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FCC head Ajit Pai being investigated for collusion with Sinclair Broadcasting

FCC chairman Ajit Pai, a Trump appointee, is being investigated by the FCC inspector general for possible collusion with Sinclair Broadcasting, a conservative media group that ran pro-Trump programming during the election. Shortly after taking office in February, Pai announced he would overturn...

Friday, February 16, 2018 - 4:38pm

22 states sue FCC to keep net neutrality

By David Shepardson (Reuters) - A group of 22 U.S. state attorneys general filed suit to challenge the Federal Communications Commission's decision to do away with net neutrality on Tuesday while Democrats said they needed just one more vote in the Senate to repeal the FCC ruling. The state...

Wednesday, January 17, 2018 - 10:05am

Dems say they need 1 more Senate vote to overrule net neutrality repeal

Since the FCC, lead by Chairman Ajit Pai, voted to repeal Obama-era laws protecting net neutrality on Dec. 14, the Senate had 60 legislative days under the Congressional Review Act (CRA) to challenge the decision, The Washington Post reports. Just last Tuesday, they had 40 senators sign off on the...

Tuesday, January 16, 2018 - 12:24pm

UPDATE: When will they hold the net neutrality vote?

The net neutrality vote is looming, and if you feel like the future of the internet — and many of your bills — hang in the balance, you’re absolutely right. Even if you’re unfamiliar with the concept of net neutrality, you’ve heard more people talking about it in the...

Thursday, December 14, 2017 - 11:09am

Activists project ‘Property of Verizon’ on FCC building as net neutrality repeal nears

Pranksters projected the words "Property of Verizon" on the headquarters of the Federal Communications Commission ahead of a vote to overturn net neutrality, a move that stands to enrich telecom companies. Trump-appointed FCC head Ajit Pai, a former telecom lobbyist, has scheduled the...

Wednesday, December 13, 2017 - 5:42pm

Is Comcast dropping its promise not to charge for internet fast lanes?

Comcast said on multiple occasions that it would not violate net neutrality. In March 2014, Comcast Senior Executive VP David Cohen wrote, “To be clear, Comcast has never offered paid prioritization, we are not offering it today, and we're not considering entering into any paid...

Wednesday, November 29, 2017 - 2:33pm

50 US cities pen letter to FCC demanding net neutrality, democracy

Leaders from New York City, San Francisco, Seattle, Boston and the District of Columbia today submitted a signed letter with 45 other mayors urging the Federal Communications Commission (FCC) to uphold the rules supporting net neutrality. Net neutrality would keep the internet as a public utility...

Wednesday, November 29, 2017 - 2:00am

Pro-Trump TV heading to most American homes, thanks to Trump

Sinclair Broadcasting, a group of TV stations that heavily lean conservative, will expand into a majority of American homes, thanks to Trump's pick to head the Federal Communications Commission. FCC chairman Ajit Pai revived a loophole, which was closed by the Obama administration, that will...

Monday, August 7, 2017 - 4:02pm