Federal Communications Commission

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
journalism

The Death Of Local News Is Making Us Dumber And More Divided

There’s a steep price to pay for mindless media consolidation and the elimination of quality, local reporting, according to a new study.
Karl Bode
2.21.19
net neutrality

Man Charged With Threatening to Kill Ajit Pai's Kids Over Net Neutrality Repeal

Whatever our disagreements over tech policy, death threats are most assuredly out of bounds.
Karl Bode
7.3.18
net neutrality

More Than 80% Of All Net Neutrality Comments Were Sent By Bots, Researchers Say

95 percent of all organic comments favored net neutrality, according to the analysis.
Lorenzo Franceschi-Bicchierai
10.3.17
2016 election

Time’s Running Out for the FCC on Set-Top Reform, Privacy and Zero-Rating

FCC Chairman Tom Wheeler’s public interest legacy hangs in the balance.
Sam Gustin
10.18.16
Chattanooga

FCC Won’t Appeal Municipal Broadband Defeat to Supreme Court

After court defeat, municipal broadband fight shifts to Congress and the states.
Sam Gustin
8.29.16
Republicans

After Legal Defeat, US Mayors Vow to Continue Municipal Broadband Fight

The FCC suffers a blow, but the battle goes on in Congress and the states.
Sam Gustin
8.25.16
short circuit

GOP Fails to Sabotage FCC Lifeline Broadband Aid For the Poor. For Now.

Republican-backed measures to end mobile phone subsidies are defeated.
Sam Gustin
6.22.16
Lifeline

After Net Neutrality Win, Emboldened FCC Eyes New Reforms

With new legal certainty, federal telecom regulators forge ahead on key policy priorities.
Sam Gustin
6.21.16
Internet

House Republicans Again Target Net Neutrality With Budget Attack

Public internet groups decry the latest GOP tactics to undermine the FCC.
Sam Gustin
5.27.16
News

Feds Approve $78B Charter-TWC Merger, Creating Broadband Colossus

Critics say the deal is anticompetitive and against the public interest.
Sam Gustin
4.25.16
Federal Communications Commission

Did You Think the Battle Over Net Neutrality Was Over? Think Again

A landmark court ruling from the DC Court of Appeals is expected as soon as this week.
Sam Gustin
4.18.16
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