Posts Tagged: FCC


Business interests and consumer concerns clash at Senate hearing on FCC’s broadband privacy rules

On the morning of Tuesday, July 12th, members of the U.S. Senate Committee on Commerce, Science, & Transportation convened for a hearing on a notice of proposed …
By Steve Brachmann
3 years ago 3

2016 Internet Policy Platform repeats some net neutrality bad habits

There has been a rising tide of voices seeking to ensure that the Internet remains open to alternative viewpoints with easy access to all for years to …
By Steve Brachmann
3 years ago 0

FCC’s Tom Wheeler looks to extend his chokehold on ISPs with broadband privacy rules

ISPs have increasingly come under the focus of the Federal Communications Commission (FCC) and the agency’s chairman, Tom Wheeler. The FCC is fresh from a major …
By Steve Brachmann
3 years ago 0

Appellate court upholds net neutrality rules that will hurt U.S. consumer, stagnate Internet innovation

The reason why net neutrality came up in the American political discourse in late 2014 has much to do with paid prioritization. Paid prioritization is an agreement in …
By Steve Brachmann
3 years ago 6

FCC spectrum auction gets underway, seeks to clear 126 MHz for wireless mobile development

The incentive auction being conducted by the FCC is a two-part process. First, at the end of May, the agency began conducting a reverse auction which sought 126 …
By Steve Brachmann
3 years ago 1

FCC Chair Tom Wheeler unveils proposed consumer data privacy rules for ISPs

Federal Communications Commission chairman Tom Wheeler has unveiled a proposed consumer data privacy rules for Internet service providers (ISPs), which would charge those telecom companies to provide …
By Steve Brachmann
4 years ago 0

FCC Chairman Wheeler bullish on broadband future and net neutrality impact

The nature of broadband has been changing in a way that Wheeler believes will spur even more robust data services in the near future. The FCC is …
By Steve Brachmann
4 years ago 0

John Oliver says American small businesses want the Innovation Act, but he’s wrong

It’s great that John Oliver brought the subject of patent trolls, about which IPWatchdog has already produced some considerable coverage, to an audience that topped 1.4 million …
By Steve Brachmann
4 years ago 6

Net neutrality creates murky Internet waters for consumers

Netflix raised a lot of ire in recent weeks when it negotiated a sponsored data agreement with two Australian ISPs. Those sponsored data agreements, which ensure that …
By Steve Brachmann
4 years ago 1

Net Neutrality – What it is and Why it Matters

It’s this incredible value intrinsic to the Internet that has been central to the debate over net neutrality. What was a fairly esoteric term just a …
By Steve Brachmann
5 years ago 1

President Obama Gives Reaganesque Innovation Speech

Let me set the record straight from the start. I do not agree with President Obama on much, and I voted for and supported John McCain dating …
By Gene Quinn
10 years ago 3