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FCC Leaders to discuss net neutrality at 2014 ALA Annual Conference in Las Vegas

How does the recent net neutrality court case impact the public’s right to know?

Nearly 1.2 Million Add Broadband In The First Quarter Of 2014

Leichtman Research Group found that the seventeen largest cable and telephone providers in the US -- representing about 93% of the market -- acquired nearly 1.2 million net additional high-speed Internet subscribers in the first quarter of 2014.

FCC Cites California Online Retailer for Importing And Marketing Illegal Smartphones

The Federal Communications Commission Enforcement Bureau has cited Panasystem, a California-based online electronics retailer, for importing and marketing counterfeit smartphones marked with unauthorized or invalid labels falsely indicating that t

NAB Statement on Proposed AT&T-DirecTV Merger

In response to the proposed merger of AT&T and DirecTV, the following statement can be attributed to NAB Executive Vice President of Communications Dennis Wharton:

House Commerce Committee Focuses on Competition Policy in Latest #CommActUpdate White Paper

House Commerce Committee Chairman Fred Upton (R-MI) and Communications and Technology Subcommittee Chairman Greg Walden (R-OR) continued the process leading to an update of the Communications Act with the release of a white paper focused on compet

Sprint To Pay $7.5 Million For Unwanted Marketing Calls And Texts

Sprint will pay $7.5 million to resolve a Federal Communications Commission Enforcement Bureau investigation of the mobile wireless company’s failure to honor consumer requests to opt out of phone and text marketing communications.

Nigeria: Mobile Rises Sharply While Radio Dominates For News

While a vast divide remains between “media rich” and “media poor” Nigerians, household mobile ownership has surpassed that of radio and TV in Nigeria, and the use of Internet is trending upward, according to new findings on Nigerian media consumpt

BBG Signs Agreement To Provide Live VOA News In Nigeria

The Broadcasting Board of Governors announced an agreement with Channels Television, one of the 13 independent Nigerian TV stations.

Rep Waxman Urges the FCC to Move Forward on Open Internet Rules, Use Title II as Backup

House Commerce Committee Ranking Member Henry A. Waxman (D-CA) wrote to Federal Communications Commission Chairman Tom Wheeler urging the FCC to move forward with a vote on proposed network neutrality rules.

Thousands Use Sen Sanders Senate Website to Protest FCC Plan on Net-Neutrality

As part of a torrent of criticism pouring into the Federal Communications Commission, Sen Bernie Sanders (I-VT) delivered to the FCC nearly 19,000 comments from consumers demanding a free and open Internet.