Government & Communications

Attempts by governmental bodies to improve or impede communications with or between the citizenry.

If governments can’t make nice on the Internet, they’ll endanger all of us

[Commentary] The battle over net neutrality is rightfully capturing headlines in Washington and worldwide.

In Age of Trump, Political Reporters Are in Demand and Under Attack

Since President Donald Trump took office a year ago, the political press has endured a sustained assault from a chief executive who has called journalists “the enemy of the American people.” Yet the news media has also driven decisions inside the

Commissioner Rosenworcel Keynote Remarks, State of the Net Conference

Instead of talking about the substance of network neutrality, I want to use it as a launching pad to go big and discuss policymaking in the internet era. I want to talk about shortcomings in our civic infrastructure.

FCC Responds to Plan to Nationalize 5G

In responde to a National Security Council memo urging the Trump administration to consider extraordinary efforts to clear the way for 5G, FCC commissioner responded:

Chairman Pai's Respone to Senator McCaskill Regarding Lifeline Enforcement Actions

On Dec 1, 2017, Sen Claire McCaskill (D-MO) wrote to Federal Communications Commission Chairman Ajit Pai requesting information about the steps the FCC is taking to recover forfeiture penalties it proposed four years ago against Lifeline carriers

Chairman Pai's Response to Members of Congress Regarding Restoring Internet Freedom Proceeding

On Jan 19, 2018, Federal Communications Commission Chairman Ajit Pai responded to various Members of Congress regarding the Restoring Internet Freedom Proceeding, who had raised concerns over the FCC's handling of the 50,000 informal complaints fr

Here's A Way To Boost Congress' Tech Savvy

Congress should legislate on technology like it’s 1995, according to a policy paper from R Street Institute, a right-leaning think tank. Specifically, Congress should reinstate the Office of Technology Assessment, an internal research organization

Mueller's Team Has Interviewed Facebook Staff As Part Of Russia Probe

Apparently, the Department of Justice's special counsel Robert Mueller and his office have interviewed at least one member of Facebook's team that was associated with President Trump's 2016 presidential campaign. The interview was part of Mueller'

Why Trump Tweets (And Why We Listen)

[Commentary] President Donald Trump is an odd man, and he may turn out to be a one-of-a-kind celebrity president. But his symbiosis with Twitter carries weight as a portent.

Democratic Reps ask DOJ, FBI to include all agencies in fake comments investigation

Democratic lawmakers are calling on the Justice Department to expand any planned investigation into the hundreds of fake comments that appeared on the Federal Communications Commission’s network neutrality rule to rulemakings from all agencies. In