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Building a Legal Case for Net Neutrality Rules, FCC’s Wheeler Hopes Courts Will Look Favorably on His Logic

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WASHINGTON, May 19, 2014 – The D.C. Circuit Court of Appeals struck down the Federal Communications Commission’s last two efforts to enshrine network neutrality. So what makes current chairman Tom Wheeler feel as though he can succeed where two of his predecessors failed?

The answers lie in the details of the 85-page order – called a “Notice of Proposed Rulemaking” in the legalese of Washington telecommunications bureaucrats – released late on Thursday.

At its core, Wheeler aims to regulate broadband providers without having to treat them as regulated entities. […]

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D.C. Circuit Court of Appeals Strikes Down FCC’s Net Neutrality Rules

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WASHINGTON, January 14, 2014 – The D.C. Circuit Court of Appeals, in a setback for the Federal Communications Commission, on Tuesday stuck down the agency’s Open Internet Order, issued in 2010. The open internet rules built upon a prior policy statement issued by the FCC in 2005. In 2010, former agency chairman Julius Genachowski attempted…

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MetroPCS Withdraws Legal Claims Against Federal Communications Commission Net Neutrality Rules

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WASHINGTON, May 23, 2013 — Wireless provider MetroPCS moved last Friday to dismiss its claims in the lawsuit challenging the Federal Communication Commission’s net neutrality laws. In the motion, MetroPCS, which recently merged with T-Mobile, noted that the FCC and the Department of Justice had already consented to the dismissal. Additionally, Verizon Communications, which is…

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Energy and Commerce Democrats Counter Republican Charges Over Spectrum-Bidding Measures

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WASHINGTON, May 16, 2013 – On Thursday, Democratic Representatives Henry Waxman, Anna Eshoo, and Doris Matsui of California, plus Edward Markey of Massachusetts, Diana DeGette of Colorado, and Mike Doyle of Pennsylvania issued a letter to outgoing Federal Communications Commission Chairman Julius Genachowski, responding to Republican members of the Energy and Commerce Committee. Republicans on…

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Gigabit Fever Spreads from the Heartland Across the Nation; Giving Gigabit Credit Where Credit is Due

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WASHINGTON, May 3, 2013 – It’s springtime across the country, the flowers are blooming, and Gigabit fever must be in the air. Within the past month, several major companies and communities have announced plans for Gigabit-level deployments within their communities. Several major conferences have featured the Gigabit theme, including the Schools, Health and Library Broadband…

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Profiles of Prospective Candidates to be FCC Chairman: Karen Kornbluh and Catherine Sandoval

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WASHINGTON, March 27, 2013 – This week BroadbandBreakfast.com continues its series of profiles of many of the top prospective candidates that might be selected to serve as chairman of the Federal Communications Commission. Julius Genachowski, the 29th chairman, on Friday announced on March 22, that he would step down within a few weeks. Many credited Julius…

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FCC Chairman Genachowski, at Gigabit Community Workshop, Makes First Public Comments Since His Stepping Down Announcement

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WASHINGTON, March 27, 2013 – “If we build super-fast networks, the innovators will come,” said Federal Communications Commission Chairman Julius Genachowski on Wednesday, in his first public statements since his announcement last Friday that he would leave the agency in a matter of weeks. While speaking at an FCC workshop on the development of gigabit-speed…

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President Barack Obama Statement on FCC Chairman Julius Genachowski’s Departure

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President Barack Obama issued the following statement on Federal Communications Commission Chairman Julius Genachowski announcement that he is stepping down: I want to thank Chairman Genachowski for his dedicated service on behalf of the American people.  Over the last four years, Julius has brought to the Federal Communications Commission a clear focus on spurring innovation,…

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FCC Chairman Julius Genachowski, at Public Meeting, Lauds Accomplishment in Broadband Arena

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WASHINGTON, March 22, 2013 – In a hurriedly-scheduled Federal Communications Commission meeting on Friday, agency Chairman Julius Genachowski formally announced his resignation from the agency. Genachowski’s resignation, which was expected, puts forward the details of his timing: he will leave the agency in a few weeks. Genachowski has overseen the agency since he was confirmed…

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Statement by Consumer Electronics Association on Julius Genachowski’s Departure

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From Consumer Electronics Association President and CEO Gary Shapiro on the announced departure of Federal Communications Commission Chairman Julius Genachowski: As I named him at the 2013 International CES®, Chairman Genachowski is the ‘Spectrum Chairman.” Consumers and industry alike will benefit for years to come thanks to Genachowski’s service at the FCC. Said CEA Vice…

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