Free or Low Cost Internet for Low Income Families

“Delivering on the Promise of Broadband & Access to Technology for All Americans” According to a recent FCC report, There are still over 64 million people without home access to the Internet.  A disproportionate number of those are low income families. 43% of these American families cite the primary reason for not subscribing to a […]
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FCC Wants to Understand Mobile Device Security

The Federal Communications Commission (FCC) has upped its intelligence in a bid to better understand, and ultimately to improve, the security of mobile devices. As such, FCC has joined the Federal Trade Commission to accomplish that. Wireless Telecommunications Bureau Chief Jon Wilkins has already sent a letter to mobile carriers asking questions about their processes […]
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FCC Protecting Competition in Business Data Services

The Federal Communications Commission (FCC) has jumpstarted the process of protecting and advancing competition in the $45 billion market for business data services. Business data services are critical in the day-to-day life of consumers, business and industry, and are integral to the competitiveness of the U.S. economy as a whole in the information age. Users […]
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FCC Approves Charter’s Acquisition of TWC and Brighthouse

The Federal Communications Commission (FCC) has finally approved the acquisition of Time Warner Cable (TWC) and Bright House Networks by Charter Communications. This approval has been hanging on the balance for over a year. In that period, it attracted opposition including from Republican commissioners. But, FCC lastly made a decision on the matter communicated on […]
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Reports on Charter-TWC Deal Success Challenged

Entertainment Studios (ES) and The National Association of African American-Owned Media (NAAAOM) have come out to challenge media reports to the effect that the Charter Communications/Time Warner Cable merger process has been concluded. Both parties issued a joint press statement to rubbish the reports they termed as baseless and lacking facts. Actually, ES and NAAAOM have […]
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Byron Allen Tells Off Comcast over Petition to FCC

Byron Allen, the Founder, Chairman and CEO of Entertainment Studios has lashed out at Comcast Cable for opposing the Entertainment Studios/NAAAOM petition to the Federal Communications Commission (FCC). The petition, filed with the FCC on March 24, 2016 can be accessed at: http://www.naaaom.com/wp-content/uploads/2014/12/Petition-Comcast.pdf Soon after the petition was filed, Comcast came out with harsh words […]
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Comcast under Fire over NBC Merger Violation

Consumer advocacy group Public Knowledge has come out to bash Comcast Cable for what they term as bad behavior in their merger with NBC-Universal. In a petition dated March 2 and addressed to the Federal Communications Commission to enforce merger conditions and its policies, Public Knowledge says Comcast‘s decision to exempt its online video service […]
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Signatures Collected to Stop TWC-Charter Merger

Opposition to the expected has gained momentum with an online civil rights organization collecting signatures to stop it. ColorOfChange has been the force behind the push and they are determined to make sure the merger does not see light of the day. ColorOfChange comprises black folks drawn from different sectors and they are unhappy with the […]
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FCC, Charter Sued for Racial Discrimination

Things could worsen for the Federal Communications Commission (FCC) and Charter Communications after being sued for $10 billion in federal court by Byron Allen’s Entertainment Studios and the National Association of African-American Owned Media (NAAAOM). They are accused of “racial discrimination in contracting for television channel carriage.” In a press statement reacting to the matter, […]
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AT&T Wireless Gets Serious with 5G Service Campaign

With 2016 already growing old, it appears like nothing will stand on the way of AT&T Wireless in its efforts to start offering 5G Internet services. To show their levels of seriousness, the company recently sent its representatives into a meeting with the Federal Communications Commission (FCC). At the meeting, they discussed among many other […]
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