Karl Bode

The FCC’s New Broadband Map Paints an Irresponsibly Inaccurate Picture of American Broadband

Back in 2011 the Obama Federal Communications Commission announced the creation of a $300 million broadband map using the Form 477 data Internet service providers provide the agency.

Why Broadband Competition at Faster Speeds is Virtually Nonexistent

[Commentary] A large reason for the nation’s lack of competition at faster broadband speeds is the country’s phone companies, for whom residential broadband isn’t profitable enough, quickly enough for investors’ liking.

No, The Death Of Net Neutrality Will Not Be Subtle

[Commentary] Even among folks that support network neutrality, there's pretty clearly a contingent that still believes the damage caused by the repeal of the rules will somehow be subtle.

The Attack on Net Neutrality Is Just One Small Part of a Much Bigger, Dumber Plan

Internet users have been justly outraged by the Federal Communications Commission’s decision to ignore the public and repeal net neutrality rules.

Comcast Is Pushing For a Flimsy Net Neutrality Law it Knows Telecom Lobbyists Will Write

Even if the Federal Communications Commission wins in court, large Internet serivce providers still need to find a way to prevent any future FCCs from simply reinstating the network neutrality rules.

Chairman Pai Falsely Claims Killing Net Neutrality Will Help Sick and Disabled People

A popular claim by [telecom industry lobbyists, policy vessels, and loyal lawmakers] is that network neutrality rules are somehow preventing people who are sick or disabled from gaining access to essential medical services they need to survive.

AT&T Rewrites History, Claims Killing Net Neutrality Will Provide 'Enormous Benefits'

In a blog post, AT&T lobbyist Bob Quinn tried to argue that the immense criticism being levied at the Federal Communications Commission for its decision to scrap net neutrality is based largely on “misinformation” and “rhetorical excess.”  "We

The FCC is Lying When It Claims Net Neutrality Hurt Investment

As internet service providers have poured millions of dollars into killing net neutrality protections, they have made one common refrain: that the Federal Communications Commission's fairly modest net neutrality rules somehow destroyed network inv

Charter Bumps 30 Mbps Customers to 100 Mbps, For Free

A few years ago Charter simplified their speed tiers, offering just 30 Mbps down, 4 Mbps up and 100 Mbps down, 5 Mbps up tiers.

Comcast's Biggest Lobbyist Dodges Lobbying Rules By Pretending He's Usually Not Lobbying

[Commentary] Comcast’s David Cohen is a lobbyist in all the ways you'd expect a lobbyist to be, from hob knobbing with regulators and fund raising for President Barack Obama, to penning a litany of awful editorials about bad policy in papers natio