telecom

The Debate Over Civil Rights Groups, Labor Support For AT&T Heats Up

Netroots advocates say Beltway groups have become Big Telecom’s “astroturf.” Civil rights groups say they’re all about jobs–and charge critics with simplistic name-calling.

Civil Rights Groups and Telecom Watchdogs Split On Mobile Merger

The NAACP and Urban League have said the deal is good for people of color. But media justice advocates insist it’ll threaten equal access and drive up costs–and they charge civil rights groups are selling out.

Media Overload? A Look at Exactly How Much Youth of Color Consume

A new study breaks down the significant racial disparity in media consumption, and advocates point out what it means for the politics of media regulation.

Will Users or Telecoms Profit From FCC Broadband Expansion Plan?

Consumer advocates listen with skepticism and cautious hope to FCC plan for closing digital divide.

What Now? No Clear Signals in Web Regulation Battle

After Rep. Waxman’s aborted (flawed) proposal, advocates still want FCC to step up.