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John Oliver On Who's Messing With Your Internet

John Oliver On Who’s Messing With Your Internet

by Carla Murphy on June 2 2014, 2:40PM

Best 13 minutes on net neutrality ever

Topics: Media, /NOW

This Week: End of the Internet As We Know It?

This Week: End of the Internet As We Know It?

by Carla Murphy on May 12 2014, 12:53PM

More than 100 tech companies and community media advocacy groups think so

Topics: Media, /NOW

The FCC May Change How the Internet Works, Which Sucks For You

The FCC May Change How the Internet Works, Which Sucks For You

by Jamilah King on April 24 2014, 9:13AM

And people of color stand to lose big.

Topics: Culture

Under Pressure, FCC Stops Asking Questions About Media Diversity

Under Pressure, FCC Stops Asking Questions About Media Diversity

by Carla Murphy on March 14 2014, 7:00AM

Or, how a little study about media access for people of color and women caused a big fuss

Topics: Media

Net Neutrality Isn't Quite Dead Yet

Net Neutrality Isn’t Quite Dead Yet

by Jamilah King on January 16 2014, 7:00AM

But it is on life support after this week’s federal appeals court ruling.

Topics: Media

Court Rules Against Open Internet, Strikes Down Net Neutrality

Court Rules Against Open Internet, Strikes Down Net Neutrality

by Jamilah King on January 14 2014, 1:29PM

Will the Internet start to look more like cable TV? That’s what advocates are afraid of. Here’s why.

Topics: Arts & Culture, /NOW

Campaign Aims to End High Rates for Prison Phone Calls

Campaign Aims to End High Rates for Prison Phone Calls

by Von Diaz on October 8 2013, 10:04AM

The ACLU’s new campaign aims to put pressure on Global-Tel-Link, one of the two large companies that continue to charge high prison phone call rates despite the FCC’s August ruling to reduce them.

Topics: /NOW

What the NSA's Spying Has to Do With Racial Justice

What the NSA’s Spying Has to Do With Racial Justice

by Jamilah King on September 13 2013, 12:28PM

A federal lawsuit from Verizon could overturn the FCC’s hard fought open Internet regulations.

Topics: Media, /NOW

Advocates Praise FCC's Decision to Lower Prison Phone Rates

Advocates Praise FCC’s Decision to Lower Prison Phone Rates

by Jamilah King on August 16 2013, 12:49PM

After ten years, the FCC finally acted.

Topics: /NOW, Politics

FCC Issues Order to Lower Prison Phone Rates

FCC Issues Order to Lower Prison Phone Rates

by Jamilah King on August 9 2013, 12:11PM

It’s an historic move by the Commission and years in the making.

Topics: Criminal Justice, /NOW

FCC Proposal: Limit Burden on Families From $1.2B Prison Phone Biz

FCC Proposal: Limit Burden on Families From $1.2B Prison Phone Biz

by Jorge Rivas on January 3 2013, 3:19PM

FCC Commissioner Mignon Clyburn noted that in some states one 15-minute interstate phone call from a prison can cost $17.

Topics: Criminal Justice, /NOW

Families Urge the FCC to Lower Price of Prison Phone Calls

Families Urge the FCC to Lower Price of Prison Phone Calls

by Jorge Rivas on September 27 2012, 11:47AM

Advocates say regulation would both reduce the price-gouging that incarcerated persons’ families suffer and simultaneously contribute to the social good by reducing recidivism.

Topics: Criminal Justice, /NOW

Less Affluent Expected to Adopt iPhone When it Comes to Virgin Mobile; Insiders Warn Prepaid Market is Less Regulated

by Jorge Rivas on June 6 2012, 11:53AM

Analysts expect the less affluent to adopt the phone because prepaid services require no contract or credit checks for customers but others fear more people will enter a less regulated mobile space.

Topics: Media, /NOW

Teen Girl Filmmakers Stand Up to Comcast Exec's Bullying

Teen Girl Filmmakers Stand Up to Comcast Exec’s Bullying

by Jamilah King on May 23 2011, 9:35AM

Reel Grrls haven’t backed down after an exec threatened to pull sponsorship for their critique of Republican FCC members’ shady ties to Comcast.

Topics: Media, Technology

Why Is Media Justice Such a Hard Fight? See: Meredith Atwell Baker

Why Is Media Justice Such a Hard Fight? See: Meredith Atwell Baker

by Jamilah King on May 19 2011, 11:45AM

The revolving door between policymakers and the companies they regulate has rarely swung so brazenly as it has for the outgoing FCC commissioner.

Topics: Media

GLAAD, Latino Media Leaders Take Aim at José Luis Sin Censura

GLAAD, Latino Media Leaders Take Aim at José Luis Sin Censura

by Jorge Rivas on March 2 2011, 11:35AM

Jerry Springer can’t hold a candle to this guy.

Topics: Media

Will Users or Telecoms Profit From FCC Broadband Expansion Plan?

Will Users or Telecoms Profit From FCC Broadband Expansion Plan?

by Jamilah King on February 8 2011, 11:12AM

Consumer advocates listen with skepticism and cautious hope to FCC plan for closing digital divide.

Topics: Media

FCC's New Net Neutrality Rules Make Nobody Happy

FCC’s New Net Neutrality Rules Make Nobody Happy

by Jamilah King on December 21 2010, 3:29PM

Here’s what they say, and what comes next.

Topics: Net Neutrality, Technology

What You Need to Know About the FCC's Open Web Plan

What You Need to Know About the FCC’s Open Web Plan

by Jamilah King on December 3 2010, 12:01PM

Chairman Julius Genachowski finally spoke this week. Few are pleased with what he said.

Topics: Net Neutrality, Technology

Politicians, Artists Draw Broadband Battle Lines

Politicians, Artists Draw Broadband Battle Lines

by Jamilah King on November 22 2010, 2:24PM

The FCC could cut a net neutrality deal before Christmas.

Topics: Media

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