FCC wants some clarification from AT&T

Jamillia Ferris, an antitrust lawyer hired by the FCC to review the AT&T/DirectTV merger has sent a letter to AT&T asking for some clarification of their fiber rollouts.

Why are ISPs afraid of net neutrality?

The moment you say ‘net neutrality’ ISPs across the country start crying foul.

AT&T halts fiber build-out in move against net neutrality

AT&T CEO Randall Stephenson said they are halting their high-speed fiber infrastructure build-out until after the FCC makes a decision.

Obama may have doomed net neutrality

Today President Obama urged the FCC to consider reclassifying ISPs as public utilities in order to enforce net neutrality rules on carriers. Unfortunately he may have dashed any hopes that the FCC would ultimately do the right thing.

Self-censorship on the Internet

In the U.S. we pride ourselves on freedom of speech and freedom of the press but at the same time we indulge in our own forms of censorship, much of it self-imposed.

RFD-TV inks new deal with AT&T

The somewhat quirky RFD-TV network has signed a new deal with AT&T expanding the farming- and country-oriented network to 46 million homes.

FCC might sack NFL blackout rules

FCC Chairman Tom Wheeler says the NFL no longer needs the government’s help to remain viable and the agency should do away with obsolete blackout rules.

Even Discovery Channel is afraid of the Comcast/Time Warner merger/monopoly

Discovery Channel has submitted a filing with the FCC opposing the proposed merger of Comcast with Time Warner Cable.

FCC’s Wheeler wants more broadband competition

In a speech today, FCC Chairman Tom Wheeler talked about the need for more competition in the broadband market and for a change he actually sounded like he knew what he was talking about.

Netflix signs extortion deal with Time Warner

Netflix has reluctantly signed an agreement with Time Warner Cable to give cable subscribers access to their streaming service.

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