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Net Neutrality — The New Major Issue Before The FCC

More people are getting their feelings about net neutrality off their chests than the wardrobe malfunction in the Super Bowl a decade ago

09/11/2014

(Netflix added a click-through button to its web site on September 10th to illustrate the impact of a proposed FCC change to “net neutrality” rules. Graphic by Ed Fischer)

Internet Sites Stage Slowdown Campaign For Equal Transmission Rules

You might see a few extra hourglasses or spinning wheels while browsing the web today. It’s not a sign the sites are slower — it’s a protest designed to fight for the Internet rule known as “net neutrality.”

09/10/2014

(FCC head Tom Wheeler, speaking to the NCTA.  Image from NCTA webcast)

FCC Boss Defends Proposed Rule Canceling Internet ‘Neutrality’

“Reports that we’re gutting the open Internet are incorrect,” said FCC chairman Tom Wheeler to the annual gathering of the National Cable and Telecommunications Association.

04/30/2014

(Graphic: the Netflix web site)

FCC Divided on ‘Net Neutrality’ Enforcement

The Federal Communications Commission says it will not appeal a court decision that limits its power to prevent Internet providers from slowing down web sites.

02/19/2014

(credit: The office of Frank LoBiondo)

Local Congressman Seeks Answers On Future Of Recently Sold South Jersey TV Station

Congressman Frank LoBiondo wants some answers from the FCC about the recently completed sale of WMGM-TV in Atlantic City.

02/17/2014

(Graphic by Ed Fischer)

FCC To Revisit Decades-Old Ban on In-Flight Cell Calling

But even before the decision, lawmakers — including a Pennsylvania Republican — are moving to block in-flight yapping.

12/12/2013

Prison Phone Calls, Financial Burden To Prisoners’ Families, Get FCC Review

The Federal Communications Commission is currently soliciting public comment on a proposal to reduce the cost of phone calls prisoners make to their families in another state.

01/04/2013

Google Fined $25,000 For Impeding FCC’s Probe of Wi-Fi Sniffing Case

The federal government is forcing Google to cough up $25,000 in fines following an investigation into how it collected piles of personal information, like e-mails, from wireless networks.

04/16/2012

(Justin Timberlake singing with Janet Jackson during the Super Bowl halftime show, just before a portion of her costume came off.   Credit: Donald Miralle/ Getty Images)

CBS Off The Hook For Infamous Super Bowl ‘Wardrobe Malfunction’

The Federal Communications Commission is now considering whether to appeal a federal court ruling yesterday that CBS cannot be fined for Janet Jackson’s notorious “wardrobe malfunction” during the 2004 Super Bowl.

11/03/2011

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Good Riddance To FCC’s Fairness Doctrine, Says Talk Show Host Chris Stigall

The Federal Communications Commission has officially done away with the Fairness Doctrine, which once had a major influence on how the media covered politics.

08/23/2011

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