Federal Communications Commission

FCC Publishes Internet Access Cost Comparison

FCC Publishes Internet Access Cost Comparison

In a November 16, 2015 blog post, the Federal Communications Commission (FCC) published median price data for 1GB transport and Internet access circuits on a state by state basis. With the stated intent of starting a “public dialog on the pricing data,” the Commission stated that they intend to publish a series of blogs regarding publicly available pricing data from Funding… Read more →

The FCC’s move is especially regrettable because it is wholly unnecessary

The FCC’s move is especially regrettable because it is wholly unnecessary

Title II Regulations a ‘Net’ Loss for Innovation and Consumers FCC’s ‘Throwback Thursday’ Move Imposes 1930s Rules on the Internet The Federal Communications Commission approved an order urged by President Obama that imposes rules on broadband Internet services that were written in the era of the steam locomotive and the telegraph. The following statement should be attributed to Michael E…. Read more →

FCC wants to regulate Internet like phone service

FCC wants to regulate Internet like phone service

The chairman of the Federal Communications Commission is proposing unprecedented rules to regulate Internet service providers — including mobile broadband — like a public utility, in a far-reaching move that could be one of the most divisive plans to emerge from the agency in years. In an op-ed in Wired magazine posted online, FCC Chairman Tom Wheeler said his plan… Read more →

F.C.C. Increases Money for E-Rate Program for Internet in Schools and Libraries

F.C.C. Increases Money for E-Rate Program for Internet in Schools and Libraries

WASHINGTON — The Federal Communications Commission on Thursday adopted a broad expansion and overhaul of its program to bring high-speed Internet into schools and libraries, a move that will also add to the fees tacked on to the phone bills of Americans each month. The E-Rate program, part of the Universal Service Fund, will grow by $1.5 billion, to a… Read more →

New FCC Order Increases E-rate Program by $1.5 Billion Annually

New FCC Order Increases E-rate Program by $1.5 Billion Annually

New FCC Order Increases E-rate Program by $1.5 Billion Annually, and Introduces a Number of New Changes Including “Equalizing” Treatment of Lit and Dark Fiber On December 19, the FCC released the text of its Second Report and Order in its E-rate modernization proceeding. The new Order increased the annual spending cap on the E-rate program by an additional $1.5… Read more →