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Gerry Smith

Despite Merger Promise, Rural AT&T Customers Find High-Speed Internet Out of Reach

HuffingtonPost.com | Gerry Smith | Posted 11.18.2012 | Technology

HAZLEHURST, Miss. -- Cedric Wiggins thought high-speed Internet would have long since arrived in this corner of rural Mississippi. He figured this ...

Longtime FCC Commissioner Retiring

AP | The Associated Press | Posted 02.05.2012 | Media

Michael Copps, a longtime Democrat on the Federal Communications Commission, says he's retiring by year's end. Copps, a vocal critic of...

Paul Blumenthal

Political Advertisements May Face Disclosure Requirement

HuffingtonPost.com | Paul Blumenthal | Posted 12.27.2011 | Politics

WASHINGTON -- Everyone is used to seeing a flood of political advertising, whether they are vicious attack ads or saccharine puff pieces, in the month...

The Wavelength: The Battle Over Net Neutrality Rages On

The Media Consortium | Posted 06.18.2011 | Media
The Media Consortium

By Eric K. Arnold, Media Consortium blogger Four months after the Federal Communications Commission (FCC) supposedly settled the issue, the battle ove...

FCC Commissioner Not Pleased With AT&T's T-Mobile Bid

Posted 06.01.2011 | Technology

(Reuters) - The wireless megamerger of AT&T Inc (T.N) and T-Mobile will be a tough sell, said the senior Democrat at the U.S. Federal Communications...

FCC Network Neutrality Rules Neither Socialism nor Sell-out

Larry Magid | Posted 05.25.2011 | Technology
Larry Magid

Despite what some politicians and pundits are saying, the FCC's vote on net neutrality is neither a government takeover of the Internet nor a complete sell-out to the telecommunications industry.

FCC Commissioner: Net Neutrality A 'Threat To Internet Freedom'

The Huffington Post | Bianca Bosker | Posted 05.25.2011 | Technology

Robert McDowell, a Republican FCC commissioner, penned a blistering critique of the FCC's net neutrality plan in an opinion editorial published in the...

FCC Chairman Won't Stand up to Comcast, Proposes Garbage "Net Neutrality"

Jason Rosenbaum | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics
Jason Rosenbaum

In one swoop, Genachowski is poised to break Obama's promise and give the Internet away to big corporations like Comcast, to block and discriminate and extort as they see fit.

There Is Some Leadership at the FCC

Art Brodsky | Posted 05.25.2011 | Technology
Art Brodsky

In FCC Commissioner Michael Copps' letter to the editor in the Washington Post, he not only savaged the Post editorial about Internet policy, but noted the cruel reality of his agency.

Journalism's Crisis Is Public Media's Opportunity

Craig Aaron | Posted 05.25.2011 | Media
Craig Aaron

As I told the FCC on Friday, the discussion about public media's future in the digital age comes at a critical juncture: We have a crisis. We have an historic opportunity. And we shouldn't let either go to waste.

How Reform Can Save the Internet: Two Must Watch Videos

Timothy Karr | Posted 05.25.2011 | Technology
Timothy Karr

Two recent videos make a clear cut case for media reform in the digital age, and should be fixtures on the virtual shelf of anyone interested in the issue.

FCC Commissioner Michael Copps Explains Public Interest In Regulating Internet (VIDEO)

Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics

Net netrality won't be achieved "without a fight," according to FCC Commissioner Michael Copps. Copps discusses open internet with Bill Moyers in a...

The Uncommon Courage of the FCC

Art Brodsky | Posted 05.25.2011 | Technology
Art Brodsky

To hear the industry and their lackeys, one would think the government not only is regulating the Internet, but also taking it over. The fact is, both before the FCC acts and after, private industry will still own what it owns.

Turning Down $250 Million Is Not a Smart Move for ION or Minority TV Audiences

Deborah Douglas | Posted 05.25.2011 | Chicago
Deborah Douglas

Can you image what TV might look like if it looked like the people who watch it, often in higher proportions than the people being targeted by an overwhelming white, male corps of writers?

Talk Radio Rules Blue Dog States

Sue Wilson | Posted 05.25.2011 | Media
Sue Wilson

22 percent of Americans get their news from talk radio, and conservative talkers, like Hannity and Limbaugh, have been lying to their listeners about what's in the health care bill.

The Other Obama Nominee

Timothy Karr | Posted 05.25.2011 | Media
Timothy Karr

As the first African-American woman commissioner, she represents progressive change that is deeply in sync with the transformation of D.C. politics that Obama is trying to realize.

Promising Signs As Obama's Cabinet Shapes Up

Joseph A. Palermo | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics
Joseph A. Palermo

As secretary of state, Hillary Clinton could play the heavy with the Israeli government (for once) and demand that it makes serious concessions toward creating an independent Palestinian state.

FCC Member Calls for News Corp.-WSJ Inquiry

Broadcasting & Cable | John Eggerton | Posted 05.25.2011 | Media

Democratic Federal Communications Commission member Michael Copps asked FCC chairman Kevin Martin to open an inquiry into News Corp.'s purchase of The...