Last April, the Federal Communications Commission, led by its Trump-appointed chairman Ajit Pai, eliminated a restriction that had capped how many stations media companies could own. Weeks later, Sinclair Broadcast Group announced … Continue reading FCC watchdog is investigating Pai’s moves before Sinclair merger
Any day now, the Department of Justice will announce whether the AT&T-Time Warner mega-merger will be permitted. Less competition and higher costs will be the result. Source: The merger between AT&T and … Continue reading The merger between AT&T and Time Warner is a raw deal for the rest of us
This guy running the FCC is the very definition of “The Swamp” and is willing to destroy the Internet and the FCC just to get a nice high paying job after he … Continue reading Just How Unpopular, How Wrong on the Facts, How Misguided Is the FCC Proposal to Rollback Network Neutrality and Broadband Privacy?
We have slower mobile internet than Greece. Greece! Source: The U.S. ranks 28th in the world in mobile internet speeds – Recode Continue reading The U.S. ranks 28th in the world in mobile internet speeds
Senators to FCC: Don’t roughhouse journalists who are trying to ask questions. Two Democratic senators have asked Federal Communications Commission Chairman Ajit Pai to explain why “FCC security personnel reportedly manhandled, threatened, and … Continue reading Senators ask FCC why reporter was “manhandled” after net neutrality vote | Ars Technica
ISPs continue to invest and tell investors that net neutrality hasn’t hurt them. The ISPs are telling us that Net Neutrality is stopping investment into faster lines, but they are telling their … Continue reading Title II hasn’t hurt network investment, according to the ISPs themselves
The FCC chair’s plan to roll back net neutrality will wreak havoc on anyone living in the wrong zip code. The whole idea behind the democratic enterprise is to keep the triangle balanced: not too strong a government, not too powerful a group of oligarchs, and plenty of opportunity for individuals. Pai … Continue reading Ajit Pai Is Siding With the Oligarchy — and Misleading Trump’s Base
Another day, another anti-consumer corporate giveaway. Source: Trump’s FCC Votes to Allow Broadband Rate Hikes for Schools and Libraries – Motherboard Continue reading Trump’s FCC Votes to Allow Broadband Rate Hikes for Schools and Libraries
Most people realize that Congress’ party-line vote to kill the FCC’s consumer broadband privacy rules earlier this month was a clear, albeit grotesque, example of pay-to-play American politics. Especially given the majority … Continue reading ISPs Gave 8X More Cash to Politician That Axed FCC Privacy Rule
This latest congressional corruption highlights who owns and controls the U.S. Congress, and at whose expense. Indeed, there’s no minimally persuasive rationale that can be concocted for this vote. It manifestly has … Continue reading To Serve AT&T and Comcast, Congressional GOP Votes to Destroy Online Privacy
Uh, no. If they have no plans to sell your data, then why did they lobby so hard to be able to sell your data? Source: Major ISPs now say they won’t … Continue reading Major ISPs now say they won’t sell your browsing history. Yeah. Right.
Republicans in Congress just voted to reverse a landmark FCC privacy rule that opens the door for ISPs to sell customer data. Lawmakers provided no credible reason for this being in the … Continue reading The 265 members of Congress who sold you out to ISPs, and how much it cost to buy them