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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.

Six Lawsuits Against the FCC Over Net Neutrality -- and Counting

Bruce Kushnick | Posted 06.15.2015 | Business
Bruce Kushnick

I would argue that it is time for more lawsuits, but right now they are going in the wrong direction. The FCC should be taking the companies to court and starting the process of separating the companies from their control over critical infrastructure -- that we paid extra for, over and over.

For Telco Industry Hacks, Progress Is Just Another Word for Crony Capitalism

Timothy Karr | Posted 06.10.2015 | Technology
Timothy Karr

Industry-written policy has brought us higher broadband bills, limited choice among providers and efforts to stifle the creativity of entrepreneurs and the broader public.

America's Ugly Truth About Broadband

Bruce Kushnick | Posted 06.01.2015 | Business
Bruce Kushnick

When Finland and Hungry beat out the United States of America in download speeds and the Republic of Seychelles and Bangladesh beat us in 'upload' speeds, you know something is wrong with broadband in America today.

Time Warner Cable's Triple Play Gluttony and the Net Neutrality Rules

Bruce Kushnick | Posted 05.22.2015 | Business
Bruce Kushnick

For those who say, well, the new net neutrality order will fix everything, (assuming it makes it through various, expected court battles), I'll detail a few of the good things about the order as it relates to these charges, then give you the reality -- it doesn't fix most things.

Dana Liebelson

Republicans Allege Secret Net Neutrality Plot As They Interrogate FCC Chairman | 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...

Who Really Won on Net Neutrality (But Won't Admit It)

Art Brodsky | Posted 05.09.2015 | Media
Art Brodsky

The FCC's decision is one of the most pro-business policies ever enacted by an agency under the Obama administration. Yet the so-called defenders of business refuse to see it.

Chattanooga, Tennessee, Offered A Public Option For Internet Access And Revived Its Economy

C. Robert Gibson | Posted 05.06.2015 | Politics
C. Robert Gibson

Chattanooga has proven to everyone else that having a public option for internet, cable, and phone service is better for consumers. And though the big companies would never admit it, the competition that socialist local broadband networks provide is the heart of the free-market capitalism they claim to espouse.

The Other FCC Decision

David Morris | Posted 05.06.2015 | Politics
David Morris

By now, if the telecom companies had kept their promises we might well have a national broadband network that would be the envy of the world. Instead many consider the United States a laggard in high speed, affordable broadband.

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...

Are We All Talking About the Same Thing?

Patricia Morizio | Posted 05.03.2015 | Business
Patricia Morizio

The Internet is not black and white, and it is most certainly not sacred. We seem to have merely added more complexity to its already nuanced nature.