The Federal Communications Commission will face a lawsuit if it tries to invalidate state laws that restrict the ability of cities and towns to offer Internet service, the National Conference of State Legislatures (NCSL) wrote to FCC Chairman Tom
The absence of network neutrality rules isn't just good for Verizon -- it's also good for the blind, deaf, and disabled, Verizon claims.
The common wisdom is that the Federal Communications Commission can't issue stronger open Internet rules unless it re-classifies broadband as a telecommunications service, which would open ISPs up to utility-style, common carrier regulations under
Verizon is making an alarmist argument in its response to the Federal Communications Commission's network neutrality proposal.
There’s no bigger Internet service provider in the United States than Comcast, and perhaps none is more controversial. Comcast has built a network that is a huge part of the Internet backbone in the United States.
The Federal Communications Commission had a $450 million budget in fiscal 2014, which ends September 30. Among other things, the FCC's 2015 budget request includes $9.2 million for "modernization of aging IT systems."
Rep Marsha Blackburn (R-TN) wants to make sure the Federal Communications Commission never interferes with "states' rights" to protect private Internet service providers from having to compete against municipal broadband networks.
Verizon Internet customers who want to watch Netflix at high quality and without interruption just can't catch a break.
Dozens of lawmakers, municipal officials, and consumer advocacy groups want a thorough investigation of New York's phone system, accusing Verizon of raising prices substantially while allowing landline service to deteriorate throughout the state.
New York is shaping up as a major battleground for Comcast's proposed acquisition of Time Warner Cable.
While the $45.2 billion merger will be scrutinized by federal officials, it also needs approval at the state level.