Category Archives: Regulatory

Obama calls for FCC to ban fast lanes

As part of the presidents ban, he urged the Federal Communications Commission to avoid blocking websites, slowing Internet content and allowing deals that let companies pay for faster delivery. (Bloomberg) -- President Barack Obama called for the "strongest possible rules" to protect the open Internet, saying that there shouldn't be "fast lanes" and high-speed service…
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Statement by the President on Net Neutrality

An open Internet is essential to the American economy, and increasingly to our very way of life.  By lowering the cost of launching a new idea, igniting new political movements, and bringing communities closer together, it has been one of the most significant democratizing influences the world has ever known. “Net neutrality” has been built…
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JPMorgan and Other Banks Struck by Hackers – NYTimes.com

A number of United States banks, including JPMorgan Chase and at least four others, were struck by hackers in a series of coordinated attacks this month, according to four people briefed on a continuing investigation into the crimes. The hackers infiltrated the networks of the banks, siphoning off gigabytes of data, including checking and savings…
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FCC Extends Deadline for Comments Regarding Net Neutrality Decision

The US Federal Communications Commission announced Tuesday that it will extend the deadline for comments on the historical net neutrality decision. The new deadline is July 18, 2014. The amount of traffic the FCC was receiving overwhelmed its comment system. “The deadline for filing submissions as part of the first round of public comments in…
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Verizon’s “deteriorated” phone lines cited in demand for investigation

Dozens of lawmakers, municipal officials, and consumer advocacy groups want a thorough investigation of New York's phone system, accusing Verizon of raising prices substantially while allowing landline service to deteriorate throughout the state. Rate deregulation has harmed customers, the lawmakers and groups wrote in a petition last week to the New York Public Service Commission…
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