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Make the FCC a great place to work again - American Enterprise Institute

Make the FCC a great place to work againAmerican Enterprise InstituteThe latest Best Places to Work in Government® reports on the quality of life for Federal Communications Commission (FCC) employees and suggests that new FCC Chairman Ajit Pai can make an improvement. The 2016 report, produced by the nonpartisan ...and more »

FCC approves $170M to boost rural broadband in NY - The Hill;

FCC approves $170M to boost rural broadband in NY - The Hill

The HillFCC approves $170M to boost rural broadband in NYThe HillThe Federal Communications Commission (FCC) on Friday voted to invest up to $170 million in broadband expansion in New York state. The move is the first official action that the FCC has taken under Chairman Ajit Pai, a Republican commissioner who ...and more »

Congress Urged To Nix Broadband Privacy Rules - MediaPost Communications

Congress Urged To Nix Broadband Privacy RulesMediaPost CommunicationsTwenty-one organizations are urging Congress to scrap new privacy regulations that limit broadband providers' ability to use data about their customers' Web-surfing behavior to send them targeted ads. Those rules, passed last year by the Federal ...and more »

Trump's FCC pick bodes poorly for net neutrality, broadband competition, but communities can fight back - StateScoop (registration);

Trump's FCC pick bodes poorly for net neutrality, broadband competition, but communities can fight back - StateScoop (registration)

StateScoop (registration)Trump's FCC pick bodes poorly for net neutrality, broadband competition, but communities can fight backStateScoop (registration)Commentary: The chairman's track record of opposition to equitable telecom policy could lead to fewer choices in the market and the upending of one of the internet's most treasured aspects — but the fight's not over yet. Christopher Mitchell. By ...and more »

Here's What the GOP Should Do About Net Neutrality - Fortune;

Here's What the GOP Should Do About Net Neutrality - Fortune

FortuneHere's What the GOP Should Do About Net NeutralityFortuneThe Affordable Care Act isn't the only public policy legacy of the Obama era that could draw Republicans into a political minefield if they try to roll it back. While the stakes are hardly life or death, net neutrality likewise presents a tempting but ...and more »

Donald Trump Is Building An FCC That May Betray His Populist Campaign Promises - Huffington Post;

Donald Trump Is Building An FCC That May Betray His Populist Campaign Promises - Huffington Post

Huffington PostDonald Trump Is Building An FCC That May Betray His Populist Campaign PromisesHuffington Post“When you signal to the industry, 'Totally go to town, do whatever you want, you're safe with us,' they will.” 01/26/2017 02:00 pm ET | Updated 1 hour ago. Dana Liebelson Staff Reporter, The Huffington Post. WASHINGTON ― President Donald Trump ran a ...and more »

Pai Talks Rural Broadband - Multichannel News

Pai Talks Rural BroadbandMultichannel NewsAmerican Cable Association President Matt Polka and top ACA policy staffer Ross Lieberman were among a group of execs representing rural broadband executives who met with new FCC Chairman Ajit Pai Thursday, his second meeting with outside groups ...and more »

UTC Commends Pai on Trump Appointment - Yahoo News

UTC Commends Pai on Trump AppointmentYahoo NewsWASHINGTON, Jan. 26, 2017 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- The Utilities Technology Council (UTC) congratulates Ajit Pai on his selection by President Trump to be the next Chairman of the Federal Communications Commission (FCC). Pai has been a ...and more »

Ajit Pai named FCC Chairman - will net neutrality be first to go? - The American Genius;

Ajit Pai named FCC Chairman - will net neutrality be first to go? - The American Genius

The American GeniusAjit Pai named FCC Chairman - will net neutrality be first to go?The American Genius(BUSINESS NEWS) Many advocates of net neutrality are concerned that the rules could be overturned under Pai's leadership. What does the future have in store? Tweet · Share · +1 · Share. Pin. Email. Shares 1 ...and more »

Congress Asked to Axe FCC Broadband Privacy Framework - Broadcasting & Cable;

Congress Asked to Axe FCC Broadband Privacy Framework - Broadcasting & Cable

Broadcasting & CableCongress Asked to Axe FCC Broadband Privacy FrameworkBroadcasting & CableISP-backed Net Competition, Americans for Tax Reform, and a host of small-government groups are calling on Congress to dismantle the FCC's broadband privacy framework, which it adopted in the waning days of chairman Tom Wheeler's tenure. The order ...and more »

