Jon Brodkin

California Senate defies FCC, approves net neutrality law

The California State Senate approved a bill to impose network neutrality restrictions on Internet service providers, challenging the Federal Communications Commission attempt to preempt such rules. The FCC is already being sued by 21 states and th

Montana Releases Fact Sheet on Net Neutrality Executive Order

Gov Steve Bullock (D-MT) signed an executive order to protect network neutrality on Jan 22.

Verizon won’t be using tax cut to boost spending on network upgrades

Federal Communications Commission Chairman Ajit Pai's claim that repealing network neutrality rules will boost network investment didn't get much support from Verizon's latest spending forecast.

Netflix, Amazon, and major studios sue maker of “free TV” box

Netflix, Amazon, and the major film studios have sued the makers of "The Dragon Box," a device that connects to TVs and lets users watch video without a cable TV or streaming service subscription.

FCC plan to lower broadband standards is met with “Mobile Only Challenge”

Broadband consumer advocates have launched a "Mobile Only Challenge" to show US regulators that cellular data should not be considered an adequate replacement for home Internet service.

ME Sens Collins, King back bill to reverse FCC vote against net neutrality

Maine Sens Angus King (I-ME) and Susan Collins (R-ME) said they’ll support new legislation to overturn the Federal Communications Commission’s vote to scuttle Obama-era network neutrality standards.  Sen Ed Markey (D-MA) announced recently that he

AT&T, Comcast win final court ruling against Nashville’s broadband competition law

AT&T and Comcast have solidified a court victory over the metro government in Nashville (TN), nullifying a rule that was meant to help Google Fiber compete against the incumbent broadband providers.

Restoration of net neutrality rules hits key milestone in Senate

Democratic Sens who are trying to force a vote on reinstating network neutrality rules have hit a key milestone. A Congressional Review Act (CRA) resolution that would reverse the Federal Communications Commission's net neutrality repeal needed 30

Comcast fired 500 despite claiming tax cut would create thousands of jobs

Apparently, Comcast fired about 500 salespeople shortly before Christmas, despite claiming that the company would create thousands of new jobs in exchange for a big tax cut. Comcast apparently tried to keep the firings secret while it lobbied for

AT&T sued over layoffs—after promising more investment because of tax cut

AT&T was sued by a workers' union that is trying to stop the company from instituting what it calls a "massive layoff." Thousands of employees are reportedly being laid off by the company, which reported $39.7 billion in revenue and $6.4 billi