[Commentary] The proposition here is simple: This T-Mobile/Sprint deal will shrink the market for nationwide mobile wireless service from four players to three, giving consumers fewer choices and increasing the likelihood that prices will be highe
In the modern economy, data has replaced oil, according to The Economist, as the world’s most valuable resource. For policymakers, the challenge of how to regulate data is emerging as an increasingly significant issue.
This hearing will examine the convergence of expanding broadband access, promoting competition in both wireline and wireless markets, and protecting our telecommunications infrastructure from national security threats. Members will discuss the many steps making up the supply chain for equipment in U.S. telecommunications networks, and how government and industry respond to threats and opportunities.
Senate Democrats filed a long-promised petition to prevent the repeal of net neutrality rules in a move that will force a vote of the full Senate by a deadline of June 12. The Senate will have to vote on a Congressional Review Act (CRA) resolution
The hearing will examine the state of the mobile app economy and its role in fostering job creation, e-commerce, innovation, and technology investment in the United States, and how apps are disrupting traditional business models and evolving in their sophistication and utility for consumers and businesses. Additionally, the hearing will explore ways to improve mobile broadband connectivity and how to address policy issues to support the continued growth and prosperity of the app economy.
[Op-ed] I support net neutrality. I support rules that prevent blocking, throttling, and paid prioritization of internet traffic.
FCC Commissioner Mignon Clyburn on prison-phone justice, the Lifeline subsidy program, Net Neutrality protections and Puerto Rico’s hurricane-devastated communications infrastructure.
Meet the Media Bureau Senior Staff : Michelle Carey and her staff will discuss the Media Bureau’s priorities and issues they face in the coming year.
There’s no doubt that misinformation, disinformation, and “fake news” played a role in the 2016 election and continue to roil our politics, as well as the ever-shifting media landscape. It’s also clear that an informed citizenry is at the foundation of American democracy. But with the dawn of social media and the ubiquity of digital publishing, being an informed citizen isn’t easy—it requires sorting through streams of poorly sourced commentary and purposefully deceptive news pieces created to sow distrust and undermine our connections with our fellow citizens. Where do we go from here?