Tag Archive: net neutrality

Feb 08

As Landline Use Wanes, FCC Moves Funds To Broadband..

As expected, the Federal Communications Commission voted today to revise an $8 billion funding program by shifting subsidies from companies that provide telephone service to broadband providers. The move is aimed at increasing the availability of broadband in rural areas, where an estimated 24 million people lack high-speed Web access — while virtually all U.S. …

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Jan 13

Hello, Hello, Hell — Wireless Carrier’s ‘Pro-Consumer’ Plan Still Discriminates

It’s only been three weeks since the Federal Communications Commission voted to enact net neutrality regulations and already one company, wireless carrier MetroPCS, faces accusations of violating them. The allegations stem from MetroPCS’s new pricing plans — especially its cheap $40 a month subscription. For that amount, users will get unlimited voice and text and …

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Dec 01


Good morning.   After months of hard work at the FCC, in other parts of government, in the private sector, and in the public interest community, and after receiving more than 100,000 comments from citizens across America, we have reached an important milestone in our effort to protect Internet freedom and openness.   Yesterday, I circulated to …

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May 25

Latinos in Information Sciences and Technology Association (LISTA) Applauds the 74 Members of Congress’ Letter to the FCC

New York, N.Y. – Today Latinos in Information Sciences and Technology Association (LISTA) President and CEO, Jose Marquez-Leon released the following statement in response to the May 24, 2010 letter to the Federal Communications Commission on the importance of broadband adoption and deployment over regulation. LISTA is pleased to see 74 members of Congress join …

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May 12

P.R. Medical Industry Faces Challenges to EHR Compliance


   Local hospitals shut out of federal funding for program; costs pose problem across the board, but benefits outweigh obstaclesPuerto Rico’s private hospitals are pushing for a share of federal funding they say is vital to meet a 2015 deadline for all medical institutions and practitioners around the nation to implement electronic health records (EHRs) …

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Apr 14

MicroTech CEO Tony Jimenez (r) receives Hermes Award at April 9, 2010 event in Arlington, Va.

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MicroTech President & CEO Tony Jimenez was recognized April 9th by the Hispanic Committee of Virginia at their 43rd Anniversary Celebration of Culture and Achievement, as the winner of the Hermes award. The award is presented annually to an accomplished business and community leader in Northern Virginia. The event was held at the National Rural Electric Cooperative …

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Mar 17

Following the Release of the FCC’s National Broadband Plan Yesterday, Chairman Julius Genachowski Sat Down for an Interview on YouTube


Following the release of the FCC’s National Broadband Plan yesterday, Chairman Julius Genachowski sat down for an interview on YouTube National Broadband Plan Wrap-Up By Brad A sampling of online chatter following yesterday’s release of the National Broadband Plan. First up, the Huffington Post: Among the cornerstones of the plan is a ‘shoot for the …

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Mar 16

Explore the National Broadband Plan: Statements From the President and FCC Chairman(Video).


Statement from the President on the National Broadband Plan America today is on the verge of a broadband-driven Internet era that will unleash innovation, create new jobs and industries, provide consumers with new powerful sources of information, enhance American safety and security, and connect communities in ways that strengthen our democracy. Just as past generations …

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Mar 15

Inside Net Neutrality with FCC Commissioner Robert M. McDowell.


Inside net neutrality with FCC Commissioner Robert M. McDowell by Hugh Carter Donahue 12.03.2010 kl 22:52 | IDG News ServiceA A A Billions of dollars are at stake in the FCC’s net neutrality rule making, which could mandate rules for broadband Internet access over wireless and wireline networks. Billions of dollars are at stake in the …

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Mar 15

FCC Chair Admits U.S. is Falling Behind in Being Digitally Literate.


FCC Chair Admits U.S. is falling behind in being digitally literate. The Internet has transformed America with its power to generate innovation and opportunity and by its ability to connect, inform and entertain us like no technology in history. But we are not even close to realizing the full potential of high-speed Internet, or “broadband,” …

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