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FCC Schedules November Vote on Bulk Data Price Caps

The Federal Communications Commission said that commissioners will vote on final rules governing the pricing of older bulk-data services during its next open meeting, scheduled for Nov 17.

AT&T, Time Warner Execs Knock Trump, Kaine for ‘Uninformed’ Merger Comments

AT&T and Time Warner chief executives Randall Stephenson and Jeffrey Bewkes are pushing back against “uninformed comments” from top politicians attacking the pending $85 billion deal to combine their companies.

How the Broadband Industry Could Challenge FCC’s Privacy Rules

The Federal Communications Commission is expected to pass privacy rules. Once approved, the rules would require explicit consent from customers before companies can use many forms of data for marketing purposes.

Vuja De All Over Again

[Commentary] We should learn from our own history. Following the AT&T battles, the entry of competition and new technology was greatly beneficial to consumers and businesses at every level of our economy.

Fight Over FCC Privacy Rule Ramps Up Ahead of Vote

The Federal Communications Commission’s plan to designate web browsing and app usage as “sensitive” has privacy advocates cheering and the industry rushing to lobby the agency to tweak the final rule ahead of next week’s vote.

Why the FCC Chose Not to Regulate Ethernet Bulk Data Prices

When the Federal Communications Commission unveiled a new regulation to regulate the $45 billion “business data services” market, many in the industry were surprised the rules didn’t include price caps on newer, Ethernet-based technology.

Yahoo Surveillance Report Rekindles FISA Fight

Privacy advocates are hitting hard at the government process that likely led Yahoo Inc. to create software and scan all of its users’ incoming e-mails on behalf of US intelligence agencies.

Frontier Drops Opposition to Price Caps After Reaching Deal With Sprint

Telecommunication companies Sprint, Frontier Communications and Windstream Services released a joint filing to the Federal Communications Commission expressing their support for upcoming FCC rules that may place price caps on the data services tha

FCC Faces Tough Timeline Over the Next Few Months

Federal Communications Commission Chairman Tom Wheeler has an ambitious agenda ahead of him as the agency eyes rules in three telecommunications areas that face staunch opposition from large factions of the private sector.

Tech Sparks Global Consensus, White House Official Says

David Edelman, special assistant to the president for economic and technology policy at the National Economic Council, said technology areas like cybersecurity, privacy, and network neutrality are winners in the international community.