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April 24, 2014
17:05 // 4 months ago
April 23, 2014
19:57 // 4 months ago
February 19, 2014
Preserving the Internet as an open platform for innovation and expression while providing certainty and predictability in the marketplace is an important responsibility of this agency.
FCC chairman Tom Wheeler • In a new statement, confirming that the Federal Communications Commission will take steps to implement new net neutrality rules after a federal court struck down the organization’s Open Internet Order earlier this year. Rather than attempting to reclassify internet providers, or challenging the court’s verdict, Wheeler says the FCC will rewrite the rules in a manner that would survive another judicial review. source
14:46 // 6 months ago
January 14, 2014

D.C. Court of Appeals strikes down FCC net neutrality regulations

  • 2010 The Federal Communications Commission adopted the Open Internet Order, a set of rules dictating how internet service providers could/couldn’t prioritize web traffic; fulfilling a campaign promise from President Obama to continue protecting net neutrality during his time in office.
  • 2014 A federal judge in Washington D.C. struck down the rules adopted under the Open Internet order, saying that the FCC over-stepped its boundaries by implementing the new regulations on ISPs and that Congress would need to formally classify companies like Verizon and Comcast as “common carriers” if it believed the FCC should have the same ability to regulate ISPs as it does telecommunications providers. source
16:16 // 7 months ago
November 21, 2013

Stuff you may have missed: November 21, 2013

Russia won a proxy victory in Ukraine today, after that country decided that it would delay a deal with the European Union and strengthen its ties with Russia, and that jailed opposition leader Yulia Tymoshenko (who was jailed on a variety of politically-motivated charges nearly three years ago) would stay in jail.

More evidence that Arcade Fire is U2.0: They requested people dress up for their shows, then had to back off because we’re not good enough.

Hey FCC, we’re OK with the whole iPads-during-takeoff thing, but phones in flight is a landing gate too far. (Speaking of bad landings …)

Want to live longer? Eat nuts, drink coffee, eat tomato sauce, and lighten up a little bit, will ya?

If you’re punching random people for fun, please don’t. Sincerely, everyone else.

19:53 // 9 months ago
November 14, 2013

Stuff you may have missed: November 14, 2013

CNN’s Christiane Amanpour made a speech in Morocco today to tell companies to continue to invest in journalism. ”Good journalism is good business,” she said. ”Without the storytellers there is no business; there is no successful business.”

Warren Buffett just made a huge bet on the oil industry’s continued success. Specifically Exxon.

The U.S. just destroyed six tons of ivory to prove a point about poaching.

FCC to phone companies: Make it easy to unlock phones, or else.

Rob Ford is sorry he said this.

21:07 // 9 months ago
September 17, 2013
18:21 // 11 months ago
September 14, 2013
The FCC is still getting indecency complaints about the Miley Cyrus VMA performance, and fortunately for everyone, The Smoking Gun got their hands on them. If you don’t want to go through all 150 of them, Mediaite has highlights.

The FCC is still getting indecency complaints about the Miley Cyrus VMA performance, and fortunately for everyone, The Smoking Gun got their hands on them. If you don’t want to go through all 150 of them, Mediaite has highlights.

16:08 // 11 months ago
September 9, 2013
16:16 // 11 months ago
July 2, 2013

Looks like you weren’t the only one who thought commercials are still too loud…

  • 15,850 complaints were filed with the FCC last year over excessively loud commercial volume following the introduction of new regulations over such matters last December.
  • zero the total amount in fines levied by the FCC against any offending party(s) up to this point. The FCC says consumer complaints often aren’t specific or consistent enough to constitute reliable analysis of the situation, and that the agency plans to update their complaint form as a result. The kicker? Any potential updates to the form have been delayed indefinitely as a result of the ongoing sequestration. source
14:51 // 1 year ago