Cecilia Kang

FCC's Inspector General Looks Into Changes That Benefited Sinclair

In April 2017, the chairman of the Federal Communications Commission, Ajit Pai, led the charge for his agency to approve rules allowing television broadcasters to greatly increase the number of stations they own.

Streaming Soon: A Fight Over AT&T, Time Warner, and the Future of TV

Would the combination of AT&T and Time Warner hurt consumers or help them? 

AT&T Backs Off Political Argument in Antitrust Case

Politics have been at the center of the public debate about the Justice Department’s lawsuit to block AT&T’s $85 billion purchase of Time Warner.

Top Prize in US-China Rivalry Is Technology Dominance

As the United States and China look to protect their national security needs and economic interests, the fight between the two financial superpowers is increasingly focused on a single area: technology. The fight over technology is redefining the

Why Companies and Countries Are Battling for Ascendancy in 5G

Being at the forefront of a new technology often provides a strategic advantage. That helps explain why there is so much scrapping now by companies and countries over a next wave of wireless technology known as 5G.

Sinclair Deal With Tribune Hits Complications in Washington

Sinclair remains locked in a prolonged battle with Justice Department antitrust officials over how many stations it must sell to get their approval to buy Tribune Media. It is latest cloud over Sinclair’s $3.9 billion deal, coinciding with an inte

AT&T Is Said to Want Antitrust Official on Witness List for Trial

AT&T is seeking to put the head of the Justice Department’s Antitrust Division on its witness list in a trial over the government’s decision to block the phone giant’s $85 billion merger with Time Warner. The company is requesting that the ant

Once Cozy With Silicon Valley, Democrats Grow Wary of Tech Giants

Tech policy officials from the Obama administration and from Hillary Clinton’s campaign, as well as prominent Democrats in Congress, are demanding changes from companies they had long viewed as too important and nimble for regulations.  “Democrats

False Missile Warning in Hawaii Adds to Scrutiny of Emergency Alert System

A false alert sent to cellphones across Hawaii on Saturday warning of an incoming ballistic missile is calling attention to an emergency notification system that government officials at all levels say needs major improvements. The Federal Communic

States Push Back After Net Neutrality Repeal

Lawmakers in at least six states, including California and New York, have introduced bills in recent weeks that would forbid internet providers to block or slow down sites or online services.