Internet/Broadband

Coverage of how Internet service is deployed, used and regulated.

Net Neutrality Is Fiction, No Matter What FCC Does

[Commentary] No matter what the Federal Communications Commission does, America's internet is not an equal place and it's only going to become less fair. The reality is big companies do have a privileged path into people's digital lives. They have

The End of Net Neutrality Isn't the End of the World

[Commentary] Eliminating net neutrality is, in the best and worst case scenarios, either necessary to keep the internet up and running, or will lead to a dystopian future where a few major corporations control our thoughts.

Chairmen Walden, Blackburn on the FCC’s Net Neutrality Announcement

Today’s announcement demonstrates that the FCC, under the leadership of Ajit Pai, understands the importance of making sure the internet continues to flourish under a light-touch regulatory regime.

Statement of Acting FTC Chairman Maureen K. Ohlhausen on Restoring Internet Freedom and Returning FTC Competition and Consumer Protections to Broadband Subscribers

I am pleased to see progress on this important matter. The Federal Trade Commission has long applied its competition and consumer protection expertise to network neutrality issues.

Statement of Commissioner Jessica Rosenworcel on FCC Leadership's Plan to Roll Back Internet Rights

Today the Federal Communications Commission circulated its sweeping roll back of our network neutrality rules.

Statement of Commissioner Carr on the Circulation of a Draft Order on Restoring Internet Freedom

Today, the Chairman circulated a draft order that would restore Internet freedom by reversing the Obama-era Federal Communications Commission’s regulatory overreach.

Statement of FCC Commissioner Mignon L. Clyburn on the Pre-Holiday News Dump

In just two days, many of us will join friends and family in celebrating the spirit of Thanksgiving.

Donald Trump’s FCC is a Clear and Present Danger to Democracy

[Commentary] President Donald Trump’s chair of the Federal Communications Commission, Ajit Pai, and the Trump-aligned majority on a commission is bent on clearing the way for precisely the sort of media monopoly that FDR and the small-“d” democrat

Two key assumptions in the DOJ challenge to AT&T and Time Warner

AT&T and Time Warner want to merge. What interests me are two key assumptions underlying the Department of Justice’s case that are at odds with other Trump Administration policy or pronouncements. The first is network neutrality.

Net Neutrality Protests to Hit Verizon Stores Across the US During Busy Holiday-Shopping Season

Internet users outraged by Federal Communications Commission Chairman Ajit Pai’s plan to gut Network Neutrality are planning to protest at Verizon retail stores across the country on Thursday, Dec. 7, one week before an expected vote at the FCC.