Labor

The people who work in the communications industries.

Commissioner Starks at the Media Institute Free Speech America Gala

The rights enshrined in the First Amendment, including freedom of speech and freedom of the press, guide the Federal Communications Commission’s public interest standard, which must inform everything that we do.

Remarks of FCC Commissioner Starks to the Congressional Black Caucus Foundation's Annual Legislative Conference

[The Congressional Black Caucus Foundation's Annual Legislative Conference] is a time to highlight our policy priorities and develop collaborative solutions so that when we return to our communities, whether Brooklyn (NY), Southeast DC, or Jackson

Key findings about the online news landscape in America

Key findings about the way Americans get news online – as well as how digital newsrooms in the US are faring:

NTIA Data: Two-thirds of US Internet Users Do Not Participate in the Sharing Economy

In our most recent Internet Use Survey, conducted in 2017, the National Telecommunications and Information Administration included questions about participation in the sharing economy for the first time.

The rural America death spiral

Political and economic power is shifting to the cities, and 20% of the population — 46 million people — is being left behind in rural America.

Newsroom Diversity Efforts Have Failed. It's Time to Take a Structural Approach.

People of color made up nearly 40 percent of the US population, according to 2018 Census Bureau figures.

Sens Gardner, Sinema Introduce Bipartisan Bill to Connect Americans to Broadband, Jobs

Senators Cory Gardner (R-CO) and Kyrsten Sinema (D-AZ), members of the Senate Commerce Committee, introduced the TOWER Infrastructure Deployment Act (TOWER Act) to increase broadband deployment and close the workforce shortage in the telecommunica

About a quarter of large U.S. newspapers laid off staff in 2018

Layoffs continue to pummel US newspapers. Roughly a quarter of papers with an average Sunday circulation of 50,000 or more experienced layoffs in 2018.

Chairman Pai Remarks at Opening of OneWeb Satellites' Facility in FL

Thank you to OneWeb Satellites for inviting me to the opening of the world’s first facility to manufacture satellites using industrial-scale mass production techniques. I’m particularly pleased to be here this morning because the Federal Communica