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Reuters: FCC Chairman Ajit Pai Urges ISPs to Comply With Open Internet Principles

Ajit Pai, chairman of the Federal Communications Commission, has asked U.S. internet service providers to enter into voluntary agreements that will reflect their commitment to maintain an open internet, Reuters reported Thursday. David Shepardson writes Pai also discussed his plans to reverse current net neutrality rules with trade groups that represent the telecommunications industry during …

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Joseph Clancy to Retire as Secret Service Director

U.S. Secret Service Director Joseph Clancy will retire by March 4 after a 29-year career at the agency, The Washington Post reported Tuesday. Carol Leonnig writes Clancy confirmed Tuesday he plans to retire for good and move back to his house in Philadelphia. Rep. Jason Chaffetz (R-Utah) said Clancy’s resignation presents an opportunity for President …

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Mignon Clyburn: Tech Mergers Present Opportunity in Broadcast, Wireless Services

Mignon Clyburn, a commissioner on the Federal Communications Commission, believes consolidation in the private sector provides opportunity for stakeholders to enhance technology services, Politico reported Thursday. Alex Byers writes AT&T and DirecTV, as well as Comcast and Time Warner Cable, are in merger talks and awaiting decisions from the Justice Department and the FCC. The …

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Obama to Veto Anti-Net Neutrality Bill

The White House is saying President Obama plans to veto anti-net neutrality legislation, according to a report from Wired. Net neutrality rules will not permit broadband providers including Time Warner and Comcast to, as Wired puts it, “playing favorites with internet traffic, while a lighter set of rules applies to …

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Obama Chooses Senate Aide, Lawyer for FCC Posts

President Obama on Monday nominated Jessica Rosenworcel, a Senate aide and Democrat, and Republican lawyer Ajit Pai to serve as members of the Federal Communications Commission. Rosenworcel is senior communications counsel for the Senate Commerce Committee and has advised Chairman Jay Rockefeller (D-W.Va.) since 2009. She has previous experience at …

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FCC’s Baker Trades Commission for Comcast

Meredith Attwell Baker, one of two Republicans on the Federal Communication Commission, has announced she will step down from her post next month to join Comcast, the nation’s largest cable company. Baker joined a majority of FCC commissioners in January in approving Comcast’s venture with NBC Universal. According to a …

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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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