Alexandra Levine

Sen Kennedy: Litigation Looms Over Pai's 5G Airwaves Choice

Sen John Neely Kennedy (R-LA), the top Senate appropriator overseeing Federal Communications Commission funding, will bring in FCC Chairman Ajit Pai for a hearing Oct 17 to grill him about whether the agency will run its own, likely slower, auctio

Funding to Close the Digital Divide

Telecommunications and utility groups are urging congressional appropriators to continue investing in rural broadband in fiscal year 2020.

Sen Blackburn in the Bay (Updated)

Sen Marsha Blackburn (R-TN) has been leading private meetings in Washington with tech industry leaders and civil society groups as part of the Senate Judiciary tech task force inquiry into social media and internet companies.

Upgrading the Office of Tech Assessment

With Congress inching toward reopening its long-shuttered Office of Technology Assessment, a bipartisan group of lawmakers has 

Broadband Mapping Markup in the House?

The House Commerce Committee's telecom subcommittee will soon move to mark up legislation to improve the government’s mapping of broadband data, which lawmakers have long complained is riddled with errors.

Did Zuckerberg lie under oath?

Recent revelations about Facebook’s collection of user audio data are fueling talk in Washington (DC) that company CEO Mark Zuckerberg may have misled Congress about the firm’s privacy practices during a Senate hearing in 2018.

TechNet Wades Into 5G Fight Over Defense Bill

Trade group TechNet, which counts AT&T and Verizon among members, is sounding the alarm over language in the Senate defense bill, S.

How do you solve a problem like 8chan?

President Donald Trump’s vow to scour “the dark recesses of the internet” came as deadly gun violence provoked ire over fringe online platforms like 8chan, an anonymous message board that has hosted a racist manifesto linked to Aug 3's deadly shoo

House Commerce Ranking Member Walden 'Skeptical' of Democratic Reps' Airwaves Ambitions

House Communications Subcommittee Chairman Mike Doyle (D-PA) and Democratic colleagues have expressed interest in legislation to allocate prime 5G airwaves known as the C-band and to use auction proceeds to help fund broadband buildout.

Senators Briefed on DOJ Antitrust Probe

Justice Department Antitrust Division Chief Makan Delrahim has briefed Sens. Mike Lee (R-Utah) and Amy Klobuchar (D-MN) on his unit’s newly launched inves