Briefly Noted for September 21, 2009

FCC Proposes New Net Neutrality Guidelines — The Federal Communications Commission today announced two new principles that will guide its rulemaking going forward. (The agency also announced the launch of a new website at OpenInternet.gov.) The first would prevent internet service providers (ISPs) from discriminating against particular applications (e.g. peer-to-peer clients) or content in allocating bandwidth. The second would require greater transparency from ISPs about their network management practices. Both guidelines would apply to all ISPs, including wireless carriers. Republicans oppose the measures.

NEH Funded Projects Database — Today the National Endowment for the Humanities announced the launch of a new database cataloging every project funded by the U.S. government agency since 1980. Projects can be searched and sorted by date, funding program, NEH division, project director, keywords, and more.

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