New York Attorney General Subpoenas Industry Groups, Lobbyists Over Fake Net Neutrality Comments

The New York Attorney General‚Äôs office has subpoenaed ‚Äúmore than a dozen telecommunications trade groups, lobbying contractors and Washington advocacy organizations,‚ÄĚ the New York Times reported on Tuesday, seeking to determine whether they were behind the flood of fake public comments submitted before the Federal‚Ķ

Lawsuit Threats Target FCC's New 5G Rules That Kneecap Local Control

The Trump administration‚Äôs ambitious plan to speed up 5G deployment across the country‚ÄĒnamely by curbing the decision-making power of local governments in its construction‚ÄĒis headed for its first legal hurdle. Several U.S. cities are poised to seek relief from the courts, arguing, in part, that the regulations passed‚Ķ

FCC Hangs Blockbuster $37.5 Million Fine Over Robocaller Accused of Spoofing Real Numbers

The FCC has announced its proposal to impose a fine of $37.5 million on a company accused of making robocalls and hiding the calls’ origin behind the real phone numbers of consumers. The agency is attempting to show that it’s cracking down on the out of control robocall industry, but critics say it’s too little, too…

Court Rules FCC Must Release Records That Could Explain Fraudulent Net Neutrality Comments

A federal judge ruled last week that the Republican-controlled Federal Communications Commission (currently chaired by Donald Trump appointee Ajit Pai) must release records related to millions of fraudulent public comments filed before the agency repealed net neutrality guidelines last year, Ars Technica reported.

Scott Wiener Paints Ajit Pai as Telecom Shill as California Net Neutrality Fight Escalates

The feud between federal Republican officials and the architects of California’s recently passed (but as of yet unsigned) net neutrality legislation intensified Friday, with State Senator Scott Wiener, the bill’s principal author, accusing the FCC of being bought and paid for by the telecom industry.