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net neutrality

[Opinion]: An Elitist Take on Net Neutrality

“Chairman Pai understands that connecting more Americans and closing the digital divide is a game…

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Here’s Why TV Host John Oliver is Crashing the FCC’s Website

It's the FCC versus late night TV comics

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John Oliver, the acerbic host of TV’s Last Week Tonight, issued a call-to-arms…

By Samara Lynn

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data privacy

Congressional Republicans Sell Data Privacy to the Highest Bidders

Republicans almost unanimously voted to kill consumer data privacy protection

“Congress should know by now that when you come for the Internet, the Internet comes…

By Samara Lynn

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Internet Privacy

Senate Republicans Kill Internet Privacy Requirements

Senate says Americans already have enough internet privacy, no need for further regulations

The issue is highly contested and split down party lines. Republicans and conservatives at the…

By Samara Lynn

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digital access

Ensuring Digital Access for All in 2017

A historic milestone for low-income and minority communities

Free data is one way we can strengthen our digital equality agenda and fill the…

By John Burnett

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First Black Woman FCC Commissioner Spills Tea on Net Neutrality and More

Mignon Clyburn made history as the first black woman commissioner of the FCC. Here are her thoughts on the new Trump-appointed FCC head, net neutrality and more

In the spirit of Black History Month, it’s of note that Mignon Clyburn is the…

By Samara Lynn

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MMTC

Multicultural Media Summit Emphasizes ‘Power’ in Empowerment

People of color in media, telecom, broadband, and finance met for a powerful summit

The (MMTC)—which promotes equal opportunity in mass media, and the telecommunications and broadband industry held…

By Samara Lynn

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FCC

[Updated] Trump’s FCC Chief Ending Free Internet for Poor Families

Though initiated by the former conservative administrations of Reagan and Bush, Trump's newly appointed chairman of the FCC plans to terminate the federal program that provides phone and internet access to low-income families

President Trump’s newly appointed FCC chairman will reverse a program that provides low-income families with…

By Samara Lynn

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Byron Allen

Byron Allen Moves Ahead With $10B Racial Discrimination Suit

Charter Communications cited for lack of contracting with 100% African American-owned media

A federal judge has approved Byron Allen’s $10 billion lawsuit against Charter Communications for lack…

By Carolyn M. Brown

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guidance counseling

Free Data Benefits Minority and Low-Income Communities

Any proposal to ban free data runs counter to the goal of expanding access to the internet

Written by Barrington Salmon
There seems to be a major policy disagreement building in the tech…

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Charter and Time Warner Merger Will Screw Cable Customers Even More

The merging of Charter and Time Warner Cable will create a cable company Frankenstein that will stomp consumers

And it’s we, the customers, who stand to lose the most.

By Samara Lynn

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U.S. Government OKs Charter Purchase of Time Warner Cable

If Charter buys Time Warner Cable it will becomes the second-largest Internet and cable provider in the U.S.

Charter is required to follow these rules for seven years…

By Samara Lynn

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Opening Up Cable Boxes is a Good Thing, People

People are freaking out over the FCC's proposal to open up cable boxes. It's a good thing, and here's why

It’s a mind-boggling example of unfounded fear.

By Samara Lynn

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New Labels Shed Light on Obscure Internet Service Details

New labels will helps customers make “informed choices” on Internet service

FCC unveils new labeling for Internet service.

By Samara Lynn

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Byron Allen

FCC and Charter Face $10 Billion Racial Discrimination Lawsuit

Suit alleges civil rights violations and calls Charter CEO 'a blatant racist'

FCC and Charter Communications are being sued for $10 billion in federal court by Byron…

By Janell Hazelwood

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Roku-4-Remote

FCC Just Socked It To Cable Companies With Set Top Box Proposal

Here's how this bold move affects you

The FCC moves to force cable companies to allows consumer choice of cable set top…

By Samara Lynn

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digital access

Federal Phone Subsidy for Low Income Families Could Include Broadband Services

FCC votes to put the Lifeline reform proposal out for public comment

Now that net neutrality has become a reality, the next challenge that we face is…

By Marcia Wade Talbert

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President Barack Obama Champions Net Neutrality As A Utility

POTUS pushes for freedom on the World Wide Web

President Obama championed net neutrality today in a statement and video in hopes of fighting…

By Kevin L. Clark (@KevitoClark)

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In the News: Queen Latifah Gets Another Talk Show; Yale Study Shows Beverage Industry Targets Minority Youth and More

A few noteworthy headlines around the Web

See what’s going on in the world with today’s compilation of news around the Web

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In the News: Cornel West Won’t Face Charges; Danroy Henry Honored with Athletic Center and More

A few noteworthy headlines around the Web

See what’s going on in the world with today’s compilation of news around the Web

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How To

Apply to More Than 50 HBCUs at Once With the Common Black College Application

Students can apply to 52 of the more than 100 HBCUs by completing just one…

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Password Protect Your Flash Drive In Two Simple Steps

Flash drives, thumb drives, USB sticks: whatever you want to call them, they’re more than…

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