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Get Out of the Business of Regulating Copper Wires, Say FCC Critics at Internet Protocol Event

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WASHINGTON, February 8, 2013 – The Federal Communications Commission is not able to flexibly adapt to changed  circumstances in the communications world, according to officials participating in a January 30 panel on here the transition to internet protocol networks. With the topic in hand of the “retirement” of traditional copper wiress, and the regulatory paradigm…

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Brookings Panel Debates Wireless Spectrum Policy, AT&T-T-Mobile Deal

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WASHINGTON, March 31, 2011 – The Brookings Institution assembled leading telecommunications experts and business representatives on Wednesday to discuss the future of spectrum policy and the impending merger between AT&T and T-Mobile.

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House Subcommittee Votes To Nullify Open Internet Order

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WASHINGTON, March 9, 2011 – The Communications and Technology Subcommittee voted Wednesday in a 15-8 party-line vote to disapprove the new Federal Communications Committee net neutrality regulations.

Chairman Greg Walden presided over hearing Wednesday morning, which debated the open Internet regulations set by the FCC. This was the committee’s second hearing on the topic after a four-hour marathon session last month in which legislators put the five FCC Commissioners in the hot seat.

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CES Panel Debates Net Neutrality, With Carriers Complaining About FCC Rules

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LAS VEGAS, January 6, 2011 – Government and industry representatives gathered Thursday at the Consumer Electronics Show for a panel discussion on the merits of the FCC’s recent Open Internet Order and its effects on the broadband industry.

Cecilia Kang of the Washington Post moderated the panel, instigating discussions ranging from whether the FCC had the appropriate authority to issue the Order, to what impact participants felt it would have on the future of the Internet.

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AT&T Takes New Neutrality Approach In Letter To FCC

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WASHINGTON, December 15, 2009 – AT&T attempted to set the tone of compromise regarding proposed rules to regulate internet access to support so-called Net neutrality principles in a letter it sent Tuesday to the Federal Communications Commission.

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Net Neutrality Critics, Advocates Gear Up for FCC Rumble on Thursday

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As the Federal Communications Commission prepares to tackle the issue of Network neutrality at its October 22 meeting, major telecommunications carriers have all been sending letters to the FCC and newspapers in an effort to influence the agency actions. AT&T top lobbyists Jim Cicconi, Senior Executive Vice President at the company, recently sent out a memo to all of the company’s managers criticizing Net neutrality.

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FCC Eyes Apple’s Blockage of Google Voice

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WASHINGTON, August 6, 2009 – A top Federal Communications Commission official sent letters of inquiry on Friday to Apple, AT&T and Google over Apple’s move to block Google’s voice technology on the iPhone.

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Convergence, Innovation Push Boundaries of Network Neutrality Debate, Experts Agree

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ARLINGTON, Va., June 19, 2009 – Representatives of network operators, internet companies and consumer advocates said they are prepared for a network neutrality policy to emerge from the Obama administration, but during a panel at Pike and Fischer’s Broadband Policy Summit they remained very much divided over the best approach to solving problems of network management while protecting consumers.

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Questions about Broadband Data Swirl at Broadband Policy Summit

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June 12 – Questions about the availability and detail of broadband data featured prominently in presentations and in discussions at Thursday’s sessions of Broadband Policy Summit IV.

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