Morning Consult

Net Neutrality Rollback Under Trump Will Face Hurdles

As Republicans prepare to take over the Federal Communications Commission in 2017, don’t expect them to make a quick, clean break with the agency’s 2015 network neutrality rule.

Supreme Court Declines to Review Colorado’s Internet Sales Tax Law

The US Supreme Court denied review of a case that leaves intact a Colorado law forcing retailers without a physical presence in the state to turn over customer purchase data to state tax officials.

Chairman Thune Throws in Towel on Commissioner Rosenworcel Vote Despite Wheeler’s Pledge to Resign

Senate Commerce Committee Chairman John Thune (R-SD) has essentially given up on a floor vote for Federal Communications Commissioner Jessica Rosenworcel’s confirmation for a second term.

Rep Blackburn Outlines Path to Network Neutrality Reversal, Communications Act Rewrite

Rolling back network neutrality rules and replacing them with legislation that establishes the “rules of the road” for internet service providers will be a priority for House Republicans in 2017, Rep. Marsha Blackburn (R-TN) said.

Trump FCC Adviser Says Net Neutrality Is a Target for Next Administration

The Federal Communications Commission’s network neutrality rule is “the worst kind of crony capitalism” and is likely to be weakened or dismantled in the next administration, according to Jeffrey Eisenach, one of President-elect Donald Trump’s top

Chairman Wheeler Floats FCC Cybersecurity Certification for IoT Devices

Federal Communications Commission Chairman Tom Wheeler has laid out an unexpected roadmap through which the FCC could directly regulate the security of Internet-connected devices.

Trump Team Talks Up Sen Heitkamp as Agriculture Secretary Speculation Grows

The president-elect is scheduled to huddle with Sen Heidi Heitkamp (D-ND), a member of the Senate Broadband Caucus and a "clean coal" technology advocate, as part of Dec 2's round of transition meetings.

Confirmation Prospects for FCC’s Rosenworcel Remain Cloudy

Confirmation prospects for Democratic Commissioner Jessica Rosenworcel of the Federal Communications Commission, who’s awaiting a Senate vote for a second term, aren’t dead yet, apparently.

CTIA Wants Small ISPs Permanently Exempt From Net Neutrality Transparency Rules

CTIA - The Wireless Association called on the Federal Communications Commission to permanently exempt small businesses from transparency rules included in the agency’s 2015 network neutrality rules, with the current exemption scheduled to expire o

FCC Commissioner O’Rielly Is in It for the Long Haul

Washington (DC) may be white-knuckling its way through the last days of a traumatic 2016 election. But up on the eighth floor of the Federal Communications Commission, Michael O’Rielly is taking it all in stride.