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Do-Not-Track Hearing Tests Water for Consumer Protection Legislation

The House Subcommittee on Commerce, Trade, and Consumer Protection convened on December 2nd to discuss possible "Do-Not-Track" legislation for the Internet. Read More »

More Public Interest Groups support Chairman Genachowski’s Open Internet Proposal

Earlier today we published statements of support for Chairman Genachowski's open internet proposal from a variety of public interest groups. Well, the support keeps coming. Read More »

Public Interest Groups support Chairman Genachowski’s Open Internet Proposal

Civil rights, labor, and consumer groups issued statements of support for FCC Chairman Julius Genachowski's recent announcement. Genachowski is planning to pursue a Network Neutrality Order under a Title I framework in order to ensure an open Internet. Read More »

Senator Sanders Challenges Comcast-NBCU Merger

Weighing in on the Comcast-NBCU merger, Senator Bernie Sanders joined the growing opposition to the "potentially disastrous" deal with a stern rebuke. Read More »

Senator Franken Calls for Antitrust Investigation of Comcast

Senator Al Franken (D-Minn.) has called for an investigation into Comcast for exerting control of NBC before the government has completed its antitrust review. Read More »

CWA Supports The Local Community Radio Act

Low-power FM radio has the potential to bring thousands of local voices to the airwaves across America, but legislation that would lower radio restrictions is currently being stalled in the Senate. The Communications Workers of America joined a coalition urging the Senate to pass the Local Community Radio Act. Read More »

Consumers Could Pay $2.4 Billion for Comcast-NBCU Merger

The Comcast takeover of NBC Universal -- currently under deliberation by the FCC and Justice Department -- could cost consumers $2.4 billion in higher television bills over nine years, according to the American Cable Association. Read More »

Comcast-NBCU Merger Faces Greater Scrutiny

An increasingly ugly dispute between Fox and Cablevision finally came to a conclusion this past week, leaving in its wake serious implications for the proposed Comcast-NBCU merger. Read More »

Leadership Conference on Civil and Human Rights, CWA Urge FCC to Act

In a letter addressed to the Chairman of the Federal Communications Commission, Julius Genachowski, the Leadership Conference on Civil and Human Rights and the Communications Workers of America urged the FCC to move ahead on the key tenets of the National Broadband Plan. Read More »

FOX Power Play Casts Shadow on NBCU/Comcast Merger

Hulu, the popular online content-streaming service, was recently the battleground for a Fox ISP-blocking scheme that cut off content to Cablevision subscribers. Though access was reinstated a few hours later, the act illustrated Fox's and other content provider's ability to easily limit access to their content on the web. Read More »

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