How Should the FCC Regulate Broadband? A Roundup of ‘Third Way’ Comments
FCC, FCC Comments, Net Neutrality, Net Neutrality Comments
July 16th, 2010
WASHINGTON July 16, 2010 – After the D.C. Circuit Court of Appeals’ decision upholding Comcast’s ability to thwart broadband traffic over the peer-to-peer file-sharing software BitTorrent, the Federal Communications Commission was faced with uncertainty in regulating broadband.
In order to give the FCC firmer ground to regulate internet services, agency Chairman Julius Genachowski announced a proposal that has been dubbed the “Third Way” between regulating and deregulating internet services.
Thursday was the deadline for comments from the public regarding the notice of inquiry which was issued in June. Consumer groups and content makers praised aspects of the “Third Way,” while internet service providers were largely opposed.
FCC Wrestles With Depth, Breadth of Net Neutrality Comments
FCC, National Broadband Plan, Net Neutrality, Net Neutrality Comments
February 8th, 2010
WASHINGTON, February 8, 2010 – The Federal Communications Commission has received thousands of comments both lauding and criticizing its proposed plan to address the controversial issue of network neutrality.
Broadband People Column: FCC’s Clyburn, Baker Get New Assignments
Broadband's Impact, Premium Content
December 18th, 2009
WASHINGTON, December 18, 2009 – The Federal Communications Commission has appointed Commissioners Mignon Clyburn and Meredith Attwell Baker to serve on the federal-state boards for universal service and jurisdictional separations. Clyburn will serve as federal chair of both panels. FCC Commissioner Michael Copps will continue to serve on both boards.
The Federal-State Joint Board on Universal Service was established by the Telecommunications Act of 1996 to implement universal service provisions and to make recommendations on universal service matters. The Federal-State Joint Board on Jurisdictional Separations advises the FCC on the apportionment of regulated costs between interstate and intrastate jurisdictions.
GoodBye Network Neutrality, Welcome Open Internet!
October 26th, 2009
WASHINGTON, October 26, 2009 – Absent from the notice of proposed rulemaking released by the Federal Communications Commission Thursday is the charged term of “network neutrality” that has been discussed over the years. Instead, the paper is focused on the need to preserve an “open internet” through government intervention.
What Drives Broadband Adoption? An Aspen Institute Working Paper
December 5th, 2008
WASHINGTON, December 5 – This report, authored by BroadbandCensus.com Editor Drew Clark for the Aspen Institute’s Communications and Society Program in August 2007, asks and attempts to answer a series of questions about broadband adoption.