Antitrust legislation and child privacy were topics of discussion during a Senate Commerce budget hearing Wednesday.
House Democrats delayed a vote on broadband infrastructure again, as $1.75 trillion reconciliation package brings greater party unity.
Platform representatives did not commit to legislation that would increase online protections for kids.
Bipartisan Senate bill clears the House, FCC auction prices climb higher, tech groups oppose newly proposed fee
Craig Settles describes the important role that community institutions have played in promoting connectivity during the COVID-19 pandemic.
Many in Washington aren’t holding their breath for the broadband infrastructure deal to collapse.
Advocates want age 13 and over for privacy protection as Senate sees COPPA reform proposal.
Senators introduce rural broadband legislation, FCC tackles robocalling, advocates ask Facebook to stop developing Instagram for kids.
February 11, 2021 – Democratic Senators applauded Wednesday increased spending on subsidized internet devices and access as part of the […]
February 8, 2021 – Washington insiders marked the 25th anniversary of the signing of the Telecommunications Act on Monday by […]
February 2, 2021 – Democratic Sen. Ed Markey’s communications policy focus this Congress will be on net neutrality, children and […]
December 2, 2020 – As House GOP leaders ask the Government Accountability Office to audit the U.S. Department of Agriculture […]
October 30, 2020 – Tech platform companies Google, Facebook, and Twitter said they not in favor of redefining the phrase, […]
September 20, 2020 – Sens. Ed Markey, D-Massachusetts, and Chris Van Hollen, D-Maryland, argued that the fastest way to close […]
June 9, 2020 — “I urge you to take every step necessary to ensure that your technology will not force […]
June 4, 2020 — Sens. Ed Markey, D-Mass., Ron Wyden, D-Ore., and Richard Blumenthal, D-Conn., penned a letter to AT&T […]
While millions are working from home and attending several online meetings every week on platforms like Zoom, many have reported […]
May 26, 2020 — On Friday, Sens. Brian Schatz, D-Hawaii, Lisa Murkowski, R-Alaska, John Boozman, R-Arkansas, Gary Peters, D-Michigan, Angus […]
May 12, 2020 — As the United States turns its focus to reopening, tech companies are looking at the opportunities […]
May 11, 2020 — A bipartisan group of senators on Friday urged the Federal Trade Commission to launch an investigation […]
Sens. Edward Markey, D-Mass., Chris Van Hollen, D-Md., Michael Bennet, D-Colo., and Brian Schatz, D-Hawaii, on Thursday joined 31 of […]
WASHINGTON, October 1, 2019 — The Federal Communications Commission’s repeal of Obama-era network neutrality rules will remain, a three-judge panel […]
Cloudflare, an online service that helps websites mitigate DDoS attacks, will be terminating its services for the forum 8chan following […]
WASHINGTON, July 24, 2019 — The Federal Trade Commission announced on Wednesday details of its $5 billion settlement with Facebook […]
On Thursday, Sen. Joe Manchin, D-W.V., sent a letter to Federal Communications Commission Chairman Ajit Pai urging the agency to […]
WASHINGTON, June 27, 2019 — A Tuesday Senate Commerce Subcommittee hearing, on “Optimizing for Engagement: Understanding the Use of Persuasive […]
WASHINGTON, June 12, 2019 – A trio of Democratic senators on Tuesday called for Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell to […]
WASHINGTON, March 6, 2019 – On Wednesday, 46 House and Senate Democrats moved forward with legislation that would codify so-called […]
WASHINGTON, June 22, 2018 — People living, working, or traveling in the United States gained a bit more privacy Friday […]
WASHINGTON, June 12, 2018 – A federal district judge on Tuesday ruled that AT&T can proceed with its $85 billion […]
This article was written and reported by Andrew Feinberg and Heather Heimbach. WASHINGTON, June 12, 2018 – As the Federal […]
WASHINGTON, May 16, 2018 — Senate Democrats on Wednesday joined forces with Republicans Susan Collins, John Kennedy, R-La. and Lisa […]
WASHINGTON, May 16, 2018 — The absence of Arizona Senator John McCain (R) from the Senate means Democrats appear to have […]
WASHINGTON, May 14, 2018 — The strong network neutrality rules put in place during the Obama administration’s final months will […]
WASHINGTON, May 10, 2018 — White House Press Secretary Sarah Huckabee Sanders on Wednesday declined to say whether President Trump […]
WASHINGTON, May 9, 2018 — Senate Democrats on Wednesday announced plans to invoke a rarely-used Senate procedure to force a […]
WASHINGTON, April 5, 2018 — As Facebook users continue to learn more about how the social networking pioneer allowed third […]
WASHINGTON, February 28, 2018 – Advocates of net neutrality are pushing for congressional action to overturn a December action by […]
WASHINGTON, December 15, 2017 – The Federal Communications Commission’s Thursday vote to repeal the “open internet” rules classifying broadband services […]
WASHINGTON, December 14, 2017 – The Federal Communications Commission on Thursday voted 3-2, along party lines, to approve a proposal […]