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  • Internet giants urge flexibility in online political ad regulations

    05/29/2018 12:43:23 PM PDT · by yesthatjallen · 9 replies
    The Hill ^ | 05/29/18 | Harper Neidig
    Internet giants are pushing back against tougher election advertising regulations, asking the Federal Election Commission (FEC) to allow for some flexibility in how they disclose funding sources for political ads. In a filing submitted Tuesday, the Internet Association (IA), a trade group representing the biggest web-based technology companies, said that the same disclosure requirements imposed on television and radio ads don’t work well for the internet. “IA’s recommended approach is to allow for more flexibility given the variety of ways that internet content is consumed and to preserve the ability of the IA’s members to innovate and to allow users...
  • Senate votes to save net neutrality rules

    05/16/2018 1:07:18 PM PDT · by conservative98 · 23 replies
    The Hill ^ | 05/16/18 03:47 PM EDT | HARPER NEIDIG
    The Senate on Wednesday voted to reinstate the FCC's net neutrality rules, passing a bill that has little chance of advancing in the House but offers net neutrality supporters and Democrats a political rallying point for the midterm elections.
  • The Internet Under Siege

    05/08/2018 6:23:16 AM PDT · by Kaslin · 11 replies
    Townhall.com ^ | May 8, 2018 | Stephen Moore
    What is it about the internet that makes it so the government just can't seem to keep its greedy paws off of it? Every few years Congress makes a play to regulate and tax the internet, and free marketeers need to be ever vigilant in swatting them down. First, we have the threat of a new tax on internet sales even when the company in question has no physical presence in the state. Forcing companies to pay for state and local services they don't use: This is simply a revenue grab by states, to the tune of as much as...
  • Net neutrality is all but dead. Here's what happens now.

    04/23/2018 7:34:12 PM PDT · by BBell · 64 replies
    https://mashable.com/ ^ | 4/23/18 | MJ FRANKLIN
    Everyone take a moment of silence please — the free and open internet is all but dead. In December 2017 the FCC, under chairman Ajit Pai, voted to repeal net neutrality, signaling the end of the open internet as we know it. The decision was controversial at the time, with everyone from Alyssa Milano to Reddit calling out the FCC in the lead-up to the vote, but the the vote was just the first step toward repeal. To enact the change, the FCC would have to officially list the ruling and provide a timeline for it. That listing came in...
  • Net Neutrality Won't Disappear on Monday — Here's Why

    04/23/2018 5:03:53 PM PDT · by Libloather · 22 replies
    Yahoo ^ | 4/21/18 | Mary von Aue
    Parts of the Federal Communication Commission’s repeal of net neutrality is slated to take effect on April 23, causing worry among internet users who fear the worst from their internet service providers. However, many experts believe there won’t be immediate changes come Monday, but that ISPs will wait until users aren’t paying attention to make their move. In December, the Republican-led FCC repealed net neutrality protections that were first set up under the Obama Administration. The repeal did away with rules that inhibited ISPs from slowing down access or prioritizing their own content, and quickly became a point of contention...
  • FCC accuses satellite startup of launching satellites without a license

    03/10/2018 6:13:07 AM PST · by Voption · 24 replies
    Behind the Black ^ | March 9, 2018 | Robert Zimmerman
    Four tiny nanosats built by a California startup that were placed in orbit by India’s PSLV rocket in January now appear to have been launched without an FCC license....The FCC denied the license because the nanosats were so small there is a fear they could become a space junk hazard. The FCC has now vacated an approved license for launching four more Swarm satellites on a Rocket Lab Electron rocket in April because, “The FCC believes that Swarm launched and is operating its original small satellites, despite having been forbidden to do so.”
  • Montana Pushes Back On FCC Ruling To Enforce Net Neutrality

    02/07/2018 12:41:26 PM PST · by SoFloFreeper · 16 replies
    NPR ^ | January 27, 2018
    ...in December, the FCC rolled back Obama-era legislation aimed at regulating Internet service providers, meaning providers don't have to treat all online sites equally. ...On Monday, Montana Governor Steve Bullock went a step further and became the first state official to sign an executive order imposing net neutrality in Montana.... ...Governor Bullock is here with me now to talk more... ...tell us about your thought process in deciding to issue this executive order? And I'd particularly like to know why you think this is an important issue... BULLOCK: Well, I think it's an important issue for Montana and, indeed, our...
  • New Jersey governor signs net neutrality order

