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Mozilla Calls for Stricter Net Neutrality Rules Browser maker files petition with FCC to reclassify the Internet

Mozilla on Monday offered an alternative to the Federal Communiations Commission’s controversial proposal to restore net neutrality. In a 17-page filing with the FCC, Mozilla outlined another approach that would classify the…

May 5, 2014, 5:53 PM EDT

FCC's Wheeler Will Try Once Again to Calm Net Neutrality Firestorm Uses Cable Show as forum

FCC chairman Tom Wheeler is trying his best to do damage control over the poor reception his proposed net neutrality rules have gotten. It's so bad that on Wednesday at…

April 30, 2014, 12:01 AM EDT

FCC Will Vote on Setting Aside Spectrum for Smaller Carriers in Auction Plan limits how much AT&T and Verizon can bid on

One thing you can say about FCC chairman Tom Wheeler: He's not afraid of controversy. After causing an uproar with his net neutrality proposal earlier this week, he is now…

April 25, 2014, 12:46 PM EDT

FCC Net Neutrality Proposal Still Fuzzy New rules hinge on how commission defines 'commercially reasonable' deals

The Federal Communications Commission did damage control today to try to convince critics that the chairman's net neutrality proposal would not create a "payola Internet,” would not end the Internet…

April 24, 2014, 1:39 PM EDT

FCC Scrambles to Clarify Its New Net Neutrality Rules FCC chairman circulating proposal to commissioners on Thursday

UPDATE:  To say that the FCC's proposed new net neutrality rules are off to a rocky start would be an understatement. The leak of the news late Wednesday afternoon that the Federal…

April 23, 2014, 6:14 PM EDT

Meredith Baker Exits Comcast for Wireless Lobby Wants CTIA to be the 'go to' organization on communication issues

Meredith Attwell Baker, the former Federal Communications commissioner who caused a stir when she left the agency to lobby for Comcast months after the agency approved the NBCUniversal deal, is…

April 23, 2014, 11:23 AM EDT

No Surprise: Netflix Comes Out Against Comcast-Time Warner Cable Merger Hastings says combined company would be a threat to the Internet

Netflix told shareholders Monday that the company opposes the merger of Comcast and Time Warner Cable because it would give the combined company too much power over broadband Internet access. The…

April 21, 2014, 5:40 PM EDT

FCC Moves Ahead on Plans to Hold Wireless Spectrum Auction AT&T balks at reserving space for smaller carriers

Good news for consumers frustrated with dropped calls and slow downloads: The Federal Communications Commission is about to take a major step toward potentially freeing up more spectrum for wireless…

April 18, 2014, 1:24 PM EDT

NAB's Gordon Smith Is Confident He Can Turn Things Around in Washington Can broadcasting compete with the Internet?

Broadcasters are having a tough time in Washington. A number of efforts are aimed straight at the business from the FCC's recent decision to tighten ownership rules and claw bag…

April 11, 2014, 12:16 PM EDT

Comcast Makes Its Public Interest Case to Washington Filing concentrates on broadband where critics most likely to focus

Those print and TV ads Comcast has been running in the Washington media promoting the benefits of its $45 billion purchase of Time Warner Cable? That was just a warm-up…

April 8, 2014, 10:47 AM EDT

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