WASHINGTON, September 10, 2019 – The political world is all abuzz about breaking up big tech companies, but the overly […]
It seems that everyone except California and Alabama wants in on the action, whatever that action is, against Google. Attorneys […]
Two separate bi-partisan groups of state attorneys general on Friday confirmed that they are launching antitrust investigations into tech giant […]
ASPEN, Colorado, August 20, 2019 – More than a dozen state attorneys general have launched an antitrust investigation of big […]
WASHINGTON, August 14, 2019 – Federal Communications Commission Chairman Ajit Pai on Wednesday issued a final order (PDF) that would approve […]
WASHINGTON, July 31, 2019 — The Justice Department’s recently announced settlement on the T-Mobile/Sprint merger has drawn widespread criticism, even […]
WASHINGTON, July 30, 2019 – Privacy legislation and antitrust action don’t normally get discussed together. Yet as big tech firms […]
WASHINGTON, July 25, 2019 — The efficacy of antitrust enforcement against big tech companies was energetically debated at an Internet […]
The Department of Justice announced Friday that it and the Attorneys General for five states reached a settlement with T-Mobile […]
WASHINGTON, July 23, 2019 — Facebook, Amazon, and Apple stocks dropped on Tuesday after reports of a broad antitrust review […]
WASHINGTON, July 23, 2019 – Television broadcasters’ main bête noire used to be the cable industry, known more formally as […]
WASHINGTON, July 16, 2019 – In the House Judiciary Committee’s second hearing putting tech giants under the microscope, both the […]
WASHINGTON, July 15, 2019 — Rather than seeking to break up big technology giants, Congress should instead focus on ratcheting […]
WASHINGTON, June 20, 2019 — Talking tough against Silicon Valley may be popular. But breaking up big tech will be […]
The political turmoil and guess-manship over the proposed T-Mobile/Sprint merger continues, with 10 state attorney generals filing a lawsuit in […]
WASHINGTON, June 11, 2019 — The practices of Google and Facebook were closely scrutinized at a House Antitrust Subcommittee hearing […]
BROADBAND BREAKFAST INSIGHT: Google is beginning to enter into hunker-down mode. The company is finally alive to the grave new […]
WASHINGTON, June 25, 2018 – The former chairman of the Federal Trade Commission on Tuesday sharply criticized the president and […]
WASHINGTON, June 13, 2018 – Was a federal district court judge’s decision to permit AT&T’s merger with Time Warner a […]
WASHINGTON, June 12, 2018 – A federal district judge on Tuesday ruled that AT&T can proceed with its $85 billion […]
WASHINGTON, May 13, 2018 – AT&T CEO Randall Stephenson on Friday announced that the company was parting ways with the […]
Telecom attorney Jonathan Lee takes down the U.S. Department of Justice Antitrust Division’s specious case against the AT&T/Time Warner merger […]
WASHINGTON, December 9, 2014 – The Media Institute announced a new initiative on November 24 aimed to protect the group’s […]
WASHINGTON, October 2, 2014 - Federal Trade Commissioner Maureen Ohlhausen warned that reclassifying broadband under public utility regulation including in […]
WASHINGTON, September 24, 2014 –Verizon Communications and AT&T are urging the Federal Communications Commission to include the use of data […]
WASHINGTON, June 18, 2014 – A new study by Wireless Association CTIA reported that between 2012 and 2013, mobile traffic […]
WASHINGTON, May 19, 2014 – AT&T announced that it would acquire DirecTV in a $48.5 billion deal, according to multiple […]
WASHINGTON, Thursday, February 21st, 2013 – The broadband policy news and events service BroadbandBreakfast.com held its February 2013 Broadband Breakfast Club event “Data Caps, the Spectrum Crunch […]
June 25, 2012 – Having access to broadband technology and other digital tools is a key ingredient to economic, social, […]
WASHINGTON, July 28, 2011 – Sen. Al Franken (D-MN.) sent a filing to the Federal Communications Commission and Department of Justice Tuesday requesting the denial of...
WASHINGTON, July 20, 2011- Both AT&T and Verizon taken steps to to deploy their 4G LTE networks in recent months, with Sprint and T-Mobile heavily advertising...
WASHINGTON June 29, 2011-The Economic Policy Institute gathered leading industry experts for a panel on Tuesday to debate the impending merger between AT&T and T-Mobile. At...
