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Google supports the Trans-Pacific Partnership

Google endorsed the TPP in a recent blog post by Kent Walker, Google’s senior vice president and general counsel. Let’s be clear: the TPP is bad. Read More »

Attacks on Lifeline defeated in Congress

A coalition of labor, civil rights, and public interest groups defeated a multi-pronged attack by some in Congress to gut the FCC’s recently updated Lifeline program. Read More »

New report confirms T-Mobile program throttles all video

This new report confirms the EFF’s earlier finding: T-Mobile throttles all video traffic, whether or not the streaming service participates in the Binge On Program. Read More »

Maryland regulators seek Verizon response on “Fiber is the Only Fix” program

The deceptive program dispatches technicians on “ghost” service orders to move customers with failing copper to fiber. If the customer won’t switch, Verizon won’t repair the line. Read More »

AT&T gigabit service reaches 15 NC communities

Residents in nearly 20,000 apartments across the state now have the GigaPower service after AT&T invested more than $1.6 billion in its wireline and wireless networks in the state Read More »

New York regulators approve Altice-Cablevision deal with conditions

The NY PSC Order requires the new Cablevision to expand broadband, meet service quality benchmarks, and includes strong job protections. Read More »

CWA President Chris Shelton on C-SPAN’s “The Communicators”

Communications Workers of America President Chris Shelton talked about Verizon, broadband buildout, and the latest developments in telecommunications. Read More »

Federal court upholds Open Internet rules

In a major decision, a federal court upheld the FCC’s Open Internet rules, finding that the FCC had the legal authority to reclassify broadband Internet access as a Title II telecommunications service. The rules were adopted in Feb. 2015 and went into effect last June. Read More »

Ireland to make high-speed broadband a legal right

Beginning in 2017, Ireland’s National Broadband Plan will update the county’s 40-year-old universal service obligation, currently for telephone service, to include broadband Internet service with 30 Mbps minimum speeds. Read More »

15 state Attorneys General urge the FCC to protect consumer set-top box privacy

The FCC’s rules prohibit cable and satellite companies from selling information they gather about customers’ viewing habits to third parties, like advertisers, but wouldn’t apply to third-party set-top box providers, such as Google or other high-tech or equipment companies. Read More »

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