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Spotlight: FCC opens up more spectrum for mobile broadband

The Federal Communications Commission adopted new rules on Friday designed to open more spectrum for mobile broadband.

First lawsuits filed to block net neutrality action

It had been suggested that the recent net neutrality vote by the FCC would be tied up for years in the courts, and the telecommunications industry hasn't disappointed, with the first lawsuits filed yesterday.

Net neutrality campaigning comes down to the wire

With one week to go until the FCC votes on the issue of net neutrality, both sides in the debate are making their last minute pushes to influence commission members.

Campaign contributions tied to net neutrality and other issues

MapLight data shows ISP contributions to congressmen supporting a bill that would kneecap the FCC's efforts to ensure fair competition in broadband providers and to provide ubiquitous Internet access and speeds needed for the success of the Internet of Things.

FCC to address broadband gaps impeding Internet of Things

Next week, the FCC is expected to render a decision that could close the digital divide and assist the rise of the Internet of Things. But will Congress hogtie the FCC and pass a law that expressly prohibits throttling at the provider level but also protects throttling at the state level? Yes, they just might.

Obama's role in net neutrality decision under investigation

The U.S. House Oversight Committ has opened an investigation into whether the White House has exercised undue influence in the net neutrality proposal being considered by the FCC.

FCC warns hotels, convention halls not to block personal Wi-Fi

The FCC delivers a firm answer to the question of whether hotels or commercial establishments can intentionally block Wi-Fi on their premises. 

News Scan: Obama pushes net neutrality, surveillance transparency; Business intelligence and mobility top campus IT concerns; More

The top news stories for Jan. 21, 2015.

Marriott eases off plan to block Wi-Fi on its properties

Marriott has softened its stance on the use of personal Wi-Fi hotspots on its premises this week.

FCC Chair: 'We are down to the short strokes' on net neutrality

An existing avenue in the law may be available for regulating Open Internet principles, said Tom Wheeler at CES on Wednesday, so long as you erase the word "wireless carrier" and insert "Internet service provider."