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Cell Phone Unlocking Picks Up Steam With Administration Urging Permanent Action by FCC

Broadband's Impact, Copyright, FCC, NTIA September 17th, 2013

WASHINGTON, September 17, 2013 – The U.S. Commerce Department on Tuesday urged the Federal Communications Commission take action to permit consumers to “unlock” their cellular phones. The Obama administration is urging the agency to allow consumers to purchase and make use of any wireless provider’s service with any cellular device, provided that the consumer is […]

Web Content Producers Favor Net Neutrality, Reject Regulation of Search Engines

Broadband's Impact, FCC Workshops, Net Neutrality December 16th, 2009

WASHINGTON, December 16, 2009 – Web content producers applauded the efforts of the Federal Communications Commission to turn Net neutrality principles into enforceable rules – but lawyers, academics and commissioners were divided on whether the agency should begin regulating the internet in the name of democracy and economic growth.

“The genius of the Internet is its openness, its dynamism and its availability to one and all,” said FCC Commissioner Michael Copps in his opening statements at a Tuesday afternoon workshop on “Democratic Engagement and the Open Internet.”

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