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Permanent Ban on ISP Tax Passes House Judiciary

The House Judiciary Committee has approved a bill that would make permanent the moratorium on Internet access taxes and multiple discriminatory online taxes.

Raleigh Rallies for AT&T’s ‘GigaPower’

In the wake of recent deals with Winston-Salem and Durham, Raleigh is the latest North Carolina city to ratify an agreement that clears AT&T to deploy “U-verse with GigaPower,” the telecommunications company’s fiber-based, 1-Gbps-capable platf

House Judiciary To Mark Up Internet Tax Freedom Bill

The House Judiciary Committee on June 18 is marking up the Permanent Internet Tax Freedom Act. As its name suggests, the bill would permanently extend a ban on local and state Internet taxes that dates from 1998.

Paid Priority Banning Bill Draws a Crowd

Computer companies and others were quick to praise a congressional effort to ban paid prioritization, while cable operators suggested the Federal Communications Commission had it under control.

Mediacom Campaigns In Iowa For Rural Broadband

Mediacom Communications campaigned in Iowa for a proposal to obtain government funding for a pilot program that could help bring high-speed broadband to more Iowa farms.

NAB's Smith Re-Upped

National Association of Broadcasters President Gordon Smith has renewed his contract through Dec 31, 2018, NAB Board chair Charles Warfield said.

Netflix: Strong-Arming the Net-Neutrality Debate

[Commentary] In the ongoing air wars over net neutrality, personal attack and comedic fodder have sadly obscured an accurate portrayal of the issues now confronting the Federal Communications Commission in the wake of the US Court of Appeals for t

Conde Nast Entertainment Signs First Look Deal With 20th Century Fox TV

Condé Nast Entertainment has signed a first-look deal with Twentieth Century Fox Television for its scripted television projects.

MMTC Asks FCC to Restore Diversity Items

Saying the Federal Communications Commission could not have meant to purposely leave 23 diversity proposals, including some of the FCC's own, out of its consideration of the quadrennial ownership review, the Minority Media & Telecommunication

Comcast: We Offer Top 100 Nielsen-Rated TV Shows On VOD

Comcast tooted its on-demand horn by announcing that its set-top video-on-demand platform now provides access to the top 100 cable and broadcast TV shows as measured by Nielsen.