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Obama To Push For Broadband Competition

Reuters | Posted 01.13.2015 | Politics

WASHINGTON, Jan 13 (Reuters) - President Barack Obama will call on Wednesday for an end to laws that thwart competition among broadband service provid...

Corporate Buyout: Why Legacy Civil Rights Groups Are on the Wrong Side of History

Rashad Robinson | Posted 01.19.2015 | Black Voices
Rashad Robinson

How did it come to this, when the NAACP, Urban League and other legacy civil rights groups are actually propping up Republican leadership in their efforts to tear down President Obama?

90's Internet Nostalgia: "Who's on the Phone, I Can't Log on"

Kristian Ramos | Posted 10.04.2014 | Technology
Kristian Ramos

Continuing to rely on the same old wired telephone regulations to govern a world where consumers communicate in different forms, and over various platforms and services, no longer makes sense.

How the FCC May Have Broken the Internet Last Week and How You Can Save It

Paul Everton | Posted 07.22.2014 | Technology
Paul Everton

The FCC rules just passed allow cable companies to reserve lanes on the highway for billionaires, forcing the rest of us to use the remaining lanes. Now, your highway goes from a 12-lane superhighway to six-lane highway.

Giving Our Kids a Chance to Compete in the Global Economy Means High-Speed Broadband Capacity

Jessica Rosenworcel | Posted 09.23.2013 | Technology
Jessica Rosenworcel

By the 2015 school year, every school should have access to 100 Megabits and by the end of the decade, 1 Gigabit. If it can be done in Mooresville, NC, we can do it in every school district in every state.

The Next FCC Chair: Decisive Protector of the Public Interest

Gigi Sohn | Posted 03.19.2013 | Technology
Gigi Sohn

Even though current FCC Chair Julius Genachowski has not announced that he is leaving, there is still much talk about who is being considered to be his successor. The trade press has been throwing out names of the supposed frontrunners every few weeks or so.

FCC Chair Promises To Boost Wi-Fi | Posted 03.12.2013 | Media

FCC chairman Julius Genachowski said Wednesday at the Consumer Electronics Association convention that the FCC is launching a government-wide effort t...

Communications Breakdown -- Your Phone, Wireless, Broadband, Internet and Cable Bills

Bruce Kushnick | Posted 11.24.2012 | Technology
Bruce Kushnick

As I stare at the Republican and Democratic party platforms, I wonder -- don't these people have a clue? Haven't they bothered to actually ask their constituents what they think of their phone, wireless, broadband, Internet, and cable bills?

When Whinosaurs Attack!

Craig Aaron | Posted 04.08.2012 | Media
Craig Aaron

Now is the time to tell the FCC to ignore all this whining and move forward with its common-sense plans to encourage transparency and accountability.

Gerry Smith

F.C.C. Chair Announces New Plan To Bridge Digital Divide | Gerry Smith | Posted 01.09.2012 | Technology

The head of the Federal Communications Commission on Monday announced a new plan to expand broadband Internet access by modernizing a program that pro...

A Huge Step In Getting Seniors, Minorities, Low-Income Individuals Online

Daniel Kent | Posted 12.26.2011 | Impact
Daniel Kent

On Oct. 12, FCC Chairman Julius Genachowski announced Connect to Compete, a national program to promote broadband adoption and digital literacy. It's a big step in the right direction.

Your Internet Is Almost As Fast As Promised

AP | JOELLE TESSLER | Posted 10.02.2011 | Technology

WASHINGTON — The major providers of residential broadband services in the U.S. deliver Internet connections that are generally 80 percent to 90 ...

The Spectrum "Crunch" Bar

Mike Smith | Posted 07.19.2011 | Technology
Mike Smith

A Brookings Institution report says 99% of smartphones will have WiFi capability within the next two years. Goodbye TV? In South Korea 23 million people use digital mobile broadcast. They watch content and TV programs on smartphones.

FCC Hopes To Use Vacant TV Airwaves For 'Super WiFi'

AP | JOELLE TESSLER | Posted 05.25.2011 | Technology

WASHINGTON — A new flavor of Wi-Fi, with longer range and wall-piercing power, could show up in wireless gadgets a year from now if the Federal Comm...

Universal Broadband in America: Media and Policy Leaders Debate

GroundReport | Posted 05.25.2011 | Media

Today leaders in media, government, policy, and nonprofit organizations are gathering in Aspen, Colorado to explore efforts towards universal broadban...

FCC Votes To Reconsider Broadband Regulations

AP | JOELLE TESSLER | Posted 05.25.2011 | Technology

WASHINGTON — Federal regulators are reconsidering the rules that govern high-speed Internet connections – wading into a bitter policy disp...

FCC Set To Reconsider Broadband Rules Thursday

AP | Posted 05.25.2011 | Technology

WASHINGTON — Federal regulators are reconsidering the rules that govern high-speed Internet connections. It's a bitter policy dispute that could...

FCC's GOP: New Broadband Rules Would Ruin FCC Credibility

The Hill's Hillicon Valley | Posted 05.25.2011 | Technology

The FCC's two Republican members on Thursday said Chairman Julius Genachowski's broad proposal to regulate broadband "risks the credibility" of the co...

FCC Claims Compromise On Key Broadband Rules

AP | By JOELLE TESSLER | Posted 05.25.2011 | Technology


FCC Expected To Leave broadband services deregulated | Cecilia Kang | Posted 05.25.2011 | Technology

The chairman of the Federal Communications Commission has indicated he wants to keep broadband services deregulated, according to sources, even as a f...

How The FCC Can Save The Internet

Mother Jones | Nick Baumann | Posted 05.25.2011 | Technology

This week, the DC Circuit Court of Appeals dealt what looked like a deathblow to "net neutrality," the principle that Internet providers shouldn't get...

US Court Rules AGAINST FCC On Net Neutrality

AP | JOELLE TESSLER | Posted 05.25.2011 | Technology

WASHINGTON — A federal court threw the future of Internet regulations into doubt Tuesday with a far-reaching decision that went against the Fede...

FCC Unveils Ambitious Broadband Plan

Huffington Post/AP | Joelle Tessler | Posted 05.25.2011 | Technology

The FCC has taken the wraps off of an ambitious broadband plan that seeks to raise internet connection speeds and increase the number of households wi...

FCC To Propose Higher Broadband Speeds

Reuters | REUTERS | Posted 05.25.2011 | Technology

The U.S. government wants to set minimum home Internet speeds to make the United States the world's largest market of high-speed Internet users, the F...

FCC: Bigger U.S. Role In Broadband Is Likely | AMY SCHATZ | Posted 05.25.2011 | Technology

The Federal Communications Commission began to lay the groundwork for a bigger federal role in the broadband business Wednesday, outlining the hurdles...