USTelecom, AT&T, CenturyLink, CTIA-the Wireless Association® and the Wireless Internet Service Providers Association today asked the Federal Communications Commission (FCC) to stay its action placing broadband Internet access service under Title II public utility regulation. The stay request does not affect the commission’s rules that prohibit blocking, throttling and paid prioritization. The petitioners want the commission to review the parts of its recent order that would subject broadband providers to Title II common carrier obligations, and the newly created Internet conduct standard that would allow the FCC to decide what new services carriers could offer.
Today, the Federal Communications Commission announced offers of support for carriers to provide broadband in parts of the country lacking competition, using the $1.8 billion in Connect America Fund money.
Broadband Policy: A Pro-Investment and Pro-Innovation Approach is Needed on Both Sides of the Atlantic
ETNO, the association representing Europe’s leading telecom operators, and USTelecom, America’s leading trade association representing telecom service providers and suppliers, today called for a pro-investment and pro-innovation approach to broadband policies.
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.
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