Cecilia Kang

A Choice Beyond Cable Box Rentals? It May Hinge on a Swing Voter

When the Federal Communications Commission announced a plan that would free people from having to rent cable set-top boxes, the cable and television industries balked and lobbied hard to forestall the proposal.

Ted Cruz Fights Internet Directory’s Transfer; Techies Say He Just Doesn’t Get It

Senator Ted Cruz (R-TX), who once led a government shutdown in his efforts to defund President Obama’s health care law, has turned his sights on a more obscure target: the federal government’s plan to end its oversight of the internet’s master dir

Broadband Law Could Force Rural Residents Off Information Superhighway

The United States Court of Appeals for the Sixth Circuit upheld restrictive laws in North Carolina and Tennessee that will halt the growth of municipal broadband networks.

How to Give Rural America Broadband? Look to the Early 1900s

A look at a trend unfolding in hard-to-reach rural spots nationwide.

FTC sues Amazon over children’s in-app purchases

Federal regulators announced it has filed a lawsuit against Amazon.com for allegedly making it too easy for children to make purchases when using mobile apps without a parent's permission.

Merger mania in media? Cable companies could be just the start

The massive cable and telecom mergers under review may just be the start of a broader wave of consolidation to hit the entertainment industry.

Here’s how people are watching the World Cup -- without cable

Like many popular television programs, online viewing is still only available to those who can prove they also subscribe to cable or satellite television bundles of channels.

Cable forces more channels down unwilling viewers’ throats

It's become a cliché: "Why am I forced to buy more cable channels I never watch?"

Now, new data show the common consumer complaint is true.

Senator Franken, Comcast’s fiercest critic, tries to lure allies from Silicon Valley

Sen Al Franken (D-MN) has become Capitol Hill's loudest opponent of Comcast's bid for Time Warner Cable. Now, he's trying to root out like-minded critics from Silicon Valley.

Wireless lobby group names former FCC member Baker as president

Wireless industry lobbying group CTIA named Meredith Attwell Baker as its new president, another remarkable appointment for the former member of the Federal Communications Commission who has quickly climbed the ranks of a private sector she once r