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Bernie Sanders Says The Cable Bill Is Too Damn High

HuffingtonPost.com | Zach Carter | Posted 07.11.2015 | Politics

WASHINGTON -- Sens. Bernie Sanders (I-Vt.) and Elizabeth Warren (D-Mass.) sent a letter on Friday accusing big cable companies of using monopoly power...

Will the FCC Ignore Our Complaint? Did AT&T Commit Perjury, Claiming it had Covered 100 Percent of 21 States With Broadband?

Bruce Kushnick | Posted 07.02.2015 | Business
Bruce Kushnick

Rumors are flying that the proposed AT&T-DirecTV merger is a done deal. And yet, it appears that the FCC ignored our complaint, which outlined that AT&T may have committed perjury during the previous AT&T-BellSouth merger.

Mark Blumenthal

HUFFPOLLSTER: New FCC Rules Could Make Polling More Expensive, Less Accurate

HuffingtonPost.com | 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...

Dana Liebelson

Think The Net Neutrality Fight Is Over? Think Again.

HuffingtonPost.com | Dana Liebelson | Posted 06.05.2015 | Politics

WASHINGTON -- When the Obama administration approved strong new net neutrality rules earlier this year, advocates rejoiced. "We have won on net neutra...

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.

FCC Wants Subsidized Broadband Internet For Poor

Reuters | Posted 06.01.2015 | Politics

WASHINGTON, May 28 (Reuters) - The top U.S. communications regulator on Thursday revealed a plan to expand a government phone subsidy program for low-...

Dana Liebelson

Verizon, Sprint Agree To Pay Combined $158 Million Over Unauthorized Customer Billing Claims

HuffingtonPost.com | Dana Liebelson | Posted 05.12.2015 | Politics

WASHINGTON -- The Federal Communications Commission announced Tuesday that Verizon Wireless and Sprint Corporation will pay tens of millions of dollar...

Dana Liebelson

The Obama Administration Could Limit Secretive Political Ads Before 2016. Will It?

HuffingtonPost.com | 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...

Zach Carter

Elizabeth Warren Calls On Eric Holder To Block Comcast's Merger With Time Warner

HuffingtonPost.com | Zach Carter | Posted 04.22.2015 | Politics

WASHINGTON -- Sen. Elizabeth Warren (Mass.) was among the Democrats who sent a letter to top federal regulators on Wednesday urging them to block Comc...

Dana Liebelson

Republicans Allege Secret Net Neutrality Plot As They Interrogate FCC Chairman

HuffingtonPost.com | Dana Liebelson | Posted 03.17.2015 | Politics

WASHINGTON -- Congressional Republicans kicked off an aggressive, net neutrality "fact-finding" mission on Tuesday, forcing Federal Communications Com...

Dana Liebelson

Here Are The Obama Administration's Net Neutrality Rules

HuffingtonPost.com | Dana Liebelson | Posted 03.12.2015 | Politics

WASHINGTON -- The Federal Communications Commission on Thursday released the full text of its net neutrality rules, detailing how the agency plans to ...

What The FCC's Net Neutrality Ruling Means For You

The Huffington Post | Damon Beres | Posted 02.26.2015 | Technology

In a landmark move Thursday, the Federal Communications Commission approved new rules supporting net neutrality. Here's what you should know.

Show Me the FCC Rules, Please?

Jamie Court | Posted 04.28.2015 | Technology
Jamie Court

Leave it to Washington, D.C., to hand Americans what is probably the greatest consumer victory from that town in a decade and then fail to show them the actual rules. There's no question that the FCC made history. The issue is how big of a win is it.

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...

How the Christian Coalition and MoveOn Helped Save Net Neutrality: A Buried Story of a Powerful Coalition

Paul Loeb | Posted 04.27.2015 | Politics
Paul Loeb

This week's FCC action should bring a long-delayed victory for net neutrality. It's an important victory, without which the online world that we've come to take for granted would risk being auctioned off to the highest bidder. But this victory might never have happened without an unlikely political coalition a decade ago.

Dana Liebelson

Woman With The Fate Of The Internet In Her Hands Reveals Thoughts On Upcoming Net Neutrality Vote

HuffingtonPost.com | Dana Liebelson | Posted 02.24.2015 | Politics

WASHINGTON -- The Federal Communications Commission will vote this week on a net neutrality proposal that could shape the future of a free and open In...

Something Is Going Right: Net Neutrality and the FCC

Lawrence Lessig | Posted 04.21.2015 | Technology
Lawrence Lessig

The history in Internet innovation is the story of outsiders building a better mouse trap -- kids, dropouts, and non-Americans, given a neutral platform to prove their ideas. It was neutral because it was built that way.

Sunday Roundup

Arianna Huffington | Posted 04.09.2015 | Politics
Arianna Huffington

This week began with "The Horrible Call" finally deflating "Deflategate" in a thrilling Super Bowl that ended up being the most-watched program in U.S. television history. Though Patriots rookie Malcolm Butler stole the main event, the halftime show's breakout star was Left Shark, Katy Perry's more-funny-than-fearsome, freelancing dancer. On Wednesday, the Obama administration scored big with FCC Chairman Tom Wheeler announcing strong net neutrality regulations, including "enforceable, bright-line rules" that would forbid Internet service providers from throttling connections or charging more for access to sites like Netflix. So now you won't have to pay through the nose to binge-watch the next season of House of Cards -- unless, of course, legislative loopholes are added during the sausage-making process, a la... House of Cards. Meanwhile, debate continues over Brian Williams and his personal "fog of war" -- though if the same level of skepticism and debate had been applied before the Iraq invasion, perhaps Williams, and the troops, wouldn't have been there in the first place.

Friday Talking Points -- Live, From the Moon

Chris Weigant | Posted 04.08.2015 | Politics
Chris Weigant

Barack Obama is the second Honorable Mention recipient this week, for his impressive public opinion polling on job approval in January. He had his best month (measured by month-to-month improvement) of his entire second term, and the fourth-best month he's ever had as president.

Net Neutrality May Be Here to Stay, No Thanks to GOP Efforts

Richard Zombeck | Posted 04.08.2015 | Technology
Richard Zombeck

After months of what seemed like endless amounts of money and ignorant comments from politicians receiving said money from Internet Service Providers to squash net neutrality, it looks like there's some hope on the horizon.

Dana Liebelson

FCC Chief Announces Big Win For Net Neutrality Advocates

HuffingtonPost.com | 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...

FCC To Consider New Net Neutrality Proposal

AP | ANNE FLAHERTY | Posted 02.02.2015 | Technology

WASHINGTON (AP) — Whose Internet is it anyway? Tom Wheeler, chairman of the Federal Communications Commission, says he's keeping that question in m...

Dana Liebelson

Stunning Victory Within Reach For Net Neutrality Advocates

HuffingtonPost.com | Dana Liebelson | Posted 01.27.2015 | Politics

WASHINGTON -- Next month, a wonky government agency will rule on the fate of the Internet. The Federal Communications Commission (FCC) is expected to ...

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.