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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
  • 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
  • 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


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
  • 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
  • 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


Broadband news
  • Arent Fox LLP
  • USA
  • September 24 2012

On September 18, 2012, Free Press, Public Knowledge, and the New America Foundation’s Open Technology Institute announced they would file a formal complaint at the FCC alleging that AT&T, Inc. is violating the Open Internet rules by limiting the Apple FaceTime video chat service to certain mobile broadband plans offered by AT&T


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
  • 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