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  • Republican senators rip FCC's net neutrality decision

    The U.S. Federal Communications Commission's new net neutrality rules could open the door to rate regulation and could drive some small broadband providers out of business, some Senate Republicans said Wednesday.

    Written by Grant Gross19 March 15 09:35
  • FCC releases 400-page net neutrality order

    The 400-page net neutrality order released by the U.S. Federal Communications Commission includes a long legal defense of the commission's vote last month to reclassify broadband as a regulated telecommunications service.

    Written by Grant Gross13 March 15 06:00
  • Senators to push privacy, security legislation for IoT

    Some Democratic senators want new laws that mandate security and privacy measures on the Internet of Things, as concern grows over personal data collected by connected devices.

    Written by Grant Gross12 Feb. 15 08:02
  • FCC chairman doesn't plan to release net neutrality order before vote

    The chairman of the U.S. Federal Communications Commission has no plans to release the text of his proposed net neutrality order before a scheduled commission vote on it later this month, despite a request from some Republican lawmakers to do so.

    Written by Grant Gross04 Feb. 15 03:28
  • Republican net neutrality bill allows 'reasonable' network management

    Draft net neutrality legislation released Friday by Republican leaders in the U.S. Congress would prohibit broadband providers from blocking or selectively slowing legal Web content, but it would allow them to engage in "reasonable" network management.

    Written by Grant Gross17 Jan. 15 08:17
  • Lawmakers hear mixed message on limiting spectrum bidding

    The U.S. Federal Communications Commission should limit the amount of spectrum that giant mobile carriers AT&T and Verizon Communications are able to buy in an auction scheduled for mid-2015, some U.S. senators said Tuesday.

    Written by Grant Gross10 Dec. 13 22:17
  • Senator rips self-regulatory do-not-track efforts

    The U.S. online advertising industry has not lived up to a promise to stop the online tracking of Internet users who ask advertisers to do so, a senior U.S. senator said Wednesday.

    Written by Grant Gross24 April 13 21:03