On Tuesday, more than 50 public interest groups sent a letter to the Federal Communications Commission and the Department of Justice outlining their case against the Comcast-Time Warner Cable merger. The letter is a response to Comcast’s filing on Tuesday of its official merger paperwork.
New Jersey’s Board of Public Utilities has heard from hundreds of New Jersey residents about a settlement proposal that would let Verizon off the hook for failing to provide high-speed broadband service statewide no later than 2010. Hundreds of those comments were identical emails urging the state to forgive Verizon.
It’s a big day for the open Internet in Europe. After a five-year campaign to enact strong Net Neutrality rules across the continent, digital rights advocates finally got a vote in the European Parliament, which approved strong protections for a free and open Internet.