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Internet Porn Measures Could See Service Providers Guide Parents Through ... - Huffington Post UK

Internet Porn Measures Could See Service Providers Guide Parents Through ... - Huffington Post UK | Occupy Your Voice! Mulit-Media News and Net Neutrality Too | Scoop.it
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Tracks what is developing about net neutrality, the right to access the internet and information, and other multi-media news, mail, print, technological, radio, wifi, trends and any communication system.A watchful eye on communication policy is kept to report new developments and organized citizen efforts to push back and protect citizens' communication systems from government and corporate over reaching.
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Vint Cerf's dream do-over: 2 ways he'd make the internet different | Katherine Noyes | InfoWorld.com

Vint Cerf's dream do-over: 2 ways he'd make the internet different | Katherine Noyes | InfoWorld.com | Occupy Your Voice! Mulit-Media News and Net Neutrality Too | Scoop.it

Vint Cerf is considered a father of the internet, but that doesn't mean there aren't things he would do differently if given a fresh chance to create it all over again.


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3 ingredients to make your contents go viral

3 ingredients to make your contents go viral | Occupy Your Voice! Mulit-Media News and Net Neutrality Too | Scoop.it

Some content pieces had what it took to become viral way before the internet era. We called that phenomenon “word of mouth” and it helped products and ideas to spread around with the speed of light.

 

In today’s world, with so many communication means available, it should be easy enough for anyone to create a viral piece and unleash it into the world. Unfortunately, not everything online goes viral. Some pieces attract millions of eyeballs while others get their fair number of shares without entering the VIP club. Why?...


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3 Ingredients To Make Your Contents Go Viral
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Some pieces attract millions of eyeballs while others get their fair number of shares without entering the VIP club. Why?

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If you've got these three ingredients, your content has a chance to go viral

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How to Get People to Actually Listen to You

How to Get People to Actually Listen to You | Occupy Your Voice! Mulit-Media News and Net Neutrality Too | Scoop.it
September 26, 2016 // 8:00 AM
How to Get People to Actually Listen to You
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By now, you may have heard of a musical called Hamilton.

In you haven’t, here’s a rundown: Since its Broadway debut in August 2015, people can't get enough of it. They're paying upwards of $500 for crappy seats, and close to $3,000 for good ones. It won a Pulitzer, a Grammy and 11 Tony Awards. Its composer and original star, Lin-Manuel Miranda, is now a celebrity.

In other words: People are listening to this stuff.
Seeing the way Hamilton captivated such massive audiences -- in less than a year -- fascinates me. How the heck did this thing blow up?

(Psst. If you're eager for some Hamilton action, Leslie Odom Jr. -- a star from the original cast -- is performing at INBOUND this year.)

Watching the progress and near-instant success of Hamilton is really a lesson in why people listen -- not just to a hit musical, but to a person, a podcast, or anything, really. A lot can be learned by looking into those reasons, especially for marketers. To what and whom do people listen? Why? And how can we get them to listen to us? 

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The Power of Video Marketing for Business

The Power of Video Marketing for Business | Occupy Your Voice! Mulit-Media News and Net Neutrality Too | Scoop.it
Video is no longer and up-and-coming marketing tactic. It's here, and more and more businesses are using its power to create more influence for their brands

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8 Awesome WordPress Plugins That Greatly Enhance User Experience

8 Awesome WordPress Plugins That Greatly Enhance User Experience | Occupy Your Voice! Mulit-Media News and Net Neutrality Too | Scoop.it
Many lesser-known WordPress plugins allow users to implement simple solutions to complex problems and allow you to greatly improve the user experience!
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Fighting Over Wireless Pole Attachments | Doug Dawson | POTs and PANs

Fighting Over Wireless Pole Attachments | Doug Dawson | POTs and PANs | Occupy Your Voice! Mulit-Media News and Net Neutrality Too | Scoop.it

One of the next big industry battles is going to be between pole owners and the cellular and other wireless providers that want to use poles for wireless transmitters or mini-cell sites. All five FCC Commissioners have said they are in favor of streamlining the process for wireless providers to get onto poles and to locate new towers, and this is not going to sit well with pole owners or with cities.

We will see two different types of wireless companies wanting to use poles. First are the fiber-based ISPs like Google Fiber that want to deploy wireless loops. These companies are looking at using the millimeter wave length spectrum recently released by the FCC to get broadband into the homes. This spectrum won’t carry big bandwidth very far, and so there is a general assumption that these providers will want to mount transmitters on poles in neighborhoods.

