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.
Today, the Federal Communications Commission voted to approve final rules for Phase II of the Connect America Fund (CAF) that will potentially increase broadband to over 4 million rural Americans and makes targeted reforms to support for rate-of-return companies
USTelecom announced today that Diane Griffin Holland, a former deputy associate general counsel with the Federal Communications Commission, has joined the association’s law and policy team as vice president.
USTelecom filed an ex parte letter today with the Federal Communications Commission asking it to review a study showing that a move to Title II regulation would lead to significant reductions in broadband provider capital investment.
Tomorrow, the House is scheduled to consider the STELA Reauthorization Act of 2014.
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