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Senate Bill Would Exempt Small ISPs From Open Internet Transparency Rules

Sen Steve Daines (R-MT) introduced bipartisan legislation (S 228) that would exempt small internet service providers from transparency requirements under the Federal Communications Commission’s Open Internet order.

What Commerce Dept Nominee Ross Said About Tech Policy During Confirmation Hearing

President-elect Donald Trump’s pick for commerce secretary, Wilbur Ross, testified before the Senate Commerce Committee, touching on tech subjects ranging from wireless spectrum to broadband deployment.

Data-Sharing With EU Could Change Under New Commerce Secretary

The Secretary of Commerce in the next administration will be responsible for a data-sharing agreement with the European Union that is worth billions to the US tech industry.

House Passes Bills on Small ISP Exemption, Data Efficiency

The House passed two bills on unanimous voice votes Jan 10 — one that would waive certain transparency requirements for small internet service providers and one that encourages data efficiency in the federal government.

The Next National Infrastructure Push Must Be Powered by Broadband

[Commentary] It’s been more than 60 years since President Dwight D. Eisenhower, fresh from World War II Europe and its front-row seat to the efficiency of the German autobahn, vowed to create our nation’s interstate highway system.

Net Neutrality Rollback Under Trump Will Face Hurdles

As Republicans prepare to take over the Federal Communications Commission in 2017, don’t expect them to make a quick, clean break with the agency’s 2015 network neutrality rule.

Supreme Court Declines to Review Colorado’s Internet Sales Tax Law

The US Supreme Court denied review of a case that leaves intact a Colorado law forcing retailers without a physical presence in the state to turn over customer purchase data to state tax officials.

Chairman Thune Throws in Towel on Commissioner Rosenworcel Vote Despite Wheeler’s Pledge to Resign

Senate Commerce Committee Chairman John Thune (R-SD) has essentially given up on a floor vote for Federal Communications Commissioner Jessica Rosenworcel’s confirmation for a second term.

Rep Blackburn Outlines Path to Network Neutrality Reversal, Communications Act Rewrite

Rolling back network neutrality rules and replacing them with legislation that establishes the “rules of the road” for internet service providers will be a priority for House Republicans in 2017, Rep. Marsha Blackburn (R-TN) said.

Trump FCC Adviser Says Net Neutrality Is a Target for Next Administration

The Federal Communications Commission’s network neutrality rule is “the worst kind of crony capitalism” and is likely to be weakened or dismantled in the next administration, according to Jeffrey Eisenach, one of President-elect Donald Trump’s top