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DOTCOM Act Could Slow IANA Transition Process

The House Commerce Committee’s vote to recommend the DOTCOM Act to the full House for approval has the potential of slowing the transition of the Internet Assigned Numbers Authority (IANA) function to the global multistakeholder community.

Building a 21st Century Infrastructure: Modernizing Infrastructure Permitting

The Administration is taking action to modernize the federal infrastructure permitting process, cutting through red tape and getting more timely decisions, while protecting our communities and the environment.

Workshop On The Future Of Broadband Regulation At FCC

The Institute for Information Policy (IIP) of Pennsylvania State University and the Federal Communications Commission are co-sponsoring a by-invitation workshop on the Future of Broadband Regulation, to be held at FCC headquarters on May 29-30, 20

Senate Republican Leaders to FCC: Leave Internet Open and Free

US Senate Republican leaders, including Leader Mitch McConnell (R-KY), Whip John Cornyn (R-TX), Conference Chairman and Ranking Member of the Commerce Committee John Thune (R-SD), Policy Chairman John Barrasso (R-WY), Conference Vice Chairman Roy

House Commerce Committee Leaders Sound Alarm on FCC’s Attempt to Reclassify Internet -- Jobs and Innovation at Risk

House Commerce Committee Republican leaders wrote to Federal Communications Commission Chairman Tom Wheeler regarding the commission’s consideration of reclassifying broadband Internet as a common carrier telecommunications service under Title II

FCC Announces Kim Hart As Press Secretary To Chairman Tom Wheeler

The Federal Communications Commission announced the appointment of Kim Hart as Press Secretary to Chairman Tom Wheeler.

New Case Studies Show Schools, Libraries and Health Care Providers Play Key Role in Broadband Expansion and Adoption

In 2010, as part of the Broadband Technology Opportunities Program (BTOP), National Telecommunications and Information Administration (NTIA) awarded more than $450 million in matching grants to establish or upgrade public computer centers and init

NPR Names Jarl Mohn President And CEO

The board of directors of National Public Radio has selected Jarl Mohn to become its next president and chief executive officer.

House Commerce Committee GOP “Stands Up for Future of the Internet”, Approves DOTCOM Act

The House Commerce Committee approved HR 4342, the Domain Openness Through Continued Oversight Matters Act, to require the Obama Administration to pause on any changes regarding the future of the Internet and allow for an independent evaluation.

Snapchat Settles FTC Charges That Promises of Disappearing Messages Were False

Snapchat, the developer of a popular mobile messaging app, has agreed to settle Federal Trade Commission charges that it deceived consumers with promises about the disappearing nature of messages sent through the service.