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Internet Association blasts Fight for the Future for including Rep Scalise ad campaign

Location:
Internet Association, Washington, DC, United States

The Internet Association, a trade group representing internet companies, lashed out at a pro-net neutrality group July 18 for initially saying that they planned to go after Rep Steve Scalise (R-LA) with billboard attack ads.

Sen Wyden accuses Chairman Pai of being 'willfully ignorant' on net neutrality

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

Sen Ron Wyden (D-OR) accused Federal Communications Commission Chairman Ajit Pai of mischaracterizing his position from nearly two decades ago to justify the agency’s repeal of network neutrality rules.

House Democrats accuse GOP of trying to 'shield' FCC's network neutrality repeal from oversight

Location:
House Commerce Committee, 45 Independence Ave SW 2123 Rayburn House Office Building, Washington, DC, 20515, United States

Top House Commerce Committee Democrats rebuked their GOP colleagues for failing to hold any oversight hearings of the Federal Communications Commission amid the FCC's efforts to strike network neutrality regulations.

NHMC asks FCC to delay net neutrality repeal proceeding

Location:
National Hispanic Media Coalition (NHMC), 55 S Grand Avenue, Pasadena, CA, 91105, United States

The National Hispanic Media Coalition (NHMC) wants the Federal Communications Commission to hold off on its proposal to kill network neutrality regulations.

Facebook, Google to join net neutrality demonstration

Location:
Facebook (new HQ), 1601 Willow Road, Menlo Park, CA, United States

Facebook and Google will be joining a mass online demonstration in support of the Federal Communications Commission’s network neutrality rules, apparently.

YouTube stars urge FCC to save net neutrality

Location:
YouTube, 901 Cherry Ave, San Bruno, CA, 94066, United States

A group of more than 100 YouTube stars is calling on the Federal Communications Commission to preserve its network neutrality rules, which are currently in the process of being repealed.

Qualcomm asks US to ban iPhone imports

Location:
Qualcomm, 5775 Morehouse Drive, San Diego, CA, 92121, United States

Chip maker Qualcomm is asking US trade authorities to ban imports of Apple products, including iPhones, that don’t use its processors. Qualcomm said it will formally request that the US International Trade Commission (ITC) temporarily ban the imports to “stop Apple’s unlawful and unfair use of Qualcomm’s technology.”

Chairman Pai reveals new details about cyberattack following John Oliver segment

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

Federal Communications Commission Chairman Ajit Pai unveiled new details about a reported cyberattack that came after comedian John Oliver urged his viewers to flood the agency with pro-network neutrality comments.

Chairman Blackburn Criticizes Democratic Reps for Not Rallying Behind Privacy Bill

Location:
House Subcommittee on Communications, Technology and Internet, Independence Avenue and South Capitol Street, Washington, DC, 20003, United States

House Communications Subcommittee Chairman Marsha Blackburn (R-TN) chastised Democratic Reps for not rallying around her internet privacy bill, after they criticized the GOP’s efforts to kill privacy restrictions earlier in 2017.

Democratic Sens Urge AG Sessions to Reject AT&T-Time Warner Merger

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

A group of Democratic Sens is calling on the Justice Department to block the proposed AT&T-Time Warner merger, arguing the megadeal would hurt consumers.

Court strikes down FCC caps on in-state prison phone rates

Location:
U.S. Court of Appeals for the District of Columbia, 333 Constitution Ave, NW, Washington, DC, 20001, United States

The DC Circuit Court of Appeals has partially struck down a Federal Communications Commission rule that capped the rates for inmate phone calls.

Free market meets net neutrality

Location:
INCOMPAS, 1200 G St. NW (formerly COMPTEL), Washington, DC, 20005, United States

Chip Pickering, CEO of the telecommunications trade group Incompas and a former GOP congressman from Mississippi, who still considers himself a fiscal conservative, sees net neutrality as the “last great battle” in competition policy.

Chairman Blackburn desperately seeks Democrat to co-sponsor internet privacy bill

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

House Communications Subcommittee Chairman Marsha Blackburn (R-TN) is asking Democratic Reps to cosponsor her new internet privacy bill, intended to replace Federal Communications Commission privacy protections that Republicans killed earlier in 2017.

Week ahead: New GOP push on internet privacy

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

Lawmakers could be looking at a new fight over internet privacy, as they return to Washington after their weeklong Memorial Day recess.

