FCC, Media Consolidation and Internet Regulations

The Fight for the Freedom of Information

July 18, 2014

Jeff Cohen discusses several Freedom of Information issues, including a new campaign encouraging whistleblowing, the case of journalist James Risen, and net neutrality

FCC Moves to Kill Net Neutrality, Says Internet Advocacy Groups

May 16, 2014

The FCC voted on Thursday to move ahead a proposal that internet freedom advocates say could eliminate free and open internet access

TRNN Debate: Should The Internet Be Regulated Like A Utility?

May 12, 2014

Ryan Radia and Christopher Mitchell discuss the recent FCC proposal and how the internet should be owned and regulated

Protestors to Occupy FCC to Fight for Net Neutrality

May 6, 2014

Organizer Kevin Zeese argues that the internet should be treated as a basic utility like in Nashville, TN, which has one of the highest internet speeds in the U.S.

Will New FCC Internet Regulations Strengthen Monopoly Control?

April 28, 2014

Robert McChesney: In the fight between monopolies, the public doesn’t really have a dog in the race; the real question is why a cartel of private monopolies are controlling the Internet?

Obama Nominates Cable Industry Lobbyist and Campaign Bundler New Head of FCC

May 10, 2013

Nicholas Johnson: Nomination of Tom Wheeler shows Obama wants an FCC that manages monopoly competition – not a defender of public interest; Wheeler on President’s intelligence advisory board, not likely to defend right to privacy

FCC and media consolidation

December 3, 2007

“There are just five or six companies in America that dominate the media landscape—giant multinational conglomerates. So there may be a lot of different voices but they’re coming from the same ventriloquist.” –Jonathan Adelstein, FCC Commissioner