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#UnlockTheBox: Claims Consumer Benefits, But A Costly Exchange in the End

Last fall Congress held a hearing on Federal Communications Commission Oversight to explore the proper role of the FCC in supporting our increasingly broadband-reliant, technologically converging Internet ecosystem.  During th...
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Charter’s Proposed Broadband Offer: Fastest, Lowest Cost Offer Around

Home broadband adoption has “plateaued,” according to the Pew Research Center, and nearly one-third of all Americans still do not have broadband at home.  In 2013, 70% of the nation’s population had a home high-speed Int...
by Politic365 Staff
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Rainbow PUSH Coalition Bridging Media/Tech Diversity Gap At Annual Conference

The Rainbow PUSH Coalition will host its 8th Annual Media and Telecom Symposium on December 15-16, 2015 at the Capital Hilton, DC. The Legacy Affair Gala will take place on December 15, 2015 at the Capital Hilton from 6:00 pm ...
by Politic365 Staff
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MISO Appoints Two African Americans to Its Board of Directors

The nation’s first regional transmission organization, MISO (Midcontinent Independent System Operator, Inc.) made history on December 10, 2015 by appointing two African Americans to its board of directors.  Phyllis Curr...
by Politic365 Staff
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Congress Approaching Permanent Ban on Internet Access Tax

Since 1998, Congress has prevented local and state governing bodies from imposing and collecting taxes on internet access. Therefore, as the Consumerist puts it, “there never has been a tax on email or bandwidth use, for ...
by Politic365 Staff
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H.R. 3713: Sentencing Reform Act Reported Out of House Judiciary

Below is the press release on H.R. 3713, the Sentencing Reform Act, which was reported out of the House Judiciary Committee today.  The legislation is similar to the Senate bill, S. 2123 authored primarily by Senate Judiciary ...
by Politic365 Staff
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MOBILE NOW Act Seeks to Expand Spectrum Pipeline Act

Congress enacted the Spectrum Pipeline Act as part of its recent budget negotiations. This past weekend, however, members of the Senate Commerce Committee began exploring ways to expand upon that Act’s directive to deploy...
by Politic365 Staff
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With Federal Subsidy Set to Expire, Solar Industry Seeks New Path to Sustainability

“In 2016 the U.S. will learn if renewable energy can survive without government support,” says a recent article from Bloomberg Business, noting, “the most significant tax credit for solar power will expire at ...
by Politic365 Staff
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AllVid is Anything but All Good for Diverse Programmers

TV is literally everywhere.  Whether you’re watching your favorite show on cable television, streaming movies on Netflix or Hulu, or using AppleTV or your smartphone to access the programs of your choice, consumers have the ...
by Politic365 Staff
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The Great Unlicensed Debate

Whether we’re talking about smart phones, gaming devices, personal computers, baby monitors, garage door openers, cordless phones, bluetooth devices, or wearable tech, unlicensed spectrum makes it possible for us to enjoy...
by Politic365 Staff
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Texas State University Home to Inaugural Party Politics #ChalkboardCampus Tour

Party Politics launched its inaugural Chalkboard Campus tour at Texas State University with the Organization of Student Social Workers (OSSW), Monday, October 26th at 10am outside the Alkek Library. The #ChalkboardCampus Tour i...
by Politic365 Staff
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FCC Enacts Historic Prison Phone Rate Reform

Today, the Federal Communications Commission took the extraordinary step of capping prison phone rates at $0.11 per minute for local and in-state long distance calls. It also cut it’s current rate cap on interstate long d...
by Politic365 Staff
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Southern Company Merger Transforming Energy Sector

In recent years, Southern Company has taken center stage with a series of transformative moves that will forever change the energy sector.  The company is shepherding one of the nation’s largest renewable energy portfoli...
by Politic365 Staff
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Lifeline Supporters Push for Equity in Expanding Subsidy to Broadband

More than 400 comments have poured into the Federal Communications Commission over the past two months, and September 30, 2015 marked the close of the Commission’s effort to get public input on whether Lifeline should be...
by Politic365 Staff
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Leading Corporate Investors Highlighted in New Report

According to the Progressive Policy Institute, “sustainable economic growth, job creation, and rising real wages require domestic business investment.” That investment, they say, is directly tied to those industries that ar...
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