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Reaction to Net Neutrality Vote Varies

The Vote In a vote that was closely observed, live-blogged, live-streamed and tweeted about, the Federal Communications Commission, as expected, approved the first-ever Internet access regulations yesterday. The vote is poised to enshrine the concept of net neutrality — the idea that all Internet traffic be treated equally — into …

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FCC’s Net Neutrality Brings out Lobbying on Both Sides

Ahead of the Dec. 21 Federal Communications Commission vote that will determine the fate of Chairman Julius Genachowski’s net neutrality proposal, the lobbyists are swarming Washington. The Washington Post’s technology blog, Post Tech, reports that today is likely to be the last day of such arm-twisting and cajoling before FCC …

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Genachowski Blog Post: Net Neutrality Helps Job Creation

Federal Communications Commission Chairman Julius Genachowski took to the FCC blog to defend his net neutrality proposals, writing that an open Internet is vital for the United States’ economic well-being, especially job creation. Small businesses and start-ups have accounted for the creation of 22 million jobs over the past 15 …

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Net Neutrality Update I: Will the Proposal Get the Votes?

Questions have been swirling about Federal Communications Commission Chairman Julius Genachowski’s new net neutrality proposal since he first laid it out it out last week. It would enshrine the concept of treating all Internet traffic equally into law, but it also held out the carrot of allowing Internet providers to …

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White House Deputy CTO, Internet Policy Guru Resigns

One of the White House’s top technology advisers, who helmed the Obama administration’s efforts to navigate the often unknown waters of Internet policy, announced he was resigning last week. Andrew McLaughlin, the White House’s deputy chief technology officer, said Dec. 23 he was leaving the federal government to launch two …

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FCC’s Next-Generation 911 Gears up for Next Step

The Federal Communications Commission’s next-generation 911 initiative might not be as well-known as its more controversial net neutrality proposal, but changing the way people interact with emergency services could have as big an impact. At the same meeting the commissioners voted to move forward on its controversial open Internet regulations …

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