HTTP files comments with FCC on set-top box proposal

April 4, 2016   The Honorable Thomas Wheeler Chairman Federal Communications Commission 445 12th Street SW Washington, DC 20554   Dear Chairman Wheeler, The Hispanic Technology and Telecommunications Partnership (HTTP) writes to express our deep concern with the Commission’s proposal to regulate set-top boxes. We...

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Sometimes the Best Things in Life Really Are Free

By Scott Bergmann, CTIA Ever dial a toll-free number? Or purchase an item online with free shipping? I’m sure you have. And each time, you’re benefiting from a form of what some advocates call “zero rating” – in other words, free services that provide consumers...

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Government by Google

Editorial Piece by The Wall Street Journal Anyone who doubts the miracle of market innovation should watch a movie on a computer tablet: Americans can queue up thousands of programs thanks to services like Netflix and Amazon Prime, and in recent years many have ripped...

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FCC rules could boost tech giants’ control over personal data

By Rudy Takala, Contributor, Washington Examiner The Federal Communications Commission this month proposed a new set of privacy rules for Internet service providers that would limit how companies like AT&T, Comcast or Verizon could share customer data with third parties. Though privacy advocates are sympathetic...

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HTTP Statement on Permanent Ban on Internet Access Taxes

This Hispanic Technology and Telecommunications Partnership applauds the United States Senate for its leadership and commitment in passing legislation that permanently bans taxes on Internet access. Since enacted in 1998 under President Clinton, the Internet Tax Freedom Act has kept a moratorium on taxation of...

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