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Getting the Story Straight on Comcast, Time Warner

David Balto | Posted 09.27.2015 | Business
David Balto

It's often worthwhile for policy makers to look back on a matter to determine whether they made the right call on it. So, in this sense, I appreciate...

Tech Giants, Democrats Go To Bat For Net Neutrality Rules In Court

The Huffington Post | Dana Liebelson | Posted 09.21.2015 | Politics

WASHINGTON -- Tech giants and Democratic lawmakers filed briefs in court this week defending the strong net neutrality rules approved by the Obama ...

Protecting the Media in Transitional States

Dallin Van Leuven | Posted 09.15.2015 | World
Dallin Van Leuven

Certainly, the U.S. can and should lead the way in promoting free speech across the world. But when it comes to promoting a free press and protecting the media in transitional states, perhaps the world would be better off following the lead of countries like Ghana.

BLACKOUT: Dish Subscribers In 36 States Lose Access To Nearly 130 Stations

Reuters | Jade Walker | Posted 08.26.2015 | Media

(Reuters) - Dish Network Corp said subscribers have lost access to more than 100 local stations due to a distribution dispute with Sinclair Broadcast...

Mark Blumenthal

HUFFPOLLSTER: New FCC Rules Could Make Polling More Expensive, Less Accurate | Mark Blumenthal | Posted 06.19.2015 | Politics

The FCC gives pollsters heartburn with new rules that toughen restrictions on the use of "autodialers" to call cell phones. Yet, surveys that don't us...

AT&T Hit With Record $100M Fine Over 'Unlimited' Data

AP | ANNE FLAHERTY | Posted 06.18.2015 | Technology

WASHINGTON (AP) — AT&T Mobility LLC has been slapped with a record $100 million fine for offering consumers "unlimited" data, but then slowing their...

Ben Walsh

Prisoners Pay Millions To Call Loved Ones Every Year. Now This Company Wants Even More. | Ben Walsh | Posted 09.08.2015 | Business

A captive market, no competition and government contracts that make monopoly-enabled price gouging the industry standard -- it’s never been in doubt...

Mark Blumenthal

HUFFPOLLSTER: New FCC Proposal Could Disrupt Polling Industry | Mark Blumenthal | Posted 06.05.2015 | Politics

A set of potential new FCC rules for incoming calls rattles the polling industry. Voters want substance. And Americans explain what they mean by "midd...

FCC Chief Tom Wheeler Is Five Sixths of a Superhero

Marty Kaplan | Posted 06.03.2015 | Politics
Marty Kaplan

Ex-lobbyist Tom Wheeler's courage in battling deep-pocketed corporations on competition, open Internet, privacy, the digital divide, and robocalls transformed him in my mind from oligarch apologist to American Avenger. That's why I'm so bummed he won't use his superpowers to fight the super PACs.

Dana Liebelson

Meet The Woman Who Is Shaping Our Digital Future | Dana Liebelson | Posted 05.06.2015 | Politics

(Photo: Mandel Ngan via Getty Images) This article is part of a Huffington Post series, on the occasion of the site's 10th anniversary, looking...

Dana Liebelson

The Obama Administration Could Limit Secretive Political Ads Before 2016. Will It? | Dana Liebelson | Posted 05.05.2015 | Politics

WASHINGTON -- Congressional Democrats are pressuring President Barack Obama's Federal Communications Commission to require super PACs and other secre...

Navigating the Road Ahead: What the FCC's Open Internet Order Means for Entrepreneurialism and Economic Opportunity Going Forward

Senator Catherine Pugh | Posted 06.18.2015 | Politics
Senator Catherine Pugh

Far too many African Americans, Hispanics, and low-income families remain unconnected to broadband. Many don't see the value in going online; others simply don't have the skills to put their connections to use. The FCC's new rules won't help to address these challenges.

GOP Lawmaker Wants To Shut Down 'Illegal' Net Neutrality Rules

The Huffington Post | Lydia O'Connor | Posted 03.04.2015 | Politics

A key Republican lawmaker overseeing the Federal Communications Commission has pledged this week to restrain the agency's powers after it decided to i...

