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Federal Communications Commission Proposes New Open Internet Rules
The FCC Wants to Take Away The Open Internet. 3 Reasons Why That’s a Bad Idea
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We’re used to the idea that all websites are equally accessible. You’d probably be surprised if all of a sudden it was easier to access Buzzfeed’s content than it was to load up Gawker, regardless of which browser you used, or whether you used your phone, tablet, or laptop. But, if new regulations proposed by the Federal Communications Commission last week go through, that might be how the Internet of the future operates. More

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No Touch FM Means Loss of Choice, Which is Good for No One
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Earlier this week, the Federal Communications Commission (FCC), with the aid of US marshals, raided and shut down Touch 106.1 FM, an unlicensed radio station broadcast out of a basement in Grove Hall. The silencing of what some have called the voice of Boston’s under-represented black community has been met with opposition from a number of prominent politicians. More

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What ‘Duck Dynasty’ controversy? FCC ‘complaints’ praise show
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Many people are criticizing “Duck Dynasty” today after one of its stars made anti-gay remarks. But chances are, the controversy will only strengthen the fervor of some of the show’s core fans. In October, one member of Boston-based open government start-up MuckRock asked the Federal Communications Commission for complaints filed against “Duck Dynasty.” Turns out, the majority of complaints aren’t negative at all, but instead praise the show’s down-home Christian values. More