Federal Communications Commission

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Media Merger Madness: Why the Marriage of Sinclair and Tribune Is a Credible Threat to Our Democracy [OPINION]

Considering conservative-leaning Sinclair’s history of acquiring local stations and centralizing news operations, the new broadcast behemoth would be able to determine which community efforts receive media attention, harden political viewpoints and define what constitutes a terrorist threat.

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Broadcasting Hate: How Trump Used the FCC to Punish the Poor [OPINION]

Erin Shields of Center for Media Justice and Lucia Martinez of Free Press break down what they call the Trump administration’s “war on the poor.”

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200 Civil Rights Groups Demand FCC Protect Lifeline Subsidy Program

The organizations say the Federal Communications Commission is hurting vulnerable communities.

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22 Attorneys General Sue FCC For 'Arbitrary' and 'Capricious' #NetNeutrality Rollback

New Mexico attorney general Hector Balderas: “The FCC’s blatant, un-American attack on a free and open internet will only further harm vulnerable consumers, families and businesses.”

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States Fight to Safeguard Open Internet Against FCC Net Neutrality Ruling

State legislators across the country are advancing their own open internet protection measures.

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Malkia Cyril Explains Exactly Why the Loss of Net Neutrality Matters—and What's Next

The veteran media justice organizer, who vows to see the FCC in court, forecasts a future of ”pay-for-play” internet, higher prices and de facto censorship. 

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UPDATE: FCC Repeals Net Neutrality Rules

In a 3-2 vote along party lines, the Republican-dominated Federal Communications Commission kills net neutrality.

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Digital Justice Groups Protest at Verizon Stores to Demand FCC Protection For Net Neutrality

The Federal Communications Commission will vote on proposed net neutrality rollbacks on December 14.

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FCC Unleashes Plan to Kill Net Neutrality

Digital justice advocates say it could turn the open internet—a valuable tool for communities of color—into a pay-for-play club for telecom corporations.

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FCC Votes to Restrict Lifeline Program in Underserved Communities

The Ajit Pai-led commission also voted to remove measures that prevent the consolidation of media in the hands of a few conglomerates.

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WATCH: This Video Breaks Down Why Net Neutrality Matters

Mic explains why equal access to the Internet is important—and how the FCC is threatening that access.

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Against Open Internet Advocates' Wishes, FCC Votes to Review Net Neutrality Rules

Commissioner Mingon Clyburn’s dissent: ”We should not let broadband providers define the rules of engagement.”

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Digital Equity Groups Explain How FCC Chair's Net Neutrality Rollback Will Hurt Communities of Color

Color of Change’s Rashad Robinson: “Chairman Pai’s plan will devastate Black communities.”

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FCC Chairman Ajit Pai Courts Controversy

The newly-appointed Indian-American FCC head says he wants to bridge the digital divide and connect low-income people to high-speed internet. But critics say his latest actions are proof of other priorities.

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Dems Urge FCC to Tackle Surveillance Tech in Communities of Color

A new letter from nine U.S. Representatives to FCC chariman Tom Wheeler echoes activists’ calls against the stingray technology that many police departments use to monitor communities of color.

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Advocacy Orgs File Complaint Over Baltimore PD's Phone-Tracking Technology

The complaint says the department disproportionately uses “stingray” technology, which allows police to track the location of cell phones.

This FCC Vote Will Bring Broadband to More Low-Income Families

The Federal Communications Commission voted 3-2 to expand the Lifeline program—which currently subsidizes phone plans for many low-income Americans—to include broadband Internet access. 

FCC Eliminates Exorbitant Phone Call Charges that Separate Inmates, Families

FCC Commissioner Mignon Clyburn: “Voting to endorse today’s reforms will eliminate the most egregious case of market failure I have ever seen in my 17 years as a state and federal regulator.”

The Latest In The Fight For Our Internet

The vote scheduled for Thursday is the latest battle in a decade-long war for an open and equal Internet.

FCC Commissioner Says No to Pay-For-Play Internet

Will the rest of the commission agree?