Tag Archives: Federal Communications Commission

Survey: Hands Off the Internet, FCC

Most Americans do not want the Federal Communications Commission to regulate the Internet as it does radio and TV, according to a new survey. Polling firm Rasmussen Reports found in its latest national phone survey that only 21 percent of 1,000 “likely U.S. voters” want FCC to regulate the Internet. …

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FCC Passes First Rules for Fair Play on the Internet

The Federal Communications Commission voted today to approve its controversial first-ever Internet access regulation, which would enshrine into law the idea that all web traffic be treated equally. The Washington Post reported FCC’s three Democratic members comprised a majority of votes favoring the net neutrality regulation, which FCC Chairman Julius …

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FCC Forms New Tech Advisory Board

The Federal Communications Commission today announced the formation of the Technological Advisory Council, made up by technical experts who will help the commission identify areas of innovation and develop technology policies supporting the nation’s competitiveness and job creation in the global economy. “I’m pleased to announce that the FCC has …

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Genachowski, FCC Continue Net Neutrality Battle

Over the past months, the Federal Communications Commission has worked to preserve the freedom and openness of the Internet, efforts that over time have changed the terms of a longstanding and acrimonious debate, said FCC Chairman Julius Genachowski. “We have moved from a world of four disputed and unenforceable open …

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FCC Asks for Public's Recommendations in Creating Cyber Roadmap

Federal Communications Commission on Monday released a Public Notice, asking members of the public for help to create a cybersecurity roadmap to identify vulnerabilities to communications networks, and to develop countermeasures and solutions in preparation for and response to cyber threats and attacks. The Cybersecurity Roadmap was recommended as an …

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Dr. Douglas C. Sicker New Chief Technologist for FCC

Dr. Douglas C. Sicker has been named Federal Communications Commission’s chief technologist,  Chairman Julius Genachowski announced yesterday. “I am delighted that Dr. Sicker is returning to provide the FCC with his broad and deep knowledge about the communications networks and technologies of today and tomorrow,” Genachowski said. “His technical expertise …

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FCC Warns Public of 'Cyber Snoops'

After reports about incidents with Google’s Street View cars accidentally gathering personal data submitted over WiFi networks, hackers stealing iPad owners’ email addresses, and wireless and Wi-Fi networks making users’ private data accessible, the Federal Communications Commission is warning members of the public about how easily their data can be …

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