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

An Update on the Volume of Open Internet Comments Submitted to the FCC

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

September 15 concluded the second round of comments for the Federal Communications Commission's Open Internet Proceeding. During the last four months, the FCC has received a large number of comments from a wide range of constituents via three methods.

On network neutrality, procrastination is an even more powerful force than John Oliver

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

John Oliver may have gotten heaps of attention for his 13-minute early-June jeremiad on network neutrality that called viewers to contact the Federal Communications Commission to urge it to protect the Internet. But new data from the FCC reveals that Oliver's call-to-arms pales in comparison to that other great force in American life: dilly-dallying.

Journalists Criticize White House for ‘Secrecy’

Location:
Chicago, IL, United States
Recommendation:
1

Editors and reporters meeting in Chicago raised concerns about what they described as a lack of access and transparency undermining journalists' work, several blaming the current White House for setting standards for secrecy that are spreading nationwide.

From #Ferguson to #OfficerFriendly

Location:
Harvard Law School, 1585 Massachusetts Avenue, Cambridge, MA, 02138, United States
Recommendation:
1

In the age of Michael Brown's death in Ferguson, Missouri, and Eric Garner's in New York, when police abuses can be easily documented by citizens wielding smartphones, relationships between police departments and the communities they serve can quickly become strained.

Comcast Extends 'Internet Essentials' Promotion 'til Sept. 30

Location:
Comcast, 1500 Market Street, Philadelphia, PA, 19102-2148, United States
Recommendation:
2

Comcast's David Cohen said that the company will be extending its Internet Essentials promotion through Sept. 30.

New rules push Internet retailers to make quick deliveries

Location:
Federal Trade Commission (FTC), 600 Pennsylvania Avenue, NW, Washington, DC, 20580, United States
Recommendation:
2

Internet retailers are facing new rules from the Federal Trade Commission requiring them to ship customers' orders on time and promptly offer refunds for some items that are late. The FTC said that online sellers will be required to ship merchandise within 30 days of purchase, or else give customers the option for a refund.

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

An Update on the Volume of Open Internet Comments Submitted to the FCC

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

September 15 concluded the second round of comments for the Federal Communications Commission's Open Internet Proceeding. During the last four months, the FCC has received a large number of comments from a wide range of constituents via three methods.

On network neutrality, procrastination is an even more powerful force than John Oliver

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

John Oliver may have gotten heaps of attention for his 13-minute early-June jeremiad on network neutrality that called viewers to contact the Federal Communications Commission to urge it to protect the Internet. But new data from the FCC reveals that Oliver's call-to-arms pales in comparison to that other great force in American life: dilly-dallying.

Journalists Criticize White House for ‘Secrecy’

Location:
Chicago, IL, United States
Recommendation:
1

Editors and reporters meeting in Chicago raised concerns about what they described as a lack of access and transparency undermining journalists' work, several blaming the current White House for setting standards for secrecy that are spreading nationwide.

From #Ferguson to #OfficerFriendly

Location:
Harvard Law School, 1585 Massachusetts Avenue, Cambridge, MA, 02138, United States
Recommendation:
1

In the age of Michael Brown's death in Ferguson, Missouri, and Eric Garner's in New York, when police abuses can be easily documented by citizens wielding smartphones, relationships between police departments and the communities they serve can quickly become strained.

Comcast Extends 'Internet Essentials' Promotion 'til Sept. 30

Location:
Comcast, 1500 Market Street, Philadelphia, PA, 19102-2148, United States
Recommendation:
2

Comcast's David Cohen said that the company will be extending its Internet Essentials promotion through Sept. 30.

New rules push Internet retailers to make quick deliveries

Location:
Federal Trade Commission (FTC), 600 Pennsylvania Avenue, NW, Washington, DC, 20580, United States
Recommendation:
2

Internet retailers are facing new rules from the Federal Trade Commission requiring them to ship customers' orders on time and promptly offer refunds for some items that are late. The FTC said that online sellers will be required to ship merchandise within 30 days of purchase, or else give customers the option for a refund.

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