Tony Romm

FCC Chairman Pai met with Facebook and others to discuss net neutrality changes to come

Federal Communications Commission Chairman Ajit Pai visited executives at Facebook, Oracle, Intel and other tech giants in Silicon Valley on April 17, as he considers how he might rethink and replace the agency’s hotly contested network neutrality

Silicon Valley is beginning to fight the Trump administration’s network neutrality plan

The Internet Association -- a lobbying group representing Facebook, Google, Twitter and other web giants -- told the Federal Communications Commission that the Commission shouldn’t weaken network neutrality rules — an early warning shot at the ide

The tech industry is already rebelling against the FCC’s latest plan for net neutrality

Silicon Valley is already rebelling against a plan by Republican Federal Communications Commission Chairman Ajit Pai that would cancel the government’s network neutrality rules — and perhaps leave it to telecom giants like AT&T and Comcast to

Roku has hired a team of lobbyists as it gears up for a net neutrality fight

Roku appears to be arming itself for the coming network neutrality war. Roku has hired a pair of Republican lobbyists through an outside government-affairs firm, according to a federal ethics reports, specifically to focus on net neutrality.

AT&T and Comcast say they weren’t invading your privacy in the first place

Two companies, Comcast and AT&T, each tried on March 31 to mount a defense of their intense lobbying campaign to undo the Federal Communications Commission’s rules, which would have required the industry to seek customers’ permission before co

For conservatives, social media is a key battleground

At the Conservative Political Action Conference (CPAC), Trevor Loudon, author of "Enemies Within: Communists, Socialists and Progressives in the U.S. Congress,” said: “The media is totally against the president.

FCC Defends Prison Call Shift

Although Federal Communications Commission Chairman Ajit Pai believes there’s market failure in the prison phone call industry, the FCC’s “well-intentioned efforts have not been fully consistent with the law,” the agency’s acting general counsel t

Trump's fleeting tweets alarm archivists

President Donald Trump sent a number of tweets to the 23.5 million followers of his personal Twitter account.

Silicon Valley leaders organizing against President Trump

A collection of Silicon Valley executives, engineers and activists are quietly plotting a progressive counterattack against President Donald Trump, a sign of the industry's growing anger at his election victory and actions on immigration.

President Trump said to elevate Ajit Pai to FCC chairman

Apparently, President Donald Trump will tap Ajit Pai as his pick to lead the Federal Communications Commission in the new administration, elevating the sitting GOP commissioner to the top spot overseeing the nation's communications industry.