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Why Is U.S. Internet Speed Slower Than Estonia's?
Might have something to do with an utter lack of competition or oversight. Read more...
Fox's Krauthammer Very Upset FCC Wants To Study Their Propaganda Channel
Charles Krauthammer doesn't want the FCC taking a look at the way Fox conducts business. Read more...
One Million Petitions In Support Of Net Neutrality Delivered To FCC
A coalition of activist groups delivered one million signed petitions in support of net neutrality. Read more...
Net Neutrality Is Dead After Appellate Court Ruling
The impact of today's ruling on Internet users remains to be seen, but it won't be positive. Read more...
FCC Chairman Julius Genachowski discussing public broadband back in 2011. Wow, this is a shocker. I was beginning to believe that the United States would never catch up with the rest of the world. Now it's up to us to let our elected officials Read more...

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This is from "Captive Audience: The Telecom Industry and Monopoly Power in the New Gilded Age", a book by Susan Crawford, a former adviser to Obama on science, technology and innovation issues. In this excerpt, she homes in on the monopoly extended Read more...
In 1983, 50 corporations controlled a majority of American media. Now that number is six. And Big Media may get even bigger, thanks to the FCC’s consideration of ending a rule preventing companies from owning a newspaper and radio and TV stations in the same big city. Read more...
FCC Chairman Julius Genachowski is trying to change the agency’s ownership rules to pave the way for Murdoch to get control of the newspapers in the same cities where he already owns TV stations. Even more disturbing, Genachowski and Murdoch Read more...
Verizon, which has ruthlessly tried to destroy its competition, is now claiming itself exempt from government regulation. Susan Crawford, a former Obama science, technology and innovation policy staffer, has written a rather stunning piece for Read more...
Rachel Maddow featured the work by ProPublica which you can find crossposted at our own Occupy America here -- Revealed: The Dark Money Group Attacking Sen. Sherrod Brown. I encourage everyone to just go read their entire report, but I'll share a Read more...