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As NYC shooting unfolded, police tried to communicate about the suspect by fax

Location:
New York Police Department
1 Police Plaza Path
New York, NY 10038
United States
Recommendation:
2

As details emerge about the shocking shooting deaths of two New York City police officers in Brooklyn, there are questions about glitches in the flow of information between the police departments of two of the east coast's biggest cities more than a dozen years after the Sept. 11 terror attacks revealed fatal weaknesses in law enforcement's information-sharing capacities. When time was of the essence, the systems in place, technological and otherwise, did not move critical data where it was needed, in the formats in which it was needed, in time for it to be useful.

Internet rights are civil rights

Location:
Ford Foundation
320 East 43rd Street
New York, NY 10017
United States
Recommendation:
2

The Internet is now our central platform for engaging in dialogue about the most important issues facing our country. It’s where we share our views, speak out against injustice, and express our hopes for the future. But the truth is, a free and open Internet is now at risk -- endangering our rights as citizens and the freedoms that define the promise of this country.

Senate Dems demand network neutrality protections

Location:
US Capitol
East Capitol Street, NE and 1st Street, NE
DC 20515
United States
Recommendation:
2

Senate Democrats urged Republicans to preserve network neutrality principles in the 114th Congress. “To the extent that any Communications Act reforms are considered in the next Congress, those reforms must be fully consistent with and protective of net neutrality principle,” 11 Senators wrote to the incoming Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell (R-KY).

Winning the network neutrality race

Location:
American Enterprise Institute (AEI)
1150 Seventeenth Street
Washington, DC 20036
United States
Recommendation:
1

It now appears that the Federal Communications Commission is in a race with Congress on network neutrality policy. We already know that any attempt by the FCC to cram Internet access services into the Title II straightjacket designed for telephone service will be challenged in court. It’s also become clear that Congress is already developing a pre-emptive strike of its own to prevent the FCC from doing anything crazy with a bill making rounds that closely follows the approach dictated by President Barack Obama to the FCC by creating a new "Title X" in the Communications Act.

FCC Delays Comcast-Time Warner Cable Review Again as New Documents Found

Location:
Federal Communications Commission (FCC)
445 12th Street SW
Washington, DC 20554
United States
Recommendation:
2

Miffed Federal Communications Commission lawyers stopped the informal clock for reviewing Comcast’s $45 billion deal to acquire Time Warner Cable after lawyers belatedly turned over thousands of documents the agency had previously requested.

Public Knowledge Provides Further Grounds for FCC to Block the Comcast/Time Warner Cable Merger

Location:
Federal Communications Commission (FCC)
445 12th Street SW
Washington, DC 20554
United States
Recommendation:
2

The record before the [Federal Communications Commission] is already clear: This merger is not in the public interest.

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