Government & Communications

Attempts by governmental bodies to improve or impede communications with or between the citizenry.

5 New Cities Become Smart Gigabit Communities

At the Smart Cities Connect Conference held June 25-28 at the Austin Convention Center, US Ignite and the National Science Foundation announced five new cities that have joined the Smart Gigabit Communities (SGC) program, which "accelerates the de

Trump’s asymmetric warfare against the media continues to pay off

[Commentary] Donald Trump won the presidency by assuring voters he could do everything, and do it quickly. Much of his presidency so far has been spent covering up the fact that he can’t.

Amazon primed for merger battle

The proposed $13.7 billion merger of Amazon and Whole Foods is primed to set off a massive lobbying effort in Washington.

President Trump blasts media after CNN retraction: 'They are all Fake News!'

President Donald Trump blasted several publications after CNN retracted a story published recently tying a top Trump ally to a Russian investment bank.

Speaker Ryan: Ignore The Cable News Bickering. This Congress Is Getting Things Done

[Commentary] Sometimes the noise drowns out the good news. And it certainly is right now. It would be hard to fault the average American for thinking all that’s going on in Washington these days is high-drama hearings and partisan sniping.

President Trump’s Media Policy Creating Friction

President Trump's relations with the media — never strong to begin with — have taken another sour turn with dwindling opportunities for on-camera engagement with the president's representatives.

Facebook, Free Expression and the Power of a Leak

[Commentary] The First Amendment protects our right to use social networks like Facebook and Twitter, the Supreme Court declared.

Chairman Pai reveals new details about cyberattack following John Oliver segment

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.

Industry 'surprised' by DOJ appeal in data warrant case

Businesses leaders expressed surprise that the Department of Justice is appealing a case about when law enforcement should have access to data stored in other countries.

Twenty years after Reno v. ACLU, the long arc of internet history returns

Twenty years ago, on June 26, 1996, the US Supreme Court unanimously decided Reno v. American Civil Liberties Union, which found the communications decency provisions of the Telecommunications Act of 1996 to be unconstitutional.