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FCC Boss Being Investigated By His Own Agency For Being Too Cozy With The Industry He Regulates
Techdirt. • Karl Bode
Regulator slams devices as weak link for net neutrality
Mobile World Live • Chris Donkin
Flashback Friday: ‘A Series of Tubes’
Roll Call • Alex Gangitano
Net Neutrality and the Danger of a Corporatized Democracy
American Prospect • Ron Fein
Open thread for night owls: Net neutrality politics is local, and locals are fighting for it
Daily Kos • Meteor Blades
FCC chief Ajit Pai is being investigated for corruption by his own agency
The Next Web • Abhimanyu Ghoshal
Inspector General Opens Probe of FCC's Easing of Media-Ownership Rules
The Wall Street Journal • Keach Hagey
Scott signs executive order on net neutrality
VTDigger • Xander Landen
FCC Chair Ajit Pai investigated for Sinclair ties, lawmakers say
USA Today • Usa Today
FCC inspector general sticks corruption probe into chairman Ajit Pai amid $4bn media merger
The Register • Kieren Mccarthy
 
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FCC Boss Being Investigated By His Own Agency For Being Too Cozy With The Industry He Regulates
Techdirt.Karl Bode
If you watched FCC boss Ajit Pai's rushed repeal of net neutrality there really shouldn't be any question about where Pai's loyalties lie, and it certainly isn't with smaller companies, healthy competition, transparency, openness, innovation, or American consumers. The agency head repeatedly...
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Regulator slams devices as weak link for net neutrality
Mobile World LiveChris Donkin
French communications regulator Arcep urged Europe-wide action to force manufacturers to reverse policies on handsets, tablets and smart speakers perceived to be limiting internet freedom. In the results of a consultation with stakeholders in France, the regulator criticised measures put in place...
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Google Inc, Net Neutrality
Flashback Friday: ‘A Series of Tubes’
Roll CallAlex Gangitano
Here’s a congressional throwback — a phrase or part of Capitol Hill culture that a younger generation of Hill staffers may not know or appreciate. Why do people sometimes talk about the “tubes” of the internet? Well, it dates back to the...
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Google Inc, Net Neutrality
Net Neutrality and the Danger of a Corporatized Democracy
American ProspectRon Fein
AP Photo/Mary Altaffer Demonstrators rally in support of net neutrality outside a Verizon store in New York. In the eight years since the Supreme Court’s Citizens United decision opened the door to unlimited corporate political spending, the fight over net neutrality shows...
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Barack Obama, Net Neutrality
Open thread for night owls: Net neutrality politics is local, and locals are fighting for it
Daily KosMeteor Blades
Timothy Karr is the senior director of strategy for Free Press. At CommonDreams, he writes—Net Neutrality Politics Is Local: It’s easy for cloistered Washington politicos to assume that Net Neutrality is dead, undone in December by the Trump FCC and its Verizon-friendly...
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Economic Policy, Google Inc
FCC chief Ajit Pai is being investigated for corruption by his own agency
The Next WebAbhimanyu Ghoshal
US Federal Communications Commission (FCC) head Ajit Pai made headlines through 2017 as he fought to repeal net neutrality guidelines that prevented internet service providers from messing with your web traffic – and won. Things aren’t looking quite as rosy for him...
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Economic Policy, Net Neutrality
Inspector General Opens Probe of FCC's Easing of Media-Ownership Rules
The Wall Street JournalKeach Hagey
WASHINGTON—A federal inspector general has agreed to investigate actions by federal regulators that might benefit Sinclair Broadcast Group Inc. SBGI -2.55% in its efforts to buy Tribune Media Co. TRCO 0.12% , according to a top congressman who requested the probe. The...
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Net Neutrality, Tech Policy
Scott signs executive order on net neutrality
VTDiggerXander Landen
Gov. Phil Scott signed an executive order Thursday night that would require state bodies to uphold net neutrality protection when contracting internet service providers, effective April 1. The House and Senate recently proposed bills to push back against the Federal Communication Commission’s...
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Economic Policy, Net Neutrality
FCC Chair Ajit Pai investigated for Sinclair ties, lawmakers say
USA TodayUsa Today
Net neutrality as we’ve known it is over. The Federal Communications Commission voted to repeal rules over how Internet service providers, or ISPs, grant online access. And the change could have significant consequences for your Internet. Time LOS ANGELES — Ajit Pai,...
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Economic Policy, Net Neutrality
FCC inspector general sticks corruption probe into chairman Ajit Pai amid $4bn media merger
The RegisterKieren Mccarthy
Analysis The chairman of America's broadband watchdog – the Federal Communications Commission (FCC) – is under investigation by the regulator's inspector general following a series of decisions that appear to favor one of the country's largest media owners. Since taking over as...
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