The FCC’s commissioners voted along party lines to reclassify text messages as an “information service” and allow wireless carriers to block unwanted texts.
The recent roll-back of net neutrality rules by the FCC, the daily Trump tweet scandals, and the looming GOP tax bill have some Democrats feeling fatigued. But with the 2018 elections on the horizon, they need to stay focused if they want to succeed.
The FCC seems hell-bent on gutting net neutrality and giving broadband providers the power to regulate the Internet — even at the cost of ignoring identity theft.
On May 18, the FCC quietly voted to propose new rules governing Internet service providers. The intent is to appeal net neutrality regulations enacted under the Obama administration.
Overshadowed by the never-ending stream of news generated by President Donald Trump, the FCC began the process of overturning Obama-era net neutrality rules. It’s time to pay attention!
The FCC defied cynics by preserving Net Neutrality, resisting pressure from big telecom providers to give them greater control over the Internet. But is all the cheering about people power masking a risky marriage of public interest advocates with other giant corporations—albeit newer and hipper ones?