Tag Archives: Federal Communications Commission
The FCC is having a terrible month, and consumers will pay the price
If you are a supporter of fast, fair, open, and affordable networks, November will be a bad month. And December will be, too. So, keep calling your representatives and senators and tell them that you oppose pretty much everything this FCC is doing.
FAKE NEWS ALERT: Media Conglomerates convince FCC that Facebook can replace local news stations
Driven by profits, broadcasters have lobbied to weaken the public’s access to quality information about their elected representatives.
JULY 12TH: INTERNET-WIDE DAY OF ACTION TO SAVE NET NEUTRALITY
The Internet has thrived precisely because of net neutrality. It’s what makes it so vibrant and innovative—a place for creativity, free expression, and exchange of ideas.
Mike Ludwig: FCC Chairman Wheeler Moves Toward Strong Net Neutrality Rules
The debate over the FCC’s latest proposals to protect net neutrality has raged for nearly a year. Net neutrality activists have regularly held loud protests at FCC meetings and flooded the FCC’s public comment inbox with millions of letters and comments. At one point, the sheer number of comments overloaded and shut down the agency’s server.
Rivera Sun: FCC Internet Proposal — The Contemporary Pillage of the Commons
Act now to save the internet: Public comment period is open, and FCC Chairman Tom Wheeler needs to hear from citizens. Learn more. By Rivera Sun Truthout.org Op-Ed 29 June 2014 Tom Wheeler, the chairman of the Federal Communications Commission, speaks during an open meeting in Washington, Dec. 12, 2013. (Photo: Daniel Rosenbaum / The New York Times) Seething […]
▶ Moyers and Winship: Don’t Let Net Neutrality Become Another Broken Promise
Is Net Neutrality Dead? Democracy loses if the Internet’s sold to the highest bidder — and that may be exactly what’s about to happen. Full Show: Is Net Neutrality Dead? May 2, 2014 For years, the government has upheld the principle of “Net neutrality,” the belief that everyone should have equal access to the web […]
Katrina vanden Heuvel: Comcast-Time Warner Doesn’t Pass the Smell Test
…consumers surely will get fleeced if the merger goes through. America already suffers from worse Internet service, speed and affordability than other developed countries. by Katrina vanden Heuvel Published on Tuesday, February 18, 2014 by The Washington Post One thing is certain about Comcast’s proposed $45 billion merger with Time Warner Cable: It doesn’t pass the smell test. Comcast claims that […]
Sharon Kyle: How Mainstream Media Comforts the Comforted
I’ve come to the conclusion that the Left vs Right argument is subordinate to the Top vs. Bottom divide. The concentration of wealth and power in the hands of a few at the top is wrecking havoc in our lives. By Sharon Kyle Published by the LA Progressive on December 20, 2013 These days it’s hard to […]
Timothy Karr: Verizon’s Plan to Break the Internet
Verizon has big plans for the Internet. And if that doesn’t worry you, it should. by Timothy Karr Published on Wednesday, September 18, 2013 by Save The Internet. Posted on CommonDreams.org The company is trying to overturn the Federal Communications Commission’s Open Internet Order, which prevents Internet service providers from blocking, throttling or otherwise discriminating against online content. […]
T-Mobile likely to end attempt to block Verizon spectrum purchase
T-Mobile likely to end attempt to block Verizon spectrum purchase Spectrum and cash swap allay T-Mobile’s antitrust concerns. by Jon Brodkin – June 25 2012 arstechnica.com Also check SavetheInternet.com Photo by Axel Schwenke When Verizon Wireless struck a deal to buy new spectrum for $3.6 billion, T-Mobile USA was the first to ask the government to block the sale. […]
Media Justice and the 99 Percent Movement> How net neutrality helped Occupy Wall Street
Media Justice and the 99 Percent Movement> How net neutrality helped Occupy Wall Street By Betty Yu Extra! December 2011 FAIR It all started with one message posted on a blog on July 13, 2011. The magazine Adbusters, a not-for-profit, reader-supported, 120,000-circulation magazine that combats corporate consumerism, issued a call: “On September 17, we want to see 20,000 people […]