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FCC votes to overturn state laws limiting municipal broadband plans

The FCC today voted to overturn large parts of two state laws that limit local governments from funding and building broadband networks.

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Broadband backers push GOP-led Congress to overturn FCC on net neutrality

The U.S. Congress should pass net neutrality legislation that overturns proposed rules at the FCC, according to broadband advocates.

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GOP FCC members want to delay net neutrality vote

The FCC should delay its vote on net neutrality rules for at least a month after releasing Chairman Tom Wheeler's proposal for public comment, the commission's two Republican members said Monday.

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Republican lawmakers investigate White House net neutrality push

Congressional Republicans are demanding to know how much the White House influenced the Federal Communications Commission while the agency crafted net neutrality rules.

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Both sides make last-minute push on net neutrality

The clock is running down on the chance to lobby the U.S. Federal Communications Commission before it votes on putting stronger net neutrality rules in place, and both sides of the battle are making sure their voices are heard.

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Muni broadband providers clash over Title II net neutrality reforms

Nothing comes easy in the net neutrality battle. Take how different municipal broadband providers disagree over FCC Chairman Tom Wheeler's proposal to reclassify broadband providers as public utilities under Title II of the...

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FCC member knocks net neutrality plan, warns of stealthy regulations

Republican Commissioner Pai says Wheeler's plan would allow the FCC to adopt more rules in the future

GOP lawmakers allege White House influence on FCC's net neutrality turnaround

A U.S. congressional committee has asked FCC Chairman Tom Wheeler whether the White House improperly influenced his decision to seek tighter regulation of ISPs.

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Wheeler unveils net neutrality proposal; now what?

A flurry of activity will follow the plan from FCC Chairman Tom Wheeler to reclassify broadband as a regulated public utility.

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FCC chair Tom Wheeler vs. ISPs: FIGHT!

Federal Communications Commission chairman Tom Wheeler is getting serious about using Title II (or, at least, the bits he likes). Naturally, ISPs aren't happy. In IT Blogwatch, bloggers keep score...

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FCC says net neutrality plan is on a 'firm legal foundation'

Although the net neutrality rules proposed by the FCC on Wednesday are expected to generate lawsuits, agency officials defended them as measured and on a firm legal basis.

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Trade group wants small ISPs exempt from strong net neutrality rules

All but a handful of the largest broadband providers should be exempt from tough new net neutrality rules being considered by the FCC.

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FCC chairman ready to push tough net neutrality rules

FCC Chairman Tom Wheeler is about to propose strong net neutrality rules.

FCC to vote on overturning two state laws that limit municipal broadband

The FCC will vote late this month on whether to overturn two state laws limiting deployment of broadband networks funded by local governments.

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FCC redefines 'broadband' -- to HOWLS of rage from ISPs and GOP

Wow, is Tom Wheeler serious about promoting competition? Looks like it. Cue: much wailing and gnashing of teeth from cable and fiber ISPs (and Republicans). In IT Blogwatch, bloggers feel the need -- the need for speed...

FCC redefines advanced broadband as 25Mbps, but GOP members balk

The FCC has redefined advanced broadband as having 25Mbps download speeds, up from 4Mbps, allowing the agency to pass rules that would encourage deployment in the U.S.


Google Fiber expanding to Atlanta, Charlotte, Nashville and Raleigh-Durham

Google Fiber is coming to the metro areas of Atlanta, Nashville, Charlotte and Raleigh-Durham, N.C.

States threaten lawsuit over Obama's municipal broadband plan

If the FCC moves to preempt state laws limiting municipal broadband projects, something President Barack Obama wants the agency to do, it will likely end up in court.

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