Public Knowledge?s petition will test Comcast?s tenuous argument and prompt a response from the FCC to clarify the net neutrality rules. That clarification is important as more ISPs introduce zero-rating plans to entice cord-cutters.
The FCC has initiated a rulemaking designed to give consumers alternatives to the cable and satellite companies? set-top box. That?s a good thing. But the devil is in the details, and the debate is shaping up to be a battle between corporate titans.
?The FCC has a responsibility to help low-income households overcome the economic barriers to modern telecommunications services to promote the full social and economic participation of all Americans,? President Shelton wrote in the letter.
?In order to fulfill its purpose of meeting the changing needs of low-income Americans, the FCC should update the program to reflect the increasing importance of the Internet,? the letter says.
The FCC must continue reforming inmate calling services to ensure rates are just, reasonable, and fair.
The report found that there continues to be a significant urban-rural digital divide. While only four percent of urban Americans lack access to broadband with 25/3 Mbps speeds, 39 percent of Americans living in rural areas lack broadband access. In rural Tribal Lands, the statistic is even worse: 68 percent of residents lack access.
Updating Lifeline to include high-speed Internet is an important step toward fulfilling the FCC's century-old commitment to universal communications access.
Pressure is growing on regulators to address T-Mobile?s misleading and fraudulent business practices.
The NY PSC approves the deal -- as long as Charter agrees to service and investment conditions.
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.