John Eggerton

Cleveland Broadband Consumers Pledges Multi-Front Campaign Against AT&T

Location:
Cleveland , OH, United States
Recommendation:
1

Daryl Parks, the attorney representing "Cleveland Broadband Consumers" claiming AT&T is "redlining" service in Cleveland and elsewhere, is pledging to open a multi-front legal attack on the company, including raising questions about its fitness for the multi-billion-dollar contract to manage FirstNet.

Fight for the Future Claims Comcast Censorship

Location:
Fight for the Future, Boston, MA, 02205, United States
Recommendation:
1

Fight for the Future is claiming Comcast is trying to censor pro-network neutrality website Comcastroturf.com.

Senators Seek Hearing on Fake News, Trump Media Hostility

Location:
Senate Commerce Committee, Constitution Avenue and 1st Street, NE Russell Senate Office Building - 253, Washington, DC, 20002, United States
Recommendation:
1

Sens Maggie Hassan (D-NH) and Tom Udall (D-NM) have asked the Senate Commerce Committee to hold a hearing on the state of the media. The senators cited Trump Administration ...

RNC Stands by President Trump, 'Witch-Hunt' Branding of Media

Location:
Republican National Committee (RNC), 310 First Street SE, Washington, DC, 20003, United States
Recommendation:
1

The Republican National Committee joined with President Donald Trump to brand the recent spate of news about the President as a media witch hunt.

Judicial Watch Sues FCC Over Title II Documents

Location:
Judicial Watch, 425 3rd St, SW, Washington, DC, 20024, United States
Recommendation:
3

Conservative group Judicial Watch has filed suit against the Federal Communications Commission to get documents it says the commission has not produced in response to a Freedom of Information Act request.

Sen Thune: Time for Net Neutrality Regulation

Location:
Capitol Building, E Capitol St NE & 1st St NE, Washington, DC, 20001, United States
Recommendation:
3

Senate Commerce Committee Chairman John Thune (R-SD) took to the Senate floor to say it was time to put the fear-mongering aside and protect the open internet with bipartisan legislation, the kind of legislation Chairman Thune said he had offered but then-chairman Tom Wheeler rejected.

Reporters Committee for Freedom of the Press: Trump Has Crossed Dangerous Line

Location:
Reporters Committee for Freedom of the Press, 1156 15th Street NW, Washington, DC, 20005, United States
Recommendation:
3

The Reporters Committee for Freedom of the Press was quick to condemn the comments, attributed to President Donald Trump, that then FBI director James Comey should be looking to put reporters in prison for publishing classified information.

Jenner & Block Staffs Up With Top FCC Staffers

Location:
Jenner & Block, 1099 New York Avenue NW Suite 900, Washington, DC, 20001-4412, United States
Recommendation:
3

Jenner & Block has grabbed a handful of former top Federal Communications Commission officials for the law firm's communications, internet and technology practice.

House Commerce Committee Democrats Seek Hearing on FCC Web Issues

Location:
Federal Communications Commission (FCC), 445 12th Street SW, Washington, DC, 20554, United States
Recommendation:
2

A quartet of House Commerce Committee Democrats led by ranking member Frank Pallone (D-NJ) have called on the Republican majority to hold a hearing on Federal Communications Commission web site "failures."

Fight for the Future Seeks Net Neutrality Docket Investigation

Location:
Federal Communications Commission (FCC), 445 12th Street SW, Washington, DC, 20554, United States
Recommendation:
2

Fight for the Future is asking the Federal Communications Commission and state attorneys general to investigate what it says is potential fraud related to the filing of comments in the FCC's network neutrality docket.

FCC's Clyburn: Only Silence Will Kill Net Neutrality

Location:
Federal Communications Commission (FCC), 445 12th Street SW, Washington, DC, 20554, United States
Recommendation:
2

Federal Communications Commission member Mignon Clyburn told a crowd of Title II fans that network neutrality is dead unless they make themselves heard, no matter what the vote on the upcoming Title II rollback is.

