Federal Communications Commission
Making Sense of the Challenges to the FCC's Net Neutrality Rollback
On Wednesday, the Senate made use of an obscure legislative procedure to challenge the FCC's proposed changes to net neutrality regulations. We chatted with a law professor to break down the specifics.
The Agony of Rural America's Inescapable Broadband Gap
The T-Mobile settlement is a stark reminder that waiting for private industry to make the investment is a losing proposition.
The FCC Wants Nearly $1 Billion to Help Aid Recovery Efforts in Puerto Rico and the Virgin Islands
FCC Chairman Ajit Pai proposed the package, which allocates $64 million to immediate rebuilding efforts to restore existing communications networks in Puerto Rico and the U.S. Virgin Islands.
New York Governor Signs Executive Order to Keep Net Neutrality Rules
The executive order requires Internet service providers to avoid charging different rates for higher loading speeds or blocking access to specific websites in order to be eligible for government contracts.
Twenty-Two Attorneys General Sue the FCC Over Net Neutrality Repeal
Last month, the FCC rolled back rules that prevented Internet service providers from blacklisting specific websites or charging different prices for faster loading speeds.
The FCC Votes to Eliminate Anti-Monopoly Media Rules
The agency voted to eliminate the eight-voices rule, which barred television stations in one market from mergers unless at least eight independently owned and operated stations would remain post-merger.
Verizon Pays $1.35 Million to Settle Privacy Charges
The settlement is the latest sign that the FCC is stepping up privacy enforcement actions.
Is AT&T Overcharging Schools for Internet Service?
A lawsuit can proceed against the company for allegedly failing to offer the required discounts to schools and libraries, says an appeals court.
How States Are Fighting to Keep Towns From Offering Their Own Broadband
North Carolina and Tennessee are the latest states to side with telecoms, which have long lobbied against allowing cities to become Internet providers.
Why Comcast Walked Away From Its Proposed Merger With Time Warner Cable
A Comcast Time Warner Cable behemoth could have spelled trouble for consumers and online innovators.
The 30 Top Thinkers Under 30: The Activist Attorney Working to Promote Justice for the Deaf and Hard of Hearing
We canvassed the world of the social and behavioral sciences, looking for rising stars whose careers promise to make a lasting mark. We'll be profiling the top 30 throughout the month of April.
President Obama Wants You to Have Cheap, Fast Internet, but Many Cities Aren't Allowed to Provide It
Obama hailed the benefits of an open Internet in his State of the Union address. Here’s what it is and how he’s trying to make it happen.