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FCC to Fine Firm for Blocking Hotspots at Baltimore VenueThe Federal Communications Commission has proposed a $718,000 fine against a Wi-Fi provider that blocked personal hotspots at the Baltimore Convention Center.
Study: Largest ISP Companies Slowing Data For 75 Percent Of USMassive internet providers such as AT&T, Time Warner, Verizon and Comcast are purposefully slowing data from popular websites to thousands of businesses and residential users across the country.
Obama Pitching More Access to Fast InternetPresident Barack Obama is once again challenging major cable and telephone companies by encouraging the Federal Communications Commission to pre-empt state laws that stifle competition for high-speed Internet service.
Dem, GOP Senators Urge NFL To Drop 'Blackout' RuleSenators from both parties are urging the National Football League to get rid of a rule that bars home games from being televised in a local market if they have not sold out.
FCC Considers Banning 'Redskins' From Public AirwavesThe head of the Federal Communications Commission says the agency will consider a petition to ban the Washington Redskins nickname from the public airwaves.
4 Major Phone Carriers Providing Text-to-911 The four major U.S. wireless phone companies are providing emergency texting 911 service to any local government that wants it and has the capability to use it as of this month, a big step toward moving the nation's emergency dispatch system out of the voice-only technology that dates to the 1960s.
Reddit Co-Founder: Getting Rid Of Net Neutrality Is 'Un-American'Alexis Ohanian tells CBS DC free, unfettered access to the Internet represents the American traditions of fair play and hard work.
FCC Revising Internet Rules After Public Backlash Federal Communications Commission Chairman Tom Wheeler is broadening the scope of his proposed open Internet rules and suggesting tougher standards for Internet providers who wish to create paid priority fast lanes on their networks.
FCC To Propose Pay-For-Priority Internet Standards, Free Speech OversightThe Federal Communications Commission is set to propose new Internet rules that would allow Internet service providers to charge content companies for faster delivery of their services over the so-called "last mile" connection to people's homes.
Franken Urges Netflix To Join Fight Against Comcast, Time Warner Cable MergerOne of the most vocal lawmakers opposing the planned merger between media giants Time Warner Cable and Comcast, Sen. Al Franken, D-Minn., is now looking to Netflix for help bringing down the Comcast proposal.
Obama Secures $750M In Pledges To Get Kids OnlinePresident Barack Obama has secured commitments from U.S. companies worth about $750 million to get more students connected to high-speed Internet.
FAA Expanding Use of Electronic Devices Throughout FlightsThe Federal Aviation Administration has determined that passengers can now use portable electronic devices such as e-readers, video players and video games throughout all stages of a flight.
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