FCC Chairman Tom Wheeler

Charter Gets Time Warner Cable Merger Approval, But the FCC Has Some Conditions

Charter won approval for its proposed merger only if it agrees to some terms and conditions imposed from the FCC and Justice Department.
FCC Chairman Tom Wheeler

FCC Finalizes Lifeline Modernization Proposal to Fix Digital Divide

Even in the age of seemingly ubiquitous Internet access in the U.S. there remains a persistent gap between those who can and cannot afford access to Internet connections and associated hardware. Known as the "digital divide," the FCC has a new plan to tackle the problem, and the vote on that plan is coming up soon.

How Unlocking the Cable Box Could Open Opportunities for Latino Producers, or Not

On Thursday, the Federal Communications Commission moved forward on an initiative that may revolutionize how consumers access pay TV, which could help Latino producers find their audiences.
FCC chairman Tom Wheeler Speaking at the Minority Media and telecommunications council on CSPAN

FCC Lifeline Modernization Urged to Overcome Digital Divide by NHMC, Congress Members

The digital divide -- the persistent gap between those who have affordable access to information technology and those who do not -- is among the many issues that the National Hispanic Media Coalition (NHMC) believes is holding Latinos in the U.S. back.
Net Neutrality rally re FCC public comment period, New York, Sept 15 2014

Data Limits & Data Freebees: New Creeping Threats to Net Neutrality?

Earlier this year, the Federal Communications Commission voted in favor of stronger rules to keep Internet service providers from favoring some data traffic on the Internet over others. The February FCC decision was hailed as a victory by Net Neutrality advocates, or those who believe that the only free Internet is one where "all data is treated equally" by the companies that transmit it.
FCC Chairman Tom Wheeler

The FCC's Latest Vote May Help Low-Income Americans, and Millions of Latinos, Get Home Broadband Internet

On Thursday, the Federal Communications Commission (FCC) voted to consider a plan that would modernize Lifeline -- a long-running FCC program that provides subsidies for phone service to underprivileged households -- to include broadband internet.
Fiber broadband gigabit internet deployment

Deeper Than Net Neutrality: The Other Big FCC Decision This Week

The U.S. Federal Communications Commission voted on Thursday to adopt a strong legal foundation for new Open Internet regulations, which mirror the principals of Net Neutrality.
Federal Communications Commission Chairman Tom Wheeler

FCC Adopts Strong Net Neutrality Rules, Treating Internet Providers Like Utilities

On Thursday morning, the U.S. Federal Communications Commission voted on a new Open Internet policy, grounded by strong federal authority that treats Internet service providers similarly to utilities. Adoption of the new rules -- which prevent ISPs from blocking or slowing any lawful Internet traffic or charging companies like Netflix for faster delivery -- is considered a victory for Net Neutrality advocates.
Michael Scurato National Hispanic Media Coalition Policy Director

Op-Ed: Historic FCC Open Internet Vote A Boon For Latino Entrepreneurs, Content Creators, Consumers

In a February 24th opinion piece, Jose Marquez, the President and CEO of Latinos in Information Sciences and Technology Association (LISTA), opined that Federal Communications Commission (FCC) Chairman Tom Wheeler's proposed Open Internet rules that would prevent blocking, throttling, and paid fast lanes online would, inexplicably, harm Latinos. The FCC is set to vote on these rules on February 26th.
Jose Marquez

Antiquated 20th Century Rules Will Hinder Latino Growth in 21st Century High Tech Sector

Recently, FCC Chairman Tom Wheeler announced his plan to use antiquated, 20th Century telephone rules to help protect Internet openness in the 21st Century.

Net Neutrality: FCC Chair Tom Wheeler Proposes Strict Utility-like Regulations for Internet Providers

Today Tom Wheeler, Chairman of the Federal Communications Commission, put to rest any doubt that the agency charged with regulating the infrastructure of the Internet plans to do so based on the strongest legal foundation available. It's victory for Net Neutrality advocates, to the chagrin of Internet service providers.
Federal Communications Commission Chairman Tom Wheeler

Why The FCC's Redefinition of Broadband Is Huge

On Thursday, January 29, 2015, the Federal Communications Commission voted three to two to change the official definition of "broadband Internet." It's more than just semantics -- it's huge.
FCC vs ISPs on Net Neutrality, never-ending cycle of regulation and court challenges

FCC vs ISPs: Upcoming Net Neutrality Vote a Moment of Truth, or Just the Beginning of Another Fight?

About one month from now on February 26, the Federal Communications Commission will vote on new Open Internet rules that govern Internet Service Providers. But what looks like the moment of truth for Net Neutrality debate may be just the beginning of more quarrelling between ISPs and the FCC.
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Obama's Call for Unhampered Municipal Broadband Puts FCC at the Center of New Internet Debate

Beyond Net Neutrality, the FCC has a new issue putting it in right in the middle of the political crosshairs, after President Obama called on states to loosen restrictions on municipal broadband.
Digital Divide, 2013 home broadband adoption

Digital Divide: Latino and Education Groups Praise FCC's Proposed Funding Boost to Modernize E-Rate, Increase Internet Access

This week FCC Chairman Tom Wheeler announced plans to increase funding for E-Rate, a federal program that helps connect schools and libraries in neighborhoods in need to the Internet.
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FCC Chair Tom Wheeler Asserts Independence, After Obama Weighs in on Net Neutrality

It seems Federal Communications Commission Chairman Tom Wheeler is saying "thanks, but no thanks" to President Obama's Net Neutrality advice.
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