FCC’s Colbert Investigation Has Consequences

Location:
Federal Communications Commission (FCC), 445 12th Street SW, Washington, DC, 20554, United States
Recommendation:
3

Stephen Colbert’s late-night jabs at President Donald Trump have drawn plenty of heat, with talk of Federal Communications Commission investigations and threats to creative content. But while the FCC is highly unlikely to take any action, there is still a cost to the regulatory overhang of a government investigation regardless of the eventual outcome.

Municipal Broadband Providers Back FCC’s Title II Reversal

Location:
Federal Communications Commission (FCC), 445 12th Street SW, Washington, DC, 20554, United States
Recommendation:
2

A group of nonprofit municipal broadband providers -- all members of the American Cable Association -- support Federal Communications Commission Chairman Ajit Pai's proposal to reverse the classification of ISPs as common carriers under Title II, and told him so in a letter dated May 11.

Cable News Networks Pressed for More Diverse Political Talkers

Location:
Gay & Lesbian Alliance Against Defamation (GLAAD), 5455 Wilshire Blvd, Los Angeles, CA, 90036, United States
Recommendation:
3

A coalition of groups, including GLAAD, CAIR and Common Cause, has written to the heads of Fox News, CNN and MSNBC calling for more diversity in the guests booked for morning political talk shows.

Ninth Circuit To Review FTC v. AT&T Mobility

Location:
US Court of Appeals Ninth Circuit, 95 7th St, San Francisco, CA, 94103, United States
Recommendation:
3

The US Court of Appeals for the Ninth Circuit has agreed to review a three-judge panel decision that left the Federal Trade Commission's authority to oversee edge-provider privacy in some circumstances very much in doubt, according to a copy of the court’s announcement of the new hearing.

Sen Markey Leads Title II Fans in Last-Minute Push

Location:
Capitol Building, East Capitol Street, NE and 1st Street, NE, Washington, DC, 20002, United States
Recommendation:
3

With the days dwindling down to the Federal Communications Commission's May 18 planned vote on a Notice of Proposed Rulemaking (NPRM) to roll back Title II classification of Internet service providers, Sen Ed Markey (D-MA) joined a dozen other Democratic lawmakers in a letter to FCC Chairman Ajit Pai telling him not to "gut" net neutrality protections.

Rep Eshoo and Others: FCC Should Hold 'RT' to Transparency Standards

Location:
Capitol Building, East Capitol Street, NE and 1st Street, NE, Washington, DC, 20002, United States
Recommendation:
3

On the same day the Senate is grilling former Obama and Trump Administration officials about Russian interference in US elections, a group of Democratic Reps has asked the Federal Communications Commission to apply transparency requirements to RT (formerly Russia Today) broadcasts delivered over the airwaves.

Writers Guild of America Hot Over FCC’s Stephen Colbert 'Investigation'

Location:
Writers Guild of America East (WGAE), 250 Hudson Street, New York, NY, 10013, United States
Recommendation:
3

A Federal Communications Commission spokesperson confirmed that it is vetting the viewer complaints it received about Stephen Colbert's Late Show riff on President Donald Trump, which did not sit well with the creative community.

Chairman Pai: Wired, Wireless Broadband Appear Very Competitive to Him

Location:
Federal Communications Commission (FCC), 445 12th Street SW, Washington, DC, 20554, United States
Recommendation:
3

Federal Communications Commission Chairman Ajit Pai gave definite signals that the FCC may have a different answer the next time it weighs in on whether wireless broadband is a competitor to wired.

Sen Nelson: Bipartisan Net Neutrality Bill Appears 'Impossible'

Location:
Capitol Building, E Capitol St NE & 1st St NE, Washington, DC, 20001, United States
Recommendation:
3

Senate Commerce Committee Ranking Member Bill Nelson (D-FL) said that while he continued to talk with Committee Chairman John Thune (R-SD) about a bipartisan network neutrality bill, the current reality is that "there are too many folks, from [FCC] chairman Ajit Pai to the stakeholders and lawmakers who are dug in on a particular side of this issue, so it is making compromise an impossible task."

