Federal Legislation

?Most consumers and policymakers view mobile broadband connections as being complementary, rather than a replacement for, wireline broadband connections,? wrote NTCA.
CWA and the NAACP are challenging DISH Network?s manipulation of the FCC?s ?small and minority-owned business rules? that enabled DISH to grab $3.25 billion from the FCC spectrum auction.
CWA commended the FCC for raising the definition of broadband from 4Mbps to 25Mbps for downloads, and 1Mbps to 3Mbps for uploads.
The FCC this week adopted new rules to help emergency responders better locate wireless 911 calls.
This past week, both the Republican-led House and Senate introduced similar bills designed to head off FCC reclassification of broadband as a Title II telecommunications service.
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CWA joined with dozens of other groups in a letter to the FCC, urging further federal action to end predatory prison phone rates.
This week, Tom Wheeler ?strongly hinted? to the Vegas Consumer Electronics Show that his proposed net neutrality rules would reclassify broadband as a Title II telecommunications service.
According to several sources, the FCC is proposing to redefine broadband as 25Mbps down, 3Mbps up ? a significant raise from the last 2010 definition.
As net neutrality rules head for late February vote, Google wants to take advantage of any Title II reclassification.