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Category Archive: Net Neutrality

Jun 09 2017

White House Concludes Infrastructure Week

While there were a number of exciting national developments in the news this week, NTCA–The Rural Broadband Association was particularly focused on the week having been designated as Infrastructure Week.  With numerous high level meetings and discussions, it was gratifying to hear that broadband is near the top of that list for many key policymakers. …

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May 18 2017

Rules of the Road Matter – NTCA’s Stance on the Net Neutrality Proceedings

Sometimes in all of the complex legal back-and-forth and incredibly heated rhetoric about Title I or Title II, the practical issues that created the net neutrality debates in the first place get lost in the shuffle. But, throughout these debates, NTCA has focused specifically on the practical – regardless of the basis for any regulation, …

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Apr 26 2017

Proper Resetting of Open Internet Rules is Critical

NTCA has been consistent on our drumbeat of urging policy makers to create clear rules of the road to ensure that the seamless flow of data between users and across networks of all kinds. Rural broadband providers know better than most – having lived through call completion failures in recent years – the result of …

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Jun 14 2016

Net Neutrality Rules Stand

Today was a long-awaited day in the telecom circles as the United States Court of Appeals upheld the FCC’s net neutrality decision. NTCA has serious concerns about some of the ways in which the FCC has sought to expand and apply certain Title II regulations to broadband. Our hope is always that policies find a …

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Apr 08 2015

Cherry Blossoms and Telecom Policy

First, in the spirit of full disclosure, I didn’t take this beautiful picture—although I did try when my cab was whizzing by the Tidal Basin earlier today. The blossoms are just beginning their burst, and the skies are certainly a great deal grayer out here in our nation’s capital today. The fuss over Cherry Blossoms was …

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Mar 18 2015

Net Neutrality: What Is It and What Does It Mean for Rural Broadband?

Open Internet and net neutrality are terms that have put the communications industry and consumer groups in a tizzy, particularly following the recent vote on the FCC’s open Internet order just a few short weeks ago. Given the importance of the discussion, along with the complexity of it, NTCA has made an attempt to boil down a …

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