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

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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…

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Not Everyone is Neutral on Neutrality

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The Federal Communication Commission’s proposed net neutrality rules could hamper innovation on the Web, said David Farber, as guest on a panel held Friday at the Information Technology & Innovation Foundation. Farber is a professor of computer science and policy at Carnegie Mellon University and a former chief technology officer for the FCC.

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Verizon as a Cable Guy To Shape Broadband Battle in Washington, D.C.

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September 15 – For Capitol Hill BlackBerry users, Washington, D.C., is among the most wired cities in the country. But when those BlackBerry-toting legislative staffers go home and watch television, they step into world where the battle for better broadband depends upon cable TV regulation.

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New Mexico Infrastructure Report Fails to Incorporate Broadband Access

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August 29 – As with other states seeking to promote the availability of high-speed internet access in a broadband-centered world, New Mexico is struggling just to keep up.

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First in Broadband Mapping, North Carolina's e-NC Now Wants Faster Speeds

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August 22 – In taking an inventory of North Carolina’s broadband assets, and in its push to stimulate high-speed internet investment and adoption, the e-NC Authority is arguably the most advanced effort of its kind in the nation. Long before the current wave of interest in broadband data, North Carolina state officials were at the forefront of broadband mapping and data.

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Modern-Day Alaskan Broadband Benefits from Satellite Earth Station Competition

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August 10 – Today’s technologically advanced Alaska is a far cry from Jack London’s frontier in The Call of the Wild. Yet while dog-sledding remains a common form of transportation, the image of the disconnected wilderness man is today more myth than reality.

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Task Force to Debate Whether A Gigabit Per Second is Too Fast for Minnesota

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August 5 – When it comes to articulating a state broadband policy, many in Minnesota are aiming high – or at least very, very fast.

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Broadband Internet Adoption Stalls, Regresses for Poor, Says Pew Report

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WASHINGTON, July 2 – Broadband growth in the United States has effectively stalled over the past five months, a possible victim of the economic slowdown, according to a report released Wednesday by the Pew Internet & American Life Project.

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