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WASHINGTON, May 7- Over 100 leading technology companies including Google Inc, Facebook Inc, Twitter Inc and Amazon.com Inc have written to U.S. telecom regulators to oppose a new "net neutrality" plan that would regulate how Internet providers manage web traffic.
WASHINGTON, May 1- After weeks of public outcry, Netflix Inc brought its concerns about Internet neutrality directly to U.S. regulators this week in meetings with Federal Communications Commission staff, according to sources familiar with the matter.
That would benefit the No. 3 and No. 4 carriers, Sprint Corp and T-Mobile US Inc, by limiting the two biggest carriers, Verizon and AT&T Inc, which dominate the highly valued low-band spectrum.
"The more we learn about the challenges of cybersecurity and the costs of failure, the more apparent the importance of addressing this challenge with best efforts, including yours," Tom Wheeler, chairman of the Federal Communications Commission, said at the cable industry trade show in Los Angeles.
FCC Chairman Tom Wheeler said reports that the FCC is gutting the current open Internet rules are incorrect, reports CNBC's Seema Mody.
Consumer advocates are worried the rules would ultimately allow Internet companies like Comcast Corp or Verizon Communications Inc to create "fast lanes" on the web for traffic of content companies that pay up, potentially shutting out poorer newcomers.
WASHINGTON, April 28- U.S. Federal Communications Commission Chairman Tom Wheeler, under fire from consumer advocates for proposing Internet traffic rules they say will create "fast lanes" for some Web content, will testify at a House of Representatives hearing on May 20.
Comcast is selling some of its cable systems to competitor Charter Communications and creating a new publicly traded cable provider that will serve about 2.5 million of its existing customers. Analyst Craig Moffett of MoffettNathanson, shares his thoughts on Comcast's attempts to acquire Time Warner Cable.
Comcast and Charter Communications will each swap 1.6 million of its own subscribers to each other. Comcast will maintain the most important assets it is acquiring from Time Warner Cable, which is the New York and Los Angeles market, explains Rich Greenfield, BTIG.
The Federal Communication Commission today announced a proposal to codify so-called "net neutrality laws." Here are the key takeaways.
Consumer advocates sharply criticized Wheeler's draft after details leaked out on Wednesday, as he prepared to share his proposal with other FCC commissioners.
New rules on "net neutrality" will likely allow negotiations between Internet providers and content providers on the delivery of traffic to users.
NEW YORK, April 24- New rules on "net neutrality" are expected to allow Internet providers to negotiate agreements with content providers on the delivery of traffic to users as long as the deals they strike are "commercially reasonable," U.S. telecoms regulators said on Thursday.
Jon Steinberg, BuzzFeed president & COO, explains the FCC's proposal for new net neutrality rules that will allow internet service providers to charge companies for faster service, effectively undermining the concept of net neutrality.
Federal Communications Commission Chairman Tom Wheeler on Wednesday said he plans to circulate his proposed rules among other commissioners on Thursday, teeing them up for a vote at the FCC's May 15 meeting. That issue was recently brought into the spotlight by a tussle between video streaming service Netflix Inc and cable company Comcast Corp.
The proposed rules will make sure broadband providers do not block or slow access to content on the Internet, FCC Chairman Tom Wheeler says.
Federal Communications Commission Chairman Tom Wheeler on Wednesday said he plans to circulate his new proposal for the rules, expected to ensure that network operators disclose exactly how they manage Internet traffic and do not restrict consumers as they surf the Web.
FCC Chairman Tom Wheeler has proposed reserving part of the spectrum in each market for wireless carriers that do not already have dominant blocks of low-frequency airwaves, people briefed on the plan have told Reuters.
Democratic FCC Chairman Tom Wheeler has argued that such deals, known as JSAs, effectively constitute one TV station owning another and should be allowed only under specifically considered waivers.
WASHINGTON, March 31- U.S. communications regulators voted along party lines Monday to limit so-called joint sales agreements among broadcasters, deals that allow TV stations to share advertising staff, though promising to respond to any waiver request within 90 days.