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  • Six net neutrality lawsuits: What are the complaints about?

    One of the main arguments for the trade groups and ISPs that have filed six -- yes, six -- lawsuits against the U.S. Federal Communications Commission's net neutrality rules is that the agency violated a 69-year-old administrative procedure law in crafting the new regulations.

    Written by Grant Gross16 April 15 02:14
  • US lawmakers push for auctions of gov't spectrum

    A group of U.S. lawmakers has reintroduced legislation aimed at encouraging government agencies to give up their spectrum by allowing the agencies to share in the profits when the spectrum is auctioned to commercial mobile carriers.

    Written by Grant Gross27 March 15 04:16
  • Republican net neutrality proposal falls short, critics say

    A Republican net neutrality proposal in the U.S. Congress would not fully protect broadband customers because it would prohibit the Federal Communications Commission from enacting new rules against selectively blocking or throttling traffic, critics said Wednesday.

    Written by Grant Gross22 Jan. 15 06:42
  • Sprint now says it's OK with broadband reclassification

    Sprint wouldn't object to the U.S. Federal Communications Commission reclassifying broadband as a regulated public utility in order to pass strong net neutrality rules, as long as the agency applies those new regulations with a "light touch," the mobile carrier said.

    Written by Grant Gross17 Jan. 15 06:34
  • Hotel group asks FCC for permission to block some outside Wi-Fi

    The U.S. Federal Communications Commission will soon decide whether to lay down rules regarding hotels' ability to block personal Wi-Fi hotspots inside their buildings, a practice that recently earned Marriott International a US $600,000 fine.

    Written by Grant Gross23 Dec. 14 07:24
  • Google, Facebook continue massive lobbying efforts in Q3

    Google and Facebook continued to pour millions of dollars into federal political lobbying in the third quarter in attempts to influence U.S. lawmakers and have legislation written in their favor.

    Written by Martyn Williams22 Oct. 14 06:36
  • CTIA: Mobile carriers still need lighter net neutrality rules

    The U.S. Federal Communications Commission should not hold mobile carriers to the same net neutrality rules as it does for wired broadband providers because of unique mobile network management challenges, the head of the largest U.S. mobile trade group said.

    Written by Grant Gross16 Oct. 14 01:52
  • CTIA chief lashes back at FCC chair on net neutrality

    The keynote stage at CTIA became a net neutrality boxing ring again on Wednesday as the head of the show's sponsor, CTIA President and CEO Meredith Attwell Baker, sharply disagreed with Tuesday's comments by FCC Chairman Tom Wheeler about how the mobile Internet should be regulated.

    Written by Stephen Lawson11 Sept. 14 06:30