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The broadcast incentive auction has begun

Certainly, wireless carriers need more spectrum to meet skyrocketing consumer demand. We’re all watching whether the FCC’s rules lead to a fair, transparent auction that allocates available spectrum to those carriers that value it most. Read More »

Netflix slows down customers’ video without permission for more than five years

Somehow Netflix -- a vocal advocate of full transparency on the Internet -- thinks it doesn’t have to follow those same rules. Read More »

FCC fines Verizon Wireless $1.35 million for privacy violations

Following an investigation, the Commission found that Verizon’s supercookies were an invasion of privacy, and is requiring Verizon to notify its customers of the practice and obtain customer opt-in moving forward. Read More »

Mobile Internet access still no substitute for landline connection

Most low- and moderate-income families have some form of Internet connection, but many are under-connected, with mobile-only access and inconsistent connectivity. Read More »

Sen. Schumer urges Verizon to rehire unjustly fired Verizon Wireless worker

Call comes after Feds serve Verizon with a labor complaint for attempting to silence Brooklyn workers, who are the first retail workers to form a union in Verizon Wireless and are seeking a fair contract Read More »

FCC asked to investigate T-Mobile’s deceptive business practices

Pressure is growing on regulators to address T-Mobile’s misleading and fraudulent business practices. Read More »

Test wireless speeds in your area!

Speed matters, and consumers should know their options. Read More »

T-Mobile loses its dust-up with digital rights advocate EFF

T-Mobile CEO John Legere apologized to the EFF, but the company has yet to recognize EFF’s concerns or implement EFF’s recommendations for the Binge On program. Read More »

T-Mobile throttles all video, misleads customers—again

The latest finding in a long line of corporate misbehavior. Read More »

Home broadband adoption declines for the first time

According to a new Pew study, home broadband subscriptions declined for the first time ever in 2015, down from 70% in 2013 to 67% this year, mainly due to monthly costs. Read More »

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