FCC Approves 5G, But Don’t Wait to Get a New Phone

The Federal Communications Commission just cut the tape on a new band of frequency, the untouched realm of 24 GHz that’s loaded with possibility, by rolling out a new set of rules that will… more

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July 16, 2016
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Net neutrality: Verizon, AT&T, Comcast lawsuit analysis

Net neutrality: Verizon, AT&T, Comcast lawsuit analysis
ISPs have two choices: Live with net neutrality rules or live with real competition
I’ve had conversations in the past with people from Europe who just don’t understand why America… more

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April 16, 2015
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What is net neutrality? How does it affect you?

What is net neutrality? How does it affect you?
Who controls the Internet?
That’s the heated debate that has Internet service providers like Comcast, Verizon and Time Warner Cable facing off against the U.S. government, content providers… more

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April 7, 2015
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Google Fiber: Oregon tax bill would make gigabit Internet ‘extremely unlikely’ in Portland


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lawmakers wrote a bill to lure to .
Google says language in the bill does the opposite.
The company warned Oregon lawmakers… more

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March 23, 2015
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Can treating broadband firms a bit like utilities be a benefit?

Can treating broadband firms a bit like utilities be a benefit?
Wayne attorney Edmond Tiryak doesn’t much dwell on telecommunications law, though he thinks the did right last month when it backed net neutrality.
That’s the rule that says… more

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March 9, 2015
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FCC Adopts Net Neutrality Rules, Reclassifies Broadband Access under Title II

After nearly 4 million public comments, and months of vigorous public, industry, and Congressional debate, the , by a 3-2 vote, approved revised net neutrality rules… more

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March 4, 2015
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FCC won’t force all of Title II “net neutrality” regulations on carriers, but “we don’t know where things go next”

FCC won’t force all of Title II “net neutrality” regulations on carriers, but “we don’t know where things go next”
A lot of people and a lot of businesses were cheering the ’s predictable 3-to-2 vote to classify the internet as a utility, and thus… more

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March 4, 2015
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Open Internet survives weird politics

High-speed Internet is seen no longer as a luxury but as the staff of commercial and personal life.
Net neutrality won the day in Washington, D.C., and that wasn’t supposed to happen. Republicans indignantly… more

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March 4, 2015
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FCC Community Broadband Ruling Could Transform Internet Access


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Last week’s Federal Communications Commission () ruling codifying the principles of net neutrality is a victory for grassroots organizing. But in 20 years, we might be talking… more

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March 4, 2015
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FCC bickers over public release of Web rules

THE LEDE: Final edits to the Federal Communications Commission’s net neutrality regulations have so far prevented the public from seeing the full plan that was approved last week.
Chairman Tom… more

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March 4, 2015
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