Federal Communications Commission Proposes New Open Internet Rules

MotherJones

Yesterday was supposed to be the end of the first round of public comments on the upcoming network neutrality rules. Due to the massive number of comments submitted, the FCC’s... website was not able to handle the surge of last minute comments. As of Tuesday, there were about nearly 800,000 comments and counting.

Because of the FCC site going down, the deadline for the fir...

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In 2009, Sprint admitted to Do Not Call violations but claimed that they were due to an “equipment malfunction.” In 2011, Sprint paid $400,000 to the FCC due to additional Do Not Call registry complaints. Then in 2012, Sprint reported even more violations due to “human error and technical malfunctions.”

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BGR

The Washington Post is reporting that the Federal Communications Commission today voted in favor of advancing a proposal that would allow for broadband providers to charge additional amounts... towards companies that wish to be given access at faster speeds.

“The plan, approved in a three-to-two vote along party lines, could unleash a new economy on the Web where an Internet service...

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A total of 145 companies including Google, Facebook, Microsoft, Amazon, DropBox, and Yahoo issued a joint statement to FCC boss Tom Wheeler for his proposal to protect network neutrality by destroying it. The letter is not only signed by more than 100 Internet companies but also by two of five commissioners of the Federal Communications Commission. In the letter, the companies take issue with Chairman Tom Wheeler’s plan to regulate broadband providers

Verizon Wireless

Verizon has decided to follow in AT&T’s footsteps and stamp its feet about the restrictions that the FCC is going to put in place to save some chunks of spectrum for smaller operators. Verizon used similar arguments as AT&T by stating that the rules limiting hoarding by the companies with the deepest pockets was “perverse and unjust” and “subsidizing.”