Harold Feld

The DOJ’s Case Against AT&T Is Stronger Than You Think — Again.

Demanding divestiture of either the must have content or the DIRECTV distribution platform is precisely the remedy you would expect if you believe the deal presents significant harm because of the vertical integration issues.

Will Pai “Pull A Putin” And Hack the FCC Process? Or Will He Get Over Himself and Start Acting Like The Chairman?

[Commentary] In my 20+ years of doing telecommunications policy, I have never seen a Federal Communications Commission Chairman so badly botch a proceeding as Chairman Ajit Pai has managed to do with his efforts to repeal Net Neutrality.

Welcome Back to the Net Neutrality Fight Summer Blockbuster Reboot!

[Commentary] As with so many things, I can’t believe we are going to reboot this franchise [network neutrality] once again and run through pretty much the same arguments.

Trump Keeps Us All Guessing On Telecom.

[Commentary] Usually in January, especially with a new Congress of new term, I like to try to do a “this year in telecom” preview. But this year I can’t.

Is Net Neutrality (And Everything Else) Not Dead Yet or Pining For the Fjords? Contemplating Trump’s Telecom Policy.

[Commentary] The election of Donald Trump has prompted great speculation over the direction of telecommunications policy in the near future. I have now been through two transitions where the party with the White House has controlled Congress.

The George Washington Pledge: “To Bigotry No Sanction, To Persecution No Assistance.”

“I pledge to give to bigotry no sanction, to persecution no assistance. I pledge to work toward a world where everyone may sit under their own vine and fig tree, and there shall be none to make them afraid.

Public Knowledge Responds to Sudden FCC Agenda Changes

The Federal Communications Commission cancelled its agenda items for the Thursday, November 17 Open Meeting. The following may be attributed to Harold Feld, Senior Vice President at Public Knowledge:

Are Police Jamming Cell Phones At Standing Rock Protest? The FCC Should Investigate.

[Commentary] Setting aside my personal feelings about democracy, freedom to peacefully protest, and how the Sioux concerns seem rather justified in light of the Alabama pipeline explosion, this has now raised an interesting communications issue th

Why AT&T Is Still Spying On Your Phone Calls Three Years After We Complained to the FCC. And Why That May Or May Not Change Tomorrow.

[Commentary] Back in 2013, the NY Times broke a story that AT&T routinely sold “de-identified” phone data to the CIA.

FCC Tells You About Your Phone Transition — Y’all Might Want To Pay Attention.

I’ve been writing about the “shut down of the phone system” (and the shift to a new one) since 2012. The Federal Communications Commission adopted a final set of rules to govern how this process will work last July.