Senate Committee Passes PROTECT IP Act But Wyden Issues Quick Halt
Congress, Copyright, Intellectual Property, Senate
May 27th, 2011
WASHINGTON May 27, 2011 – The Senate Judiciary Committee unanimously approved the Preventing Real Online Threats to Economic Creativity and Theft of Intellectual Property Act, or PROTECT IP Act on Thursday, but Sen. Ron Wyden (D-OR) put a hold on the bill preventing it from going to the full Senate.
Congressional Members Discuss Net Neutrality, Privacy and Spectrum at CCIA Meeting
Congress, FCC, Net Neutrality, Patents, Privacy, Spectrum, Wireless
May 5th, 2011
WASHINGTON May 5, 2011- At the Washington Caucus meeting of the Computer and Communications Industry Association Wednesday, Congressional leaders presented their views on preserving the Open Internet, expanding patent reform, ensuring consumer privacy online and the need for spectrum reform.
Legislators Introduce Bills To Restrict State Wireless Taxes
Congress, House of Representatives, Mobile Broadband, Senate, Wireless
March 11th, 2011
WASHINGTON, March 11, 2011 – Legislators in the House and Senate introduced companion bills that would prohibit states from levying new taxes specific to wireless services in an effort to keep barriers to access for mobile internet services low.
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.
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.