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    Comcast and NBC Universal Merger, Part 2

    Witnesses testified about the potential impact on the media marketplace of the proposed joint venture agreement between Comcast and NBC Universal. Among the issues they addressed were…

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    Comcast and NBC Universal Merger, Part 1

    The subcommittee on Communications, Technology, and the Internet held a hearing titled, “An Examination of the Proposed Combination of Comcast and NBC Universal.” The hearing…

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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…

    2,227 views
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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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    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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    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'…

    981 views
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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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    Cyber Security

    Witnesses testified about computer system security at a hearing entitled, “Cybersecurity: Network Threats and Policy Challenges.” Among the issues they addressed were the…

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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…

    671 views
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    Net Neutrality

    Members of the Federal Communications Commission (FCC) testified on the commission’s national broadband plan and net neutrality, a policy that requires Internet providers to allow…

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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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    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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    Satellite Television and Localism Act

    Witnesses testified on the law governing the satellite television industry. One part of the Satellite Television Extension and Localism Act ensures access to local broadcast channels…

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    National Broadband Plan

    Federal Communications Commission (FCC) Chair Julius Genachowski and other FCC members testified an an oversight hearing of the commission. The focused on proposals to expand broadband…

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    FCC Ruling on Internet Provider Regulations, Opening Statements

    Members made opening statements at a hearing on H.J. Resolution 37. The resolution was introduced in disapproval of the Federal Communications Commission’s ruling on net neutrality, a…

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    FCC Ruling on Internet Provider Regulations, Part 2

    Witnesses testified about H.J. Resolution 37. The resolution was introduced in disapproval of the Federal Communications Commission’s ruling on net neutrality, a policy that requires…

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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…

    315 views
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    Federal Communications Commission Authority, Part 2

    Federal Communications Commission (FCC) commissioners testified at a hearing on the commission’s authority and rulemaking process. Among the topics addressed were the proposed…

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    Broadcast Spectrum Issues

    Witnesses testified about the use, regulation, and disposition of broadband spectrum for broadcasting and use by wireless technology platforms. Among the issues they addressed were…

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    Federal Communications Commission Oversight

    Witnesses testified at an oversight hearing on the Federal Communications Commission (FCC). Chairman Genachowski outlined plan to make permanent network neutrality rules that would prevent…

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