Media Ownership

Who owns, controls, or influences media outlets.

AT&T cuts another 1,800 jobs as it finishes fiber-Internet buildout

AT&T has informed employees of plans to cut another 1,800 jobs from its wireline division. AT&T declared more than 1,800 jobs nationwide as "surplus," meaning they are slated to be eliminated in Aug or Sept, said the Communications Workers

Just one agency should enforce antitrust law

No industry should be free from antitrust scrutiny, including big tech.

Competitors could arm regulators in Big Tech antitrust probes

A proliferation of antitrust investigations into the tech giants is offering competitors a chance to sound off on claims that their larger rivals are playing dirty.

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Subcommittee on Antitrust, Competition Policy, and Consumer Rights

Senate Judiciary Committee

Date: 
Tue, 07/23/2019 - 14:30

Sprint and T-Mobile Merger Approval, Said to Be Near, Could Undercut Challenge by States

Apparently, the Justice Department is moving closer to approving T-Mobile’s $26 billion merger with Sprint, but only if the companies sell multiple assets to create a new wireless competitor. The department is pushing T-Mobile and Sprint to sell a

Antitrust Agenda

The go-to metric for antitrust enforcers has long been increasing prices. Critics, however, have begun to question whether that approach needs an update, given that tech giants like Google and Facebook offer free services.

The group at the center of the antitrust storm

A small liberal think tank has spent years urging Washington to crack down on the United States’ biggest tech companies — a lonely crusade that barely registered with the political establishment.

To Fight Online Disinformation, Reinvigorate Media Policy

While social media companies and digital networks are relatively new, the problems of information laundering and manipulation are not. Of course, verbatim application of 20th-century media policy won’t work for today’s digital environment; some of

Senate Commerce Committee Oversight Hearing of the Federal Communications Commission

The Senate Commerce Committee held an oversight hearing of the Federal Communications Commission. Some highlights:

“…And Justice for All”: Antitrust Enforcement and Digital Gatekeepers

e digital economy is a fact of life, but it is not all things to all people.  There has been robust public discussion about whether the broader economy, undoubtedly transformed by digital technologies, is working well for everyone.  While some com