It took four million public comments and a pitched political fight invoking everything from civil rights to Presidential power, but the FCC has finally passed…
More momentum for Title II
Supporters of net neutrality got a boost from an unlikely source on Friday as telecom giant Sprint stated in a letter to the FCC that…
Build it if you can
A casual observer might think towns across the country are contemplating Communism, rather than construction projects. Such is the state of the national…
After President Obama came out with a surprise call for net neutrality, Verizon struck back with a new lawsuit threat. But the case for net neutrality is on solid legal ground — it’s the political case that’s now shaky. Here’s why.
How does the FCC’s controversial plan for internet fast lanes affect small retailers? Plenty, according to Etsy. The handcraft site is afraid fast lanes will harm its sellers, but believe that momentum is shifting its way.
Tension is building between the telecom industry, which is using state laws to shut down cities from building broadband networks, and the FCC, where chairman Tom Wheeler repeated a warning that he will overrule such laws.
Stingrays are a secret but popular technology that police forces — and possibly gangs and foreign governments — are using to track cell phone locations and conversations.
Apparently the chairman of the FCC isn’t a fan of Verzion’s plans to throttle the speeds of customers signed up for its unlimited plans, and has asked Verizon’s CEO to justify that decision.
Senator Chuck Schumer suggested on Facebook that the FCC should classify internet providers as “common carriers.”
Should big content companies be able to pay ISP’s to bring their traffic in ahead of other content? Democrats in Congress want to forbid the FCC from allowing this.
The cable industry has been lobbying state governments to pass laws that forbid cities from competing with them for broadband services. The FCC may use its legal authority to put a stop to that.
The backlash against the FCC’s proposed plan to implement “net neutrality” by bifurcating internet traffic is growing, with venture firms and two commissioners calling for the agency to fall back, or at least delay the scheme.
The FCC is proposing new rules that would govern cable networks and other carriers — rules it says will protect the open internet. But critics say the regulator is going to cripple net neutrality and introduce a pay-to-play internet. Here’s what you need to know.
The proposed network neutrality rules the FCC is settling on don’t appear neutral at all. Here’s the conversation we should be having if the FCC really thinks our network policies need a rewrite.
Obama Nominates Michael P. O’Rielly to FCC President Barack Obama has nominated Michael P. O’Rielly, for the job of FCC commissioner. This is…
President Obama is set to nominate Tom Wheeler, a venture capitalist and former cable and wireless lobbyist as the chairman of the FCC, according to the Wall Street Journal.
Yesterday at CTIA, I did a brief interview with Tom Wheeler, managing director of Core Capital Partners, on the fast evolving mobile content…