Matt Wood was back on Capitol Hill today — this time, in the House of Representatives, where he testified about the sneaky tactics broadcasters use to dodge federal ownership rules and gobble up more stations.
For years local TV station conglomerates have used sneaky loopholes to evade federal limits on how much media one company can own. But there are hopeful signs that this practice is coming under increased scrutiny in Washington.
On Wednesday, the Federal Communications Commission broke its silence and issued the agency’s first big announcement since a federal court struck down the Net Neutrality rules last month. Unfortunately, the FCC plan does nothing to save the open Internet.
In the wake of a Jan. 14 court ruling that struck down the Federal Communications Commission’s
Net Neutrality rules, we’ve pushed the FCC to reclassify broadband — a simple fix that would allow it to craft new rules that would stand up to judicial scrutiny.
But on Wednesday the agency took a much more timid path.
If you’ve been too busy shoveling snow and cursing Punxsutawney Phil to keep up with the news about the Comcast-Time Warner Cable deal, never fear: Free Press has been making the media rounds and has all the details you need on why this merger spells disaster.
In a world where the owners of the network get to decide what speech flows over the network, will it be possible to organize against injustices that the broader society and powers that be find acceptable?
In the wake of Tuesday’s big Net Neutrality announcement, it's time we got serious about the “R” word. And no, we're not talking about “regulation.” The future of the Internet as we know it today is all about “reclassification.”