FCC Chairman Tom Wheeler

Charter Gets Time Warner Cable Merger Approval, But the FCC Has Some Conditions

Charter won approval for its proposed merger only if it agrees to some terms and conditions imposed from the FCC and Justice Department.
Dish Network Reportedly Eyeing Purchase Of T-Mobile

T-Mobile's Binge On Is 'Just Throttling' All Video, Says EFF, Calling for FCC Action

Binge On by T-Mobile isn't a free bonus for customers, it's a throttling strategy that affects all video apps, according to an investigation by the Electronic Frontier Foundation.

Comcast's Gigabit Retrofit Internet Service: Coming Soon, With One Big Potential Downside

Just months after publically unveiling an experimental technology that produces next-generation gigabit Internet speeds on cable networks that are already in place throughout much of the country, Comcast's impending super high-speed Internet service has officially gone live -- at least for one Philadelphia-area home.
Comcast CEO Brian Roberts

FCC Flooded With Over 13,000 Complaints Over Comcast's Data Caps

Comcast's expansion of data caps into new markets recently created a flood of thousands of complaints to the Federal Communications Commission, as a recent report exposed.
Net Neutrality rally re FCC public comment period, New York, Sept 15 2014

Data Limits & Data Freebees: New Creeping Threats to Net Neutrality?

Earlier this year, the Federal Communications Commission voted in favor of stronger rules to keep Internet service providers from favoring some data traffic on the Internet over others. The February FCC decision was hailed as a victory by Net Neutrality advocates, or those who believe that the only free Internet is one where "all data is treated equally" by the companies that transmit it.
Latin america, developing countries, next 5 billion, facebook, internet.org, smartphones

Facebook Rents Satellite to Beam Free Basic Internet Services to Africa

Facebook announced it is teaming with French communications company Eutelsat in a partnership to beam the Internet down to Africa from a satellite.

Social Media Sunday: Facebook's Internet.org Controversy, Periscope's 'Game of Thrones' Piracy, and Tumblr's Update

This week in social media, Facebook CEO Mark Zuckerberg's global connectivity project "Internet.org" came under fire by Net Neutrality advocates, Twitter's Periscope app got in trouble with HBO after users were streaming the first episode of "Game of Thrones," and Tumblr released the fourth generation of its iOS app.
Facebook CEO Mark Zuckerberg F8 Developer Conference

Is Internet.org Good? Only If It Allows for Its Own Eventual Demise -- Opinion

Critics argue that Mark Zuckerberg's Internet.org initiative isn't a charity, but rather a method of control. Zuckerberg can turn that around and prove his global connectivity project is truly good, but only by allowing the places he's connecting to eventually make his service irrelevant.
Federal Communications Commission Chairman Tom Wheeler

FCC's Tom Wheeler Confident Net Neutrality Rules Will Defeat Court Challenges

Tom Wheeler, Chairman of the FCC, expressed confidence late in the week after the first lawsuit against the agency's new, stronger Net Neutrality-mirroring Open Internet policy was filed.
Former Florida Governor Jeb Bush

Major Republicans Fight Back Against Net Neutrality

It's not just major telecommunications companies that are unhappy with the FCC's ruling on making the Internet a public utility. It looks like some major Republicans are incensed as well.
Federal Communications Commission Chairman Tom Wheeler

Sprint and T-Mobile, Unlike Verizon and AT&T, Support Net Neutrality Decision

Sprint and T-Mobile don't mind the FCC's ruling on Net Neutrality.
Fiber broadband gigabit internet deployment

Deeper Than Net Neutrality: The Other Big FCC Decision This Week

The U.S. Federal Communications Commission voted on Thursday to adopt a strong legal foundation for new Open Internet regulations, which mirror the principals of Net Neutrality.
FCC Chairman Tom Wheeler

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.
FCC Thomas Tom Wheeler Mignon Clyburn Jessica Rosenworcel

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.
Michael Scurato National Hispanic Media Coalition Policy Director

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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