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FCC halts mega-merger reviews, releases Open Internet order 17 March 2015

Just as it releases details of its Net Neutrality order to reclassify broadband as a public utility, the FCC has once again paused its informal 180-day countdown clock for deciding whether or not a pair of pending mega-mergers—Comcast/Time Warner Cable and AT&T/DirecTV—will be approved. Read the entire story here.

Netflix gets caught in it’s own web, Net Neutrality pitch costs VOD service provider dearly 17 March 2015

Last September, National Journal named Netflix the new face of network neutrality. According to one Federal Communications Commission official, VoD service provider Netflix advocates were “screaming their heads off” last year, demanding that the agency reclassify broadband Internet access as a public utility under Title II of the Communications Act. Now that the agency has …

FCC tells ISPs and wireless providers to disclose all hidden fees 13 March 2015

New rules for home Internet providers and wireless carriers require them to be truthful about how much their service actually costs. As part of the transparency requirements in the Federal Communications Commission’s net neutrality order, Internet providers have to clearly detail all charges, such as modem rental and installation fees, and disclose the full monthly price …

Net Neutrality : Internet the Way You Want It, Not the ISP 12 March 2015

With a sharp 3-2 Democrats over Republicans vote, the Federal Communications Commission has laid out a new parameter for internet regulations, subtly replacing the broadband service providers with the Government regulator as the new internet gatekeepers. Backed by internet giants like Netflix and Twitter, the ‘Net Neutrality’ debate formed its premise on Title II of …

Net Neutrality decision is ‘crazy’, says Jeb Bush 09 March 2015

Former Florida governor Jeb Bush said Saturday that he opposes the Federal Communications Commission’s attempts to regulate broadband Internet providers. Echoing arguments made by cable companies and many Republicans in Congress, the likely 2016 GOP presidential candidate argued that the FCC’s decision last month to approve the strongest-ever rules on net neutrality would “stifle competition, stifle …

FCC yet to take a call on Comcast-Time Warner merger, rivals fearful 03 March 2015

This gigantic and politically contentious deal would combine America’s two largest cable companies. The #fcc has an informal 180 day window (“shot clock”) to decide on transactions that in this case will expire at the end of March. Some people think that the approval of net neutrality will actually make it easier for the FCC to wave this …

Net Neutrality gains over for Netflix & other video streamers, stocks tumble 02 March 2015

Less than one day after government regulators dealt Netflix and other video streaming platforms a huge win with new Internet rules, investors are already on the lookout for the next phase in what is sure to be a long and drawn out battle. Shares of Netflix stumbled on Friday, while shares of cable companies — which stand to be the biggest losers …

FCC votes for Net Neutrality in a historic poll 27 February 2015

Internet service providers like Comcast, Verizon, AT&T, Sprint and T-Mobile now must act in the “public interest” when providing a mobile connection to your home or phone, under rules approved Thursday by a divided Federal Communications Commission. The plan, which puts the Internet in the same regulatory camp as the telephone and bans business practices …

Netflix goes after Comcast on Twitter, puts feet down for Net Neutrality 26 February 2015

#netflix and #comcast have been sparring for a while. But on Wednesday, Netflix delivered a quietly epic uppercut to the cable giant and its interests—thanks to a single creative tweet. It concerns net neutrality, on which the FCC is set to vote Thursday. Netflix is heavily invested in the issue, fearing that without an open Internet, …

FCC looks to rejuvenate Pay-TVs with ‘Net Neutrality’ 25 February 2015

The #fcc has a mission: To promote the rapid deployment of high-speed Internet. Under this mission, codified in Section 706 of the Communications Act, it’s seen fit to knock down what it sees as barriers to the rollout of #broadband. The FCC’s net neutrality rules partly lean on this power. And it’s also what the agency is using to …

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