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Topic: Internet

House Subcommittees Meet to Preserve Internet Freedom

No congressional gridlock on Web governance

There may be gridlock in Congress on most issues, but making sure that governments such as Russia, China, Iran and Saudi Arabia are blocked from balkanizing the Internet is not…

House Subcommittee Hearing to Address Global Internet Governance

FCC reform also at top of agenda

The House Subcommittee on Communications and Technology will kick off the new Congress with a joint hearing Feb. 5 on how U.S. policy can keep the global Internet free from…

FCC Launches Gigabit City Challenge

Genachowski urges creation of ultra-fast Internet networks

Julius Genachowski, the Federal Communications Commission chairman who recently picked up the nickname "the spectrum chairman" must also want to be known as "the gigabit chairman." In his speech today…

Tweet! It's Internet Freedom Day

Celebration of the largest website blackout in U.S. history

One year ago today websites like Wikipedia and Reddit went dark to protest two anti-piracy bills that no one outside the Beltway had ever heard of before. Today, because of…

Lawmaker to Introduce 'Aaron's Law'

Bill named in honor of activist Aaron Swartz

California Congresswoman Zoe Lofgren (D-Calif.) plans to introduce a bill that would amend the penalties in a computer-hacking law that was cited as the reason Internet activist and Reddit co-founder…

We the People's Hits and Misses

The White House's petition site offers advocacy groups a useful tool

In recent months, the White House’s “We the People” petition site has been in the center of numerous mainstream media debates, drawing signatures by the 10s of thousands and eliciting…

FCC to Free Up More Spectrum for WiFi

Genachowski sits down with Gary Shapiro at CES

Trouble getting a good WiFi connection? Hang in there. Federal Communications Commission chairman Julius Genachowski said the agency will begin a new proceeding next month to free up more spectrum…

Internet Policy's Rock Star Addresses CES

Lays out agenda to protect digital competition

Sen. Ron Wyden is practically a rock star among the Internet community. Hailed as the “Senator from the Internet,” the Democratic member from Oregon seemed to relish the accolades during…

Internet Lobby Looks Beyond SOPA

Premiere of Silicon Prairie documentary shows path

The Internet community is getting its lobby act together, sort of. At the very least, it has more associations than ever before representing its interests in Washington. “The more the…

New Internet Association Has a Message for Congress

Video ad delivers 'hands off' directive in a subtle way

There are a million ways to say how wonderful the Internet is, and the newly formed Internet Association uses dozens of them in this new video ad directed at lawmakers. Backed…

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