Broadband Roundup: Dish Network Lobbying, John Thune Criticizes E-Rate, 10 Gigabits Over Copper
Broadband Roundup, Copyright, FCC, Fiber
July 10th, 2014
WASHINGTON, July 10, 2014 – Satellite TV provider Dish Network is lobbying the Federal Communications Commission to block Comcast’s acquisition of Time Warner Cable, according to National Journal. Charlie Ergen, chairman of Dish, told FCC Chairman Tom Wheeler that “serious competitive concerns” would arise from the deal and that Comcast would effectively control “choke points” […]
Two Critics of Broadband Regulation Lament How Broadband Utility Advocates are ‘Taking their Case’ to American Public
July 1st, 2014
WASHINGTON, July 1, 2014 – The best way to prevent the internet from “fundamentally changing” is to not “fundamentally change internet regulation,” according to Federal Communications Commissioner Ajit Pai. In a speech that attempted to rally the faithful to his “light touch regulation” approach, the commissioner was also joined by Sen. John Thune, R-S.D., at […]
Sen. Hutchison Seeks to Block Open Internet Regulation
FCC, Net Neutrality
December 20th, 2010
WASHINGTON, December 20, 2010 -Texas Republican Kay Bailey Hutchison has introduced an amendment to block the Federal Communications Commission from implementing any open internet regulations. The amendment would be added to the appropriations bill (H.R. 3082), which provides funding for the departments of Defense and Veterans Affairs.
Republican Senators Oppose FCC’s Rule Making Reasoning
July 22nd, 2010
WASHINGTON July 22, 2010- A group of seven Republican Senators have introduced a bill which will prevent the Federal Communications Commission from reregulating broadband. The bill will mandate the FCC make market based reforms.