The other providers are the big cellular companies. They will also want to use the millimeter wave spectrum using 5G protocols to provide fast local loops and to support big data. They also will want to support 5G cellular, which will use the standard cellular spectrum. The cellular providers will want both transmitters on poles plus they are likely to want to build new urban cell towers.


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Nokia Reaches Internet Speeds 1,000 Times Faster Than Google's Fiber | Sumit Passary | Tech Times

Nokia Reaches Internet Speeds 1,000 Times Faster Than Google's Fiber | Sumit Passary | Tech Times | Occupy Your Voice! Mulit-Media News and Net Neutrality Too | Scoop.it

Nokia researchers have reached internet speeds of up to 1 Terabit per second, which is about 1,000 times faster than the speeds offered by one of the fastest internet service providers in the U.S.

Google Fiber offers broadband internet speeds of up to 1 Gigabit per second. However, a joint research conducted by Nokia Bell Labs, the Technical University of Munich and Deutsche Telekom T-Labs claims to have achieved broadband speeds of 1 Tbps.

To put this in perspective, users will be able to download the entire Game of Thrones series in just one second in HD quality if 1 Tbps broadband internet speed is available.

The researchers will be showing off how such high speed is achieved over fiber connection with the help of a technique called Probabilistic Constellation Shaping, or PCS.


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Beautiful and easy to use newsletters | Smore

Beautiful and easy to use newsletters | Smore | Occupy Your Voice! Mulit-Media News and Net Neutrality Too | Scoop.it

Beautiful newsletters in minutes? You bet.

 

Looking for a fast and easy way to communicate with your customers?

 

Get stylish, effective results in 5 minutes or less....


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What does it mean to be a man in the age of austerity? – Allison J Pugh | Aeon Essays

What does it mean to be a man in the age of austerity? – Allison J Pugh | Aeon Essays | Occupy Your Voice! Mulit-Media News and Net Neutrality Too | Scoop.it
The age of austerity has transformed work, but what it means to be a man has not caught up

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How Oakland Almost Became an Orwellian Surveillance City—and Citizens Stopped It From Happening | Timandra Harkness | AlterNet.org

How Oakland Almost Became an Orwellian Surveillance City—and Citizens Stopped It From Happening | Timandra Harkness | AlterNet.org | Occupy Your Voice! Mulit-Media News and Net Neutrality Too | Scoop.it

The following is an excerpt from the new book 'Big Data' by Timandra Harkness (Bloomsbury, 2016):

From the center of San Francisco’s Downtown, where locals and tourists fill the sidewalks below the tall buildings of the Financial District, I descend to the BART station and board the underground train. A few minutes later, we emerge into a horizontal landscape, where shipping containers stretch away in all directions. The only things against the blue sky are white-painted cranes, which seem to gaze back across the Bay towards San Francisco like lonely metal horses. Rail tracks and roads cross the barren concrete, but hardly a single human face peoples the sprawling port.

Most of the massive container ships that pass under San Francisco’s Golden Gate Bridge are heading to or from the Port of Oakland. It covers 20 miles of shoreline, and more than 2 million containers a year pass through Oakland between rail, road and ship. My train passes acre after acre of multicoloured boxes.

Finally, we start to pass signs of habitation: low-rise houses, cheaply built, with old vehicles parked between them. Painted in large, angry letters on the side of one building is the slogan, ‘Black Lives Matter’. Then it’s back into darkness.

Shortly afterwards, I walk out of Oakland City Center station into a cosy enclave of cafes with tables outside, nondescript shops and empty pavements. Many of the shops are vacant, and the fountains are dry, but it doesn’t feel like one of California’s most crime-ridden cities. I could be in any small town in England.

Across the road, in Frank Ogawa Grand Plaza, I meet Brian Hofer on the lawn in front of City Hall. He’s a local attorney, and he’s here to tell me the story of the Oakland DAC.

"The Domain Awareness Center, or the DAC, was a port infrastructure improvement project," he says. "At some point the project expanded to become a joint project of the city and the port that would include facial-recognition software, automatic licence-plate readers, ShotSpotter, 700 surveillance cameras throughout Oakland unified school district, Oakland housing authority, 300 TB of data storage, along with other benign things like vessel tracking, tsunami warning, earthquake warning."

Like a more ambitious version of Glasgow’s smart city, but with less emphasis on bins and heating, and more on gunfire and earthquakes. And I have heard that Oakland, however calm it appears, has a gun crime rate among the highest in California.

Brian is skeptical.


