FCC

security

AT&T, Sprint, Verizon, T-Mobile Hit With FCC Complaint Over Sale of Phone Location Data

The Open Technology Institute, Free Press, and the Georgetown Law Center on Privacy & Technology filed the complaint Friday after multiple Motherboard and New York Times investigations.
Joseph Cox
6.14.19
Wireless

American Cell Phone Carriers Are Terrible and 5G Isn't Magically Going to Save Us

The US lost the race to fast, affordable 4G. The wireless industry now wants the public to believe that 5G will be a silver bullet.
Karl Bode
6.5.19
FCC

American ISPs Are Better Than Ever, FCC Proclaims in Study Based on Flawed Data

Ajit Pai's FCC says more Americans than ever have access to fast internet connections, but critics say the study is "fundamentally at odds with reality."
Karl Bode
5.30.19
tech-power

75% of FTC Officials Worked for Corporations It’s Supposed to Be Regulating

A new report says most FTC officials over the past 20 years worked for corporations before or after their tenure, and more than half had direct financial conflicts of interest.
Karl Bode
5.23.19
big tech

FCC Ignores History, Plans to Rubber Stamp T-Mobile/Sprint Merger

Experts say reducing the number of major wireless competitors will make phone plans more expensive for everyone.
Karl Bode
5.20.19
security

FCC Commissioners Say the Agency Won’t Tell Them About Phone Location Data Investigation

Ajit Pai’s FCC cares more about the privacy of its investigation than the privacy of consumers, one says.
Joseph Cox
5.13.19
location data

FCC Commissioner Demands Answers from AT&T, T-Mobile, Sprint, Verizon on Phone Location Data

The demands are the latest move to pressure telecom companies, who said they would stop the sale of location data to third parties after Motherboard’s coverage.
Joseph Cox
5.1.19
net neutrality

This ISP Is Offering a 'Fast Lane' for Gamers...For $15 More Per Month

Priority routing services like Cox Communication's 'Elite Gamer' offer are usually a mixed bag, and in many instances provide no discernible benefit at all.
Karl Bode
4.25.19
big telecom

The Unpopular Sprint, T-Mobile Merger Looks Increasingly Doomed

Regulators aren’t sold on the companies’ claims that fewer competitors means more competition and lower prices.
Karl Bode
4.17.19
digital divide

Critics Say the FCC’s Big New Rural Broadband Plan Doesn’t Offer Much That’s New

Industry watchers say the FCC’s new broadband plan is woefully light on details, and isn’t likely to drive the better, more open networks the US needs.
Karl Bode
4.12.19
net neutrality

House Votes to Save Net Neutrality

The "Save the Internet Act" still faces long odds: It needs to get through a Republican-controlled Senate where it's been called 'dead on arrival,' and survive a veto threat from President Trump.
Karl Bode
4.10.19
net neutrality

The FTC Makes It Clear It Can’t, Won’t Protect Net Neutrality

When the Ajit Pai-led FCC killed net neutrality, the agency said that the FTC would step in to protect consumers. Now, that seems unlikely.
Karl Bode
4.2.19
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