The FCC now faces a choice: Crack down on zero-rating, or surrender to AT&T.
The former telecom lobbyist became a public interest hero. His legacy is threatened by Trump.
Republicans are poised to take over the FCC and dismantle consumer protections.
But public interest groups warn that media consolidation usually leads to higher prices.
A zero-rating crackdown may quickly be reversed by Trump’s FCC.
Like Sling TV and PS Vue, DirecTV Now will let users stream live television channels over the internet, though it’s not without its faults at launch.
“We don’t need the FCC,” Trump’s FCC transition advisor recently wrote.
Will the regulator live up to its strong words?
Public interest advocates warn that a Trump FCC threatens internet freedom.
An influential US senator says the merger could lead to “zero-rating” abuses.
FCC Chairman Tom Wheeler’s public interest legacy hangs in the balance.
The EU’s top telecom authority issues robust new guidelines following 500,000 comments.