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Senate Cybersecurity Bill Stalls After White House Pushback

Location:
Capitol Building
E Capitol St NE & 1st St NE
Washington, DC
United States
Recommendation:
1

The White House and some congressional Democrats have raised privacy concerns about a cybersecurity bill drafted by top Senate Intelligence Committee lawmakers, stalling -- at least temporarily -- one of Congress’s top priorities.

5G, net neutrality may be on a collision course

Location:
Barcelona
Spain
Recommendation:
1

Network neutrality and 5G may be on a collision course as the mobile industry tries to prepare for a wide range of mobile applications with differing needs. The net neutrality rules passed by the Federal Communications Commission have raised some eyebrows at Mobile World Congress.

CBO Scores Senate Version of Federal Communications Commission Consolidated Reporting Act

Location:
Congressional Budget Office
Second and D Streets, SW Ford House Office Building 4th Floor
Washington, DC 20515-6925
United States
Recommendation:
1

Based on information from the FCC, CBO estimates that implementing the provisions of S. 253 would not have a significant effect on the agency’s costs. Any additional expenses the FCC would incur to prepare the new assessment of the communications industry would be offset by a reduction in costs that would otherwise be incurred for preparing the reports that would be eliminated under the bill.

USTelecom, NCTA, Others Challenge FCC Treble-Damages Decision

Location:
Federal Communications Commission (FCC)
445 12th Street SW
Washington, DC 20554
United States
Recommendation:
1

Cable and phone company trade groups have teamed up to call a foul on the Federal Communications Commission for what they said was deciding to triple the damages for violating federal program payment rules (for Universal Service Fund and other fees), a move they say came without notice in violation of the Administrative Procedures Act.

NCTA: FCC Needs To Look Inward For Deployment Problems

Location:
Federal Communications Commission (FCC)
445 12th Street SW
Washington, DC 20554
United States
Recommendation:
1

The National Cable & Telecommunications Association has told the Federal Communications Commission that if it wants to promote advanced telecommunications, arbitrarily raising the speed definition and imposing Title II regulations aren't going to help.

Can Net Neutrality Survive the Impending Onslaught of Lawsuits?

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

The Federal Communications Commission delivered a thrilling victory to Internet activists by approving sweeping network neutrality regulations, but critics already are plotting how to kill the rules in court. Comcast has warned that "we all face inevitable litigation and years of regulatory uncertainty."

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