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Topic: Net neutrality

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 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

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

Apple and Comcast in Talks for Streaming Partnership? Giants may work out deal that would give users preferential treatment on cable's 'last mile'

Could Comcast users say goodbye to fuzzy, buffering videos and hello to fast, HD-quality content thanks to a rumored deal with Apple?  The Wall Street Journal reported that unnamed sources say Apple…

March 24, 2014, 3:43 PM EDT

Netflix's Hastings Slams Comcast in Blog Calling for Stronger Net Neutrality Calls out cable giant just 1 month after agreeing to pay for access

Netflix CEO Reed Hastings took to his company's blog Thursday to call for Washington and the Federal Communications Commission to pass stronger net neutrality rules so that Netflix doesn't have…

March 20, 2014, 8:49 PM EDT

Netflix Pays to Bust Up Comcast Traffic Jam Deal gives streaming service direct access to cable giant’s network

In a move that seems certain to have a profound impact on how Netflix negotiates with other broadband providers going forward, the streaming video service on Sunday announced it has…

February 23, 2014, 3:26 PM EST

Deja Vu: FCC Will Try Again to Rewrite Open Internet Rules [Updated] Proposal possible by late spring

Amid growing pressure to preserve the open Internet, Federal Communications Commission chairman Tom Wheeler said today that the commission is going to try again to craft rules that can withstand…

February 19, 2014, 12:08 PM EST

Congressional Dems Introduce Bill to Restore FCC's Open Internet Rules Bill could serve to nudge FCC's Wheeler to act soon

The debate over net neutrality in Washington is just getting started. Just days after President Obama pledged during a Google+ hangout that he supported net neutrality, Democrats rallied in Congress…

February 3, 2014, 3:54 PM EST

FCC's Wheeler Vows to Take Next Steps on Net Neutrality 'Shortly' FCC faces pressure from public interest groups to preserve open Internet

The pressure is mounting on the Federal Communications Commission to revisit how it will regulate net neutrality in the wake of the DC Circuit Court of Appeals decision that tossed…

January 30, 2014, 2:13 PM EST

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