    02/07/2018 12:20:51 PM PST · by ChicagoConservative27 · 21 replies
    New Jersey on Monday became the latest state to implement its own net neutrality rules following the Federal Communications Commission’s repeal of the Obama-era consumer protections. Gov. Phil Murphy (D) signed an executive order prohibiting all internet service providers that do business with the state from blocking, throttling or favoring web content. “We may not agree with everything we see online, but that does not give us a justifiable reason to block the free, uninterrupted, and indiscriminate flow of information,” Murphy said in a statement. “And, it certainly doesn’t give certain companies or individuals a right to pay their way...
  • All Five FCC Commissioners Have Come Out Against The Nationalization Of 5G

    01/29/2018 11:53:11 AM PST · by markomalley · 38 replies
    Daily Caller ^ | 1/29/18 | Eric Lieberman
    All five commissioners for the Federal Communications Commission (FCC) came out Monday against the idea of the federal government building out technical networks for the next generation of wireless technology simply known as 5G.“I oppose any proposal for the federal government to build and operate a nationwide 5G network,” FCC Chairman Ajit Pai, a Republican, said in a statement. “The main lesson to draw from the wireless sector’s development over the past three decades—including American leadership in 4G—is that the market, not government, is best positioned to drive innovation and investment.”“A network built by the federal government, I fear, does...
  • Trump Leads for Rural Broadband, His Administration Should Follow

    01/13/2018 7:01:07 AM PST · by Kaslin · 26 replies
    Townhall.com ^ | January 13, 2018 | Peter Ferrara
    President Trump signed two Executive Orders on January 8 instructing the Interior Department to streamline the location of broadband infrastructure for the rural U.S. on federal properties. Now, if the FCC would only follow in that same spirit. The FCC has authority over licenses for electromagnetic spectrum for communication over the airwaves. That includes TV and radio broadcast stations; desktop computers, laptops or tablets communicating over the internet through Wi-Fi; cellphones communicating through satellites; military communications by various means; and medical devices monitoring patients for doctors and hospitals. Under the Radio Act of 1912, the FCC is authorized to license...
  • Behar: Trump Needs to Be ‘Hospitalized’ — ‘He’ll Blow the Whole World Up.....

    01/03/2018 10:44:11 AM PST · by Cheerio · 81 replies
    Breitbart ^ | 3 Jan 2018 | by PAM KEY
    FULL TITLE: Behar: Trump Needs to Be ‘Hospitalized’ — ‘He’ll Blow the Whole World Up So His Stupid Sons Don’t Have to Go to Jail’ Tuesday on ABC’s “The View,” while discussing President Donald Trump’s tweet about nuclear buttons and North Korea, co-host Joy Behar said Trump was worried about FBI special counsel Robert Mueller’s Russia probe and therefore he would “blow the whole world up so his stupid sons don’t have to go to jail.” (see tweet at link) Joy Behar said, “Trump needs to be medicated and hospitalized at this point, or he is just going to kill...
  • Dangers of Government Control

    01/02/2018 9:31:44 PM PST · by Oshkalaboomboom · 7 replies
    Townhall.com ^ | Jan 03, 2018 | Walter E. Williams
    We are a nation of 325 million people. We have a bit of control over the behavior of our 535 elected representatives in Congress, the president and the vice president. But there are seven unelected people who have life-and-death control over our economy and hence our lives -- the seven governors of the Federal Reserve Board. The Federal Reserve Board controls our money supply. Its governors are appointed by the president and confirmed by the Senate and serve 14-year staggered terms. They have the power to cripple an economy, as they did during the late 1920s and early 1930s. Their...
  • Three Things to Like About 2017

    12/28/2017 7:58:14 AM PST · by Kaslin · 1 replies
    Townhall.com ^ | December 28, 2017 | Veronique de Rugy
    This time of year, we pause to take stock of what happened in the year that has passed. Although there were plenty of policy developments to dislike in 2017, in the spirit of the holidays, I will stick to my three favorites. Forget, for now, about immigration policy, free trade setbacks, the busting of the budget caps and the continuation of the war on drugs and the pain it causes its victims. 2017 may or may not have been a net positive; that's for each of you to decide. First, President Donald Trump just signed a historic reduction in the...
  • Net Neutrality and the Role of Congress

