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Comcast Is Pushing For a Flimsy Net Neutrality Law it Knows Telecom Lobbyists Will Write

Even if the Federal Communications Commission wins in court, large Internet serivce providers still need to find a way to prevent any future FCCs from simply reinstating the network neutrality rules.

Critics of Chairman Pai's Sec. 706 Broadband Deployment Review Create #MobileOnly Challenge

The Federal Communications Commission's decision to review what qualifies as high-speed broadband has drawn a crowd of critics armed with smartphones and other devices.

Chairman Pai's Response to Members of Congress Regarding Affordable Internet Access to High-Cost Rural Areas

On Oct 31, 2017, several members of Congress wrote to Federal Communications Commission Chairman Ajit Pai to urge the FCC to take action to ensure the High-Cost Universal Service Fund (USF) program provides sufficient and predictable support to he

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Federal Communications Commission

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Tue, 01/30/2018 - 10:30 to 12:30

Topics selected for FCC open meeting agendas will be posted on the Commission's website approximately three weeks prior to the Commission's next monthly meeting. The Commission will also issue a public notice of the "Commission Meeting Agenda" one week before the meeting and announce at that time the items that are scheduled for the agenda.



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National Telecommunications and Information Administration

Department of Commerce

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Wed, 01/17/2018 - 14:00

 Effective digital inclusion programs are essential for communities, supporting efforts such as workforce development, educational attainment, financial literacy, and better access to health care. Finding financial support for such programs requires creative partnerships, coordination with civic leaders, and messaging that articulates the benefits of such programs to communities. Join BroadbandUSA's webinar to learn how communities have funded digital inclusion programs using a variety of funding options such as local philanthropies, city budget mechanisms, and private sector support.



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National Institute of Standards and Technology

Department of Commerce

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Wed, 12/20/2017 - 14:00 to 16:00

The Framework for Improving Critical Infrastructure Cybersecurity (“The Framework”) was issued on February 12, 2014. This voluntary framework – based on existing standards, guidelines, and practices – provides a prioritized, flexible, repeatable, performance-based, and cost-effective approach to managing cybersecurity risk at all levels in an organization and is applicable to organizations of all sizes and sectors. The Framework was developed in a year-long, collaborative process in which NIST served as a convener for industry, academia, and government stakeholders.



Next Up on Net Neutrality

House Communications and Technology Subcommittee Chairman Marsha Blackburn (R-TN) announced plans to introduce a net neutrality bill soon. “Everybody is for a free and open internet, and that is what we want to preserve," Chairman Blackburn said i

What to Do Now: How We Save Net Neutrality

[Commentary] We may have lost the vote at the FCC, but the fight isn’t over yet. Now it moves to two new venues, both of which will require public support. Chairman Pai may have ignored millions of Americans, but he can’t ignore Congress.

Comcast to be “unleashed” on rivals when NBC merger conditions expire

In January 2018, the conditions imposed by the US government on Comcast's 2011 purchase of NBCUniversal will begin to expire. Smaller cable companies that compete against Comcast are worried that Comcast will raise the price for carrying "must-hav

Commissioner Rosenworcel Statement on Widespread Identity Theft in FCC Record

Upon receipt of a letter from New York Attorney General Eric Schneiderman stating that it now appears that two million Americans’ identities may have been misused in the Federal Communications Commission record and a separate letter from 18 Attorn