FCC

The FCC and the CA PUC approved Charter?s $55 billion acquisition of Time Warner Cable-Bright House with conditions, clearing the way for a "powerhouse? in the cable and broadband industry.
FCC complaint exposes Verizon?s efforts to deceive customers and cut off service in violation of FCC?s rules.
Republican lawmakers want to deny subsidies to eligible participants, undoing recent progress made to the Lifeline program and maintaining the digital divide.
Transparency will incent companies to compete with one another for informed customers by providing the best service at the best price.
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.
?This subsidy is an important step toward ensuring that all Americans can share in the benefits that broadband access provides,? said CWA President Chris Shelton.
Five public interest and labor organizations -- the Communications Workers of America, Public Knowledge, the Center for Media Justice/MAG-Net, and Color of Change -- delivered the petitions to the FCC.
According to the Federal Register notice, the rules are designed ?to provide interconnecting entities adequate time to prepare their networks for the planned copper retirements and to ensure that consumers are able to make informed choices.?
We?re almost there! The FCC this week released a draft order to update the Lifeline program to include broadband.
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.