YouTube stars speak up for Net Neutrality
YouTube stars speak up for Net Neutrality

In an open letter published earlier this week and intended for U.S. communications regulators, over 130 YouTube stars speak up for Net Neutrality. That is to say people making a living on the internet warn the U.S. Federal Communications Commission (FCC)  they will fight to keep the internet fair and open in America and out […]

Show support for Net Neutrality
Show support for Net Neutrality

The time has arrived for Americans to show support for Net Neutrality. The U.S. Federal Communications Commission (FCC)  formally opened May 23rd the public comment period on its plan to eliminate a fair and open internet by eliminating Net Neutrality. The all-important communications regulatory panel published its 75-page draft proposal, tentatively adopted May 18, which […]

FCC now building walls on the internet?
FCC now building walls on the internet?

Is the new FCC now building walls on the internet? A flurry of actions late last week by the Trump Administration’s new regulators of national communications – the U.S. Federal Communications Commission – certainly make it seem as if roadblocks at least are set to go up on the information superhighway in America. After pledging […]

FCC bolstered consumer data privacy
FCC bolstered consumer data privacy

When the FCC bolstered consumer data privacy rules Oct. 27 it told the major telcom companies they need your permission before selling your private data. But don’t look for simple permission slips any time soon and don’t expect the process of restricting your private online data to be simple. The primary communications regulators for the […]

Could the U.S. lead in 5G?
Could the U.S. lead in 5G?

Could the U.S. lead in 5G? That’s a question the U.S. government’s top communications regulators want answered – and they want it answered quickly. 5G is short-hand for the next generation – the 5th generation – of wireless internet infrastructure. A 5G wireless internet infrastructure would deliver data to and from mobile devices (and, really, […]

Net Neutrality is again threatened by Congress
Net Neutrality is again threatened by Congress

Net Neutrality is again threatened by Congress, this time by the Republican-led U.S. House of Representatives. The “people’s house” voted out late last week a measure, the No Rate Regulation of Broadband Internet Access Act – also labeled H.R. 2666 –  which House Republicans said will prohibit the U.S. Federal Communications Commission (FCC) from setting rates […]

FCC leader says “consumers deserve safeguards.”
FCC leader says “consumers deserve safeguards.”

Online information is gold these days – almost literally – and data privacy is a pivotal issue so U.S. regulators may act; at least the FCC leader says “consumers deserve safeguards.” The U.S. Federal Communications Commission – the FCC – will take up the issue of consumer data protections when it meets in Washington March 31 […]

FCC: America is not wired enough
FCC: America is not wired enough

Too many Americans remain without adequate access to broadband Internet, according to the nation’s communications regulators, the FCC: America is not wired enough. The U.S. Federal Communications Commission, the FCC, is due to present this week its congressionally-mandated Broadband Progress Report for 2016 and what the draft report finds is 34 million Americans still lack […]

Lawsuits filed to challenge Net Neutrality
Lawsuits filed to challenge Net Neutrality

The first lawsuits challenging an open, free-flowing Internet in the U.S. – what’s known as Net Neutrality – were filed earlier this week. The lawsuits were inevitable, of course, because the major Internet providers (ISPs) in the U.S. – the giants like Verizon, Comcast, AT&T and others – want to control the Internet’s flow and […]

U.S. may actually achieve Net Neutrality
U.S. may actually achieve Net Neutrality

With federal communications regulators poised Feb. 26 to transform the Internet in the U.S. into a public utility it appears Net Neutrality may actually become a reality – eventually. A huge potential threat to the guarantee of an open Internet in the U.S. evaporated Feb. 24 when the Republican leadership of the U.S. Senate conceded […]