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FTC Issues Net Neutrality Report

The Federal Trade Commission (FTC) on Wednesday released several guiding principles for policy makers to follow when considering whether to institute net neutrality regulations. The usual suspects issued statements praising the Broadband Connectivity Competition Policy study, which recommended a hands-off approach to governing the Internet. The FTCs Internet Access Task Force said some broadband providers […]

FCC Seeks Comments on Net Neutrality

Comments to the FCC are due June 15 regarding the agencys inquiry into net neutrality. Reply comments will be due a month later, on July 16. Commissioners in March agreed to investigate whether net neutrality is a problem. It especially wants to know whether anyone has specific examples of beneficial or harmful behavior. FCC www.fcc.gov

FCC Investigates Net Neutrality

Groups across the spectrum, from consumer advocates to broadband providers, reacted favorably to the FCCs announcement on Thursday that it will study whether net neutrality problems exist and, if so, whether they should be regulated. Debates over net neutrality took center stage last year as Congress attempted a rewrite of the 1996 Telecom Act. Content […]

Regulatory Track to Address Wireless Broadband, Net Neutrality, More

Even though the telecom reform bill the Bells lobbied so hard for last year never came to fruition, there still is a lot of regulatory activity to look forward to in 2007. The prospect of another rewrite attempt, however, is small. On the other hand, the FCC, Congress and the states are eyeing various issues, […]

Snowe, Dorgan Push Net Neutrality Bill

Net neutrality got another push from Democratic senators this week as Olympia Snowe, R-Maine, and Byron Dorgon, D-N.D., reintroduced a measure that did not make it past the committee level last summer in a Republican-dominated Congress. Now, with the tables turned, the lawmakers hope they can get the backing to pass the Internet Freedom Preservation […]

Regulatory Workshop to Explore Weighty Issues

Hazy VoIP oversight. Megamergers. No more UNE-P mandates. Reclassification of the Bells DSL services. So much is happening in the regulatory landscape it can be hard to keep up. Thursdays regulatory workshop, New Landscape, New Challenges, sponsored by Dickstein Shapiro LLP, will help COMPTEL members learn more about the issues affecting them, as well as […]

Senate Committee Shoots Down Net Neutrality, States Wireless Rights

The Communications, Consumers Choice, and Broadband Deployment Act of 2006 will go to the Senate floor without provisions for net neutrality or protection of states rights for defending wireless consumers. The Senate Commerce Committee on Wednesday wrapped up two days of hearings on the dozens of amendments to the proposed bill. Among its most controversial […]

Senate Committee to Take Up Telecom Bill Again Next Week

The Senate Commerce, Science and Transportation Committee will meet again on Tuesday to continue hashing out which amendments will be attached to the Communications, Consumers Choice, and Broadband Deployment Act of 2006, before the bill goes to the Senate floor. Members on Thursday debated various sticking points, including states rights, the Universal Service Fund, funding […]

Stevens Bill Readies for Thursday Vote

The third draft of Ted Stevens Communications, Consumers Choice, and Broadband Deployment Act of 2006 was unveiled on Monday as it prepares for a committee vote on Thursday. The second draft was 151 pages; the new one stands at 159. The House already has passed the controversial Communications Opportunity, Promotion and Enhancement (COPE) Act as […]

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