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Benton Foundation provides free, daily summaries of articles concerning the quickly-changing telecommunications policy landscape.

FCC’s Wheeler to NATOA: The Broadband Speed Times Need A Changin'

Location:
Saint Paul, MN, United States
Recommendation:
2

Federal Communications Commission Chairman suggested that the country needed to start swimming together toward robust broadband or it will sink like a low-speed stone.

At the 11th hour, Verizon decides to cancel its controversial throttling plans

Location:
Verizon Communications, 140 West St, New York, NY, 10007, United States
Recommendation:
2

October 1 was supposed to be the day that Verizon’s new 4G “network optimization” policy went into effect. Verizon’s heaviest data users on grandfathered unlimited plans faced the possibility of having their speeds throttled down to make room on the LTE network for customers who pay for data by the gigabyte. But Verizon said it would pull the plug on the new policy before it went into effect.

ALA encouraged by E-rate momentum

Location:
American Library Association (ALA), 50 E. Huron, Chicago, IL, 60611, United States
Recommendation:
1

We are encouraged by the Federal Communications Commission’s commitment to making substantial improvements to the E-rate program and recognizing the vital roles libraries play in connecting our communities to critical online tools and resources.

Now entering political arena: Women in tech

Location:
Silicon Valley, Palo Alto, CA, United States
Recommendation:
1

Men dominate boardrooms, money and jobs in Silicon Valley. But in at least one area, women are making inroads: politics.

Regulating the Internet "Like a Utility" Won't Yield an Open Internet - Unless ...

Location:
Fletcher, Heald and Hildreth, 1300 North 17th St, Arlington, VA, 22209, United States
Recommendation:
2

Regulating the Internet “like a utility” won’t work.

Netflix’s Chief Executive Pushes Net Neutrality in Europe

Location:
Brussels, Belgium
Recommendation:
1

Speaking at a conference in Brussels, Netflix’s Reed Hastings -- who has been a vocal critic of plans that would allow Internet service providers to charge extra for faster connections on their networks -- laid out again why he opposed such deals.

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Benton Foundation provides free, daily summaries of articles concerning the quickly-changing telecommunications policy landscape.

FCC’s Wheeler to NATOA: The Broadband Speed Times Need A Changin'

Location:
Saint Paul, MN, United States
Recommendation:
2

Federal Communications Commission Chairman suggested that the country needed to start swimming together toward robust broadband or it will sink like a low-speed stone.

At the 11th hour, Verizon decides to cancel its controversial throttling plans

Location:
Verizon Communications, 140 West St, New York, NY, 10007, United States
Recommendation:
2

October 1 was supposed to be the day that Verizon’s new 4G “network optimization” policy went into effect. Verizon’s heaviest data users on grandfathered unlimited plans faced the possibility of having their speeds throttled down to make room on the LTE network for customers who pay for data by the gigabyte. But Verizon said it would pull the plug on the new policy before it went into effect.

ALA encouraged by E-rate momentum

Location:
American Library Association (ALA), 50 E. Huron, Chicago, IL, 60611, United States
Recommendation:
1

We are encouraged by the Federal Communications Commission’s commitment to making substantial improvements to the E-rate program and recognizing the vital roles libraries play in connecting our communities to critical online tools and resources.

Now entering political arena: Women in tech

Location:
Silicon Valley, Palo Alto, CA, United States
Recommendation:
1

Men dominate boardrooms, money and jobs in Silicon Valley. But in at least one area, women are making inroads: politics.

Regulating the Internet "Like a Utility" Won't Yield an Open Internet - Unless ...

Location:
Fletcher, Heald and Hildreth, 1300 North 17th St, Arlington, VA, 22209, United States
Recommendation:
2

Regulating the Internet “like a utility” won’t work.

Netflix’s Chief Executive Pushes Net Neutrality in Europe

Location:
Brussels, Belgium
Recommendation:
1

Speaking at a conference in Brussels, Netflix’s Reed Hastings -- who has been a vocal critic of plans that would allow Internet service providers to charge extra for faster connections on their networks -- laid out again why he opposed such deals.

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