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Comcast sued for turning home routers into public Wi-Fi

A California duo are at the center of a federal class-action suit against Comcast for using their home router as a public hotspot, thereby “exploiting them for profit. ” Read More »

Cablevision and CEO James Dolan Found Guilty of Multiple Violations of Federal Labor Law

A Federal Administrative Law Judge ruled late Thursday that Cablevision and its CEO James Dolan had broken multiple labor laws in an attempt to stop workers in Brooklyn and the Bronx from unionizing. Read More »

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 »

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