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March 6th, 2017
Fighting the Boxopoly What Does It Mean to “Unlock the Box”? Originally, Former FCC Chairman Tom Wheeler proposed that pay-tv companies be prohibited from requiring that consumers rent set-top boxes directly from the company.[1] The proposal further stipulated that consumers have the choice of using third-party devices to access cable ...
April 15th, 2015
On March 12, 2015, the Federal Communications Commission (“FCC”) released its order captioned In re Protecting and Promoting the Open Internet, (“Open Internet Order”). This order, one of the most important in the history of the Internet in the United States, reclassifies broadband Internet access services from an “information service” ...
March 6th, 2013
On March 4, 2013, the White House officially responded to an online petition calling for the legalization of cell phone unlocking. The process of unlocking a cell phone usually refers to installing software that allows a cell phone to be used on multiple wireless carriers. Cell phone unlocking had previously ...