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Silicon Valley class action judge tosses out feeble settlement offer

Last week federal judge Lucy Koh tossed out a $324.5 million settlement that tech firms had offered to end a class-action suit against the companies for suppression of wages. 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 »

FCC initiates Open Internet rulemaking

At today’s FCC meeting, commissioners voted 3-2 along party lines to open a proceeding to consider rules to protect an open Internet, beginning a process of “... rulemaking seeking public comment on how best to protect and promote an open Internet.” Read More »

Silicon Valley class action suit may net workers token damages

Apple, Google and other defendants in a Silicon Valley, wage-fixing, class action lawsuit offered workers one-tenth of the lost wages as a settlement bid. But not all the workers are pleased. Read More »

Los Angeles sues Time Warner Cable for back fees

Last week, the city of Los Angeles filed a lawsuit in U.S. District Court alleging that Time Warner Cable, Inc. skipped out on some $10 million in unpaid franchise fees. Read More »

Support for Wheeler’s Open Internet announcement

In pursuing new rules to sustain an Open Internet,it appears that that FCC Chairman Tom Wheeler has found a middle ground which is finding support among consumers, labor, ISPs, and policymakers. Read More »

Wheeler tries new approach to net neutrality

FCC Chairman Tom Wheeler issued a convincing statement in support of Open Internet rules and FCC regulation, proposing three new rules and issuing a challenge to industry. Read More »

FCC chief asks that “...we must think anew, and act anew.”

Chairman Tom Wheeler said that -- despite last month's court ruling -- the FCC "has the authority it needs to provide what the public needs – open, competitive, safe, and accessible broadband networks." Read More »

Net neutrality doomsday unlikely, says Netflix

Following the DC appeals court's net neutrality decision, Netflix predicted "... that ISPs will avoid [the] consumer-unfriendly path of discrimination" by limiting video streaming. Read More »

The best way to protect the open Internet

Blair Levin fears that the DC court of appeals’ decision on net neutrality is making our lack of high-speed broadband even problem worse. Read More »

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