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President Trump authorizes ‘offensive cyber operations’ to deter foreign adversaries, National Security Adviser Bolton says

The White House has “authorized offensive cyber operations” against US adversaries, in line with a new policy that eases the rules on the use of digital weapons to protect the nation, said National Security Adviser John Bolton. “Our hands are not

New York Times Sues FCC for Net Neutrality Records

The New York Times is suing the Federal Communications Commission for records the newspaper alleges may reveal possible Russian government interference in a public comment period before the commission rolled back Obama-era network neutrality rules

AT&T urges appeals court to let Time Warner merger stand; mentions Trump

AT&T asked an appeals court to reject the Justice Department’s challenge of a federal judge’s decision approving its $85 billion merger with Time Warner.

Reps DelBene, Jeffries Debut New Opt-in Privacy Bill

Reps Suzan DelBene (D-WA) and Hakeem Jeffries (D-NY) are offering up the latest legislative effort to regulate online privacy, including by requiring websites and online services to get opt-in permission for collecting and/or sharing web browsing

Chairman Pai says net neutrality debate detracts from broadband access issue

Federal Communications Commission Chairman Ajit Pai said that the controversy over the dismantling of federal network neutrality rules is distracting from "the issue of our time" - universal internet access.

CWA BDAC Representative Expresses Concern With FCC's Draft Wireless Order

As the Communications Workers of America’s representative on the Broadband Deployment Advisory Committee’s Model Code for Municipalities Working Group, I filed a letter on September 18, 2018, to express concern with the Federal Communications Comm

The Future of 5G: The Bitter Battle for Local Control

Across the country, telecommunication companies are beginning to lay the groundwork for 5G wireless networks. The buildout often pits states against cities.

Senate Commerce Subcommittee Leaders to Commerce Sec Ross: Include Us in Privacy Blueprint Plans

The White House's signal that it is working on a blueprint for a national privacy protection framework in the age of broadband and the Internet of Things has prompted some bipartisanship on Capitol Hill.

Common Cause and Public Knowledge: Broadband Deployment is Neither Reasonable Nor Timely

Common Cause and Public Knowledge have told the Federal Communications Commission that its shift to a progress-based assessment of broadband deployment is wrong and needs correcting ASAP.

ACA to FCC: Hurricanes Should Not Do Number on Deployment Numbers

The America Cable Association has told the Federal Communications Commission that its Sec.