The FCC’s Consumer Task Force just released “Tips for Getting the Speed You Need,” a broadband fact sheet for consumers. Unfortunately, the FCC seems to have missed some important details, so we’re stepping up to fill in the gaps.
Over the weekend the journalism tweetosphere and blogs were abuzz with rumors of a government plot to freeze journalism in time by propping up a range of failing business models at the expense of new innovation in news. The document that set off this flurry of digital doomsday warnings was a “Discussion Draft” of possible policy changes released by the Federal Trade Commission team working on their future of journalism initiative and the announcement of a June 15th roundtable discussion where the draft will be debated.
For the past year the FTC has been examining how laws related to copyright, antitrust, advertising, and tax status could be changed to ensure that our communities have access to the news and information they need. Along the way it has sought public input and has heard from thousands of people (Free Press members submitted over 2,000 comments last fall). Now it is preparing its report and seeking feedback on its draft.
Over the last few weeks, dozens of House members from both sides of the aisle have signed on to a lobbyist-driven letter advocating to give control of the Internet to Comcast and AT&T by preventing the FCC from protecting the Internet, broadband expansion efforts, and net neut
A CTIA spokesman said, in a recent discussion, the Federal Communications Commission’s messaging around so-called “bill shock,” or unexpectedly high wireless bills, was not “fair” to the wireless industry. This is simply not the case.
Congress just sold you out to Comcast, Verizon and AT&T.
Big phone and cable companies are so determined to dismantle consumer protections on the open Internet that they've spent millions to flip Congress against you. Earlier this week, many in Congress delivered.
It appears that many of the nation’s leading Internet service providers aren’t actually worried about the Federal Communications Commission’s “Third Way” approach to broadband oversight and its impact on broadband build-out and investment – despite what they’re telling lawmakers in Washington.
Phone and cable lobbyists are making the rounds on Capitol Hill, urging elected officials to sign on to letters disparaging the Federal Communications Commission’s plans to protect the Internet and bridge the digital divide.
The release of the FCC’s National Broadband Plan has brought the issue of universal and affordable broadband Internet access to the attention of policy makers in Washington, D.C. But one of the best tools for achieving this goal is not found inside the Beltway, but rather in a variety of communities across the nation.