An Open Internet is the Goal of Both Our US Delegation at ITU and the FCC

The International Telecommunication Union (ITU) is an arm of the United Nations and is dedicated to global coordination of things like satellite orbital slots, terrestrial spectrum use, and technical standards for interoperability of telecom networks.  Currently the ITU is in the midst of a weeks-long meeting in Busan, South Korea. Already, the former Deputy Secretary…

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Internet Users In New York To Speak At Hearing Supporting Open Internet

Washington – New York leaders are hosting a hearing tonight on two pending FCC decisions that would impact Internet Users in their state – preserving the Open Internet and stopping the Comcast-Time Warner merger. Congressman Jerrold Nadler, Manhattan Borough President Gale Brewer, New York City Mayoral Counsel Maya Wiley and former FCC Commissioner Michael Copps…

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“Sky is Rising” Entertainment Industry Economic Report Shows More Creative Output, Opportunities For Creators

Washington – A new report finds online services and tools for distribution are fueling more creative opportunities and content than ever before. The Computer & Communications Industry Association released a study it commissioned, “The Sky is Rising,” co-authored by Mike Masnick, who writes about technology policy for Techdirt and is founder and CEO of Floor…

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FBI Calls For Legislation To Give Government Access To Encrypted Data

Washington – In a speech at the Brookings Institution today, FBI Director James Comey’s called on Congress to pass legislation giving the government statutorily mandated access to the encrypted data on peoples’ smartphones. Comey had previously criticized companies like Apple and Google for offering customers new encryption tools to protect smartphone data. The following can…

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