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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


Federal Trade Commission (FTC) and privacy regulation
  • Arent Fox LLP
  • USA
  • September 19 2011

On September 15, 2011, the FTC announced it is seeking public comment on proposed changes to its Children’s Online Privacy Protection Rule promulgated under the Children’s Online Privacy Protection Act (COPPA


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


Federal Trade Commission (FTC) and privacy regulation
  • Arent Fox LLP
  • USA
  • September 26 2011

The FTC will host an open workshop on December 8, 2011, exploring the privacy and security implications raised by the increasing use of facial recognition technology


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
  • 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
  • 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


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.”