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    FCC Oversight

    Federal Communications Commission Chair Tom Wheeler and Commissioner Ajit Pai testified at an oversight hearing of their agency’s priorities. They also discussed rural access to…

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    Broadband Access

    Industry experts testified at a hearing on how to increase broadband Internet infrastructure in the U.S. Committee members' questions focused primarily on the challenges of making broadband…

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    Federal Communications Commission Oversight Hearing

    The commissioners testified at a Federal Communications Commission (FCC) oversight hearing about operations and budget. The focus was on their recent open Internet vote classifying the…

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    Open Internet

    Witnesses testified at a House Energy and Commerce subcommittee hearing on Internet freedom and net neutrality. Net neutrality, also known as “open Internet,” refers to the…

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    FCC Oversight

    Tom Wheeler testified at a Federal Communications Commission (FCC) oversight hearing. Much of the hearing focused on the FCC’s proposed rule that would allow content providers…

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    Satellite Home Viewers Act Markup, Opening Statements

    Members of the House Energy and Commerce Subcommittee on Communications and Technology made opening statements at a markup of legislation to extend expiring provisions of the Communications…

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    Satellite Television and Localism Act

    Witnesses testified on the the Satellite Television Extension and Localism Act (STELA), which governs the satellite television industry. One part of the law ensures access to local…

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    Communications Law Changes

    Four former chairmen of the Federal Communications Commission (FCC) testified on ways to improve the Communications Act, which was last updated in 1997. Much of the testimony focused on the…

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    Federal Communications Commission Oversight

    Members of the Federal Communications Commission (FCC) testified on the agency’s goals. Much of the hearing was about the agency’s upcoming spectrum auction, as well as the…

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    Wired Communications Networks

    Witnesses testified on the evolution of telecommunications laws for wired communications to Internet Protocol- (IP) based networks, and their impact on consumers and businesses. Other…

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    Federal Communications Commission Spectrum Auction

    Telecommunications officials from the Federal Communications Commission (FCC), private industry, and consumer protection organizations testified on the FCC’s implementation of its…

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    Satellite Television Law

    Media and cable executives from small and large companies testified on the Satellite Television Extension and Localism Act (STELA), scheduled to expire on December 31, 2014. The hearing…

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    Broadband Access

    Federal Communications Commission (FCC) members testified on the FCC’s broadband spectrum auction plan.

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    Federal Communications Commission Oversight

    Commissioners testified about Federal Communications Commission (FCC) operations focusing on current proceedings before the FCC, the commission’s regulatory process, and progress in…

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    Television and the Internet

    Representatives for broadcast, satellite, cable, and online companies testified on the adequacy of existing communication laws for meeting the demands of new technology. Among the…

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    United Nations International Internet Regulation

    Witnesses testified on international proposals that could give the United Nations' International Telecommunications Union control over the Internet. Consequences of a United Nations'…

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    Cybersecurity and Communications Networks

    Wireless communications executives testified on cybersecurity for communication networks. Panelists warned Congress against mandating regulation but encouraged more information sharing…

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    Cyber Security and the Private Sector

    Witnesses testified on cyber security threats to the U.S., and the role of the private sector and federal government in addressing those threats. They focused on cyber threats to small…

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    Regulation of Unsolicited Calls to Mobile Phones

    Witnesses testified on a bill that would loosen restrictions on unsolicited phone calls to mobile devices. Supporters say the legislation is designed to make it easier for cell phone…

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    Regulations at Independent Agencies

    Federal officials testified about regulations at independent government telecommunications agencies.

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