John Eggerton

Sens Markey, Blumenthal Introduce Opt-In Edge Privacy Bill

Sens Ed Markey (D-MA) and Richard Blumenthal (D-CT), have introduced the Privacy Bill of Rights bill, the Customer Online Notification for Stopping Edge-provider Network Transgressions (CONSENT) Act, which would require edge providers to obtain op

House Commerce Committee Chairman Walden Says He's Not Inclined to Regulate Edge Providers

House Commerce Committee Chairman Greg Walden (R-OR) said he would tend not to regulate Facebook and other edge providers more, but rather would reduce the regulations on their Internet service provider and broadcast competitors. Regarding privacy

Former FTC Chair Takes Aim at State Broadband Bills

Former Obama-era Federal Trade Commission Chairman Jon Leibowitz argued against a state bill creating its own network neutrality rules and regulations and Internet service provider contract terms and online privacy protections in the wake of the F

NTIA Updates BroadbandUSA Website

The National Telecommunications & Information Administration, the White House's chief telecommunications policy advisor, has launched a revamped BroadbandUSA website and broadband map.

Second BDAC Member Quits Over Charges of Industry Influence

A second member has quit the Federal Communications Commission's Broadband Deployment Advisory Committee, also suggesting it has been carrying water for industry rather than drawing on a well of other sources to grow broadband deployment. Miguel G

Comcast's Cohen Sees Way To 'Yes' on Paid Prioritization Compromise

Paid prioritization has become the third rail of net neutrality discussions, Comcast senior EVP David Cohen said, but it should not be.

Appeals of FCC Net Neutrality Order Move to DC Circuit

The US Court of Appeals for the DC Circuit will be hearing the appeals of the Federal Communications Commission's Restoring Internet Freedom order. That court has principal jurisdiction over FCC decisions.

FTC CTO: We Have Tech Smarts to Enforce Net Neutrality

Federal Trade Commission acting Chief Technology Officer Neil Chilson says that the FTC has the tech expertise to enforce network neutrality in the absence of Federal Communications Commission rules against blocking, throttling, and paid prioritiz

President Trump Extends National Cybersecurity Emergency

President Donald Trump has extended the cyber attack national emergency, which was declared by President Barack Obama in April 2015 but would have terminated April 1, 2018, while elsewhere on the broadband front, the White House was promoting effo

Net Neutrality Rollback Takes Next Step to Implementation

The Federal Communications Commission has taken the next step toward instituting its network neutrality rollback.