FCC Articles


The Confidence Game

The road goes on forever, and the party never ends.
12:05 PM, Mar 15, 2015

Busy week for Washington and the political class it succors. So busy that a headline screaming for the attention of our leaders came and went barely leaving a footprint.

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FCC Finally Releases 400-Page Plan to Regulate Internet

Two weeks after its adoption.
8:56 AM, Mar 12, 2015

Here it is, the FCC's 400-page plan to regulate the Internet:

FCC-15-24A1

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Why Can't the Public See Obama's Proposed Internet Regulations?

3:21 PM, Feb 18, 2015

Republican senators Mike Lee, Ben Sasse, and Rand Paul have all been high profile opponents of the Obama administrations current plan to regulate the internet -- in particular, Lee has called the regulation a government "takeover" of the internet and says it amounts to a "a massive tax increase on the middle class, being passed in the dead of night without the American public really being made aware of what is going on.”

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Cruz Mocks Obama's Internet Regulations in Video

2:07 PM, Feb 13, 2015

Texas senator Ted Cruz mocks the FCC Internet regulations, supported by President Obama, in a newly released video:

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Obama on Net Neutrality

1:26 PM, Nov 10, 2014

President Obama, earlier today, released this statement on net neutrality:

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Congress Members, LGBT Groups Urge FCC To Change Rules on Internet Filters at Libraries, School

7:15 AM, Oct 10, 2014

Congressman Mike Honda (D-CA), 13 fellow members of Congress, and over 20 organizations sent a letter to the Federal Communications Commission (FCC) in late Sept

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King Cable

The Comcast-Time Warner combination deserves close scrutiny.
Mar 17, 2014

So Comcast’s chairman and CEO Brian Roberts is counting on his political clout with the Obama administration and a few inconsequential divestments to win regulatory approval for Comcast’s $45 billion acquisition of Time Warner Cable. And antitrust experts such as myself will be crunching numbers to see what the effect is on arcane and little-understood numbers such as the Herfindahl Index, which measures the increase in concentration caused by a merger. We really needn’t bother. This is a case in which common sense and anecdote trump statistical manipulation.

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FCC: Lifeline Program Fraud and Abuse Surpasses Two Million Subscribers

1:51 PM, Nov 05, 2013

In a continuing crackdown on the federal government's Lifeline program, sometimes known as "Obama phones," the Federal Communications Commission (FCC) has revealed that fraud and abuse in the program exceeded two million subscribers. New rules were established after it became clear that subscribers and providers were taking advantage of the system:

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Time to Stockpile Lucky Charms?

The Obama administration targets food marketed to children.
Aug 08, 2011

The Obama administration is after your Lucky Charms, or at least your children’s. The public comment period closed on July 14 for a set of “voluntary” guidelines for the marketing of food to children. If adopted, these rules will transform the advertising of breakfast cereals.

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With Business in Front of F.C.C., AT&T Sends Gift of 1,500 Cupcakes

Who ate the cupcake?
1:42 PM, Mar 31, 2011

Bureaucrats, like all of us, love cupcakes. But is it always appropriate for them to accept cupcakes, especially when the gift-givers clearly want to curry favor? The notion that someone could sway millions – and perhaps billions – of dollars worth of business in their favor simply by delivering a bunch of cupcakes to bureaucrats might seem preposterous, but that’s exactly what happened last December.

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