A bombastic Rep. Louie Gohmert (R-TX) unloaded on the chairman of the Federal Communications Commission during a congressional hearing Wednesday on net neutrality. “You’re playing God with the Internet!” Gohmert shouted during testimony by FCC chair Tom Wheeler. Wheeler, appearing...
A 9/11 Review Commission report on the Federal Bureau of Investigation’s efforts to implement recommendations the commission issued in the aftermath of the September 11th attacks was released. One of the report’s key aspects is how it suggests the agency should expand its domestic spying operations on entire racial or ethnic communities in the United [...]
It was a fairly sleepy congressional hearing, the last in a two-week marathon of appearances by Federal Communications Commission Chairman Tom Wheeler before lawmakers to defend his agency's net neutrality rules. But then Louie Gohmert chimed in. Show More Summary
In January, the Fact Checker was critical of claims by opponents of a then-pending Federal Communications Commission rule change on Internet regulation. The FCC had been considering changing its regulations to “reclassify” broadband providers as a public utility, like water, telephone or electricity. Proponents of this change said doing so would give equal access to the […]
Just a few weeks old and the Federal Communications Commission’s controversial Net Neutrality have now officially met its first legal challenges, as US broadband providers have filed lawsuits to overturn the open Internet regulations. The USTelecom Association, a trade firm representing some of America’s largest Internet providers, was the first to the plate on Monday, [...]
The US Congress should not appropriate funds that would enable the Federal Communications Commission (FCC) to regulate the Internet, FCC Commissioner Ajit Pai said in a testimony to the US House Appropriations Committee.
The Federal Communications Commission’s new Internet rules aren’t even a month old, and they’re already being challenged in court—multiple courts, to be exact. A consortium of major Internet service providers, through the USTelecomShow More Summary
To the editor: Rep. Greg Walden (R-Ore.), chairman of the House Energy and Commerce subcommittee that oversees the Federal Communications Commission, has accused the FCC of giving in to "politically generated populist furor" by adopting regulations that protect the free flow of Internet...
We knew they'd be coming and the first attempts to block the Federal Communications Commission's new rules for the Internet have hit the courts. The United States Telecom Association and Texas-based Alamo Broadband both filed petitions...Show More Summary
U.S. broadband providers on Monday filed lawsuits against the Federal Communications Commission’s recently approved net neutrality rules, launching what is a expected to be a series of legal challenges. Broadband industry trade group USTelecom filed a lawsuit against the FCC in the U.S. Court...
We knew they were coming, and here they are: Two groups have filed lawsuits against the Federal Communications Commission challenging new net neutrality rules designed to prevent carriers from using paid prioritization to deliver content to consumers. Show More Summary
A CBS affiliate has been hit with a fine by the Federal Communications Commission for an alleged violation of the agency’s indecency rules. TVNewsCheck reports that the agency slapped a fine of $325,000 on Roanoke-Lynchburg, Va., station WDBJ-TV, owned by...
Broadband providers sued the Federal Communications Commission to try to stop tough new net neutrality regulations, the first step in an expected lengthy court fight over the online traffic rules.
Republican lawmakers issued a blistering attack on the Federal Communications Commissions new open internet rules this week during a marathon series of Capitol Hill hearings, but the FCCs antagonists have yet to find a clear legislative path toward overturning the policy. Show More Summary
On February 26 the Federal Communications Commission (FCC) voted to reclassify broadband internet access as a "Title II" telecommunications service, which allows the FCC to impose specific open internet rules that prohibit activities like paid prioritization and blocking. Show More Summary
The Federal Communications Commission’s Net Neutrality regulations were made without undo involvement or pressure from any outside influence, including President Obama, Chairman Tom Wheeler told a House subcommittee this week. In early November President Obama went public with the White House’s concerns over the need for an open Internet, a speech that succinctly embodied the [...]
A top House lawmaker said the Federal Communications Commission gave in to a "politically generated populist furor" in deciding to enact tough net neutrality regulations that overstretched the agency's legal authority and threatened to hinder broadband investment.
In response to the Federal Communications Commission’s (FCC) decision to implement so-called "net neutrality" and in the wake of the FCC releasing details on the new regulations, the Free Speech Alliance (FSA), a project of the Media...Show More Summary
It's no secret that Republicans want to replace the Federal Communications Commission's new net neutrality regulations with legislation. But they need Democrats to do it — and at least one prominent liberal is signaling that he won't go along with the plan unless the GOP substantially changes the deal on the table. Sen. Bill Nelson (Fla.) […]
A top Republican senator said Wednesday that the Federal Communications Commission's adoption of tough net neutrality regulations show it is "a potentially threatening and unpredictable agency" operating under outdated authority -- and that endangers the future of the Internet.