Category Archive: net neutrality

Feb 05

LISTA Statement on FCC Chair’s Net Neutrality Proposal

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This week FCC Chairman Wheeler proposed to heavy handedly regulate the internet as a Title 2 public utility. This proposal could have a spoiler effect by threatening the growth of Latino small tech businesses that rely on the internet.   “TechLatino: Latinos in Information Sciences and Technology Association (LISTA)  believes the FCC’s decision to vote …

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Feb 03

FCC won’t release Open Internet Details Ahead of Feb. 26 Vote.

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The Federal Communications Commission will not publicly release Internet regulations before they are voted on later this month.  Federal Communications Commission Chairman Tom Wheeler on Monday formally denied a request from congressional Republicans to release the text of those net neutrality rules when they are circulated among the commissioners later this week.  Releasing the draft …

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Dec 29

2014 Defined the Challenge for Latinos and The Digital Economy.

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Two issues defined the technology economy in 2014: Policymakers’ inability to keep up with technology-driven innovation; and The embarrassing lack of diversity among employees in the technology sector. 2014 made it clear that for Latinos, digital equity — closing the tech employment gap, and securing a place in the digital economy — are the top priorities. We end the …

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Dec 16

Title II Sounded Great Then Jane Saw Her Bill.

One of the most immediate and significant consequences of reclassifying broadband as a Title II telecommunications service is that it provides a new opening for governments wanting to impose a variety of new taxes and fees on Internet services. In recent weeks NCTA has identified potential concerns about the impact of Universal Service Fund contributions and state …

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Dec 15

The Real Cost of Regulating the Internet.

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The open Internet debate has long focused on protecting content developers from discriminatory treatment by Internet service providers (ISPs). Those who advocate in favor of strong network neutrality rules typically argue that “the next Facebook” or “the next Google” will never see the light of day in a world where ISPs can arbitrarily block or …

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Nov 10

The Internet has been One of the Greatest Gifts our Economy says President Obama.

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  The President’s Statement An open Internet is essential to the American economy, and increasingly to our very way of life. By lowering the cost of launching a new idea, igniting new political movements, and bringing communities closer together, it has been one of the most significant democratizing influences the world has ever known. “Net …

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Nov 10

What Separates Internet Advocates?

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In a week of political showdowns, it seems appropriate to reflect on the faceoff in the Internet advocacy world. On the morning of June 10, 1964, Senator Robert C. Byrd ended a 14 hour, 13 minute address. The arguments over the Civil Rights Act of 1964 had given Americans the example of the modern filibuster. …

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Sep 15

NCTA Submits Open Internet Rules Reply Comments

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Today, NCTA submitted its reply comments to the FCC regarding the proposed new Open Internet Rules. As we’ve said before, cable broadband providers are unequivocally committed to building and maintaining an open Internet experience. That means we support the original principles of Net Neutrality – that all legitimate Internet traffic should be treated equally when traveling over …

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Aug 02

LISTA APPLAUDS THE FCC ON ITS EFFORT TO DIVERSIFY THE UPCOMING SPECTRUM AUCTIONS.

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Latinos in Information Science and Technology Association (LISTA) applaud the Federal Commission Communications, the agency responsible for oversight of the nation’s communications system, for its timely and promising circulation of a proposed rule making on the Designated Entity (DE) program, created to identify and preserve small businesses for FCC’s spectrum auctions.  LISTA, the nation’s leading …

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Jun 20

Should an 80 Year-Old Law Apply to the Internet?

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Yesterday was the 80th anniversary of the Communications Act of 1934. The Act was established to regulate telephone, telegraph and radio so that all U.S. citizens could receive basic communication services. It contains seven sections, Title I through Title VII. Title II, the section on common carrier regulation, has been making headlines recently, with some …

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