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FCC's Net Neutrality Decision Incites Backlash from Verizon and AT&T

The FCC voted Thursday morning in favor of enforcing a Net Neutrality stance that prevents Internet service providers from creating fast lanes, inciting a backlash from major telecommunications providers Verizon and AT&T.
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President Obama, Democrats Praise FCC on Net Neutrality Vote; GOP Blasts Decision

The U.S. Federal Communications Commission has voted on new "Open Internet" policies, and politicians from the Legislative and Executive Branches have mixed reactions to the decision.
Federal Communications Commission Chairman Tom Wheeler

FCC Adopts Strong Net Neutrality Rules, Treating Internet Providers Like Utilities

On Thursday morning, the U.S. Federal Communications Commission voted on a new Open Internet policy, grounded by strong federal authority that treats Internet service providers similarly to utilities. Adoption of the new rules -- which prevent ISPs from blocking or slowing any lawful Internet traffic or charging companies like Netflix for faster delivery -- is considered a victory for Net Neutrality advocates.
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Op-Ed: Historic FCC Open Internet Vote A Boon For Latino Entrepreneurs, Content Creators, Consumers

In a February 24th opinion piece, Jose Marquez, the President and CEO of Latinos in Information Sciences and Technology Association (LISTA), opined that Federal Communications Commission (FCC) Chairman Tom Wheeler's proposed Open Internet rules that would prevent blocking, throttling, and paid fast lanes online would, inexplicably, harm Latinos. The FCC is set to vote on these rules on February 26th.
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Unlocking Phones and Tablets Now Official -- Here's Everything You Need to Know

Wednesday, Feb. 11, marked an important shift in power to the consumer in the wireless industry. It's the day carriers officially must begin allowing customers to unlock their fully paid phones to use however they like. Here's how.

AT&T, Verizon, Dish Network Big Spenders in FCC Spectrum Auction

In a rather quiet affair, the Federal Communications Commission (FCC) concluded a record-setting telecommunications spectrum auction last week, raising $44.9 billion.

Net Neutrality: FCC Chair Tom Wheeler Proposes Strict Utility-like Regulations for Internet Providers

Today Tom Wheeler, Chairman of the Federal Communications Commission, put to rest any doubt that the agency charged with regulating the infrastructure of the Internet plans to do so based on the strongest legal foundation available. It's victory for Net Neutrality advocates, to the chagrin of Internet service providers.
FCC Chairman Tom Wheeler

FCC Net Neutrality Vote at End of February, Wheeler Leans Towards Title II

Federal Communications Commission (FCC) Chairman Tom Wheeler expressed his support for Title II reclassification in the ongoing net neutrality debate and announced that the FCC will vote on the matter at the end of February.
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FCC to Netflix: Creating 'Fast Lanes' Doesn't Support Net Neutrality

Federal Communications Commission (FCC) Commissioner Ajit Pai called out Netflix, one of net neutrality's most well known advocates, in a letter to Netflix CEO Reed Hastings Tuesday, saying that the video streaming service provider was in fact trying to set up its own "fast lanes" on the Internet.
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Digital Divide: Latino and Education Groups Praise FCC's Proposed Funding Boost to Modernize E-Rate, Increase Internet Access

This week FCC Chairman Tom Wheeler announced plans to increase funding for E-Rate, a federal program that helps connect schools and libraries in neighborhoods in need to the Internet.
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FCC Chair Tom Wheeler Asserts Independence, After Obama Weighs in on Net Neutrality

It seems Federal Communications Commission Chairman Tom Wheeler is saying "thanks, but no thanks" to President Obama's Net Neutrality advice.
President Obama on Net Neutrality: Calls for 'Free and Open' Internet, Recommends FCC to Adopt Four Steps

Obama on Net Neutrality: Calls for 'Free and Open' Internet, Recommends FCC to Adopt Four Steps

President Barack Obama recommitted his position on the net neutrality debate, calling for the Federal Communications Commission (FCC) to enact new rules to secure a "free and open" Internet.
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The Latest FCC Net Neutrality Proposal Pleases None by Trying to Satisfy All

It seems Tom Wheeler can't catch a break: His latest attempt to charm both sides of the contentious Net Neutrality debate has seemingly pleased no one.
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Live Streaming TV Online? The FCC Could Make It Ubiquitous, if Wheeler's Proposal Succeeds

Whether or not the Federal Communications Commission will favor Net Neutrality in its upcoming (monumental) decision is still unknown, but a recent statement by FCC Chairman Tom Wheeler may pave the way towards a new Internet revolution: streaming TV online.
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FCC Pauses Both AT&T-DirecTV and Comcast-Time Warner Mergers

Two big merger reviews have come to a screeching halt as the FCC announced that it was pausing its "shot clock" for both the AT&T-DirecTV and Comcast-Time Warner Cable deals.
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Internet Slowdown Day Hits as FCC's Tom Wheeler Hints at Neutrality Rules for Wireless

On Wednesday, Netflix, Digg, Reddit, Tumblr, and many others took part in an online protest reminiscent of the 2011 anti-SOPA action to protest against the Federal Communications Commission's planned new Open Internet policy and the "fast lanes" proposal associated with it. Meanwhile, FCC Chairman Tom Wheeler hinted this week at expanding Net Neutrality-type protections to wireless broadband.
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