Business

Stopping the Comcast–Time Warner Merger Is Only the Start

(The New Yorker) – Credit where it is due: the federal government’s decision to block the merger between Comcast and Time Warner was the right one. In the past, I have criticized the Justice Department and the Federal Communications Commission for failing to enforce competition laws vigorously Read More

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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