception and Unreasonable Internet Practices

Expert Opinion, Net Neutrality August 1st, 2008

WASHINGTON, August 1 – The Federal Communication Commission’s enforcement action against Comcast can be seen either as a limited response to a company’s deceptive practices, or a sweeping new venture by the agency into regulating internet policy.

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