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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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'One Ring' Wireless Phone Scam | FCC.gov

The FCC has recently learned of a new phone scam targeting wireless consumers. Some wireless consumers are receiving calls from phone numbers with three-digit area codes that appear to be domestic, but are actually associated with international pay-per-call phone numbers.  These calls often disconnect after one ring, not giving the consumer time to answer the…
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Writers Guild of America East opposes Internet fast lanes

The Writers Guild of America East (WGAE) has made clear its opposition to any form of Internet fast lane. In a letter to the FCC, the WGAE instead called on the FCC to broaden net neutrality to prevent content and service providers from reaping gains on the backs of consumers. According to a Broadcasting &…
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9 out of 10 wireless 911 calls in DC don’t provide accurate location info

Newly available data shows that 90 percent of 911 calls made from wireless phones in Washington, DC, "were delivered without the accurate location information needed to find callers who are lost, confused, unconscious, or otherwise unable to share their location," the public interest group Find Me 911 reported today. Just 39,805 calls out of 385,341 over a…
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