Wave goodbye to Title II – new FCC Chairman Ajit Pai takes the helm - Rethink Research (subscription)

Wave goodbye to Title II – new FCC Chairman Ajit Pai takes the helmRethink Research (subscription)There is a real threat to net neutrality following the appointment of new FCC Chairman Ajit Pai this week, and it seems likely we will be witnessing the gradual dilution of Title II under the Republication chairman. There is also every chance that the ...and more »

Ajit Pai could bring consistency back to the FCC - The Hill (blog);

Ajit Pai could bring consistency back to the FCC - The Hill (blog)

The Hill (blog)Ajit Pai could bring consistency back to the FCCThe Hill (blog)His face is prominent on the Web. Critics say he will destroy America, or worse. His supporters say he will save America. A villain to some; a rock star to others; anonymous to no one. Of course I am describing Ajit Pai, the new chair of the Federal ...and more »

Porn blocking legislation to cement internet filtering in UK law - Telegraph.co.uk;

Porn blocking legislation to cement internet filtering in UK law - Telegraph.co.uk

Telegraph.co.ukPorn blocking legislation to cement internet filtering in UK lawTelegraph.co.ukForthcoming internet legislation will enshrine the rights of internet providers to block pornography websites into law, bypassing EU rules that prevent online content being filtered. The move, which is part of a wider crackdown on online porn ...and more »

A Republican bill could be our best chance to save net neutrality - Vox;

A Republican bill could be our best chance to save net neutrality - Vox

VoxA Republican bill could be our best chance to save net neutralityVoxSen. John Thune (R-SD) argues that predictable net neutrality rules would be good for everyone. Photo by Mark Wilson/Getty Images. Where technology and economics collide. When the Federal Communications Commission established strong network ...and more »

Congress asks FCC to snuff out Google's TV landgrab - The Register;

Congress asks FCC to snuff out Google's TV landgrab - The Register

The RegisterCongress asks FCC to snuff out Google's TV landgrabThe RegisterAmericans will be stuck with the antiquated 1990s CableCARD access standard for a little longer. Republicans in US Congress yesterday urged the FCC to snuff out its radical (and secret) set top box proposal, which has been in limbo since November.and more »

Fight for Net Neutrality - The Lasso;

Fight for Net Neutrality - The Lasso

The LassoFight for Net NeutralityThe LassoNetwork Neutrality is the idea that Internet service providers should treat all data on the web equally without discrimination towards certain websites, users or applications. Effectively, it creates an equal playing field for all types of content to ...and more »

IT pros fear repeal of net neutrality rules will cost them - CIO Dive

IT pros fear repeal of net neutrality rules will cost themCIO DiveMore than eight in 10 IT pros in the U.S. are in favor of keeping current net neutrality regulations in place, according to a new Spiceworks survey of more than 400 U.S. IT pros. Additionally, 78% fear a repeal would give too much power to ISPs and 68 ...and more »

A Republican FCC Means You Will Have to Keep Renting Your Cable Box Forever - Motherboard;

A Republican FCC Means You Will Have to Keep Renting Your Cable Box Forever - Motherboard

MotherboardA Republican FCC Means You Will Have to Keep Renting Your Cable Box ForeverMotherboardRepublicans in Congress want to force consumers to keep renting clunky, outdated cable “set-top” boxes, sending billions of dollars annually into the corporate coffers of Comcast, Charter and other industry giants. GOP lawmakers on Wednesday urged new ...and more »

The end of net neutrality? - Lexology (registration)

The end of net neutrality?Lexology (registration)President Donald Trump has appointed Ajit Pai as Chairman of the US Federal Communications Commission ('FCC'). The FCC is the body that regulates interstate and international communications by radio, television wire, satellite and cable within the US.and more »

Cable's Congressional Allies Quickly Urge New FCC Boss To Kill Cable Box Competition Plan - Techdirt

Cable's Congressional Allies Quickly Urge New FCC Boss To Kill Cable Box Competition PlanTechdirtLast year, the FCC unveiled a new plan that would require cable operators make their content available via app for third-party cable boxes and other streaming hardware. The goal was to bring a little added competition and openness to the clunky old ...and more »