In Which a Telco Executive Makes Taking Sound Like Giving

Given just this quote from AT&T's mobile CEO, you'd be forgiven for thinking that "those small percentages"—heavier mobile data users—are going to gain something for reducing their usage. Not quite! Unless you count not paying new fees. » 12/10/09 6:52pm 12/10/09 6:52pm

Comcast to FCC: FUZZOFF!

FCC's Julius Genachowski just took out his mighty sword to kill internet providers' greed-driven traffic filtering, and the fat cats are already attacking. A Comcast fat cat named David L. Cohen, who of course is playing the FUD card. » 9/21/09 4:13pm 9/21/09 4:13pm

FCC Wants to Ban Internet Traffic Screening, Anti-Torrent Measures

Julius Genachowski is the honorable Chairman of the Federal Communications Commission. And Julius Genachowski is in to kick some telecommunications companies' ass, because he wants to introduce legislation to forbid content or traffic throttling. To avoid more comcasting, you know. » 9/21/09 2:24pm 9/21/09 2:24pm

Senate Gives Telcos Free Pass On Warrantless Domestic Spying Program

Joel at BBG writes in five precise words what it means that the Senate has just granted retroactive immunity to telcos (AT&T, Verizon and others) for participating in the government's warrantless wiretapping program that spied on American citizens: "We Lost. The Telcos Won." » 2/12/08 6:30pm 2/12/08 6:30pm

Senate Set to Give Retroactive Immunity to AT&T and Other Telcos for…

Should AT&T and the other telcos involved (like Verizon) get a total pass for participating in the NSA's domestic wiretapping program that let the government eavesdrop on Americans without a warrant? The Senate's thisclose to giving them immunity from lawsuits like the one the Electronic Freedom Foundation's filed… » 12/17/07 3:20pm 12/17/07 3:20pm