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In San Francsico, The FCC Is Watching

BY Nick Judd | Monday, August 15 2011

Federal Communications Commission spokesperson Neil Grace just sent along this statement about the developing situation in San Francisco, where the public transit authority, BART, has staked a claim on the right to shut ... Read More

House Bill Would Subsidize Broadband Access for Low-Income Americans

BY Nick Judd | Tuesday, June 14 2011

Rep. Doris Matsui (D-Ca.) today introduced legislation that would subsidize broadband Internet access for low-income Americans by having service providers discount their monthly bills. The legislation, the Broadband ... Read More

Tech-Savvy FCC Managing Director Wraps Up Stint, Heads to USAID

BY Nancy Scola | Thursday, June 9 2011

Steve VanRoekel Today's the last day in the office for Steve VanRoekel, the managing director of the Federal Communications Commission. Appointed by FCC chair Julius Genachowski, during his two year stint VanRoekel ... Read More

The National Broadband "Map to Nowhere"?

BY Nancy Scola | Friday, June 3 2011

The National Broadband Map Over on Slate, New American Foundation's Benjamin Lennett and Sascha Meinrath are having a little back and forth with the FCC Wireline Competition Bureau's chief data officer Steven Rosenberg ... Read More

Reel Grrls Tweet Freely, Won't Pay for It

BY Nancy Scola | Friday, May 20 2011

Comcast says it won't, after all, pull its funding from Seattle's Reel Grrls over a tweet that expressed outrage over FCC commissioner Meredith Atwell Baker's new job at the company. Read More

Washington Times Not Pleased President is on the Phone

BY Nancy Scola | Monday, May 16 2011

The paper's editorial board makes the argument you knew was coming: the new mobile presidential push-notification alert system represents "Obama's 300 million new Twitter followers." Read More

Hitting Issa's Wall to Call for FCC Commish Investigation

BY Nancy Scola | Friday, May 13 2011

House oversight chief Darrell Issa is getting harangued on his Facebook wall over FCC Commissioner Meredith Attwell Baker's announcement that she's going to work at Comcast a few months after voting to approve the ... Read More

U.S. Enters Age of Location-Aware Mobile Emergency Alerts

BY Nancy Scola | Tuesday, May 10 2011

White House photo by Pete Souza If you're a customer of one of the big four mobile carriers and live in New York City, you could soon see a public safety announcement from President Obama pop up on your mobile phone. At ... Read More

Broadband Ambitions, One Year In

BY Nancy Scola | Monday, March 14 2011

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FCC Releases Net Neutrality Order

BY Nancy Scola | Thursday, December 23 2010

Been looking for a copy of the Federal Communications Commission's order on "open Internet" -- a.k.a. net neutrality -- principles that was approved by a 3-2 party line vote early Tuesday? Here it is! Read More