Press Release

Entering the Construction Phase of the Post-Incentive Auction Transition

July 12 marks another milestone in the incentive auction transition – the deadline for TV stations that have been assigned a new channel to file for construction permits for their new facilities and to submit their estimated eligible costs for rel

Rep Ellison Statement on the Introduction of the Online Privacy Act (HR 3175)

Rep Keith Ellison (D-MN), along with Reps Carol Shea-Porter (D-NH), Maxine Waters (D-CA), Eleanor Holmes Norton (D-DC), Jan Schakowsky (D-IL), Pramila Jayapal (D-WA), and Earl Blumenauer (D-OR), introduced the Online Privacy Act (HR 3175).

Why We’re Joining the ‘Day of Action’ in Support of an Open Internet

July 12, AT&T will join the “Day of Action” for preserving and advancing an open internet.

Chairman Pai Announces Pelkey As Press Secretary

Federal Communications Commission Chairman Ajit Pai announced that he has appointed Tina Pelkey as Press Secretary for the Chairman. Pelkey will report to the director of the FCC’s Office of Media Relations.

Are Americans moved by Trump’s media-as-enemy war cry? The opposite may be true.

[Commentary] At first glance, a new report from Pew Research looks devastating for President Trump’s favorite punching bag, the nation’s news media. One might think that the message Trump has been hammering home is really getting through.

A Mid-Band Spectrum Win in the Making

Anyone who has spent half a minute working on wireless communications issues knows that America’s wireless providers need additional spectrum to expand existing network capacity and/or deploy new technologies (e.g., 5G).

The FCC Should Continue Its Strong Role in Protecting Broadband Privacy

Through years of rulemakings and enforcement actions, the Federal Communications Commission has developed the expertise necessary to protect consumer privacy on communications networks.

Who Has Your Back? AT&T, Verizon, Other ISPs Lag Behind Tech Industry in Protecting Users from Government Overreach

While many technology companies continue to step up their privacy game by adopting best practices to protect sensitive customer information when the government demands user data, telecommunications companies are failing to prioritize user privacy

No One Wins the Machiavellian Game of Trump vs. the Press

[Commentary] What might have been, decades ago, a compact between an audience and a trusted source of information—we’ll tell you who this gif-making guy is if you need us to—sours into something repugnant.

The ethics issue: Should we abandon privacy online?

In an age where fear of terrorism is high in the public consciousness, governments are likely to err on the side of safety.