FCC

big telecom

The Unpopular Sprint, T-Mobile Merger Looks Increasingly Doomed

Regulators aren’t sold on the companies’ claims that fewer competitors means more competition and lower prices.
Karl Bode
18 hours ago
digital divide

Critics Say the FCC’s Big New Rural Broadband Plan Doesn’t Offer Much That’s New

Industry watchers say the FCC’s new broadband plan is woefully light on details, and isn’t likely to drive the better, more open networks the US needs.
Karl Bode
4.12.19
net neutrality

House Votes to Save Net Neutrality

The "Save the Internet Act" still faces long odds: It needs to get through a Republican-controlled Senate where it's been called 'dead on arrival,' and survive a veto threat from President Trump.
Karl Bode
4.10.19
net neutrality

The FTC Makes It Clear It Can’t, Won’t Protect Net Neutrality

When the Ajit Pai-led FCC killed net neutrality, the agency said that the FTC would step in to protect consumers. Now, that seems unlikely.
Karl Bode
4.2.19
FCC

Microsoft Says the FCC 'Overstates' Broadband Availability in the US

You can’t fix a problem you don’t understand, and America has no idea just how bad its broadband coverage gaps are.
Karl Bode
3.20.19
FCC

Some Democrats Are Ready to Water Down Their Own Net Neutrality Bill

Activists say efforts to “compromise” at this juncture would only weaken rules with broad, bipartisan public support.
Karl Bode
3.13.19
AT&T

US Courts Just Greenlit AT&T’s Anti-Competitive Ambition for Decades to Come

AT&T’s $86 billion merger with Time Warner will result in higher rates and competition issues, but thanks to lobbying and weakened antitrust oversight, government can’t do a damn thing about it.
Karl Bode
2.26.19
journalism

The Death Of Local News Is Making Us Dumber And More Divided

There’s a steep price to pay for mindless media consolidation and the elimination of quality, local reporting, according to a new study.
Karl Bode
2.21.19
Broadband Land

FCC Says Gutting ISP Oversight Was Great For Broadband

Ajit Pai's FCC insists that ignoring consumers and gutting oversight of major ISPs dramatically boosted network investment. Reality suggests something else entirely.
Karl Bode
2.21.19
Revolving Door

Ex-FCC Commissioner and Net Neutrality Advocate Clyburn Now Lobbying for T-Mobile

The revolving door spins yet again as consumer ally quickly shifts to lobbying for big telecom.
Karl Bode
2.5.19
FCC

It's Now Clear None of the Supposed Benefits of Killing Net Neutrality Are Real

Network investment is down, layoffs abound, and networks are falling apart. This isn’t the glorious future Ajit Pai promised.
Karl Bode
1.24.19
SURVEILLANCE

Ajit Pai Refuses to Brief Congress About Why Bounty Hunters Can Buy Cell Phone Location Data

The Chairman's staff said the selling of location data is not a 'threat to the safety of human life or property that the FCC will address during the Trump shutdown.'
Jason Koebler
1.14.19
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