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A Truly Bold Plan for New York City's Broadband Future

Bruce Kushnick | Posted 07.01.2015 | Business
Bruce Kushnick

The NYC Mayor's Office of Tech & Innovation has asked for bold ideas and innovation to "help bring high speed Internet to all New Yorkers", including "more choices among ISPs", and "expanded service to underserved communities", which may require "policy changes".

AT&T Customers Take to Twitter to Express Anger About Company Throttling Their Data

Kyle McCarthy | Posted 06.30.2015 | Business
Kyle McCarthy

Earlier this month, the Federal Communications Commission hit AT&T with a $100 million fine, accusing the company of throttling speeds for customers who thought they had unlimited data plans.

Internet Test Reveals Americans Are Not Getting the Speeds They Paid For

Timothy Karr | Posted 07.04.2015 | Technology
Timothy Karr

According to Internet Health Test data, AT&T often sticks customers with speeds that are slower than the FCC's bare-minimum definition for Internet access, and many times more sluggish than what it advertises.

Verizon's Massive East Coast FiOS Scandal: 41 Percent Coverage Using 'Weasel Room' Math

Bruce Kushnick | Posted 06.21.2015 | Technology
Bruce Kushnick

Verizon harmed America's East Coast; not just in one or two states, but from Massachusetts down through Virginia. After reading a number of Verizon's state summaries of how great the company is and how well they have been serving each state, I noticed a pattern.

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...

12 Top Religious Leaders On Why We Need An Open Internet

The Huffington Post | Carol Kuruvilla | Posted 06.12.2015 | Religion

The Open Internet Order has gone into effect -- protecting what faith leaders are calling the “fundamental right” of Internet freedom. Along wi...

The Open Internet Order Becomes Law: Why Faith Leaders are Celebrating

Valarie Kaur | Posted 06.12.2015 | Religion
Valarie Kaur

America's faith and moral voices have always been at the forefront of social movements. Media justice is the next frontier.

Verizon Is 'Killing the Copper' and Is Now Denying It

Bruce Kushnick | Posted 06.11.2015 | Business
Bruce Kushnick

Verizon's media department should really read their own CEO's statements before they open their mouths in the press. CEO Lowell McAdam and other senior management have said over and over that the company is "shutting off the copper" to force customers onto Verizon's inferior and expensive wireless services. Yet Verizon is denying that they have such a plan.

Rush Limbaugh Stepped Into It This Time

Sue Wilson | Posted 06.10.2015 | Media
Sue Wilson

the Federal Communications Commission, which oversees the public interest in broadcasting, has consistently stood by Limbaugh's First Amendment right to say whatever he wants, no matter how many people he harms or offends. Until, perhaps, now.

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...

A Latin Verb Corrupted Me

Khalid Hanifi | Posted 06.04.2015 | Entertainment
Khalid Hanifi

One afternoon in early 1973, hearing what sounded like an auditorium full of laughter roaring out of my older sister Maryam's room, I invited myself...

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.

Too Common a Story -- The Homework Gap

Jose Antonio Tijerino | Posted 06.08.2015 | Education
Jose Antonio Tijerino

"Hey, that's my story!" my mentee Adan Gonzalez blurted out as I read him some of the preliminary findings from a study the Hispanic Heritage Foundation, myCollegeOptions and the Family Online Safety Institute (FOSI) conducted called Taking the Pulse of the High School Student in America.

Did AT&T Commit Perjury? Does AT&T have 100 Percent Broadband Coverage in 21 States?

Bruce Kushnick | Posted 05.26.2015 | Business
Bruce Kushnick

This is an open and shut case. Compare these 3 AT&T statements about broadband coverage in the company's 21-state territory.

Verizon-AOL Merger? Hell No!

Bruce Kushnick | Posted 05.17.2015 | Business
Bruce Kushnick

While there are those who care about editorial issues and what will happen to Huff Po, Techcrunch and Engadget if Verizon takes over, as a telecom analyst, I have different concerns.

Someone Requested All Of The FCC Complaints Against '30 Rock,' And They're Magical

The Huffington Post | Nick Visser | Posted 05.21.2015 | Entertainment

Ain't no filth like Liz Lemon filth. Tina Fey's "30 Rock" ran for 138 episodes, garnering more than 100 Emmy nominations, but apparently it should'...

Dana Liebelson

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

Did AT&T, Verizon, Et al., Garner Over $17 Billion in 'Very Small Business' Spectrum Licenses?

Bruce Kushnick | Posted 05.11.2015 | Business
Bruce Kushnick

How did the largest phone companies end up saving billions from discounts on wireless spectrum licenses that were supposed to be reserved for 'very small companies'?

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...

Telecom Giants Mount New Offensive Against Net Neutrality

Reuters | Posted 05.01.2015 | Technology

(Adds cable industry filing, AT&T executive comments) By Alina Selyukh WASHINGTON, May 1 (Reuters) - AT&T Inc, CenturyLi...

FCC Move Could Kill Comcast-TWC Mega Merger

Reuters | Posted 04.23.2015 | Technology

WASHINGTON, April 22 (Reuters) - The U.S. Federal Communications Commission's staff has recommended that the agency designate Comcast Corp's proposed ...

Stop Making Excuses and Start Captioning Your Videos

Lydia L. Callis | Posted 06.21.2015 | Impact
Lydia L. Callis

The laws are in place, but it continues to be an uphill battle to make major video content providers value their diverse audiences.

Indecency, Politics and the FCC: A New Round in the Culture Wars?

Clay Calvert | Posted 06.16.2015 | Entertainment
Clay Calvert

Unlike abortion and health care, the new battle in the culture wars features a topic on which potential candidates from both sides of the political aisle are likely to agree: indecency is bad and parents today need all the help they can get from the government.