In early April, with his FOX Sports contract having expired at the conclusion of the 2018 BIG3 campaign, the league inked a new deal to have games televised on the CBS network. However, armed with a high-profile group of investors with deep pockets of their own, Ice Cube has a much bigger vision. But reaching that goal won’t come without challenges, or a fight.
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Changing the game: Ice Cube’s battle to buy regional sports networks

NNPA NEWSWIRE — …Ice Cube is looking to take the next step in not only raising the profile of his professional basketball brand, but his personal profile as a Black business mogul. In early April, with his FOX Sports contract having expired at the conclusion of the 2018 BIG3 campaign, the league inked a new deal to have games televised on the CBS network. However, armed with a high-profile group of investors with deep pockets of their own, Ice Cube has a much bigger vision. But reaching that goal won’t come without challenges, or a fight. […read more]

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FCC Set to Approve AT&T-DirecTV Deal

(USA Today) – FCC Chairman Tom Wheeler said Tuesday he has circulated to his fellow FCC commissioners the agency’s proposed order approving the acquisition, which would create one of the largest U.S. pay-TV providers. AT&T and DirecTV will have to agree to some conditions for the final Read More

Op-Ed

Internet at a Crossroads

By Harry C. Alford NNPA Columnist   The communications network of the National Black Chamber of Commerce has evolved along with the Internet. When we first started back in the late 1980s, we would write and print out letters through a pinwheel printer. To print Read More

Technology

Q&A: The Ins and Outs of Net Neutrality

Mike Snider and Roger Yu, USA TODAY   (USA Today)—Federal Communications Commission Chairman Tom Wheeler on Thursday forwarded his recommendations for new net neutrality rules to the rest of the commissioners, triggering cheers from consumer groups and lawsuit threats from large telecom companies. The new Read More

Politics

GOP Makes U-Turn on Net Neutrality

  (Politico) – Republicans in Congress are doing a 180 on net neutrality as the Federal Communications Commission prepares to issue new rules within weeks. For years, GOP lawmakers have adamantly opposed any rules requiring Internet service providers to treat all Web traffic equally, calling Read More

Business

If Comcast Loses, Millennials Win

  (Forbes) – Last month, President Obama released a statement directed at the FCC in favor of net neutrality. In it, he threw his support behind reclassifying Internet service as a utility—a move that has raised new concerns about the proposed $45 billion merger between media giants Comcast Read More

Technology

Public Piles on Net Neutrality Debate

TONY ROMM, Politico (Politico)—A blistering battle over net neutrality has the Federal Communications Commission hearing an earful — and from more than just the usual torrent of lobbyists and lawyers who swarm the chairman’s eighth-floor office. “Eliminating net neutrality is wrong for America,” warned Carolyn Read More

Technology

Appeals Court ‘Net Neutrality’ Ruling Clouds Internet Access

Poorer Consumers Feared Negatively Impacted by Zenitha Prince Special to the NNPA from the Afro-American Newspaper FCC and Net Neutrality (Stock Photo) A federal court ruling on Jan. 14 striking down “net neutrality” could forever change consumers’ access to the full Internet experience, observers say. Read More

Technology

Major Change Unlikely Despite Open-Internet Ruling

ANICK JESDANUN, AP Technology Writer NEW YORK (AP) — Don’t expect major changes to how you access your favorite websites and services despite a federal appeals court’s decision to set aside rules meant to ensure equal access to entertainment, news and other online content. Major Read More

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Why You Should Care About Net Neutrality (FAQ)

[CNet] The US Court of Appeals for the District of Columbia Circuit on Tuesday struck down rules adopted by the Federal Communications Commission in 2010 meant to protect the openness of the Internet. What does this ruling — and the principles of Net neutrality that Read More

Technology

Yes, Loud Cellphone Users are the Worst. But Why is it the FCC’s Job to Police Them?

[The Washington Post] Last week’s news that the government will soon think about allowing cellphone use on planes caused a torrent of negative feedback. Nobody wants airplanes to turn into the soup of noise that too often afflicts Amtrak riders. So how can the head of the agency Read More

Politics

FCC Reduces Prison Call Rates

2-1 Vote Makes it More Affordable for Inmates to Phone Family, Friends by Stacy M. Brown Special to the NNPA from The Washington Informer FCC Chair Mignon Clyburn (Courtesy photo) More than a decade after a U.S. District Court judge in Washington, D.C., dismissed a Read More