How cable TV transformed politics—and how politics transformed cable TV
Plus: A listener inquires about the potential positive effects of ranked-choice voting reforms.
While Sohn’s record raises ethics and judgment questions, some attacks against her lacked merit.
Attempts to reclassify ISPs as common carriers are unsupported by law.
Net neutrality is an unnecessary and failed policy.
Sohn, whose nomination could go before the Senate for a final vote within the coming weeks, is stuck in the past.
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Telling a century's worth of stories about the people who had done creative things on the radio dial—and their opponents
Powerful companies attempting to get government agencies to suppress competition means consumers could lose out.
Friday A/V Club: Some people are against concentrated media power. Some just want to bend it to their will.
Don’t call yourself a supporter of the First Amendment while attempting to punish a media outlet for criticizing you.
Biden's Infrastructure Plan Would Redefine 'Broadband' To Justify Spending $100 Billion on Government-Run Internet
The Biden administration is manufacturing a market failure to justify spending $100 billion on municipal broadband and other government-run internet projects.
He was no libertarian, but he absorbed an important lesson about regulating speech.
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The outgoing FCC chairman discusses 'light-touch' regulation and the future of free speech on the internet.
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The FCC did not even seek to defend its authority to impose the conditions.
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The lawsuit is the latest in a string of frivolous suits the president's reelection campaign has filed against media outlets.
A Progressive Media Group Demanded Censorship of Trump's Coronavirus Press Briefings. The FCC Said No.
The group's petition "would dangerously curtail the freedom of the press embodied in the First Amendment."
Deregulation didn't end the internet as we know it.
D.C. Circuit Upholds FCC Decision to Rescind "Net Neutrality" (But Rejects FCC Attempt to Preempt Conflicting State Law)
In a lengthy opinion, a divided three-judge panel turns away most of the legal challenges to the Federal Communications Commission's "Restoring Internet Freedom" Order
Donald Trump, Elizabeth Warren, and "hipster antitrust" scholars and activists say big tech companies need to be broken up. Economist Tom Hazlett says they're wrong.
It would essentially be a Fairness Doctrine for the internet.
The "equal time" rule does not mean what the president thinks it means.
Preliminary FCC report claims the number of Americans with high-speed connections grew by 20 percent in 2017.
In a State of Emergency, the President Can Control Your Phone, Your TV, and Even Your Light Switches
Under a little-known regulation that dates back to the 1930s, the president has legal power over electronic transmissions.
Jessica Rosenworcel overlooks the statutory and constitutional obstacles to her plan.
There's one fool-proof way to find out.
Facebook, Google, Apple, and others are now facing the sort of regulatory and antitrust animus once leveled at Bill Gates' company.