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The Biggest Lie About Net Neutrality

Timothy Karr | Posted 08.07.2014 | Technology
Timothy Karr

One of the most persistent lies told in Washington is the notion that common carriage is a heavy-handed regulation that transforms innovative businesses into antiquated, government-run utilities.

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.

Strike Two: Obama's Second FCC Chairman Fails on Net Neutrality

Timothy Karr | Posted 06.24.2014 | Technology
Timothy Karr

When President Barack Obama pledged to appoint a FCC chair who was dedicated to protecting net neutrality, we had no reason to doubt he'd find the right person for the job. Obama campaigned in 2008 as a strong champion of the open Internet, telling an audience that he'd "take a back seat to no one in my commitment to net neutrality." He said that his chair would share his views on safeguarding the open Internet. Now, the president is on his second FCC chair, and neither has proven himself up to the task. Obama's second FCC chair, Tom Wheeler, will put into circulation today a proposal for a new rule. All evidence suggests that Wheeler's proposal is a betrayal of Obama and of the millions of people who have called on the FCC to put in place strong and enforceable net neutrality protections.

CES 2014: 'Mobile, mobile, mobile'

Jonathan Spalter | Posted 03.15.2014 | Technology
Jonathan Spalter

From wearable technologies that track back posture, blood pressure and brain waves to connected cars and homes, the 152,000 attendees at this year's C...

2013 Mobile Year In Review [VIDEO]

Jonathan Spalter | Posted 02.15.2014 | Technology
Jonathan Spalter

What an amazing year 2013 has been for mobile innovation - and consumers. With hockey stick growth trends continuing without a beat throughout the wi...

New FCC Chair to Lead Mobile Revolution's Next Phase

Jonathan Spalter | Posted 01.23.2014 | Technology
Jonathan Spalter

The new Chairman of the Federal Communications Commission, Tom Wheeler, might get a case of serious vertigo when he takes a look at the new infographi...

Kochs and Cross-Ownership: Formula for a Weaker Democracy

Michael J. Copps | Posted 08.12.2013 | Media
Michael J. Copps

Hundt may want to debate whether it is better to have the Koch Brothers or Rupert Murdoch owning the Tribune newspaper chain. I say neither.

Tell the FCC: Talk Radio Is Not 'Bonafide News!'

Sue Wilson | Posted 07.29.2013 | Media
Sue Wilson

One of the first questions Tom Wheeler's FCC will have to (reluctantly?) decide: Is talk radio the same as "bonafide news"?

Obama Reportedly Picks New FCC Chairman

AP | Posted 06.30.2013 | Media

WASHINGTON (AP) — A White House official says President Barack Obama plans to name a former cable and wireless industry lobbyist to head the Federal...

A Fighter for the Public Interest at the FCC

Victor Pickard | Posted 06.17.2013 | Business
Victor Pickard

Does it matter who chairs the Federal Communications Commission? People might be forgiven if they think it doesn't, especially as President Obama considers a former corporate lobbyist to head the agency.

Women's Media Center Renews Call For Female FCC Chair

www.broadcastingcable.com | Posted 05.22.2013 | Media

On the reports that FCC chairman Julius Genachowski will finally announce that he is leaving, the Women's Media Center is renewing its call for the Wh...

FCC Chairman To Announce Departure Friday

Reuters | Posted 03.22.2013 | Technology

(Reuters) - Federal Communications Commission Chairman Julius Genachowski will announce on Friday that he will step down, according to an FCC official...

Dear FCC Chairman Julius Genachowski, "1 Gigabit City (Municipality) Challenge?" -- Ha, Ha, Ha...

Bruce Kushnick | Posted 05.13.2013 | Business
Bruce Kushnick

Maybe if the FCC actually cared about data and not hype the FCC would actually be respected, instead of being considered a punch line of a bad joke.

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.

Gender Slurs: Why What Rush Limbaugh Said Is So Damning to Women

Sarah O'Leary | Posted 05.13.2012 | Media
Sarah O'Leary

Rush Limbaugh's use of "slut" and "prostitute" was a textbook example of how horrifically damning gender slurs are, and why such forms of abuse deserve swift and serious action.

Justice Dept. Sees Through AT&T's Jobs "Promise"

Dave Saldana | Posted 11.07.2011 | Business
Dave Saldana

Perhaps instead of kicking, screaming and spending millions trying to force the T-Mobile deal through, AT&T should just pay T-Mobile its $6 billion break-up fee, and spend $3.8 billion providing better service for its customers.

Don't Deny the Mobile Capacity Crunch

Jonathan Spalter | Posted 07.05.2011 | Technology
Jonathan Spalter

The details of the spectrum debate at times can seem inscrutable and abstract to all but the most ardent of policy wonks. But the stakes for consumers and our economy couldn't be more plainly evident.

Wireless Wonderland

Jonathan Spalter | Posted 05.25.2011 | Technology
Jonathan Spalter

I am truly amazed by the mobile technology that has been unveiled at this year's CTIA Wireless show in Orlando, Florida.

Where Do We Go After Tucson?

Alex Nogales | Posted 05.25.2011 | Media
Alex Nogales

Recent events have set the table for the FCC and the NTIA to help this country have an informed national discussion about the impact of our spiraling rhetoric.

Why Fanboys/Girls Want Net Neutrality

Lowell Peterson | Posted 05.25.2011 | Technology
Lowell Peterson

It's time for Net Neutrality advocates to redouble our efforts to court web video watchers, indie film fans and people who love web comedy sites to take action. These are the people who rely on the unbridled content of the open internet.

A Scary Picture for the Future of the Wireless Web

Craig Aaron | Posted 05.25.2011 | Technology
Craig Aaron

The fight over Net Neutrality -- that fundamental principle that keeps the Internet open and free from discrimination -- can get pretty wonky. It's s...

FCC Appears to Find Middle Road to Hope

Danny Bakewell | Posted 05.25.2011 | Technology
Danny Bakewell

Getting connected online would provide a much-needed lifeline for struggling communities of color while empowering all Americans to survive and thrive in the new millennium and beyond.

The Fox TV/Cablevision Fight, and How The FCC Can Find Its 'Man Pants.'

Harold Feld | Posted 05.25.2011 | Media
Harold Feld

How on Earth did the FCC get reduced from the consumer protection "cop on the beat" to pathetically tweeting the playoffs?

Verizon-Google: There's a Hard Rain Coming

Rep. Alan Grayson | Posted 05.25.2011 | Technology
Rep. Alan Grayson

It's time for all of us to step up. We need for the law to protect the internet: no discrimination in pricing or in service

Hey Google, That's Bullsh*t

Sam Seder | Posted 05.25.2011 | Technology
Sam Seder

There's nothing more depressing than when a trusted friend breaks a promise. Particularly, when that friend is so massive that they have the ability to un-democratize the internet almost single-handedly.