Free Press Panel Blasts ‘Broken’ FCC
FCC, Media ownership, Net Neutrality, Wireless
April 13th, 2011
BOSTON, April 13, 2011 – Panelists at the Free Press National Conference for Media Reform railed on the Federal Communications Commission over the weekend, debating to what extent the Commission has been “captured” by industry and how to fix it.
Joel Kelsey, Political Advisor at Free Press, moderated the panel, entitled “How to Fix the Broken FCC.” The event included participants from the public interest, industry and government sectors.
Public Interest Groups Press for Ambitious Broadband Networks As Part of Plan
Broadband Data, Broadband's Impact, National Broadband Plan
February 18th, 2010
WASHINGTON, February 18, 2010 – A coalition of public interest groups on Wednesday called on the Federal Communications Commission to include a set of ambitious benchmarks and policies in the agency’s upcoming national broadband plan.
The agency will discuss aspects of the national broadband plan, now due on March 17, 2010, at the February monthly meeting being held on Wednesday.
FCC Net Neutrality Workshop Examines Importance of Transparency
Broadband Data, FCC Workshops, National Broadband Plan, Net Neutrality, Transparency, Wireless
January 21st, 2010
WASHINGTON, January 21, 2010 – The Federal Communications Commission in a Tuesday workshop explored consumer choice, user control of their online experience and the importance of transparency.
The agency’s fourth Open Internet Workshop on Consumers, Transparency and the Open Internet focused on the sixth principle of network neutrality – transparency.
Consumer Groups Criticize Broadband Providers for Advertising Practices, Including Use of Maximum Speeds
Broadband Data, Broadband's Impact
October 15th, 2009
WASHINGTON, October 15, 2009 – Six public interest organizations, including Consumers Union, on Wednesday filed comments with the Federal Communications Commission urging the agency to protect consumers from misleading and confusing advertising and billing practices by phone, cable and wireless providers.
Consumers Union Writes Letter to Members of Congress Urging Net Neutrality
Broadband Updates, Net Neutrality
October 8th, 2009
The non-profit advocacy group Consumers Union on Wednesday issued a letter to members of Congress commending the Federal Communications Commission for its efforts to enact stricter Net Neutrality rules. The letter said that the Internet has been governed by principles of openness and consumer choice from its inception.
Appropriate Roles for FCC and FTC Could Determine Fate of Broadband Consumers
FCC Workshops, National Broadband Plan
September 12th, 2009
WASHINGTON, September 9, 2009 – The Internet can serve as a means for enhancing consumer protections, provided that government agencies play their appropriate role in regulating and disclosing the practices of broadband providers, according to a several consumer advocates.
Commissioners Welcome DTV Delay, but Concerns Remain on Consumer Outreach
February 5th, 2009
WASHINGTON, February 5, 2009 – The three members of the Federal Communications Commission on Thursday expressed relief over Congress’ Wednesday passage of legislation delaying the date of the digital television transition from February 17 to June 12.