Today, the House Homeland Security Committee marked up and approved H.R. 1731, the National Cybersecurity Protection Advancement Act of 2015, to enhance multi-directional sharing of information related to cybersecurity risks while strengthening privacy and civil liberties. The bill is scheduled to be considered on the House floor next week together with H.R. 1560, the Protecting Cyber Networks Act, which was approved by the House Permanent Select Committee on Intelligence on March 26th.
Today, USTelecom filed suit in the U.S. Court of Appeals for District of Columbia challenging the Federal Communications Commission’s (FCC) open Internet order on grounds that it is arbitrary and capricious, and violates federal law.
Today, the Federal Communications Commission voted to select a new Local Number Portability Administrator (LNPA), which manages porting of consumer phone numbers.
Yesterday, the bipartisan leadership of the House Permanent Select Committee on Intelligence and its Cybersecurity Subcommittee introduced H.R. 1560, the Protecting Cyber Networks Act, to improve cybersecurity in the United States through enhanced sharing of information about cybersecurity threats.
Title II Order Wrong Direction for Broadband Deployment Preempting State Broadband Laws Serves Little Purpose
Today, the Federal Communications Commission voted to impose utility-style regulation on the Internet, and to preempt two state laws laying out terms for operation of municipal broadband networks.
Today, Senator Dean Heller (R-NV) introduced the Federal Communications Commission Process Reform Act.
Today, Senators John Thune (R-SD) and Ron Wyden (D-OR) introduced the Internet Tax Freedom Forever Act, legislation to extend the Internet Tax Freedom Act (ITFA) permanently.
Today, Federal Communications Commission Chairman Tom Wheeler outlined his plan to reclassify broadband Internet services under Title II of the Communications Act, treating them like utilities instead of information services.
Today, The Federal Communications Commission Chairman voted 3-2 to raise the benchmark for broadband speeds.
Today, President Obama announced plans to promote more public financing of government-owned broadband networks in municipalities, as part of an expanded federal role in regulating and managing the Internet.
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