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FCC chairman expected to unveil strategy to reverse net neutrality: sources
Reuters • David Shepardson
Overnight Tech: Dem wants to see FCC chief's net neutrality plans | New agency panel on telecom diversity | Trump calls NASA astronaut
The Hill • Ali Breland, Harper Neidig
Source: FCC chief to launch net neutrality rewrite this week
Politico • Li Zhou
FCC Chairman Expected to Outline Net Neutrality Plans on Wednesday (Report)
Variety • Ted Johnson
House Dem calls on FCC chairman to reveal net neutrality plans
The Hill • Harper Neidig
FCC Head Expected to Announce Net Neutrality Strategy
The Wall Street Journal • John D. Mckinnon
FCC wants help promoting diversity in the communications industry
The Verge • Jacob Kastrenakes
The Media: Lemmings on Parade
Red State • Seton Motley
T-Mobile Gets Dutch Court’s Okay of Free Data for Music Streaming
Fortune Magazine • Aaron Pressman
Week ahead in tech: Trump's antitrust pick heads before Senate
The Hill • Harper Neidig
 
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FCC chairman expected to unveil strategy to reverse net neutrality: sources
ReutersDavid Shepardson
The head of the U.S. Federal Communications Commission is expected to unveil his strategy this week to overturn landmark 2015 net neutrality rules, a move that will kickoff a new battle over the future of the internet. Ajit Pai, who was named...
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Overnight Tech: Dem wants to see FCC chief's net neutrality plans | New agency panel on telecom diversity | Trump calls NASA astronaut
The HillAli Breland, Harper Neidig
NEW FCC DIVERSITY PANEL: The Federal Communications Commission (FCC) will soon have a committee to advise the agency on promoting diversity in the communications industry, Chairman Ajit Pai announced on Monday. "Every American should have the opportunity to participate in the communications...
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Source: FCC chief to launch net neutrality rewrite this week
PoliticoLi Zhou
FCC Chairman Ajit Pai intends to launch his reworking of the Obama-era net neutrality rules this week, according to sources familiar with the plan. In a speech in Washington on Wednesday, Pai plans to discuss his vision for net neutrality — keeping...
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FCC Chairman Expected to Outline Net Neutrality Plans on Wednesday (Report)
VarietyTed Johnson
REX/Shutterstock FCC Chairman Ajit Pai is scheduled to speak on Wednesday on the future of internet regulation, with a report saying that he will outline his plans for net neutrality. Pai’s speech to conservative group FreedomWorks will be at the Newseum in...
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House Dem calls on FCC chairman to reveal net neutrality plans
The HillHarper Neidig
Rep. Mike Doyle (D-Pa.), the top Democrat on the House Energy and Commerce technology panel, wrote a letter to FCC Chairman Ajit Pai on Monday calling on him to inform Congress about his plans to roll back the 2015 net ne...
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FCC Head Expected to Announce Net Neutrality Strategy
The Wall Street JournalJohn D. Mckinnon
WASHINGTON—The nation’s top telecommunications regulator is expected to unveil his strategy Wednesday for rolling back Obama-era net neutrality rules, people familiar with the matter said, signaling the start of a new clash over internet regulation. The announcement is expected to be made...
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FCC wants help promoting diversity in the communications industry
The VergeJacob Kastrenakes
The Federal Communications Commission is forming a committee to help improve diversity and cut out inequalities online and elsewhere in the communications industry. The group will be called the “Advisory Committee on Diversity and Digital Empowerment,” and for now its goals are...
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The Media: Lemmings on Parade
Red StateSeton Motley
Rap metal band Rage Against the Machine is known for, amongst other things, playing nigh every show in front of a giant banner of Communist mass murderer Che Guevara. This is no accident: “‘We’ve considered Che a fifth band member for a...
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Digital Media, Net Neutrality
T-Mobile Gets Dutch Court’s Okay of Free Data for Music Streaming
Fortune MagazineAaron Pressman
T-Mobile won a court victory in its effort to give its Dutch wireless customers free music streaming on their phones. In December, the Dutch Authority for Consumer and Market ordered T-Mobile to stop offering its so-called zero data plans, which allowed customers...
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Week ahead in tech: Trump's antitrust pick heads before Senate
The HillHarper Neidig
Lawmakers are returning to Washington on Tuesday, after a two-week recess, and are in for a busy week. While the week will be dominated by efforts to pass a government spending bill to prevent a shutdown at midnight on Friday, April 28,...
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