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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
  • August 22 2011

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


Federal Trade Commission (FTC) and privacy regulation
  • Arent Fox LLP
  • USA
  • August 22 2011

On August 15, 2011, the FTC issued an advisory letter stating that its staff has not recommended challenging the Council of Better Business Bureaus proposed “accountability 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


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


Federal Trade Commission (FTC) and privacy regulation
  • Arent Fox LLP
  • European Union, USA
  • November 14 2011

On November 8, 2011, the FTC announced its settlement with the operator of Skid-e-kids, LLC, a social networking site that advertises itself as the “Facebook and Myspace for Kids,” on charges that it violated the Children’s Online Privacy Protection Act (COPPA) Rules


Federal Trade Commission (FTC) and privacy regulation
  • Arent Fox LLP
  • USA
  • February 6 2012

In response to Google’s recent announcement that it will combine the privacy policies and data from over 60 different Google products and services, eight members of Congress wrote to Google asking it to explain the “steps that are being taken to ensure the protection of consumers’ privacy rights.”


Broadband news
  • Arent Fox LLP
  • USA
  • November 7 2011

On October 21, 2011, MetroPCS filed its petition for review challenging the Order for many of the same reasons as Verizon, arguing that the FCC exceeded its statutory authority in issuing the Order


Federal Trade Commission (FTC) and privacy regulation
  • Arent Fox LLP
  • USA
  • November 7 2011

Comments on proposed changes to the FTC Children’s Online Privacy Protection Rule are due November 28, 2011


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