FCC Set to Enact New Net Neutrality Rules

The Federal Communications Commission (FCC) is expected today to enact net neutrality regulations that would regulate what internet service providers (ISPs) and wireless companies can and cannot do in restricting content from websites. The draft regulations would basically prohibit ISPs and wireless companies from blocking rival websites or services from being accessed by users, as… Read more »

White House Forms Internet Working Group

SAN FRANCISCO - SEPTEMBER 14: Twitter CEO Evan Williams is seen silhouetted against a screen as he shows off the newly revamped Twitter website on September 14, 2010 at Twitter headquarters in San Francisco, California. Twitter launched a new version of the popular social media site in hopes it will be more user friendly. . (Photo by Justin Sullivan/Getty Images)

The Obama administration has formed an inter-governmental working group designed to advise the president on Internet legislation and regulations, according to The Washington Post. The subcommittee will draw members from a number of Cabinet agencies as well as the Federal Trade Commission and Federal Communications Commission.  It will be chaired by Cameron Kerry, general counsel… Read more »

Congress to Revise Communications Statute

Apple Unveils New Software For iPhone And iPad

Arguing that new mobile technology has made small changes no longer possible, key Congressional Democrats announced a plan yesterday to review and revise the Telecommunications Act with an eye to regulating mobile and broadband technologies. Senate Commerce Chairman Jay Rockefeller (D-WV), Senate Commerce Communications Subcommittee Chairman John Kerry (D-MA), House Energy and Commerce Chairman Henry… Read more »

Net Neutrality Rules Could Exempt Google

The Federal Communications Commission (FCC) has been moving forward in recent weeks crafting new regulations on net neutrality, scheduling a vote on a proposal this Thursday.  However, CongressDaily (subscription) is reporting this morning that the proposal would exempt online companies Google and Skype from the regulations and instead focus on broadband providers, like Comcast and… Read more »