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41 min ago | Common Dreams

Who Gets to Decide What a City Can Do with Broadband Internet?

" ithout power and independence, a town may contain good subjects, but it can have no active citizens."

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Related Topix: US News, Telecom, Texas, US Politics, US House of Representatives, Henry Waxman, Democrat, Liberal Political News

4 hrs ago | Bloomberg

Obama Campaign Donor Wins FCC Waiver From Auction Rules

A private-equity company owned by a campaign donor to President Barack Obama won a waiver from the U.S. Federal Communications Commission that may give it an advantage in planned airwaves auctions.

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Related Topix: Business News, Federal Communications Commission, US Politics, US News, Barack Obama, Telecom, Cable & Satellite, ATT, Verizon Communications, IT Services

9 hrs ago | TV Technology

Burned-Out Tower Lights Draw $10,400 Citation

A Virginia-based business is being fined $10,400 for letting the lights go out on its antenna and not notifying federal flight authorities right away.

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Related Topix: Business News, Federal Communications Commission, Telecom, US News, Federal Aviation Administration, Transportation

22 hrs ago | St. Cloud Times

Letter: Net neutrality hinges on your voice; use itLetter: Net...

Letter: Net neutrality hinges on your voice; use it Let Washington know that access to Internet must be equal for all.

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Related Topix: Telecom, Opinion

Mon Jul 21, 2014

Courthouse News Service

FCC Inundated With Net Neutrality Comments

More than 1 million people filed a comment with the Federal Communications Commission on how to preserve an open Internet as the first period to do so ended Friday.

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Related Topix: Business News, Federal Communications Commission, Telecom, Cable & Satellite, Comcast

The Washington Post

Net neutrality defenders actually fine if Internet users decide what goes fast

As the Federal Communications Commission wraps up its open comment period for its net neutrality proceedings, AT&T is in with its 99-page contribution .

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Related Topix: Business News, Federal Communications Commission, Telecom, Internet Service Providers, World News

Fri Jul 18, 2014

Public Power

July 21, 2014 - House bill would bar FCC pre-emption of state laws...

The House passed a fiscal year 2015 Financial Services Appropriations bill with an amendment that is intended to bar the Federal Communications Commission from pre-empting state laws that block state and local governments from providing broadband service.

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Related Topix: Business News, Federal Communications Commission, Telecom, US Politics, US News, Republican, US House of Representatives, Marsha Blackburn, Missouri

American Library Association

ALA, ACRL file network neutrality comments with FCC

Today the American Library Association and the Association of College and Research Libraries urged the Federal Communications Commission to adopt the legally enforceable network neutrality rules necessary to fulfill library missions and serve communities nationwide.

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Related Topix: Libraries, Business News, Federal Communications Commission, Telecom

The WSU Signpost

Why We Care About "Internet Equality"

The Federal Communications Commission has been working on a set of rules that introduces a two-tiered system of internet connectivity: the fast lane and the slow lane.

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Related Topix: Business News, Federal Communications Commission, Telecom, Cable & Satellite, Comcast, Startups, Facebook, Social Software

Northwest Progressive Institute

LIVE from Detroit: Why Net Neutrality is a Social Justice Issue

This panel is moderated by Marissa Valeri who is Common Cause's digital strategies manager.

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Related Topix: Business News, Federal Communications Commission, Telecom, Blog News, Internet Service Providers

Click Orlando

Inside Local 6

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Related Topix: Orlando, FL, Business News, Federal Communications Commission, Telecom

Thu Jul 17, 2014

WDIO

Sen. Franken Urges Minnesotans to Comment on Net Neutrality

Sen. Al Franken filed comments with the Federal Communications Commission Tuesday, saying he believes it is critical that Internet access remains equal for both consumers in Minnesota and across the country.

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Related Topix: US Politics, Senator Al Franken, US News, US Senate, Democrat, Business News, Federal Communications Commission, Telecom

Business Journal

Marsha Blackburn claims 'state's rights' in fight over community Internet providers

Marsha Blackburn introduced legislation this week that would bar the Federal Communications Commission from using its powers to help community-owned Internet service providers compete against private companies.

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Related Topix: Business News, Telecom, Federal Communications Commission, Internet Service Providers

Wed Jul 16, 2014

SFGate

Michael Copps, former FCC commissioner, on net neutrality

Former Federal Communications Commission commissioner Michael Copps responds to a question during an interview with Chronicle reporter Joe Garofoli July 15, 2014 at the San Francisco Chronicle in San Francisco, Calif.

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Ars Technica

Congresswoman defends "states' rights" to protect ISPs from muni competition

US Rep. Marsha Blackburn wants to make sure the Federal Communications Commission never interferes with "states' rights" to protect private Internet service providers from having to compete against municipal broadband networks.

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Related Topix: US Politics, US News, Republican, US House of Representatives, Marsha Blackburn, Business News, Federal Communications Commission, Internet Service Providers, Telecom, Chattanooga, TN

Federal Computer Week

FCC's crash, American Systems' new CEO and Los Alamos' latest app

The Federal Communications Commission announced it would extend the public comment period on its Open Internet proceeding until midnight on July 18, after a flood of last-minute comments to the agency's Electronic Comment Filing System crashed the site on July 15. More than 675,000 comments were registered with the FCC as of July 14, with more ... (more)

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Related Topix: Business News, Federal Communications Commission, Telecom, Black Entertainment, Janet Jackson, Pop/Rock

The Columbus Dispatch

FCC extends 1st deadline to comment on net neutrality

The U.S. Federal Communications Commission today pushed back to July 18 the first deadline to submit comments on the agency's proposed new Internet traffic rules after a surge in traffic overwhelmed its online filing system.

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CBS Local

Larry Magid: FCC Extends Public Comment Deadline On Net Neutrality

The Federal Communications Commission says it's extending the deadline for public to comment on a net neutrality proposal because the response has swamped the agency's website.

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New York Daily News

FCC extends net neutrality open comment deadline to Friday

The Federal Communications Commission is extending its deadline for comments on net neutrality to Friday at midnight due to an 'overwhelming surge in traffic.'

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Related Topix: Business News, Federal Communications Commission, Telecom, Internet Service Providers, US Politics, US News, US Senate, Democrat, Senator Kirsten Gillibrand

Tue Jul 15, 2014

Politico

FCC extends net neutrality deadline

The Federal Communications Commission could have used an Internet "fast lane" on Tuesday as a flood of net neutrality comments caused its website to sputter and forced the agency to extend its deadline for accepting public input on its controversial plan.

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Related Topix: Business News, Federal Communications Commission, Telecom, Internet Service Providers, Verizon Communications, Verizon, IT Services, Activism

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