Agenda

What's on the agenda for policymakers.

Your Favorite Websites are Rallying in a Last-Ditch Effort to Save Net Neutrality

You might be seeing a lot of red on the internet May 9. Many sites, including Etsy, Reddit, and OKCupid will adorn their pages with “red alerts” asking readers to tell their representatives to save net neutrality.

Legere and Claure at FCC Again Selling T-Mobile, Sprint Merger

T-Mobile’s John Legere and Sprint’s Marcelo Claure met with Federal Communications Commission Chairman Ajit Pai to sell their $26.5 billion deal. Legere and Claure also met with FCC Commissioner Brendan Carr.

The battle lines are being drawn in T-Mobile/Sprint merger

T-Mobile appears to be rallying former regulators and legislators to its side, while some congressional Democrats and some public interest groups are formulating their arguments against the deal. Sitting in the middle are the Federal Communication

Hot US Import: European Regulations

Wireless speaker company Sonos, Apple, Facebook, and Twitter  have updated their global privacy rules in anticipation of the European Union's General Data Protection Regulation (GDPR). GDPR is the latest sign of the EU’s growing power in global re

First Lady Melania Trump Rolls Out ‘Be Best,’ a Children’s Agenda With a Focus on Social Media

First Lady Melania Trump said she would focus her official effort as first lady on teaching children to put kindness first in their lives, particularly on social media.

AT&T will ask Supreme Court to cripple the FTC’s authority over broadband

In an attempt to win a government lawsuit over its throttling of unlimited data plans, AT&T will appeal a ruling to the Supreme Court. The Federal Trade Commission sued AT&T in October 2014 in US District Court in Northern California, alle

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Center for Media Justice, Color Of Change, Free Press, the National Hispanic Media Coalition and 18 Million Rising

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Tue, 05/08/2018 - 16:00

FCC Commissioner Mignon Clyburn on prison-phone justice, the Lifeline subsidy program, Net Neutrality protections and Puerto Rico’s hurricane-devastated communications infrastructure.



How the EU’s General Data Protection Regulation empowers digital civic engagement

[Commentary] The European Union’s General Data Protection Regulation (GDPR) represents an important step forward for envisioning a civic life where citizens are empowered not only as data producers but also data owners.

Lawmakers Request Special Counsel Investigate FCC Commissioners' CPAC Appearance

House Commerce Committee Ranking Member Frank Pallone, Jr.

TV Royalty: How Patents Could Help Sinclair Rule the Broadcasting Market

The broadcasting market is on the brink of a major shakeup, and Sinclair is already positioned as a primary beneficiary.