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Broadband news

  • Arent Fox LLP
  • -
  • 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
  • -
  • 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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  • 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

Federal Trade Commission (FTC) and privacy regulation

  • Arent Fox LLP
  • -
  • China, USA
  • -
  • 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.”

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

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