FCC Spokesman: Pai Within Bounds to Champion Net Neutrality Proposal

Location:
Federal Communications Commission (FCC), 445 12th Street SW, Washington, DC, 20554, United States
Recommendation:
3

A Federal Communications Commission spokesman said that FCC Chairman Ajit Pai was well within the law to speak out in favor of his network neutrality proposal, which includes rolling back Title II reclassification, eliminating the general conduct standard and reviewing the Open Internet order rules.

Rep Pallone: Pai's Proposal Is Threat to Online Speech

Location:
Capitol Building, E Capitol St NE & 1st St NE, Washington, DC, 20001, United States
Recommendation:
3

House Commerce Committee Ranking Member Frank Pallone (D-NJ) said Federal Communications Commission Chairman Ajit Pai's effort to roll back Title II classification and rethink Open Internet rules was a threat to free speech online.

Representatives Launch Virtual Reality Caucus

Location:
Capitol Building, E Capitol St NE & 1st St NE, Washington, DC, 20001, United States
Recommendation:
3

A group of legislators has formed a new "reality" caucus focused on the new realities of augmented reality, virtual reality, and mixed reality. Reps Yvette Clarke (D-NY), Suzan DelBene (D-WA), Bill Flores (R-TX), Darrell Issa (R-CA) and Ted Lieu (D-CA) have teamed up to launch the Congressional Caucus on Virtual, Augmented and Mixed Reality Technologies.

Gigabit Opportunity Zones Bill Introduced

Location:
Capitol Building, E Capitol St NE & 1st St NE, Washington, DC, United States
Recommendation:
4

Sen Shelley Moore Capito (R-WV) has introduced a bill, the Gigabit Opportunity (or GO) Act, that she says would accelerate the deployment of high-speed broadband in low-income and rural communities.

Net Neutrality Court Decision Hailed by Title II Fans

Location:
Washington, DC, United States
Recommendation:
3

Washington was quick to weigh in on the latest news in the multi-front debate/battle over Open Internet rules—that was the US Court of Appeals for the DC Circuit decision not to review a three-judge panel of that court's decision that the Federal Communications Commission was within its authority to reclassify Internet service providers as common carriers after years of treating them as information services rather than telecommunications.

FCC's Pai Backs Congressional Clarification on Internet Authority

Location:
Federal Communications Commission (FCC), 445 12th Street SW, Washington, DC, 20554, United States
Recommendation:
2

In an interview with Breitbart, Federal Communications Commission Chairman Ajit Pai was asked about fellow Republican FCC Commissioner Michael O'Rielly's argument that Congress needs to "enshrine free Internet principles in law" to resolve the ongoing "political uncertainty." Chairman Pai agreed.

House Passes Copyright Office Reform Bill

Location:
Capitol Building, E Capitol St NE & 1st St NE, Washington, DC, United States
Recommendation:
3

The House has passed a bipartisan bill, the Register of Copyrights Selection and Accountability Act of 2017, that would make the head of the Copyright Office a presidential appointee, term limited to 10 years.

AT&T Denies Request to Address Shareholders Over Redlining Allegations

Location:
AT&T, 208 South Akard St, Dallas, TX, 75202, United States
Recommendation:
3

Attorney Daryl Parks, who represented the family of Trayvon Martin, says AT&T has denied his request to speak at its shareholder meeting about his clients allegations of broadband redlining in Cleveland (OH).

AT&T Targeted Over Alleged Broadband Redlining in Cleveland

Location:
AT&T, 208 South Akard St, Dallas, TX, 75202, United States
Recommendation:
3

AT&T is being targeted with a lawsuit following accusations of broadband digital redlining. Attorney Daryl D. Parks (he represented the families of Trayvon Martin and Michael Brown) of Florida law firm Parks & Crump and attorney Walter Madison from Akron (OH) are representing families in Cleveland (OH) who allege they have been "severely impacted" by a lack of connectivity and want a meeting with AT&T top brass to talk about it.

Pai to Congress: Set-Top Docket to Remain Open

Location:
Federal Communications Commission (FCC), 445 12th Street SW, Washington, DC, 20554, United States
Recommendation:
3

Federal Communications Commission Chairman Ajit Pai has told Congress he does not plan to close the set-top box docket, but signaled that was because it could still have some deregulatory legs.