Jon Brodkin

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.

AT&T suffers another blow in court over throttling of “unlimited” data

Judge Edward Chen of US District Court for the Northern District of California has revived a lawsuit that angry customers filed against AT&T over the company's throttling of unlimited mobile data plans.

New York says Charter lied about new broadband, threatens to revoke its franchise

The New York Public Service Commission has threatened to terminate Charter Communications' franchise agreements with New York City, saying the cable company failed to meet broadband construction requirements and may not have paid all of its requir

Entire broadband industry will help FCC defend net neutrality repeal

The biggest lobby groups representing broadband providers will help the Federal Communications Commission defend the repeal of network neutrality rules in court.

Why Washington state isn’t scared of lawsuits over net neutrality law

Washington, the first US state to pass a network neutrality law after the repeal of federal rules, might have to get ready for a court battle.

AT&T/Time Warner merger will raise TV bills $436 million a year, US says

AT&T's proposed purchase of Time Warner would raise the total amount Americans pay for TV service by $436 million a year, the US Department of Justice alleges in its lawsuit attempting to block the merger. AT&T scoffed at the government's

FCC must defend net neutrality repeal in court against dozens of litigants

Twelve lawsuits filed against the Federal Communications Commission over its network neutrality repeal have been consolidated into one suit that will be heard at a federal appeals court in California.

Comcast gets FCC’s help in $3.5 million battle against small cable company

The Federal Communications Commission has dismissed a complaint against Comcast filed by a rival that said it was forced "to pay a punitive ransom" of $3.5 million in order to keep airing Comcast-owned TV programming.

When slow downloads hit an app developer, only Comcast customers suffered

App developer Panic Inc. knew it had a network problem when customers began complaining about trouble downloading and updating Panic apps.