John Eggerton

Civil Rights Groups Strike Diversity Agreement with T-Mobile-Sprint

A number of civil rights groups have struck an agreement with T-Mobile-Sprint to expand on the companies' diversity initiatives significantly if the two close on their merger.

Sohn: FCC Authority is Key to Compromise Net Neutrality Bill

Gigi Sohn, former adviser to Federal Communications Commission Chairman Tom Wheeler, supports legislation to clarify the FCC's authority over broadband, but that unless that bill returns oversight of the market to the FCC, that is not likely to ha

NCTA to FCC: Broadband Data Collection Effort Should Be Confined to Deployment

Cable operators are telling the Federal Communications Commission to use its new broadband deployment data regime for just that, collecting deployment data, rather than use it as a vehicle for collecting data on latency or price, as some have argu

Numbering Steps to FCC’s Net Neutrality Victory Dance

According to top Federal Communications Commission officials (paraphrased from a background call), these were the seven key victories for the FCC in the decision by the US Court of Appeals for the D.C. Circuit:

Net Neutrality Focus Shifts to States, Hill

Broadband providers and virtually everyone else is calling for Congress to finally step in and clarify just what authority the Federal Communications Commission has and should use over internet access. The FCC has to come back to the court with a

House Communications Subcommittee Hearing 'Legislating to Secure America's Wireless Future'

The House Communications Subcommittee considered a handful of bills Sept.

Senate Antitrust Subcommittee Hearing on Big Tech and Antitrust Concerns

The Senate Antitrust Subcommittee heard from various parties on whether Big Tech companies have been allowed to become serial innovation killers, buying up tech start-up competitors before those competitors are large enough to raise red flags with

Senator Warner on Big Tech: Status Quo Won't Cut It

Senate Intelligence Committee Vice Chairman Mark Warner (D-VA) said that we have now seen how "the misuse of technology threatens our democratic systems, our economy, and our national security." "Western companies who help authoritarian regimes bu

AT&T Hit with Class Action Suit Alleging AT&T Pumped Up Subscriber Count for DirecTV Now

A class action suit has been filed alleging that AT&T pumped up the subscriber count for its DirecTV Now streaming service (since rebranded to AT&T TV Now) to mask "serious technical problems due to premature roll-out." AT&T has recent

House Communications Subcommittee Examines How to Improve FCC Deployment Monitoring Process, Reduce Digital Divide

Juggling five pieces of proposed legislation for improving the Federal Communications Commission's broadband mapping process, the House Communications Subcommittee grilled representatives of telecommunications and public interest organization - se