Cecilia Kang

Trump’s FCC Quickly Targets Net Neutrality Rules

In his first days as President Trump’s pick to lead the Federal Communications Commission, Ajit Pai has aggressively moved to roll back consumer protection regulations created during the Obama presidency.

Future of Big Mergers Under Trump? Like Much Else, It’s Unclear

Deal makers took notice in Oct when Donald Trump declared that he would seek to block AT&T’s $85.4 billion bid for Time Warner on the grounds that it would radically concentrate power in too few companies.

Trump Expected to Seek Deep Cuts in Business Regulations

Hours after Donald J. Trump won the race for the White House, scores of regulations that have reshaped corporate America in the last eight years suddenly seemed vulnerable.

One Last Growl for FCC’s Sharp-Toothed Watchdog, Tom Wheeler

As Tom Wheeler enters his last few months as head of the Federal Communications Commission during the Obama Administration — the next President is expected to name a new chairman — he has turned early supporters into foes and invited an expensive

AT&T Set to Lobby for Merger With Deep Pockets and a Big Network

AT&T, in addition to its billions of dollars of capital, has another arsenal at its disposal: one of the most formidable lobbying operations in Washington.

Regulatory Microscope Lies Ahead for AT&T and Time Warner

A cable and internet provider decides to buy an entertainment conglomerate.

Free Broadband Initiatives for Poor and Rural Areas, With Eye on Future

There is an axiom in technology: New products typically go to wealthy customers first, before prices eventually fall to reach the masses.

A Choice Beyond Cable Box Rentals? It May Hinge on a Swing Voter

When the Federal Communications Commission announced a plan that would free people from having to rent cable set-top boxes, the cable and television industries balked and lobbied hard to forestall the proposal.

Ted Cruz Fights Internet Directory’s Transfer; Techies Say He Just Doesn’t Get It

Senator Ted Cruz (R-TX), who once led a government shutdown in his efforts to defund President Obama’s health care law, has turned his sights on a more obscure target: the federal government’s plan to end its oversight of the internet’s master dir