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Broadband news

  • Arent Fox LLP
  • -
  • USA
  • -
  • June 18 2012

It has been reported that the Department of Justice (DOJ) has initiated an antitrust investigation of cable company data limits and other practices that limit access to the content of competing companies like Hulu and Netflix

Broadband news

  • Arent Fox LLP
  • -
  • Global, USA
  • -
  • March 5 2012

On March 1, 2012, the U.S. Court of Appeals for the D.C. Circuit denied the motions to hold the consolidated appeal of the FCC Open Internet Order in abeyance

Broadband news

  • Arent Fox LLP
  • -
  • USA
  • -
  • June 20 2011

On June 15, 2011, Chairman Genachowski spoke at the National Cable & Telecommunications Association Cable (NCTA) Show in Chicago and discussed broadband adoption in the United States, which he characterized as “far from good enough.” The Chairman praised the cable companies for increasing broadband adoption, but called on them to step up their efforts “a few notches.” He also announced a Broadband Adoption Task Force which will bring together FCC, private, and public representatives to brainstorm strategies for increasing broadband adoption. More information on the Chairman’s remarks is available here

Broadband news

  • Arent Fox LLP
  • -
  • Global
  • -
  • June 27 2011

On June 20, 2011, the Board of Directors of the Internet Corporation for Assigned Names and Numbers (ICANN) approved a plan to launch a new system that will substantially increase the number of generic Top-Level Domains (gTLDs

Broadband news

  • Arent Fox LLP
  • -
  • USA
  • -
  • March 7 2011

The Monitor Institute and the Pew Research Center Internet & America Life Project released a report this week on the impact that broadband adoption has on the perception of a local community's information systems

Broadband news

  • Arent Fox LLP
  • -
  • USA
  • -
  • April 4 2011

Microsoft filed a complaint against Google with the European Commission, alleging that Google has engaged in exclusionary conduct through its search engine

Broadband news

  • Arent Fox LLP
  • -
  • Global, USA
  • -
  • September 26 2011

The Internet Corporation for Assigned Names and Numbers recently launched a website and new guidebook with information about the new system that will substantially increase the number of generic Top-Level Domains

Broadband news

  • Arent Fox LLP
  • -
  • USA
  • -
  • August 22 2011

On August 15, 2011, President Obama highlighted broadband deployment to rural America during a town hall in Cannon Falls, MN

Broadband news

  • Arent Fox LLP
  • -
  • USA
  • -
  • November 21 2011

On November 16, 2011, two companies filed suit in the U.S. District Court for the Central District of California against the Internet Corporation for Assigned Names and Numbers (ICANN) and ICM Registry, LLC (ICM) challenging the new system for increasing the number of Top-Level Domains (TLDs) under the antitrust and unfair competition laws

Broadband news

  • Arent Fox LLP
  • -
  • USA
  • -
  • August 20 2012

On August 15, 2012, Comcast announced that “nearly 100,000 families or almost 400,000 low-income Americans are now connected to the Internet at home (most of them for the first time)” because of Comcast’s Internet Essentials program