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.
The FCC Flubbed the Puerto Rico Hurricane Response and Won't Answer Questions About it
"The FCC has yet to conduct a vigorous investigation into the failure of the islands’ communications infrastructure, which was a major factor in the death toll."
In Letters To Senate, Wireless Carriers Downplay Their Latest Location Data Scandal
Carriers insist location data scams are rare and they do their best to police them. Government investigators may want to confirm that claim.
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.
5G May Never Live up to the Hype
5G will provide faster speeds to urban users, but cost and widespread availability could remain stumbling blocks for many years to come.
Right to Repair
A Cell Phone Carrier Breaks With Big Telecom, Announces Support for Right to Repair Legislation
Cell phone providers have actively lobbied against right to repair legislation, but Ting Mobile announced that it supports consumers' right to fix the things they own.
Bill That Would Restore Net Neutrality Moves Forward Despite Telecom’s Best Efforts to Kill it
Last minute attempts to weaken the proposal failed as bill now moves toward a showdown in the House and Senate.
AT&T Jacks Up TV Prices Again After Merger, Despite Promising That Wouldn’t Happen
AT&T insisted that post-merger “efficiencies” would likely result in lower, not higher rates.
If We're Going to Break Up Big Tech, We Shouldn’t Forget Big Telecom
Senator Elizabeth Warren proposed breaking up tech giants Facebook, Google, and Amazon on Friday—but big telecom is in dire need of the same treatment.
New Bill Would Stop Internet Service Providers From Screwing You With Hidden Fees
Cable giants routinely advertise one rate then charge you another thanks to hidden fees a well-lobbied government refuses to do anything about.
Canadian Telecom Giant Bell Wanted NAFTA to Ban Some VPNs
Bell wanted the privacy tools—which can also be used to access geo-blocked media—to be made unlawful under NAFTA.
Verizon Trims 10,000 Employees Despite Billions in Tax Cuts and Government Favors
Killing net neutrality in particular was supposed to spur both job growth and investment.