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Media Blackouts: The Biggest Story Of This Century

Media Blackouts: The Biggest Story Of This Century | Occupy Your Voice! Mulit-Media News and Net Neutrality Too | Scoop.it
When shock after scandal is continually buried or unreported or jeered at as conspiracy, the real story is the echoing space where the news stories used to be.

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Increase Your Traffic Through Guest Blogging

Increase Your Traffic Through Guest Blogging | Occupy Your Voice! Mulit-Media News and Net Neutrality Too | Scoop.it
The key to building traffic is to take advantage of someone else’s traffic first. And that is where guest blogging come

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Nielsen Probes Viewers' Minds: Finds They Are Distracted By Screens, May Not Comply With People Meters

Nielsen Probes Viewers' Minds: Finds They Are Distracted By Screens, May Not Comply With People Meters | Occupy Your Voice! Mulit-Media News and Net Neutrality Too | Scoop.it

The study -- which is part of an ongoing series of research commissioned by the Council for Research Excellence to understand the nature of watching TV in the current viewing environment -- was conducted by Nielsen Consumer Neuro, which utilizes a variety of biometric measurement techniques to understand people’s conscious and unconscious interaction with media.


The findings of the study, dubbed “The Mind of the Viewer,” were described as preliminary, especially the part testing response to people-meter prompts, but it suggested that the kinds of media distractions impacting the way people consume media may also be impacting the way the industry measures how people consume media.


“We live in the age of distraction,” Carl Marci, chief neuroscientist at Nielsen, remarked, adding: “People make interesting choices with technology.”


When it comes to interacting with people meters -- the technology that is the basis for producing national TV’s advertising currency, Nielsen national TV ratings -- 25% of Nielsen people-meter panelists participating in the study did not respond to their prompts because they were looking at a second screen when the meter prompted them with a light....


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This just in. Second screens distract says Nielsen. Nonetheless, an interesting perspective and potential concern for advertisers in the "age of distraction."

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Content Marketing World 2016: Top Takeaways for Creating Content

Content Marketing World 2016: Top Takeaways for Creating Content | Occupy Your Voice! Mulit-Media News and Net Neutrality Too | Scoop.it

Joe Pulizzi, Founder of the Content Marketing Institute, put it in CMW’s opening keynote: “Mediocre content will hurt your brand more than doing nothing at all.”

Currently, only 20% of content marketers said they were committed to a full content marketing approach: Hitting a defined audience with one message, finding compelling angles from which to tell your story, staying consistent over time, and building value outside of the products and services you offer, according to Pulizzi.

The other 80%? They’re creating a lot of content, but not building a loyal audience or telling a new story.

Here’s what some of our favorite speakers had to say about how their companies are creating great content and staying ahead of the pack in the content marketing space....


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Some really great advice from the top content marketing gurus..

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Why Verizon faces an uphill battle with its ambitious content plans | Lucia Moses | Digiday.com

Why Verizon faces an uphill battle with its ambitious content plans | Lucia Moses | Digiday.com | Occupy Your Voice! Mulit-Media News and Net Neutrality Too | Scoop.it

In gobbling up Yahoo, and AOL before it, Verizon is building on a history of telecom companies getting into the content business. But the history of such deals is complicated, as they say.

There are few direct parallels to Verizon’s recent binge on media. But since consolidation concentrated power in a handful of telecom giants, they have been trying to become content providers as they seek new avenues for growth. You can go as far back as the ’90s, when AT&T owned Liberty Media, its programming arm. Today, pressure has intensified with Sprint and T-Mobile putting price pressure on AT&T and Verizon. Comcast is moving into their turf, with plans to launch a mobile phone service starting in 2017.

“Mobile is a saturated business,” said Will Richmond, editor of VideoNuze, a video industry news site. “Who doesn’t have a phone at this point? It’s become more competitive from a pricing and margin standpoint. They look over at the content and see that there might be some nice synergies with the business they’re in and it would help them diversify.” But there are few examples of telecoms successfully getting into content. “There are network businesses, and there are content businesses, and each have their own DNA..


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6 Types of Presenters: Which One Are You? [Quiz]

6 Types of Presenters: Which One Are You? [Quiz] | Occupy Your Voice! Mulit-Media News and Net Neutrality Too | Scoop.it
A review of the different schemes for categorizing types of presenters, with a description of each and a short quiz to find out which one best fits you.

