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  • Communicators Roundtable on Technology Issues and the Trump Administration
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    Communicators Roundtable on Technology Issues and the Trump Administration

    Robert McDowell and Michael Copps, former commissioners at the Federal Communications Commission, discussed technology issues facing the FCC, the increasingly political culture around it,…

    602 views
  • Discussion with Republican FCC Commissioners on Open Internet Rules
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    FCC Commissioners on Open Internet Rules

    Republican FCC Commissioners Ajit Pai and Mike O’Rielly spoke about their opposition to the Federal Communications Commission (FCC) rules on net neutrality. The FCC voted 3-2 the previous…

    125 views
  • Discussion on the Communications Act of 1934
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    1934 Communications Act and Modern Technology

    Panelists talked about the history, implementation, and multiple legislative revisions of the Communications Act of 1934. Topics included the Federal Communications Commission’s (FCC)…

    357 views
  • The Communicators Michael Copps and Robert McDowell
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    Communicators on Media Mergers

    Michael Copps and Robert McDowell talked about media merger proposals, including the proposed AT&T-DirecTV merger and the proposed Comcast-Time Warner Cable merger. They discussed the pros…

    334 views
  • Net Neutrality and Antitrust Laws
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    Net Neutrality and Antitrust Laws

    Witnesses testified at a hearing on the ability of antitrust laws versus Federal Communications Commission (FCC) regulations to ensure “net neutrality.” "Net neutrality," also known as open Internet, refers to the…

    1,392 views
  • Internet Governance
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    Future of Internet Governance

    Some of the key players involved in the process of the National Telecommunications and Information Administration’s (NTIA) ceding of authority over the domain name system talked about their…

    266 views
  • The Communicators Robert McDowell and Craig Aaron
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    The Communicators with Robert McDowell and Craig Aaron

    Former Federal Communications Commission Commissioner Robert McDowell and Free Press President Craig Aaron gave two perspectives on Time Warner Cable’s announcement to accept Comcast’s $45 billion merger…

    566 views
  • Call In Net Neutrality Debate
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    Net Neutrality Rules

    Michael Copps and Robert McDowell talked about the decision by the D.C. Circuit Court of Appeals that the Federal Communications Commission (FCC) does not have authority to regulate how Internet service…

    661 views
  • Regulation of Open Internet Access
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    Regulation of Open Internet Access

    Gigi Sohn and Randolph May talked about the case Verizon vs. Federal Communications Commission for which oral arguments were heard by the U.S. Court of Appeals for the District of Columbia Circuit on September 9, 2013.…

    225 views
  • Federal Communications Commission Agenda
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    Federal Communications Commission Agenda

    Julius Genachowski and Robert McDowell, respective former Democratic Federal Communications Commission chair and senior Republican commissioner, talked about some of the big decisions and…

    153 views
  • Communicators with Robert McDowell
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    Communicators with Robert McDowell

    Federal Communications Commission Commissioner Robert McDowell (R) discussed telecommunications issues, which included spectrum auctions due in 2014, Internet freedom, cell phone unlocking, media…

    7,512 views
  • Federal Communications Commission Oversight
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    Federal Communications Commission Oversight

    Federal Communications Commission (FCC) commissioners testified at an oversight hearing of their agency. Chair Genachowski announced the approval of the T-Mobile and MetroPCS agreement. In…

    293 views
  • Internet Coverage and WiFi Technology
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    Internet Coverage and Wi-Fi Technology

    The Federal Communications Commission (FCC) held an open meeting on ways to improve wireless coverage and wi-fi technology through use of signal boosters. Commissioners acted on expanding…

    186 views
  • International Regulation of the Internet
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    International Regulation of the Internet

    Panelists talked about international efforts to regulate the Internet, their opposition to government regulation of the Internet, and ways the U.S. can further engage in this issue. They also shared their…

    139 views
  • Federal Communication Commission 2013 Regulatory Agenda
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    Federal Communication Commission 2013 Regulatory Agenda

    Members of the Federal Communication Commission talked about their policy agenda for 2013. Commissioners spoke about the lessons learned during Hurricane Sandy, the commission’s role in consumer protection,…

    63 views
  • Broadband Access
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    Broadband Access

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

    178 views
  • Federal Communications Commission Oversight
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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 implementing…

    148 views
  • United Nations International Internet Regulation
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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'…

    1,057 views
  • United Nations Internet Regulation Plan
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    United Nations Internet Regulation Plan

    Federal Communications Commissioner Robert McDowell gave an update on a proposal to give the United Nations (U.N.) more control over the Internet. The proposal, backed by China, Russia, Brazil…

    1,861 views
  • Communicators with Robert McDowell
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    Communicators with Robert McDowell

    Robert McDowell talked about issues before the Federal Communications Commission (FCC). Among the issues he discussed were spectrum auctions, reforming the Universal Service Fund, and…

    165 views
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