Net Neutrality

EDITORIAL: Sinclair's plan to buy WGN is bad news for local news

The sheep’s clothing has been thrown off, and now we can clearly see the wolf’s fangs.<p>Those fangs belong to politically conservative Sinclair …

Internet

A single House Republican sides with Democrats on net neutrality

There's a Democratic bill in the House of Representatives that seeks to void the FCC's repeal of net neutrality, restoring the Obama-era rules that …

Internet

GOP Congressman introduces legislation to restore and protect Net Neutrality

Rep. Mike Coffman [R-CO] -- one of the signatories to the Democrat-led bid to overrule the FCC and restore Net Neutrality -- has introduced The 21st …

Internet

E.U. Fines Google $5.1 Billion in Android Antitrust Case

BRUSSELS — European authorities fined Google a record $5.1 billion on Wednesday for abusing its power in the mobile phone market and ordered the company to alter its practices, in one of the most aggressive regulatory actions against American technology giants and one that may force lasting changes …

Antitrust Laws

Hundreds lose their phone numbers when migrating to NBN

Hundreds of consumers and businesses moving to the NBN lost their phone numbers in the process, according to a report by the Telecommunications …

Internet

Sinclair Broadcast Group Shareholders Need Not Worry About FCC Chairman's Concerns

Sinclair Broadcasting Group (NASDAQ:SBGI) represents an opportunity to purchase shares at a discount because of uncertainty associated with their …

Business

BT wants to give home movers a great new deal on fibre broadband

It appears that BT wants to take at least some of the pain out of moving home, so it's offering a new deal to make fibre broadband easier to access …

Internet

U.S. proposes expedited appeal in fight with AT&T over Time Warner purchase

WASHINGTON (Reuters) - The U.S. Justice Department has proposed an expedited schedule for an appeal of a judge's ruling that allowed AT&T Inc (T.N) to buy movie and TV show maker Time Warner, according to a court filing on Wednesday.<p>The department said last Thursday that it would appeal a federal …

Internet

Congressional conservatives should settle net neutrality for good

On June 11, Federal Communications Commission Chairman Ajit Pai’s landmark Restoring Internet Freedom order officially took effect, ending a failed …

Internet

Net neutrality strongly affirmed

The Telecom Commission has done well to approve the recommendations of the Telecom Regulatory Authority of India (TRAI) on net neutrality. It makes …

Internet

Ajit Pai and Sinclair

Media content companies and telecom delivery systems are fast converging, which has propelled Sinclair Broadcast Group’s merger with Tribune Media. Pity Federal Communications Commission Chairman Ajit Pai, who must manage this economic change with outdated communications laws.<p>Liberals love to hate …

Internet

Current framework not enough for privacy, stop-gap measure needed: Trai

IAMAI said that companies will not be able to build a business in India if regulations follow these guidelines

Internet

Massachusetts lawmakers back off plans to impose state-level net neutrality

The state Senate plans to vote to a revised version of the net neutrality bill, which requires more transparency from internet service providers but …

Internet

FTC Chair Says Commission ‘Very Interested’ in EU's Google Fine

The chairman of U.S. Federal Trade Commission said Wednesday that the agency is "very interested" in learning more about the European Union’s record …

Internet

Five Crucial Steps Needed To Close The U.S. Digital Divide

If you were to google “how to close the digital divide,” you would not come up empty-handed. As a quick precursor, for those of you who may be unfamiliar, the digital divide refers to the inequalities in finances, education and social status faced by those without computers and access to the …

Internet

Why “fake news” is an antitrust problem

Tech companies aren't raising prices. But they're still monopolies.<p>Five of the world’s largest companies by market capitalization are tech companies. In the past 10 years, Apple, Google, Amazon, and Facebook have all joined Microsoft at the top of the list.<p>Each of these companies dominates its …

Politics

Conservative media boss told Trump he opposed Sinclair-Tribune merger

The Federal Communication Commission’s surprise move to block Sinclair Broadcast Group’s $6.6 billion acquisition of Tribune Media came after the …

Internet

Sinclair Offer to Alter Tribune Deal Fails to Avert FCC Hearing

The Federal Communications Commission will send Sinclair Broadcast Group Inc.’s $3.9 billion deal to buy Tribune Media Co. to a hearing, brushing …

Internet

No proposal before TRAI to amend interconnection usage charges

<b>New Delhi:</b> Telecom regulator TRAI has no proposal under consideration to amend the Interconnection Usage Charges (IUC), Communication Minister Manoj …

India

Agreement reached to bring Verizon to more areas of NY

Video<p>BUFFALO, N.Y. (WIVB) - Regulators have reached an agreement with Verizon to expand broadband service to more areas, including rural …

Buffalo

Confront the Digital Oligarchs, Defend Net Neutrality

Imagine if Comcast or Verizon or AT&T, or any other “internet service providers” (ISPs), had the authority to decide what websites you could visit, …

Internet

Government To Amend RTI Act To Frame Service Rules For Commissioners

A notice of intention has been given to introduce 'The Right to Information (Amendment) Bill, 2018' in the Rajya Sabha for consideration and</b> …

India

Justice Department Gives Glimpse of Appeal Argument in AT&T-Time Warner Case

WASHINGTON — Justice Department lawyers say that a federal judge “rejected fundamental principles of economics” in his decision in favor of AT&T’s …

Pay-TV

Is Cogeco Communications' Decelerating Internet Customers Growth A Concern?

Introduction<p>Cogeco Communications (OTCPK:CGEAF) (TSX:CCA) is the fourth-largest cable company in Canada and owns quality cable assets in the United …

Business

Sinclair’s plan to take over local news just hit an unexpected roadblock: Trump’s FCC

The stars were aligned for Sinclair — and they seemed to have botched it.<p>The stars once seemed to be aligned for Sinclair Broadcast Group to expand its local TV empire.<p>Sinclair — best known for forcing its 193 local TV stations to air pro-Trump segments and anti-media screeds — currently has a deal …

Internet

Netflix CEO Proclaims The Death Of Net Neutrality Is No Big Deal

We've noted repeatedly that while Silicon Valley giants like Facebook and Google are portrayed as net neutrality supporters, that hasn't been true …

Internet

Copper internet cables will be 'switched off' to improve broadband

The Government could switch off every copper phone line in the UK to force telecoms firms to improve rural broadband speeds, the Chancellor has said.<p>In a meeting in Parliament Phillip Hammond confirmed a switch off date would be set, if not by industry then by Government intervention, according to …

Internet

California’s Pointless Net Neutrality Efforts

California is moving ahead with some of the most ambitious — and pointless — net neutrality laws in the country that will only make the patchwork …

Internet

Here's How the End of Net Neutrality Will Change the Internet

Internet service providers like Comcast and Verizon may soon be free to block content, slow video-streaming services from rivals, and offer “fast …

Internet

Study: Climate change could kill your internet in 15 years

Want to get a whole bunch of people to really, really care about climate change and rising sea levels? Tell them their internet is at risk.<p>In a new study, researchers at the University of Wisconsin–Madison and the University of Oregon found that thousands of miles of buried fiber optic cable are at …

Climate Change