Posts Tagged ‘network neutrality’

Walden Speaks On Net Neutrality, Spectrum At Cable Summit

Congress, FCC, House of Representatives, Net Neutrality, Public Safety, Senate, Spectrum April 14th, 2011

WASHINGTON April 14, 2011 – Rep. Greg Walden (R-OR), Chairman of the Communications and Technology Subcommittee, voiced his opposition Wednesday to network neutrality, supported increased oversight of the Federal Communications Commission and addressed how spectrum issues need to be explored with great caution at the American Cable Association summit.

FCC Issues Open Internet Rules

Broadband Updates, Broadband's Impact, FCC, Net Neutrality December 22nd, 2010

WASHINGTON, December 22, 2010 – In an uncommon split vote on Tuesday, the FCC handed down an order requiring network providers to abide by certain rules intended to maintain network neutrality.

Three Democratic Senators Press for Action on Network Neutrality

FCC, Net Neutrality November 30th, 2010

WASHINGTON, November 30, 2010 – Three Democratic senators on Tuesday sent a letter to the chairman of the Federal Communications Commission urging him to “guarantee network neutrality” by the end of the year.

A History of Network Neutrality

Broadband's Impact, FCC, Net Neutrality October 11th, 2010

WASHINGTON, October 11, 2010 – The issue of network neutrality is one that has become an increasing problem around the globe. In the United States, the problem became more of an issue with the rise of cable and DSL service.

Sen. Kerry Reaffirms Support for Network Neutrality

Mobile Broadband, Net Neutrality, Wireless September 2nd, 2010

WASHINGTON, September 2, 2010 – Massachusetts Democrat Sen. John Kerry has issued a statement strongly in support of network neutrality.

Broadband Initiatives: Impact will depend on Wireless & Fixed Strategies

Expert Opinion, FCC, Mobile Broadband, National Broadband Plan, Wireless August 6th, 2010

With the advent of continued proliferation from wireless coverage throughout the U.S., and the projected exponential growth in mobile access, adoption and affordability through LTE to 4G technology; the realities of serving less populated areas becomes increasingly more likely. The strides being made in technology within the mobile arena can significantly impact the broadband community.

Markey Wants FCC to Act to Protect Consumers

Net Neutrality August 6th, 2010

WASHINGTON August 6, 2010 – Massachusetts Representative Ed Markey (D) is urging the Federal Communications Commission to enforce network neutrality.

Public Interest Groups Bemoan Reported Google, Verizon Secret Network Neutrality Pact

Broadband's Impact, Net Neutrality, Transparency August 5th, 2010

WASHINGTON, August 5, 2010 – It has been reported that Google and Verizon are working on a secret pact about network neutrality. The New York Times says this pact will give Google products preferential treatment on the Verizon network. However both firms are claiming this is untrue. Public interest organizations however bemoan the entire concept of a secret pact.

Chile Legally Mandates Network Neutrality and Increased Transparency for ISPs

International, Net Neutrality, South America July 15th, 2010

WASHINGTON July 15, 2010- The Chilean Congress has just passed a major set of amendments to the General Telecommunications Law which not only mandates network neutrality but also requires internet service providers to give users detailed information on the speeds they offer.

Economists Rebuff Lawmakers’ Letter by Advocating for Network Neutrality

Broadband Updates, Broadband's Impact, FCC, Net Neutrality July 9th, 2010

WASHINGTON, July 9, 2010 – Four economists argued in a letter to the FCC sent Wednesday that the question before the agency was “not whether to impose network neutrality, but whether to eliminate it.”

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