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How New FCC Rollbacks Could Cut Off Rural Americans From the Internet Nearly 24 percent of all rural Americans reported major barriers to high-speed internet access.
Targeted ‘Attack’ on FCC Was Just John Oliver Fans The FCC inspector general disputes a previous claim about a DDoS attack.
FCC Throws Wrench Into Sinclair Media Megadeal It once seemed inevitable that the conservative juggernaut would further its local news reach, but no longer.
Local News Is Turning Into Trump TV, Even Though Their Viewers Don’t Want It Americans prefer unbiased local news. But media consolidation makes it profitable for stations to broadcast biased national news, anyway.
Harlem Shake Creator Is ‘Taking Action’ Against FCC Chairman for His Awful Video FCC chairman Ajit Pai used Harlem Shake in an anti-net-neutrality video earlier this week.
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Late-Night Shows Slam Net-Neutrality Vote, Host Funeral for the Internet “The only thing that should slow your internet speed is the number of people also sitting in Starbucks working on their screenplays.”
Fake Americans Dominated the Net-Neutrality Debate Bots inundated the FCC with anti-net-neutrality comments. And the Trump administration is hampering an investigation into how that happened.
The Fight Over Net Neutrality Is a Protection Racket Nice internet you have there — a shame if something happened to it.
Without Net Neutrality, What Happens to My Netflix? It’s net neutrality versus Netflix, and you’ll be the loser.
Here’s How the FCC Plans to Ruin the Open Internet A big win for telecom and a huge loss for everyone else.
Trump’s FCC Clears the Way for Big Players to Dominate Local News For the first time since 1975, a right-wing billionaire can now own a newspaper and a TV station in the same media market.
GAO to Investigate Fishy Claims That FCC Comment System Was ‘Hacked’ The public was supposed to deliver feedback on net-neutrality rollbacks when the weirdest thing happened: The FCC got hacked!
FCC Asks Apple to Activate FM Radio Chip That Doesn’t Exist The secret FM radio in your phone could save your life. If Apple will turn it on.
FCC Begins Effort to Let Your Cable Company Screw You The commission opened debate on rolling back consumer protections.
John Oliver Gives an Update on the FCC’s Net-Neutrality Comments Section Because of a weird FCC quirk, you should pause your net-neutrality outrage for the time being.
Bots Are Fighting for Control of the FCC’s Comments Section Someone’s using the names and addresses of real people to flood the zone against net neutrality.
It’s Time for a Grassroots Movement Toward Better Online Privacy Congress won’t fight for you. Corporations won’t protect you. It’s only going to get worse.
GOP Senator Wants to Let Your ISP Sell Your Info to Advertisers Again Another consumer protection could quickly get rolled back under the new Washington regime.
The FCC Blocks 9 ISPs From Providing Broadband Access to the Poor The FCC wants to cut back on government programs that increase access.
The Mobile Emergency-Alert System Is Getting an Upgrade The character limit will quadruple, for more precise messages.
The FCC Wants to Let Us Choose What the Internet Knows About Us Ever wonder why you get travel ads after you visit Expedia.com?
How Net Neutrality, Unloved by Very Powerful People, Made It Why did the Obama administration go net-neutrality crazy last fall?
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Late Night: The 30 Rock Cast Played Charades Plus: Adam Levine talked American Horror Story, and more, on our daily late-night roundup.
The Fairness Doctrine Is Off the Books The FCC finally vanquishes the ghost of “balanced discussion.”
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Government Speeds Up Review of Comcast-NBC Merger They may put some limits on Comcast, but they won’t stop the deal.
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Has Google Street View Been Up to No Good? Feds investigate whether the search giant swept up confidential information from unprotected wireless networks.
FCC Allowed to Fine for ‘Fleeting Expletives’ The “one-free-expletive rule” no longer stands, sadly.
Family Guy Draws Ire of Parents Television Council And no, the complaint wasn’t about the show not being funny.
Obama to Name FCC Chair Julius Genachowski, a former Harvard classmate of the president’s, is likely to get the job, according to reports.
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Court Overturns Indecency Fine for ‘Wardrobe Malfunction’; Timberlake Sings About It on ESPN CBS will not be held accountable for the Super Bowl halftime show, but will Justin Timberlake be held accountable for his crappy ESPYs song?
New York Media Still Grieving Over Sue Simmons’s F-Bomb The print media can’t stop writing about it. It’s almost as if thousands of people DIDN’T die in China this week.
FCC Decency Case Goes Meta
Good: People like Cher swearing on live television.
Better: A gaggle of Fox and FCC attorneys arguing, at New York’s U.S. Court of Appeals yesterday, about guidelines for fining networks that allow people like Cher to swear on live television — and using plenty of examples.
Mind-Blowingly Fucking Brilliant: C- SPAN airing said argument live. (Cable networks aren’t governed by the same rules as over-the-air broadcasts.)
F-bombs Away at FCC Wrangle [ NYDN]