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TWC outage leaves 12M people without Internet access — and it’s only going to get worse

On Tuesday, Time Warner Cable agreed to pay the Federal Communications Commission $1.1 million for failing to disclose a “substantial number” of outages affecting its customers. Now today, the company announced that it is suffering from multiple outages affecting 12 million people. Show More Summary

L.A. Mayor Garcetti Opposes Time Warner, Comcast Merger

The Los Angeles Daily News reports that Los Angeles mayor Eric Garcetti has joined those who oppose the merger of cable giant Time Warner with cable giant Comcast. Mayor Eric Garcetti urged the Federal Communications Commission to closely...Show More Summary

Netflix continues to play both sides of the net neutrality debate by asking the FCC to block the Comcast-TWC merger

Netflix has asked the Federal Communications Commission to prevent Comcast and Time Warner Cable from merging to form what it calls the “nation’s largest onramp to the Internet.” This is merely the latest of Netflix’s attempts to play both sides of every argument concerning the future of the Internet. Show More Summary

Why the Congressional Black Caucus is urging the FCC to save the sports blackout rule

Members of the Congressional Black Caucus want to save a controversial rule whose critics say makes it impossible for sports fans to watch their local teams. In a letter to the Federal Communications Commission, over a dozen black lawmakers said repealing the sports blackout rule, as at least one FCC commissioner has suggested, would hurt […]

NAB Slams FCC Over Planned TV Spectrum Auction

The legal friction between the industry lobby group and the Federal Communications Commission continues. Now the National Association of Broadcasters has taken the FCC to court over its plan to auction off some of the airwaves next year. Show More Summary

U.S. broadcasters challenge FCC over airwaves auction

(Reuters) - The National Association of Broadcasters filed a petition to review certain elements of the U.S. Federal Communications Commission's (FCC) planned airwaves auction next year, arguing that the sale would adversely impact TV stations. Show More Summary

The FCC is investigating whether businesses are being overcharged for voice and data service

Government bean counters have given the Federal Communications Commission the green light to find out whether big telecom companies are charging other businesses too much for connectivity. The FCC said Monday that the Office of Management and Budget has approved a long-awaited study of the issue, which concerns the dedicated voice and data connections that […]

FCC pushes back deadline for people to weigh in on net neutrality rules

last weekNews : The Newsroom

The US Federal Communications Commission is giving people nearly a week more to weigh in Chairman Tom Wheeler's proposal for a new net neutrality framework. Today the FCC said people have until September 15th (a month from now) to reply to comments made by others as part of an earlier phase that wrapped up July 18th. Show More Summary

FCC Extends Net Neutrality Comment Period

The Federal Communications Commission (FCC) announced Friday it would extend the net neutrality reply comment period from September 10 to September 15. The commission has already received more than 1.1 million comments, which it released to the public last week. Show More Summary

How the FCC Can Save Net Neutrality and Still Ruin the Internet

Prolonged discussions of Federal Communications Commission regulations are typically about as stimulating as a fistful of Ambien -- except when it comes to net neutrality. With the FCC poised to issue new rules governing how Internet...Show More Summary

First New York, now California: States vow to examine Comcast-TWC merger

Comcast's campaign to win over Washington regulators continues apace. On Wednesday, the company's executive vice president, David Cohen, met with the Federal Communications Commission to argue that a merger with Time Warner Cable should be judged on the merits, not determined based on how other industry players might react to a deal. But even as […]

First New York, now California: States vow to examine Comcast-TWC merger

Comcast's campaign to win over Washington regulators continues apace. On Wednesday, the company's executive vice president, David Cohen, met with the Federal Communications Commission to argue that a merger with Time Warner Cable should be judged on the merits, not determined based on how other industry players might react to a deal. But even as […]

Senator Calls On FCC To Hold Net Neutrality Round Tables Outside Of Washington

Senator Patrick Leahy recently called on the Federal Communications Commission (FCC) to host roundtable discussions concerning net neutrality outside of Washington. The agency previously announced that it will hold a number of sessions concerning the open Internet inside of the capital. Show More Summary

NYT: It’s time for stronger net neutrality rules

The New York Times editorial board is calling on the Federal Communications Commission to adopt stronger net neutrality rules than what is currently being proposed, suggesting the agency should reclassify broadband under Title II of the Communications Act to preserve Internet openness. Show More Summary

T-Mobile Will Throttle Users Who “Misuse” Their Unlimited Data Plans

The Federal Communications Commission has told America’s wireless carriers that it’s fine if they want to drastically cut back the speed of data (or “throttle”) that their heaviest users have access to: they need to spell out to customers exactly what behaviors lead to throttling. Show More Summary

Senator urges FCC net neutrality hearings outside Washington

2 weeks agoNews : The Newsroom

U.S. Senate Judiciary Committee Chairman Patrick Leahy on Wednesday called on the Federal Communications Commission to host hearings on its new proposed "net neutrality" rules outside of Washington, not just at its offices in the U.S. Show More Summary

Net neutrality? The FCC's public commenters were overwhelmingly in favor

The public debate over net neutrality isn't much of a debate, if the 1.1 million public comments on the Federal Communication Commission's proposed "open internet" rules are any guide. Wading through more than a million comments — the...Show More Summary

SPYING: Feds to study illegal use of spy gear. The Federal Communications Commission has establi…

SPYING: Feds to study illegal use of spy gear. The Federal Communications Commission has established a task force to study reported misuse of surveillance technology that can intercept cellular signals to locate people, monitor their calls and send malicious software to their phones. The powerful technology — called an IMSI catcher, though also referred to [...]

FCC Commissioner wants end to NFL TV blackout rules

Ajit Pai called the NFL’s television blackout rules 'outdated,' and urged his fellow Federal Communications Commission representatives to vote in favor of having them repealed to address fan concerns.

Here's What Your 1.1 Million Comments On Net Neutrality Look Like

2 weeks agoGenres / Sci Fi : io9

When the Federal Communications Commission asked the public to send their views on network neutrality, it got an earful. The response was so huge that the deadline was extended due to technical problems. Those comments were recently published online as a 1.4 GB file, and NPR has posted this visualization of what they said. Read more...

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