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Verizon Has Been on the FCC Consumer Advisory Committee (CAC) for 16 Years. What the...?

Bruce Kushnick | Posted 05.11.2016 | Business
Bruce Kushnick

An ugly pattern has emerged: Phone, cable, broadband, ISP, and wireless companies, their industry associations, not to mention compromised consumer as well as astroturf groups have been on the FCC Consumer Advisory Committee (CAC) over the last decade+.

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.

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.

Netflix or Heinz Ketchup?

Michael K. Powell | Posted 04.09.2013 | Technology
Michael K. Powell

Last week, Netflix launched the entire season of House of Cards. Some admirers of the strategy breathlessly insist it marks the end of traditional cable networks. While that viewpoint is fanciful, this kind of experimentation simply shows a healthy marketplace that is always looking for the next big thing.

Gerry Smith

Cable Industry Draws Scrutiny For Putting Web Users On A Scale

HuffingtonPost.com | Gerry Smith | Posted 01.23.2014 | Technology

The cable industry wants Internet users to go on a diet. Cable companies have been testing a new business model that charges customers based on how...

A Little Rhetorical Trickery and Dishonesty -- A Typical Big Telecom Attack on Net Neutrality

Art Brodsky | Posted 05.25.2011 | Media
Art Brodsky

Over the last couple of weeks, a fierce little debate has started to rage about how the United States should treat high-speed Internet access. Big Telecom's ultimate goal? A powerless FCC.

Why Are ISPs Terrified of Being Reclassified

Ramon Nuez | Posted 05.25.2011 | Technology
Ramon Nuez

We are weeks away from Genachowski presenting to Congress the National Broadband Plan, designed to address the lack of broadband availability in many under-served and economically depressed areas.