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MN: Kandiyohi County moves forward with broadband grant plans with CTC | Ann Treacy | Blandin on Broadband

MN: Kandiyohi County moves forward with broadband grant plans with CTC | Ann Treacy | Blandin on Broadband | Occupy Your Voice! Mulit-Media News and Net Neutrality Too | Scoop.it

According to Willmar Radio…

"Kandiyohi County is going ahead with plans to apply for a five million dollar grant to expand high speed internet in underserved or un-served areas of the county. County Commissioner Harlan Madsen says they are seeking a grant through the State of Minnesota’s Border-to-Border Broadband fund, and if they get it, Madsen says the county will borrow 5 million dollars to match it…

…Consolidated Telephone Company of Baxter-Brainerd will use the 10 million dollars to install high-speed internet to around 1700 homes in an area north of Willmar, in the Lake Florida-Norway Lake region..."


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5 Free Tools to Boost Creativity and Communication

5 Free Tools to Boost Creativity and Communication | Occupy Your Voice! Mulit-Media News and Net Neutrality Too | Scoop.it
By Samantha Burton We live in a world that promotes communication but lacks community. The classroom is the perfect place to adopt technologies that genuinely connect us with others and ourselves—even if it means using tools that require more than 140 characters or emojis.

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Algorithms Could Save Book Publishing—But Ruin Novels

Algorithms Could Save Book Publishing—But Ruin Novels | Occupy Your Voice! Mulit-Media News and Net Neutrality Too | Scoop.it

JODIE ARCHER HAD always been puzzled by the success ofThe Da Vinci Code. She’d worked for Penguin UK in the mid-2000s, when Dan Brown’s thriller had become a massive hit, and knew there was no way marketing alone would have led to 80 million copies sold. So what was it, then? Something magical about the words that Brown had strung together? Dumb luck? The questions stuck with her even after she left Penguin in 2007 to get a PhD in English at Stanford. There she met Matthew L. Jockers, a cofounder of the Stanford Literary Lab, whose work in text analysis had convinced him that computers could peer into books in a way that people never could.

 

Soon the two of them went to work on the “bestseller” problem: How could you know which books would be blockbusters and which would flop, and why? Over four years, Archer and Jockers fed 5,000 fiction titles published over the last 30 years into computers and trained them to “read”—to determine where sentences begin and end, to identify parts of speech, to map out plots. They then used so-called machine classification algorithms to isolate the features most common in bestsellers.

 

The result of their work—detailed in The Bestseller Code, out this month—is an algorithm built to predict, with 80 percent accuracy, which novels will become mega-bestsellers. What does it like? Young, strong heroines who are also misfits (the type found in The Girl on the Train, Gone Girl, and The Girl with the Dragon Tattoo). No sex, just “human closeness.” Frequent use of the verb “need.” Lots of contractions. Not a lot of exclamation marks. Dogs, yes; cats, meh. In all, the “bestseller-ometer” has identified 2,799 features strongly associated with bestsellers....


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From analyzing a book's prospects to figuring out what subjects people are clamoring for, data is bigger in publishing than ever. But how much is too much? Fascinating, yet frightening.

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From analyzing a book's prospects to figuring out what subjects people are clamoring for, data is bigger in publishing than ever. But how much is too much? Fascinating, yet frightening.

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From analyzing a book's prospects to figuring out what subjects people are clamoring for, data is bigger in publishing than ever. But how much is too much? Fascinating, yet frightening.

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Women, Trauma and PTSD - PTSD: National Center for PTSD

Women, Trauma and PTSD - PTSD: National Center for PTSD | Occupy Your Voice! Mulit-Media News and Net Neutrality Too | Scoop.it
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The Rio Olympics' Legacy Is A Cyber-Surveillance State | Robert Silverman | Vocativ.com

The Rio Olympics' Legacy Is A Cyber-Surveillance State | Robert Silverman | Vocativ.com | Occupy Your Voice! Mulit-Media News and Net Neutrality Too | Scoop.it

On July 21, 10 men were arrested by the Brazilian federal police. Those 10 men stand accused of being members of a loosely affiliated group calling itself the Defenders of Sharia, which was plotting a terrorist attack that would have taken place during the 2016 Summer Olympic Games in Rio de Janeiro.

Though most members of the cell had never met in person, the suggestion of possible intent—in this case, using the messaging apps Telegram and WhatsApp to pledge their allegiance to ISIS, cheering on the Orlando Pulse shooting, and discussing whether or not and how to purchase AK-47s—was enough for the Agência Brasileira de Inteligência (ABIN) to team up with the justice ministry and local law enforcement to launch “Operação Hashtag” (Operation Hashtag).

Following the arrests, justice minister Alexandre de Moraes described the group as “absolute amateurs” that were “ill-prepared” to actually achieve their ends and whose master plan consisted of little more than, “Let’s start training in martial arts, let’s start learning how to shoot,” he said. Defense minister Raul Jungmann went so far as to dismissively label them, “crazy fucks.”

