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Broadband news

  • Arent Fox LLP
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  • USA
  • -
  • June 4 2012

On May 25, 2012, the D.C. Circuit largely adopted the proposed schedule of the parties in the appeal of the FCC’s Open Internet Order

Federal Trade Commission (FTC) and privacy regulation

  • Arent Fox LLP
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  • USA
  • -
  • October 3 2011

On September 28, 2011, Rep. Ed Markey, D-Mass., and Rep. Joe Barton, R-Tex., jointly sent a letter to the FTC requesting that it investigate Facebook's practice of recording information about websites visited by users after they log out of Facebook

Federal Trade Commission (FTC) and privacy regulation

  • Arent Fox LLP
  • -
  • USA
  • -
  • October 31 2011

On October 25, 2011, the FTC finalized settlements with the marketers of two smartphone applications, AcneApp and Acne Pwner, that claimed the apps cure acne

Broadband news

  • Arent Fox LLP
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  • USA
  • -
  • July 16 2012

On July 4, 2012, many of the organizations behind the protests against the Stop Online Privacy Act (SOPA) and the Protect IP Act (PIPA) legislation, including Free Press and the Center for Democracy & Technology, launched a new website displaying the Declaration of Internet Freedom

Broadband news

  • Arent Fox LLP
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  • Global
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  • 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
  • -
  • May 29 2012

Last week it was reported that L2Networks Corp., a small Georgia telecommunications company, filed the first formal Open Internet complaint at the FCC

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
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  • Global, USA
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  • April 16 2012

Like AT&T and Verizon, Sprint is also facing a shareholder vote on imposing net neutrality principles on its wireless network

Broadband news

  • Arent Fox LLP
  • -
  • USA
  • -
  • September 10 2012

On September 3, 2012, the Democratic Party released its 2012 platform at the Democratic National Convention in Charlotte, NC. The platform vows to preserve the United States’ “leadership in the Internet economy” by ensuring a “21st century digital infrastructure” through high-speed wireless broadband, freeing up wireless spectrum, and building a national public safety network

Federal Trade Commission (FTC) and privacy regulation

  • Arent Fox LLP
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  • China, USA
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  • August 1 2011

On July 27, 2011, the FTC and the Antitrust Division of the Department of Justice announced that they signed an antitrust memorandum of understanding (MOU) with China’s three antitrust agencies to “promote communication and cooperation among the agencies in the two countries.”