New Hampshire Solar Energy Efforts Face Uncertain Future

They’ve been popping up across New Hampshire in recent years — clusters of photovoltaic systems that each provide power to multiple homes and businesses. In the Upper Valley, the nonprofit organization Vital Communities has spurred solar installations in hundreds of households. In the Monadnock Region, Peterborough has a 944-kilowatt array that town officials expect will come online this month to power the town’s water treatment plant...

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Net Neutrality Rules Quietly Go Into Effect

Washington — With a simple declaration on its website, the Federal Communications Commission launched a new era of Internet oversight by touting that its tough regulations for online traffic were now in place. The so-called net neutrality rules, designed to ensure the free flow of Internet data, took effect Friday after federal judges declined for now to stop them. FCC Chairman Tom Wheeler said that, starting Friday, “there will be a...

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FCC Chairman: Opposition to Net Neutrality Is About Power

Washington — The nation’s biggest broadband providers oppose tough net neutrality regulations because they want “unfettered power” over the Internet, the head of the Federal Communications Commission said Friday. FCC Chairman Tom Wheeler said the “avalanche of arguments” against regulations designed to ensure the free flow of online traffic showed that the indusry’s major firms had ulterior motives. “We should conclude that the...

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