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Net neutrality in context

Former Undersecretary of Commerce Ev Ehrich put net neutrality in a wider context in the San Francisco Chronicle, saying. "…there's nothing neutral about the Net now, despite what a few strident voices say.” Read More »

California group critiques Comcast’s low-income service

Due to a lengthy and complicated sign-up procedure, only 11 percent of eligible California residents have signed up for Comcast's low-income service, says a state advocacy group. Read More »

FCC warns ISPs to play straight

The FCC recently told Internet Service Providers that they “… must disclose accurate information about their service offerings and make this information accessible to the public.” Read More »

NAACP, CWA Call for ‘Strong, Legally Enforceable Rules’ on Open Internet

In comments submitted to the FCC today, CWA and the NAACP said that the commission’s open Internet rule must be “consistent with the need to promote job-creating investment and closing the digital divide.” Read More »

Will Comcast’s free hotspots cost subscribers?

According to Speedify, Comcast’s use of individual and business routers to provide hotspots is costing subscribers money in increased power charges. Read More »

CWA backs FTC on T-Mobile multimillion dollar fraud

The Federal Trade Commission (FTC) applied for a court order to stop T-Mobile from billing subscribers hundreds of millions of dollars for unwanted spam text messages -- a practice known in the industry as “cramming.” Read More »

CWA petitions NY state to investigate telecommunications

This week, District 1 of the Communications Workers of America filed a petition to the New York State Public Service Commission requesting a formal investigation of the state of the telecommunications industry. Read More »

Google’s KC fiber buildout causing widespread complaints

In Kansas City, Google is building a network that telecoms have generally taken decades to create – and the result is widespread disruption. Read More »

Conditions in Samsung’s Chinese plants remain alarming

South Korean electronics behemoth Samsung vowed to end legal and safety violations in its Chinese assembly plants by the end of 2012, but a new audit shows that violations have continued. Read More »

Supreme Court decides against re-streaming service Aereo

The U.S. Supreme Court decided that video re-streaming start-up, Aereo, could not operate without paying for content -- a decision which saved thousands of jobs. Read More »

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