CCIA Praises Wireless Legislation To Free Spectrum, Reduce “Last Mile” Access Congestion

Washington — Congress is hearing Americans’ complaints about wireless Internet access and some are calling for change with new legislation to improve spectrum use efficiency.  A new Senate bill joins other government initiatives aimed at freeing up underutilized spectrum blocks. While Internet access has become essential to Americans’ daily life and work, mobile access is…

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House Votes to End Mass Warrantless Surveillance

Washington — In a spirited bipartisan late night defense of the 4th Amendment, Reps Thomas Massie, Republican of Kentucky and Zoe Lofgren, Democrat of California offerred an amendment to the Defense Appropriations bill that would restore provisions of the recently passed USA Freedom Act that prohibit warrantless surveillance of Americans by the NSA.   Rep. Massie explained that,…

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Bipartisan Opportunity for Action: Fourth Amendment Rights Online

A majority of the House of Representatives has now co-sponsored H.R. 1852, the Yoder-Graves-Polis legislation that would update to the Electronic Communications Privacy Act (ECPA) to create a bright-line, warrant-for-content standard. The bill has been steadily gaining momentum in Congress for the past year and has been endorsed by the White House. Any proposed exceptions…

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Congress, FCC To Consider Halting Paid Prioritization of Internet Traffic Delivery To Preserve Open Internet

Washington – Important issues related to Internet interconnection practices and policies have arisen anew in both Congress and the FCC. Rep. Doris Matsui, D-Calif., and Senate Judiciary Chairman Patrick Leahy offered legislation Tuesday aimed at halting a growing practice that has Open Internet advocates concerned — paid prioritization of Internet traffic delivery. The legislation would…

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