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#NetNeutrality Expert Tim Wu Opposes #Verizon Appeal

#NetNeutrality Expert Tim Wu Opposes #Verizon Appeal

Legal expert Tim Wu filed a friend-of-the-court brief asking a federal appeals court to uphold the Federal Communications Commission’s neutrality rules. Wu, the Columbia Law School professor who invented the term “net neutrality,” says Verizon’s argument that the regulations impinge free speech [Full Story…]

#Schumer Asks #FCC for Cell Tower Emergency Back Up

Sen. Charles Schumer

Sen. Charles Schumer is asking the Federal Communications Commission to require emergency power sources for cell phone towers. Because of the massive loss of service after Hurricane Sandy, Schumer wants a nationwide plan ensuring cell phone towers aren’t disrupted during emergencies. One-third of [Full Story…]

NY FiOS Gets Access to MSG HD Channels; Time Warner Cable May Lose

NY FiOS Gets Access to MSG HD Channels; Time Warner Cable May Lose

Yesterday Verzion FiOS customers in the NY area were able to see MSG HD and MSG+ HD for the first time.  Up until now FiOS customers were only able to see the analog version of these channels as Cablevision (which owns them) refused to provide them to Verizon citing an FCC exemption, which was [Full Story…]

Nationwide EAS Test Requires NY Radio, TV Stations to Participate

Nationwide EAS Test Requires NY Radio, TV Stations to Participate

According to Fishbowl NY, FEMA, in coordination with the Federal Communications Commission (FCC) and the National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration (NOAA), will conduct the first nationwide Emergency Alert System (EAS) Test on Wednesday, Nov. 9. The test is schedule to occur at 2 pm. By law, [Full Story…]

Cablevision Ordered to Provide Competitors with HD Sports Programming

Cablevision Ordered to Provide Competitors with HD Sports Programming

The FCC told Long Island-based Cablevision that it could no longer be the sole provider of the MSG and MSG+ HD feed, concluding that these programs would have to be made available to AT&T U-verse and Verizon FiOS. The ruling, according to Adweek, came after a two year feud between Cablevision [Full Story…]

9/11: The Incapabilities of Emergency Responders #Sept11

9/11: The Incapabilities of Emergency Responders  #Sept11

Since 9/11,  it has become apparent that there is much left to be desired about the nation's emergency communications system, including a long list of networking incapabilities for first responders and 9-1-1 operators, according to PCWorld. During an August address to first responders, FCC [Full Story…]

FCC to Launch NY Mobile Alert System

FCC to Launch NY Mobile Alert System

The Federal Communications Commission announced its new alert system, PLAN (Personal Localized Alert Warning system), which is designed to send emergency warnings to mobile devices, will be rolled out in NY by the end of 2011.  The system will send out three types of CMAS (Commercial Mobile Alert [Full Story…]

NY Senator Seeks Greater Broadband ‘Transparency’

NY Senator Seeks Greater Broadband 'Transparency'

Senator Kirsten Gillibrand (D-NY) and two of her colleagues have put forth a bill in the U.S. Senate which will require broadband service providers to reveal the actual speeds consumers should expect to receive.The bill also requires the Federal Communications Commission (FCC) to "develop [Full Story…]

FCC Exempts Cablevision from Rate Regulation in NY

FCC Exempts Cablevision from Rate Regulation in NY

Cablevision systems serving Long Island and Westchester County are now exempt from rate regulation.  To receive the exemption, Cablevision filed an effective competition petition with the Federal Communications Commission (FCC), citing the availability of Verizon's FIOS TV in both of those [Full Story…]

The FCC and Broadband Access- They Want Your Input

The FCC and Broadband Access- They Want Your Input

NYConvergence ORIGINALThe Federal Communications Commission (FCC) has begun developing a national plan so that everyone in the U.S. will have access to broadband technology. As part of the recently passed stimulus package in Washington, Congress charged the FCC with creating a national broadband [Full Story…]

Chuck prods feds & it’s Net gain for kids

Chuck prods feds & it's Net gain for kids

New York Daily News The Federal government has been sitting on $130 million for five months that should have been used to wire city schools for the Internet. The problem was apparently a computer glitch, said Sen. Chuck Schumer, who says he has now wrangled the money out of the Federal [Full Story…]