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Tom Wheeler: FCC will not investigate Netflix for throttling its own video streams

Tom Wheeler: FCC will not investigate Netflix for throttling its own video strea

At an open meeting of the Federal Communications Commission (FCC) on Thursday’s the agency’s Chairman Tom Wheeler said that streaming giant Netflix’s practice of throttling its own video streams is not a Net Neutrality issue; and, hence, it will not be investigated the FCC.

According to Wheeler, the years-long controversial practice by Netflix to slow down video streams to customers on some wireless networks is an issue which falls outside of regulatory jurisdiction.

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Net Neutrality advocates organizing ‘Internet Slowdown’ protests on September 10

Net Neutrality advocates organizing ‘Internet Slowdown’ protests on September 10

In a policy battle over Net Neutrality, a number of websites, social networks and other organizations have marked Wednesday, September 10, 2014, as a global day of grassroots action --- the 'Internet Slowdown' protests.

As a part of the protests, which are being publicized by consumer advocacy group Free Press, the participating websites will essentially ask visitors to support the Net Neutrality principles.

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FCC Chairman not convinced with Verizon’s childish ‘throttling’ argument

FCC Chairman not convinced with Verizon’s childish ‘throttling’ argument

On Friday, Federal Communications Commission (FCC) Chairman Tom Wheeler told reporters that he was not convinced with bigwig wireless carrier Verizon's argument in defense of its decision to throttle wireless data speeds for heavy users during peak usage hours.

Verizon had said in a July announcement that, beginning October, it will start throttling speeds for its top 5 percent of high-speed data users on its older unlimited data plans.

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FCC Chairman asks TWC to end dispute with DirecTV and other cable operators

FCC Chairman asks TWC to end dispute with DirecTV and other cable operators

In a strongly-worded letter written to Time Warner Cable (TWC) on Tuesday, Federal Communications Commission (FCC) Chairman Tom Wheeler has told the cable giant to end its dispute with DirecTV and other cable operators. As a result of the dispute, most fans of the Los Angeles Dodgers baseball team are unable to watch games on local TV.

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FCC Chairman Tom Wheeler looking into the Netflix-ISP brawl

FCC Chairman Tom Wheeler looking into the Netflix-ISP brawl

With Netflix and Verizon passing blame back and forth for the poor streaming quality of videos, Federal Communications Commission (FCC) Chairman Tom Wheeler has said in a June 13 statement that he is looking into the scuffle between Netflix and Internet service providers (ISPs).

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FCC Chairman praises Google’s Fiber project

FCC Chairman praises Google’s Fiber project

The US Federal Communications Commission (FCC) Chairman Tom Wheeler recently praised the Google Fiber project, which underscores Google's endeavours to create a network that would provide accessible as well as faster Internet connectivity.

The flattering remarks made by Wheeler mark a noteworthy appreciation of the Google Fiber project which the company has launched with the objective of bringing high-speed broadband Internet and television to numerous locations across the US.

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Writers Guild of America West has "implored" FCC to keep Internet open and free

Writers Guild of America West has "implored" FCC to keep Internet open and free

Expressing concerns that the US Federal Communications Commission (FCC)'s new 'Net Neutrality' rules will pave the way for paid prioritization or discrimination among Internet traffic, the Writers Guild of America West has "implored" the FCC to keep the Internet open and free.

In a recently-written letter to the FCC Chairman Tom Wheeler, the guild raised concerns about Wheeler's proposed Net Neutrality rules which underscore his apparently preference for an approach that uses existing authority for creating new rules that measure up with the courts.

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Federal regulators to vote on proposed open Internet rules on Thursday

Federal regulators to vote on proposed open Internet rules on Thursday

With criticism over the proposed 'Net Neutrality' rules having forced the Federal Communications Commission (FCC) Chairman Tom Wheeler to tweak the 'fast lane' plan, the 'Net Neutrality' rules will now be voted by the federal regulators on Thursday, May 15.

The rules will primarily clarify the regulations related to paying for a 'fast lane' for prioritized service from providers.

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WSJ: FCC Chairman has revised his approach to Net Neutrality rules

WSJ: FCC Chairman has revised his approach to Net Neutrality rules

According to a Wall Street Journal (WSJ) report, Federal Communications Commission (FCC) Chairman Tom Wheeler has revised his approach to Net Neutrality rules after widespread criticism of his proposal to create Internet 'fast lanes' and 'slow lanes.'

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More than 100 tech firms oppose FCC’s new ‘net neutrality’ plan

More than 100 tech firms oppose FCC’s new ‘net neutrality’ plan

In an open letter written to the Federal Communications Commission (FCC) Chairman Tom Wheeler and the agency's four commissioners, over 100 tech firms have voiced their opposition of the new 'net neutrality' plan which would regulate how Web traffic is managed by Internet service providers (ISPs).

With the FCC scheduled to vote on the new 'net neutrality' plan on May 15, the letter by the tech companies - including Microsoft, Netflix, Google, Amazon. com, Facebook and Twitter, among others - has warned that the new plan underscored "grave threat to the Internet."

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