FCC to regulate net neutrality


The new FCC chairman Julius Genachowski has come out firmly in favor of the concept of net neutrality with his introduction
of new rules governing U.S. broadband carriers. In a nutshell, net neutrality prevents broadband carriers like Comcast or Verizon from filtering or “shaping” network traffic in a way that would benefit certain types of traffic (say, VoIP or Internet TV ). The chairman’s rules echo the FCC’s current net neutrality principles, while adding a new provision requiring that any “network management” (aka traffic shaping) takes place in a transparent manner. Both the broadband ISP Comcast and mobile providers Verizon and AT&T have already come out against the new regulations.

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Wednesday, September 23 Rose-Hulman students Andrew Anderson, Jamie Kleeman, and Nick McNees gave a presentation
sharing their experiences in the foreign exchange program with the University of Aizu, located in Aizu-Wakamatsu, Japan. This foreign exchange opportunity, targeted mostly at computer science and software engineering majors, gives students an opportunity to do graduate-level work while working with professors in the top of their fields. All three individuals seemed quite pleased about the opportunities they had; indeed, these opportunities ranged from the implementation of a new algorithm to becoming the focus of a Japanese festival. Where academics and work ethics were concerned, the students unanimously agreed that the preparation they received at Rose was instrumental to their success.

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In the middle of rush season, when fraternities are scrambling to find recruits and most events are targeted at enticing
potential pledges, Lambda Chi Alpha brothers found time for something else: a car show to benefit a local disaster fund.

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All skepticism about this movie is going to be extinguished in the following sentences. Anyone who has not seen this movie simply because they are not a Tarantino fan or thinks that “Inglourious Basterds” is another World War II Nazi movie is a close-minded fool.

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Fox aired a show atthe end of the T.V. season back before the summer; it came on after American Idol and was pretty
decent, but reviewers and audience members were wondering if the show, titled “Glee,” could keep up the ratings without
the post-Idol push.

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The band The Mars Volta has a penchant for dissonance, screaming and playing with time signatures, as well as an uncanny ability to combine them with their eclectic infl uences to produce crunchy, delicious songs. Naturally, I had high expectations for their new album, “Octahedron,” which was released in June.

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