How We Won Net Neutrality

Craig Aaron | Posted 04.28.2015 | Technology
Craig Aaron

This is what democracy looks like. That's not something I thought I'd ever say about the bureaucrats at the Federal Communications Commission. After years of cronyism, corruption and cowardice, Thursday's vote for strong Net Neutrality rules at the FCC is unexpected if not unprecedented.

FCC Expected To Approve Net Neutrality Rules

Reuters | Alina Selyukh | Posted 04.27.2015 | Technology

By Alina Selyukh WASHINGTON (Reuters) - U.S. regulators on Thursday approved the strictest-ever rules on Internet providers, who in turn...

The Top Five Empty Promises by Comcast

Chris Meyer | Posted 04.12.2015 | Business
Chris Meyer

It's been one year since Comcast unveiled its bid to merge with its fellow cable-and-Internet behemoth Time Warner Cable. The deal is currently under review by the federal government.

Dana Liebelson

FCC Chief Announces Big Win For Net Neutrality Advocates | Dana Liebelson | Posted 02.04.2015 | Politics

WASHINGTON -- Federal Communications Commission Chairman Tom Wheeler revealed a big win for net neutrality advocates on Wednesday, asking for strong a...

An Open Internet That Works for Everyone

Sen. Brian Schatz | Posted 04.06.2015 | Politics
Sen. Brian Schatz

Some have suggested that it would be better for Congress to legislate net-neutrality rules instead of relying on the FCC's rule-making authority. That would be fine too; after all, Congress always has the prerogative to legislate. But the open Internet we know today occurred under our existing communications laws and the FCC's watch, so passing a law to trump the FCC's rules is premature.

Saving Net Neutrality

Grace Ji-Sun Kim | Posted 03.28.2015 | Technology
Grace Ji-Sun Kim

The Internet was founded on the principle of net neutrality - that all content is accessible at the same rate, despite the source or ownership, and that every Internet service should do its best to satisfy its customers.

Not So Fast, Net Neutrality...

Michael Winship | Posted 03.29.2015 | Politics
Michael Winship

Over the last few months, things have been looking good for keeping the Internet open to everyone. A little too good, as far as Congress is concerned, which is why members and the corporate lobbyists who write them hefty checks have launched a last-ditch legislative effort to scuttle net neutrality.

The Internet Tax Hoax of 2014

Timothy Karr | Posted 02.14.2015 | Technology
Timothy Karr

Cable lobbyists will continue to spread lies about Net Neutrality as long as members of the media and Congress are willing to repeat them. It's the FCC's job to see through the propaganda, do right by Internet users and protect Net Neutrality once and for all.

Obama, the Telcos and Getting Net Neutrality Right

Timothy Karr | Posted 01.31.2015 | Technology
Timothy Karr

Opposition to Obama's Net Neutrality statement has come from unlikely bedfellows ranging from Sen. Ted Cruz to Rev. Jesse Jackson. With so much nonsense, the editors of our most established newspapers have stepped into the fray to set the record straight. Well, not exactly.

AT&T Pauses Faster Fiber Network Until Net Neutrality Rules Decided

Reuters | Posted 11.12.2014 | Technology

By Marina Lopes WASHINGTON (Reuters) - AT&T Inc will stop investing in new high-speed Internet connections in 100 U.S. cities until regulators deci...

Dear FCC: Net Neutrality Is Part of a Social Contract

Victor Pickard | Posted 01.12.2015 | Media
Victor Pickard

The Internet is no longer a luxury for those who can pay or a profitable plaything for a handful of corporations. It is a daily necessity. It is much too precious to be left to the mercies of Internet monopolies. It must be protected by an FCC that governs not only in the public's name but also with its consent.

FCC Chairman Responds To Obama's Net Neutrality Comments

Reuters | Posted 11.11.2014 | Politics

WASHINGTON, Nov 10 (Reuters) - U.S. Federal Communications Commission Chairman Tom Wheeler on Monday welcomed President Barack Obama's comments on his...