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Democratic Sens ask FCC to delay net neutrality repeal

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

A group of Democratic Sens is asking the Federal Communications Commission to delay its effort to repeal the Obama-era net neutrality regulations in order to review a trove of recently-released documents related to the proceeding.

Senators blast Lifeline in Hearing

Location:
Senate Committee on Homeland Security & Governmental Affairs, 340 Dirksen Senate Office Building, Washington, DC, 20510, United States

The Senate Homeland Security and Government Affairs Committee held a hearing Sept 14 titled, "FCC’s Lifeline Program: A Case Study of Government Waste and Mismanagement". ...

Google critics pushed out by think tank launch independent group

A group of antitrust experts has launched their own independent organization after they were pushed out of the New America think tank two weeks after raising criticisms of Google.

AT&T workers in contract dispute to protest at iPhone launch

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

AT&T workers are planning a demonstration outside Apple headquarters on Sept 12 during the highly anticipated iPhone 8 launch to draw attention to their ongoing contract dispute.

Google appeals $2.9 billion EU fine

Location:
Council of the European Union, Rue de la Loi 175, Brussels, B-1048, Belgium

Google has appealed a record $2.9 billion fine from the European Union over its comparative shopping service, the EU Court of Justice announced.

Sen Klobuchar wants answers on FTC's quick approval of Amazon-Whole Foods deal

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

Sen Amy Klobuchar (D-MN), the Senate Antitrust Subcommittee Ranking Member, is demanding answers on the speed with which the Federal Trade Commission approved Amazon’s $13.7 billion purchase of Whole Foods.

Lawyers for fired Google programmer ask other employees to come forward

Location:
Google, 1600 Amphitheatre Parkway, Mountain View, CA, 94043, United States

A law firm representing James Damore, who was fired from Google earlier in Aug for writing a controversial internal memo, is asking other former and current employees to come forward with “illegal employment practices” at Google.

Incompas asks FCC to open up cable and internet competition for apartment buildings

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

A trade association is asking the Federal Communications Commission to give apartment building tenants more choices when it comes to internet and cable providers.

Public-Interest Groups urge FCC to release net neutrality complaints

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

Public interest groups opposed to the repeal of network neutrality rules are asking the Federal Communications Commission to release a trove of documents in an effort to keep the rules in place.

Democratic Lawmakers call for independent investigation into FCC's cyberattack response

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

Democratic lawmakers are calling for an independent investigation into how the Federal Communications Commission responded to a reported cyberattack in May that crippled the agency’s comment filing system.

Democratic Reps Press FCC for answers on Sinclair

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

House Commerce Committee Ranking Democratic Reps are demanding answers from the Federal Communications Commission about its “favorable treatment” of Sinclair Broadcast Group, which has been cashing in on a series of agency moves that are easing restrictions on its control of local television stations.

Senate panel to vote on FCC nominees on August 2

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

On August 2, the Commerce Committee will hold confirmation votes for three nominees to the Federal Communications Commission. panel will vote on former Democratic Commissioner Jessica Rosenworcel and Brendan Carr, a Republican.

President Trump, electronics manufacturer Foxconn announce new Wisconsin plant

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

President Donald Trump announced that the electronics manufacturer Foxconn will be building a new US plant in Wisconsin to produce LCD screens.

Democrats call out AT&T-Time Warner deal in new messaging campaign

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

Democrats singled out the AT&T-Time Warner merger in their new messaging campaign on July 24, signaling a tougher stance on policing corporate consolidation.

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.