    12/22/2017 4:39:49 PM PST · by Kaslin · 12 replies
    Townhall.com ^ | December 22, 2017 | Congressman Mike Coffman
    Each generation has their defining inventions. Over the last 20 years, the Internet easily qualifies as this country’s most valuable and stunning success story. But, like most inventions, the Internet has grown far beyond what the early pioneers could have ever imagined it becoming— a limitless tool for business, communications, education, entertainment, and so much more. We have witnessed the tremendous growth of the Internet to the point that it touches nearly every aspect of economic activity inside the United States and much of the world. As such, what responsibility does government have to ensure that it remains a positive...
  • Sinclair Broadcast Group is fined $13 million by FCC for failing to identify sponsored programming

    12/22/2017 1:17:48 AM PST · by fluorescence · 5 replies
    Los Angeles Times ^ | December 21, 2017 | Stephen Battaglio
    The Federal Communications Commission has leveled a $13.4-million fine against Sinclair Broadcast Group for failing to identify sponsored content that aired on its TV stations. The fine announced Thursday is the largest ever proposed by the commission for such a violation and comes at a delicate time for the Baltimore-based company, which is seeking Justice Department and FCC approvals for its proposed $3.9-billion acquisition of Tribune Media. The FCC said Sinclair created 60- and 90-second spots that promoted the Huntsman Cancer Institute in Utah and aired them on its local newscasts, or as free-standing half-hour programs. But the company did...
  • The end of net neutrality Local residents, providers weigh in on FCC repeal

    12/21/2017 7:22:36 AM PST · by SandRat · 16 replies
    Sierra Vista Herald ^ | Lauren Renteria
    SIERRA VISTA — The Federal Communications Commission voted to repeal Obama-era regulations that barred internet and broadband providers from restricting websites and online services on Dec. 14. In a 3-2 vote along party lines, the commission subverted net neutrality efforts, now making it possible for service providers to change how customers access online sources. One local educator and internet service provider are questioning the recent decision. The regulations brought on by the Obama administration restricted internet service providers from prioritizing or blocking certain websites or online services from its customers. The goal of net neutrality was to treat all internet...
  • After net neutrality: Brace for internet 'fast lanes'

    12/20/2017 7:53:22 PM PST · by Olog-hai · 30 replies
    Associated Press ^ | Dec 20, 2017 8:14 PM EST | Tali Arbel
    Now that federal telecom regulators have repealed net neutrality, it may be time to brace for the arrival of internet “fast lanes” and “slow lanes.” The net neutrality rules just voted down by the Federal Communications Commission prohibited such “paid prioritization,” as it’s technically known. That’s when an internet provider such as Verizon or Comcast decides to charge services like YouTube or Amazon for faster access to users. Firms that decline to pay up could wind up in bumper-to-bumper slow lanes. The Associated Press queried seven major internet providers about their post-net-neutrality plans, and all of them equivocated when asked...
  • Net Neutrality Obsessed Reporter Arrested for Drunken Rampage

    12/19/2017 7:46:06 AM PST · by PJ-Comix · 10 replies
    Newsbusters ^ | December 19, 2017 | P.J. Gladnick
    On the same day that net neutrality was repealed, a net neutrality obsessed reporter for the New York Daily News was arrested for going on a drunken rampage at a hospital. The New York Post published the details of sad saga yesterday in Daily News reporter arrested after drunken melee at hospital:
  • Weekly Update: Obama FBI/DOJ Anti-Trump Abuses

    12/16/2017 10:00:17 AM PST · by jazusamo · 20 replies
    Judicial Watch ^ | December 15, 2017 | Tom Fitton
    Judicial Watch Sues FBI for Records About Removal of Alleged Anti-Trump FBI Official from Mueller Team Obama State Department Cut Deal with Hillary to Keep Call Log, Schedules Secret Judicial Watch Sues California and Los Angeles Over Dirty Voter Registration Rolls Judicial Watch Asks Supreme Court to Restrain FCC Ability to Impose Government Control Over the Internet Through “Net Neutrality” Judicial Watch Sues FBI for Records About Removal of Alleged Anti-Trump FBI Official from Mueller Team The FBI and Justice Department are engulfed in a rule of law crisis because of new revelations of evident bias among FBI officials...
  • Net Neutrality dies - Freedom is a little safer today

    12/15/2017 3:53:58 PM PST · by ProgressingAmerica · 9 replies
    PGA Weblog
    Yesterday was a very, very good day for Constitutionalism, for a free internet, and a very bad, dark day for communists and progressives everywhere. They're still currently crying into their pillows over the whole matter. Those with dishonesty in their hearts desire to talk about internet service providers, speed throttling, how evil corporations are, and other such absurdities. Net Neutrality has nothing to do with any of that. That's only a sales pitch. You see, the progressives cannot sell to you that they want total control over the internet, so they have to cook up flowery language - the word...