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Surprise! Everybody Wants Net Neutrality

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WASHINGTON, November 13, 2014 – Net neutrality has been the hottest topic in tech policy for months. Politicians on the left say their opponents stand foursquare against the tenets of a free and open internet. Politicians on the right that their adversaries are trying to apply outmoded and outdated legislation to cripple the innovative essence…

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Broadband Roundup: FCC, Congress and Broadband Providers Clash On Municipal Broadband

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WASHINGTON, July 17, 2004 – The House of Representatives passed an amendment Wednesday  in a 223-220 vote to prevent the Federal Communications Commission from preempting state laws that forbid municipal broadband networks, the National Journal reported. U.S. Rep. Marsha Blackburn, R-Tenn., spearheaded the proposal, according to Ars Technica, on the argument that the FCC has…

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Broadband Roundup: Comcast Seeks Lighter Regulation on Net Neutrality, Mozilla and CCIA Want Heavier Touch

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WASHINGTON, July 16, 2014 – Due to an “overwhelming surge in traffic to its website,” the Federal Communications Commission delayed its deadline for comment submissions on net neutrality until midnight Friday, Forbes reported. As of Wednesday, the FCC had received 780,000 comments, thus far. The traffic was enough to crash the site earlier in the…

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Comcast Connects More Than 220,000 Families Through Internet Essentials Program, Touts Accomplishments at Event with FCC Commissioner

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WASHINGTON, September 25, 2013 – Comcast has connected more than 220,000 families to broadband service through its low-income Internet Essentials program during the first two years of the program, the cable giant said Tuesday. “Compared to a year ago we have more than doubled the number of families here in the D.C. area who are…

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

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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.

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