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Netflix: Free speech shouldn't be a factor in 'commercially reasonable'

While some net neutrality advocates have elevated the issue to the level of a human rights debate, one advocate is suggesting it be deflated to that of a business arrangement.

Net neutrality opponents now claim regulations are disrespectful to Obama

Let's try this one: The FCC has an obligation to regulate Internet communication, but only to the extent that it has determined beforehand the benefits outweigh the costs.

Mobile device usage in-flight slow to take off

Despite a Federal Aviation Administration ruling allowing the use of personal electronic devices throughout flights, a majority of airline passengers still don't, according to a new study.

Federal agencies target 'Un-carrier' T-Mobile for un-customer-friendly practice of cramming

Despite its portrayal as being a new kind of carrier focused on the customer, T-Mobile USA is being accused by the FTC and probed by the FCC for the time-honored carrier practice of "cramming" customers' phone bills with bogus charges. 

News Scan: Signs of a top-notch IT pro; White House, FCC IT leaders give advice to fellow government CIOs;

Top news for July 1, 2014.

'Public' as in 'airwaves' vs. 'public' as in 'performance'

There is no clearer signal of our having fully embraced the 21st century and shaken off the remains of the 20th than the lack of a wake for the old era's most pertinent metaphor.

FCC Commissioner Pai: Title II for net neutrality 'makes no sense'

An FCC opponent of the Chairman's plan to permit premium service agreements by ISPs slammed the idea of Title II-style regulation for net neutrality, before slamming net neutrality.

Spotlight: FCC report says broadband customers get what they pay for

CATV-based broadband subscribers may be getting even more speed than advertised, DSL certainly less.

Should net neutrality rules apply equally to wireless, wireline carriers?

While it seems reasonable to treat wireline and wireless networks carriers the same when it comes to net neutrality rules for the Internet, there might be less to the controversy than meets the eye. Mobile users are much more likely to use their devices to download apps than to the surf the web. So mobile users might have settled the issue regardless of what the FCC ultimately decides.

Going for broke, FCC's Wheeler calls for removing all limits on community broadband

Communities like Chattanooga, Tennessee should not be prohibited from expanding their broadband footprints, says the Chairman, triggering a states' rights battle.