Jon Brodkin

Senate votes to overturn Ajit Pai’s net neutrality repeal

The US Senate voted to reverse the Federal Communications Commission's repeal of net neutrality rules, with all Democrats and three Republicans voting in favor of net neutrality. The Senate approved a Congressional Review Act (CRA) resolution that

FCC won’t delay vote, says net neutrality supporters are “desperate”

The Federal Communications Commission will move ahead with its vote to kill network neutrality rules Dec 14 despite an unresolved court case that could strip away even more consumer protections.

Examining the FCC claim that DDoS attacks hit net neutrality comment system

On May 8, when the Federal Communications Commission website failed and many people were prevented from submitting comments about network neutrality, the cause seemed obvious.

Speedier broadband standards? Pai’s FCC says 25Mbps is fast enough

The Federal Communications Commission is proposing to maintain the US broadband standard at the current level of 25Mbps downstream and 3Mbps upstream. That's the speed standard the FCC uses each year to determine whether advanced telecommunication

Verizon lied about 4G coverage—and it could hurt rural America, group says

The Rural Wireless Association (RWA), which represents rural carriers, told the Federal Communications Commission that Verizon "grossly overstated" its 4G LTE coverage in government filings, potentially preventing smaller carriers from obtaining f

New York orders Charter out of state, says it must sell Time Warner Cable system

The New York State Public Service Commission voted to revoke its approval of Charter Communications' 2016 purchase of Time Warner Cable. The PSC said it is ordering Charter to sell the former TWC system that it purchased in New York, and it's "bri

Comcast installed Wi-Fi gear without approval—and Corvallis (OR) is not happy

Comcast recently installed Wi-Fi equipment in public rights of way without permits in the city of Corvallis (OR).

New York threatens to kick Charter out of the state after broadband failures

The New York Public Service Commission said Charter Communications could lose its authorization to operate in New York State because of its failure to meet merger-related broadband deployment commitments. Chairman John Rhodes said that "a suite of

FCC stands by decision to raise broadband prices on American Indians

The Federal Communications Commission is refusing to reverse a decision that will take a broadband subsidy away from many American Indians.

Net neutrality makes comeback in California; lawmakers agree to strict rules

A California network neutrality bill that could impose the toughest rules in the country is being resurrected.