Lawmakers rally net neutrality supporters ahead of key FCC vote

Location:
US Capitol, East Capitol Street, NE and 1st Street, NE, DC, 20515, United States
Recommendation:
2

Democratic lawmakers rallied net neutrality supporters ahead of the Federal Communications Commission’s initial vote to start rolling back the Obama-era regulations.

Sinclair deal puts heat on FCC

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

The proposed acquisition by Sinclair Broadcasting Group of Tribune Media Company is inflaming criticism of the Federal Communications Commission, which helped pave the way for the deal by relaxing media ownership restrictions.

John Oliver urges net neutrality supporters to tone down FCC comments

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

“Writing racist things on the internet is not how you win the net neutrality debate,” Oliver said. “It’s how you win the presidency.”

Sens Wyden, Schatz want details on FCC cyberattack after John Oliver critique

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

Sens Ron Wyden (D-OR) and Brian Schatz (D-HI) are asking the Federal Communications Commission for information about the agency’s claim that it had been the target of cyberattacks after being criticized by late night comedian John Oliver on May 7.

Facebook taps former New York Times exec to lead news product team

Location:
Facebook (new HQ), 1601 Willow Road, Menlo Park, CA, United States
Recommendation:
3

Facebook has tapped a former New York Times executive to lead the company’s news products team.

Federal court lets net neutrality regulations stand

Location:
U.S. Court of Appeals for the District of Columbia, 333 Constitution Ave, NW, Washington, DC, 20001, United States
Recommendation:
4

A federal appeals court rejected a request to review its decision upholding the Federal Communications Commission's network neutrality regulations. The victory for net neutrality supporters comes just days after FCC Chairman Ajit Pai announced that he is starting proceedings to repeal the rules, and could set the stage for a Supreme Court showdown.

President Trump creates tech advisory council

Location:
The White House, 1600 Pennsylvania Avenue NW, Washington, DC, 20500, United States
Recommendation:
4

President Donald Trump signed an executive order creating a new technology council to help advise the government on streamlining its IT operations.

FCC Commissioner Clyburn blasts network neutrality repeal

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

Federal Communications Commissioner Mignon Clyburn blasted FCC Chairman Ajit Pai for launching an attack on network neutrality.

Chairman Pai to brief House Commerce Committee on net neutrality plan April 28

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

Federal Communications Commission Chairman Ajit Pai will travel to Capitol Hill on April 28 to brief House members in the wake of his announcement that the FCC will be launching a campaign to dismantle net neutrality.

Hundreds of startups call on FCC to preserve net neutrality

Location:
engine, 414 Brannan St., San Francisco, CA, 94107, United States
Recommendation:
3

A group of more than 800 tech startups is urging Federal Communications Commission Chairman Ajit Pai not to go forward with his plan to dismantle network neutrality.

FCC to create advisory panel on diversity

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

The Federal Communications Commission (FCC) will soon have a committee to advise the agency on promoting diversity in the communications industry, Chairman Ajit Pai announced April 24.

Telecom giants spent $11m on first-quarter lobbying

Location:
Washington, DC, United States
Recommendation:
3

Major internet service providers spent more than $11 million on lobbying amid fights over privacy rules and a coming showdown over net neutrality.

AT&T gave $2 million to President Trump's inaugural committee

Location:
The White House, 1600 Pennsylvania Avenue NW, Washington, DC, 20500, United States
Recommendation:
3

AT&T was among the largest contributors to President Donald Trump’s inaugural committee, accounting for more than $2 million of the record-breaking $106.7 million haul.

3 GOP Reps Call on Chairman Pai to Soften Business Data Services Proposal

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

Three members of the Arkansas delegation are asking Federal Communications Commission Chairman Ajit Pai to soften his proposal to deregulate the business data services market.

Five Obama-era tech policies on the chopping block

Location:
Federal Communications Commission (FCC), 445 12th Street SW, Washington, DC, 20554, United States
Recommendation:
1

Federal Communications Commission Chairman Ajit Pai is just getting started. Here are five regulations or policies he's working to roll back.

Chairman Pai moves to block phone calls on airplanes

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

The Federal Communications Commission moved to end its push to allow people to use cellphones on flights. FCC Chairman Ajit Pai called for killing an abandoned 2013 proposal to relax the agency’s rules about the use of cellphones on flights.