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Report: US FCC to Allow Payments for Speedier Traffic

The agency's proposal would allow paid preferential treatment for some traffic based on commercially reasonable terms Full Story »
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Ex-FCC Commissioner to Head CTIA in Latest Washington Shuffle

Meredith Attwell Baker, a onetime Obama appointee, will now run the mobile industry group

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NSA Spying Revelations have Tired Out China's Huawei

Huawei has for years fought off allegations that it spies for China

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Brazil's Senate Passes Internet Legislation Ahead of NETmundial Conference

Brazil's President said it could be a model to guarantee real-world rights in a virtual world

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US to Vote on Sharp Increase in Broadband Subsidies

New funds target broadband deployment to 5 million US residents, the FCC says

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Search and Rescue Group Sues FAA Over Drone Use

A battle for rights to U.S. airspace is brewing between the Federal Aviation Administration (FAA) and organizations looking to operate small, unmanned aerial vehicles, or drones, for commercial and other purposes.

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FCC Vote on Incentive Auction Plan Could Further Open Broadband Competition

The agency's plan includes selling 'generic' 5MHz spectrum blocks

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U.S. Commercial Drone Industry Struggles to Take Off

The U.S. commercial drone industry is still struggling to get off the ground more than two years after President Obama signed into law a bill that permits the civilian use of unmanned aerial vehicles (UAV) over the country's airspace.

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Net Neutrality Ruling Complicates US Transition to IP Networks

The court's ruling raises questions about the FCC's authority to require VoIP providers to compete calls, carry all traffic

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Some Customers Aren't Sold on US Transition to IP Networks

Customers raise concerns about electrical outages and mobile phone radiation in comments to the FCC

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LinkedIn Tackles China with a Startup Approach

China has been a tough market for U.S. Internet companies to crack, but LinkedIn has high hopes it can buck the trend and increase its user base in the country to as high as 50 million over the next five years.

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Sweden won't enforce data retention law against ISP that deleted metadata

Other European countries were not so quick to suspend enforcement after an EU court ruled that data retention laws violate privacy

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China Obtains Patent Concessions in Return for Approving Microsoft-nokia Deal

China has given conditional approval to Microsoft's purchase of Nokia's handset business, in return for promises on fair patent licensing

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Social network acted like a jerk, faces FTC complaint

A social network labeled people as jerks and charged them to contact customer service and change their profiles, the agency says

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Feds Aim to Regulate Healthcare IT While Doing No Harm to Innovation

A joint report from the Office of the National Coordinator of Health IT, the Food and Drug Administration and the Federal Communications Commission provides guidance on how the government intends to regulate clinical healthcare applications without stifling innovation.