Still, regardless of whether or not the Defenders of Sharia represented a real or in any way imminent threat, “Just the fact that they started preparatory acts, it would not be sensible to wait and see,” de Moraes said. “And the best was to order their arrest.”

But said arrests would not have been possible without a helping hand from Twitter and Facebook, both of which handed over user data, according to a judge overseeing the probe. Additional aid came from the Federal Bureau of Investigation, which, according to a Brazilian prosecutor, pointed investigators towards the cell. Most important, the ability to scour the social media profiles of those arrested was made possible by a sweeping anti-terrorism bill, Bill 2016/2015, passed by the Brazilian Senate in March of this year.

According to its critics, the bill paints terrorism with as broad a brush as possible and gives law enforcement a great deal of latitude when it comes to how they choose to interpret a precursor to a potential attack. Further, critics worry that the bill could easily be used as a tool to silence dissent and slash civil liberties in the name of national security.


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Wilson Greenlight Forced to Disconnect Rural Gigabit Town Due to NC Anti-Competitive Law | CLIC.org

Wilson Greenlight Forced to Disconnect Rural Gigabit Town Due to NC Anti-Competitive Law | CLIC.org | Occupy Your Voice! Mulit-Media News and Net Neutrality Too | Scoop.it

In what is being described as a backwards step for North Carolina, a state law commonly known as H129 (S.L. 2011-84), now will have the effect of turning off 21st century Gigabit Internet service to a small, rural town called Pinetops. Last night, members of the Wilson City Council expressed their deep regrets as they voted to approve the city attorney’s recommendation to disconnect Wilson Greenlight services in Pinetops. Wilson was able to bring fiber-to-the-home Gigabit service to this tiny, rural town in April 2016, after the FCC preempted H129 on the basis that it was anti-competitive and created barriers to the deployment of advanced telecommunications capacity in the state. The state of North Carolina challenged that ruling in May of 2015 in the Sixth Circuit and won a reversal in August.

“We’re not taking this lying down,” said Town Commissioner Suzanne Coker-Craig, whose small tee-shirt business depends on Wilson Greenlight’s hyper-fast upload speeds. “Our Mayor has already met with Governor McCrory’s staff, and handed him a letter asking for repeal of H129 (S.L. 2011-84) along with our resolution detailing the devastating economic impact this will have on our community. H129 is now only hurting North Carolina’s rural communities. Our urban areas are getting their Gigabit from the likes of Google.”


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Lazy Content Curation Is Ruining Influencer Relationships | Spin Sucks

Lazy Content Curation Is Ruining Influencer Relationships | Spin Sucks | Occupy Your Voice! Mulit-Media News and Net Neutrality Too | Scoop.it

They’re not flattered by your unauthorized republishing of their content, or by how you’re amplifying their ideas by presenting them as your own.


Because I try to assume positive intent on behalf of the curator, it looks like many content creators simply are not aware of the fine line that exists between content curation and plagiarizing, or even stealing someone else’s content.


With that in mind, I’d like to share a few examples of what not to do for your content curation, unless your goal is to piss off your favorite influencers and ensure they’re unlikely to want to work with you....


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Erika Heald shares curation best practices at Spin Sucks.

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Set-Top Box, Independent Video on FCC's Sept. 28 Agenda | Gary Arlen | Broadcasting & Cable

Set-Top Box, Independent Video on FCC's Sept. 28 Agenda | Gary Arlen | Broadcasting & Cable | Occupy Your Voice! Mulit-Media News and Net Neutrality Too | Scoop.it

Two hotly contested Media Bureau issues will take up most of the time at the next Federal Communications Commission open meeting on Thursday, Sept. 29.

The proposed Report and Order called "Expanding Consumers' Video Navigation Choices"—better known as "unlock the box"—will face a commission vote after an intense seven months of cable industry criticism. Chairman Tom Wheeler calls the plan one that will "modernize" FCC rules and "allow consumers to use a device of their choosing to access multichannel video programming instead of leasing devices from their cable or satellite providers." The proposal has generated tens of thousands of public comments, many spurred by Silicon Valley's encouragement of the plan.

Also on the agenda is a Notice of Proposed Rule Making for "Promoting the Availability of Diverse and Independent Sources of Video." The FCC intends to encourage policies that give non-traditional program producers easier access to delivery systems. Supporters of the plan contend that such program creators face barriers to carriage on traditional MVPD channels and also on new online distribution platforms.


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