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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
  • 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
  • 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 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
  • July 2 2012

On June 27, 2012, the FCC Enforcement Bureau announced that it has resolved its investigation of Comcast regarding compliance with the ComcastNBCU merger conditions


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


Federal Trade Commission (FTC) and privacy regulation
  • Arent Fox LLP
  • European Union, USA
  • January 30 2012

On January 25, 2012, the European Commission (EC) proposed comprehensive reform to the European Union (EU) 1995 data protection 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.”


Federal Trade Commission (FTC) and privacy regulation
  • Arent Fox LLP
  • USA
  • December 5 2011

On November 29, 2011, the FTC announced that Facebook has agreed to settle charges that it deceived consumers by telling them they could keep their Facebook profile information private, but repeatedly allowing it to be shared and made public


Broadband news
  • Arent Fox LLP
  • Global, USA
  • January 9 2012

On January 3, 2012, Lawrence Strickling of the National Telecommunications and Information Administration (NTIA) sent a letter to the Internet Corporation for Assigned Names and Numbers (ICANN) urging it to take measures to ease concerns about the expansion of generic top-level domains (gTLDs