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Lawmakers Wade Into Fight Over FCC Chair's Potential Plan To Overturn Bans On Municipal Broadband

Not very much happens in Washington, D.C. in August. But even as the city slows down, FCC chair Tom Wheeler continues to make strong noises about using the FCC’s authority to preempt state laws that prohibit the expansion or creation of municipal broadband utilities. 990 more words

FCC can knock out state laws that limit broadband, Wheeler warns

FCC Chairman Tom Wheeler repeated an earlier pledge to take a hard look at state laws that prevent municipalities from building broadband internet networks, telling members of Congress in… 464 more words


FCC wants to protect citizens from Stingray-style cell phone trackers

Devices known as Stingrays, which can secretly track and record phone users by mimicking cell phone towers, have been a hot topic in law enforcement and civil liberties circles for some time. 361 more words


FCC Chairman Welcomes the Failure of Sprint-T-Mobile US Merger Talks

We’ve been posting a lot about the FCC and its awesome chairman lately. No? Well, we think so. Anyway, let’s begin with the news now. So, apparently… 360 more words


Wheeler Slams Verizon Over Bandwidth Throttling Issue

Verizon thought they could throttle the speeds of their customers without facing backlash from any of the regulating authorities. They were wrong. In fact, as long as Tom Wheeler is in power… 291 more words


Obama Indicates Opposition to Internet 'Fast Lanes'

When President Obama spoke at the U.S.-Africa Business Forum on Tuesday, he was asked about his position on net neutrality, the rules of the road for the Internet that are pending before the FCC. 274 more words