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FCC Seeks Comment on the State of Mobile Wireless Competition

Location:
Federal Communications Commission (FCC)
445 12th Street SW
Washington, DC 20554
United States
Recommendation:
1

The Federal Communications Commission seeks input on competition in the mobile wireless marketplace for the Federal Communications Commission's Eighteenth Annual Report on the State of Competition in Mobile Wireless, including Commercial Mobile Radio Services.

Fox Returns To Obamaphone Myth Weeks After President Obama Mocked Them For It

Location:
FOX News Channel
1211 Avenue of the Americas
New York, NY 10036
United States
Recommendation:
1

Fox News continued its crusade against the Reagan-era affordable telephone service program for low-income Americans, which the network derisively refers to as "Obamaphones," with a misleading segment suggesting that the program has "runaway costs" and traps low-income Americans in poverty.

ACA Backs Easing Ability to Rebut New Presumption

Location:
American Cable Association (ACA)
One Parkway Center
Pittsburgh, PA 15220
United States
Recommendation:
1

The American Cable Association has been a strong supporter of the Federal Communications Commission's proposal to assume cable operators are subject to local market competition on the video side unless proved otherwise, but they are also supportive of the making it easier for franchisees to rebut that new presumption.

Can technology offer solutions to inequality?

Location:
University of Michigan Ann Arbor, MI
United States
Recommendation:
2

America is seeing levels of inequality it hasn't experienced for a century. And if you believe some technologists, that can be addressed with gadgets. But does technology really address inequality?

Some Votes Against Media Merger Mania

Location:
Charter Communications
12405 Powerscourt Dr
St. Louis, MO 63131
United States
Recommendation:
1

Mergers are top of mind in the TV business today, but completing potential deals will not be easy. Analyst Rich Greenfield of BTIG Research doesn't think the big cable merger now on the table will pass muster with government regulators.

Answering your questions about endorsements

Location:
Federal Trade Commission (FTC)
600 Pennsylvania Avenue, NW
Washington, DC 20580
United States
Recommendation:
1

After the Federal Trade Commission revised its Endorsement Guides in 2009, we followed up with What People are Asking, an informal staff publication to answer questions that were on advertisers’ minds.

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