While Victor Pickard's America's Battle for Media Democracy focuses on the defining media policy debates of the 1940s, the key issues at stake — the corporate interest vs. the public interest chief among them — are very much at work today.
While we’re all celebrating FCC Chairman Tom Wheeler’s announcement that he plans to reclassify broadband providers to save Net Neutrality, some of Congress’ biggest recipients of cable cash are gearing up to get in the way.
FCC Chairman Tom Wheeler has confirmed that he will base new Net Neutrality rules on Title II of the Communications Act. He described those rules as "the strongest open Internet protections ever proposed by the FCC."
Early Thursday morning, the five FCC commissioners gathered for their first open meeting of 2015. Besides drawing the usual crowd of reporters, the agency was surrounded by a herd of more than 400 cats.