In order for the Federal Communications Commission to approve the mega-merger between AT&T and T-Mobile, AT&T has to make a showing that the merger is in...
WASHINGTON, May 26, 2011 - Let’s start with the facts. A stand-alone T-Mobile is not an option for the future. German parent company Deutsche Telekom had...
WASHINGTON, April 21, 2011 - At the group's annual convention in Las Vegas on Tuesday, Rural Cellular Association CEO, Steven Berry, announced the addition of wireless...
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...
BOSTON, April 11, 2011 - Speaking to a standing-room only crowd on Friday afternoon, Federal Communications Commissioners Michael Copps and Mignon Clyburn addressed media consolidation and...
WASHINGTON, March 31, 2011 - The Brookings Institution assembled leading telecommunications experts and business representatives on Wednesday to discuss the future of spectrum policy and the...
Time Warner Cable is receiving cease-and-desist letters for allowing its customers to access television programming through their iPads.
WASHINGTON, March 21, 2011 - Nationwide wireless carrier, AT&T announced Sunday that it had finalized an agreement to acquire competitor T-Mobile from Deutsche Telekom for $39...
Environmental sustainability in telecom has been a key talking point for Starks.
Conference hears the FCC should seek spectrum bands to open up for unlicensed use.
The Community Reinvestment Act was expanded to include broadband investments in 2016.
A bill would have the Commerce Secretary identify categories of personal data that could harm national security if exported.
FCC Chairwoman Jessica Rosenworcel advocated for bills that would make better use of spectrum.
Fixed-wireless is hampered by technical issues that make it incomparable to fiber, a report claims.
Understanding the funding impact will 'begin with the NTIA’s mandate to work with community partners.'
'Simple and regular community engagement is needed.'
The FTC released a report that warned about the dangers of AI's use to combat online harms.
UScellular and Ericsson tested 5G connected drones for future applications.
'While the federal government’s infrastructure funding creates unique opportunities, it also exposes challenges that states and tribes must get in...
'We can’t keep overhauling the regulatory structure.'
'We need to recognize that absolutely the time is now. It is neither too soon nor too late.'
Comments were made at the Fiber Connect conference last week.
'North America is forecast to lead the world in 5G subscription penetration in the next five years.'
The coalition will play a crucial role in broadband data as government implements the largest expenditure of broadband funds.
The draft privacy law includes a provision to enhance privacy protections online for children under 17.
Markup of bills comes after much discussion about federal spectrum management.
Fiber networks have a unique capacity to keep broadband prices low for low-income communities, proponents say.
Analyzing ACP enrollment can help the BEAD program solve the 'persisting gap between deployment and subscription.'
A bill introduced by Elizabeth Warren would ban data brokers from selling or transferring location data and health data.
Fiber providers, equipment companies and consultants discussed their work in communities in a session at Fiber Connect
39 states and territories have submitted letters of intent to participate in the NTIA's Internet for All initiative.
Peacock and HBO Max named as potential winners by internet and entertainment industry analysis Laura Martin
As of June 7, 20 states have passed legislation to implement the 988 suicide hotline mandate, according to FCC data.
'We’re projecting a 5x increase in data consumption from 2021 to 2025.'
'[State] decision makers in this program need to be careful about who is the qualified and experienced provider.'
As federal funding rolls out, states and local communities must consider partnerships with local service providers.
Governor Kathy Hochul announced a $10-million grant award for the state's first foray into municipal broadband.
Netly Fiber said Monday it has completed construction of the nation's first terabit-ready fiber network.
Officials from Idaho, Illinois, Louisiana, Maine and New Mexico outline how they are preparing for broadband funding.
The American Technology Leadership Act would establish a federal office to monitor U.S. tech competitiveness versus global players.
Attendance at the fiber show jumped from 2,041 attendees last June to 2,854 registrants as of Friday.
A March Gallup and Knight study found young Americans are less concerned about hurtful online discourse.
Real convergence has taken hold in the fiber, wireless infrastructure and data center asset class categories.
Senators on Thursday said NTIA rules set regulated rates and impose net neutrality requirements.
The NTIA's notice of funding opportunity stops short of explicitly endorsing municipal broadband as the preferred model.
The USDA has been allocated $2 billion from the Infrastructure, Investment and Jobs Act.
Industry experts detailed best practices for approaching public-private partnerships at Mountain Connect 2022.
The FBI, CISA and NSA warned about hackers from the PRC.