Media Ownership

Who owns, controls, or influences media outlets.

Free Press: Trump's CNN Threat a Potential Abuse of Power

This is a lousy deal that would raise prices and give AT&T way too much power. The Justice Department should reject it.

AT&T Can’t Easily Cut Connection With CNN or Turner

Will AT&T hang up on its quest for Time Warner if it can’t hang on to some of its most valuable assets? Answering that question could become paramount in the company’s effort to secure the $85 billion merger it proposed with Time Warner in Oct

DOJ, AT&T trade accusations over CNN sale

The Department of Justice and AT&T traded accusations Nov 8 over whether the company would have to sell off CNN, the cable network frequently feuding with President Trump, as a condition of its merger with Time Warner.  AT&T CEO Randall St

We must not let big tech threaten our security, freedoms and democracy

[Commentary] As lawmakers grapple with the revelations regarding Russia’s manipulation of social media during the 2016 election, many are shocked to learn the outsized role that the major tech companies play in so many aspects of our lives.

Date/Location Details: 

The Technology Policy Institute

529 14th Street NW

13th Floor

Holeman Lounge

Washington, DC 20045

Thu, 11/30/2017 - 10:30 to 13:30

Antitrust has, almost overnight, become the subject of an intense policy debate, driven by the growth of populist sentiment combined with the emergence of economically and politically powerful companies like Amazon, Apple, Facebook, Google and Microsoft.

FCC Defends UHF Discount

The Federal Communications Commission told the DC Circuit Court of Appeals it was reasonable to reinstate the so-called UHF discount in April because it is “inextricably intertwined” with the 39 percent national audience reach limit imposed on bro

Moffett: Telcos May Get Some Revenge Over Cable in Broadband Wars

In recent years, cable companies have gained broadband market share against the telecommunication companies except in areas where the telcos have upgraded their traditional copper-based network infrastructure to support speeds competitive with the

Sky Threatens to Shut News Channel for 21st Century Fox Deal

The British satellite broadcaster Sky warned that it may shut down its 24-hour news channel if the property becomes an obstacle to the company’s effort to sell itself to Rupert Murdoch’s 21st Century Fox.  In a regulatory filing with the Competiti

Stop the FCC from handing local news to monopolies

[Commentary] The Republican-controlled Federal Communications Commission will vote Nov 16 to allow just one corporation to own the local newspaper plus every commercial TV station in your town.

The merger between AT&T and Time Warner is a raw deal for the rest of us

[Commentary] The AT&T-Time Waner $85 billion deal dwarfs even the massive Comcast-NBCUniversal merger.