Jon Brodkin

Senate votes to overturn Ajit Pai’s net neutrality repeal

The US Senate voted to reverse the Federal Communications Commission's repeal of net neutrality rules, with all Democrats and three Republicans voting in favor of net neutrality. The Senate approved a Congressional Review Act (CRA) resolution that

FCC won’t delay vote, says net neutrality supporters are “desperate”

The Federal Communications Commission will move ahead with its vote to kill network neutrality rules Dec 14 despite an unresolved court case that could strip away even more consumer protections.

Examining the FCC claim that DDoS attacks hit net neutrality comment system

On May 8, when the Federal Communications Commission website failed and many people were prevented from submitting comments about network neutrality, the cause seemed obvious.

AT&T CEO: State net neutrality and privacy laws are a “total disaster”

AT&T CEO Randall Stephenson urged Congress to pass network neutrality and consumer data privacy laws that would prevent states from issuing their own stricter laws.

Verizon won’t speed up 5G buildout despite FCC preempting local fees

Verizon Wireless says it will not move faster on building its 5G cellular network despite a Federal Communications Commission decision that erased $2 billion dollars' worth of fees for the purpose of spurring faster 5G deployment.

Attorneys General of Texas, Arkansas, and Nebraska help FCC kill net neutrality and preempt state laws

The Federal Communications Commission's repeal of network neutrality rules has received support from the Republican attorneys general of TX, AR, and NE.

Verizon declares success, says Florida network is back up after hurricane

Verizon Wireless service is back up and running "essentially everywhere" throughout the area hit by Hurricane Michael, the company said.

Comcast complains it will make less money under California net neutrality law

California's network neutrality law will cause "significant lost revenues" for Comcast, the nation's largest cable company said in a court filing.

Robocallers “evolved” to sidestep new call blocking rules, AGs tell FCC

The Federal Communications Commission should let phone companies get more aggressive in blocking robocalls, 35 state attorneys general told the commission Oct 9. The FCC in 2017 authorized voice service providers to block more types of calls in wh

Chairman Pai's 5G plans make it harder for small ISPs to deploy broadband

The Federal Communications Commission is changing the rules for an upcoming spectrum auction in a way that will make it harder for small carriers to buy spectrum for deploying rural broadband.