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Concerns Raised Over Alleged FCC DDOS Attack

Concerns Raised Over Alleged FCC DDOS Attack

According to a May 8 press release, Commissioner Ajit Pai claimed the FCC had fallen victim to a massive DDOS attack during the commenting period for his proposed rollback of Net Neutrality rules. The release directly addressed an outage on the FCC’s website that prevented would-be commenters from posting their thoughts on the issue. If true, and a DDOS attack was indeed carried out on the FCC, this would constitute a major disruption in the agency’s rule making proceedings. Lawmakers, including Senator Ron Wyden (D-Ore.) and Senator Brian Schatz (D-Hawaii), are now probing for answers about the FCC DDOS attack. In an open letter published on May 9, senators Brian Schatz (D-Hawaii), Al Franken (D-Minn.), Patrick Leahy (D-Vt.), Ed Markey (D-Mass.)…

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Net Neutrality: FCC Inundated With 1.2 Million Comments

Net Neutrality: FCC Inundated With 1.2 Million Comments

FCC Inundated With 1.2 Million Comments on Net Neutrality Chairman Ajit Pai has made it clear that he wants to undo Net Neutrality regulations passed by his predecessor, Chairman Tom Wheeler. In his first few weeks as chairman, Chairman Pai unravelled the so-called midnight regulations passed at the last minute by the Obama administration, and ended an investigation by the FCC into zero-rating streaming services. These were the first steps by Chairman Pai to pave the way for dismantling Net Neutrality rules. His efforts have not gone unnoticed. Two weeks ago, the FCC submitted its proposal for a rollback of Obama-era open internet regulations. Per the FCC’s rules, the proposal was published for public inspection and opened for public comment.…

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FCC Adopts Easement Of Rules For Business Data Services

FCC Adopts Easement of Rules for Business Data Services

On April 20, 2017, the FCC adopted an order to eliminate ex ante regulation of packet-based business data services (BDS), and time division multiplex (TDM) services in counties that have been found “competitive,” following a transition period. These services are essential broadband services offered to small businesses across the country in more rural areas where competition tends to be lower, and the ex ante regulations were meant to keep pricing for these services affordable. Under the new order, incumbent local exchange carriers (ILECs) will have more flexibility in how they price their services. The FCC has argued that the regulations on ILEC pricing for BDS services is no longer needed because of competition from ethernet-based providers. What are Business Data…

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FCC Chairman Wheeler To Step Down January 20, 2017

FCC Chairman Wheeler to Step Down January 20, 2017

In a formal statement issued by the FCC, Chairman Tom Wheeler announced he will be stepping down from his position on January 20, 2017. His resignation is not without controversy, however. It is customary for the FCC chairman to step down during a transition to a new administration. Chairman Wheeler had previously expressed his intention not to step down earlier in 2016. His early decision prompted tremendous backlash from Senate Republicans who were concerned for a 3 to 2 Democratic majority on the FCC Commission had he not stepped down. Under pressure from his own party, Mr. Wheeler changed his decision. Chairman Wheeler’s initial decision to stay on as Chairman under the new administration is blamed for the failed re-confirmation…

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MIX Networks Featured By Senior Helpers President As Top Service

MIX Networks Featured by Senior Helpers President as Top Service

In the winter issue of Franchising Today Magazine, Senior Helpers president Craig Leonard discussed the successes of his corporate franchise, and the tools he used to achieve them. He highlighted some of the strategies he used to help his franchise grow, including key services he incorporated as part of his franchise package to make every owner a success. Featured most prominently was MIX Networks whose unified communications services were touted as a “no-brainer” and an instrumental service to Senior Helpers' operations. The Senior Helpers article read as follows: Senior Helpers has benefited from the help of MIX Networks Inc., a cloud based voice and unified communications services provider based in Lakeland, Fla.  According to MIX, Senior Helpers provided communication services…

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