The Modernization of the FCC’s Lifeline Program

  By Rosa Mendoza, Executive Director, HTTP The Federal Communications Commission (FCC) has undertaken a major reform of the Lifeline program – and it’s the biggest, most important, and most transformative reform since the program began in 1985.  

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Black lawmaker questions Obama set-top box endorsement

By Mario Trujillo, THE HILL One member of the Congressional Black Caucus expressed surprise Friday that she and other members were not consulted before President Obama came out strongly in favor of a proposal to open up the cable set-top box market. Rep. Yvette Clarke (D-N.Y.), who spearheaded...

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HTTP files comments with FCC on set-top box proposal

April 4, 2016   The Honorable Thomas Wheeler Chairman Federal Communications Commission 445 12th Street SW Washington, DC 20554   Dear Chairman Wheeler, The Hispanic Technology and Telecommunications Partnership (HTTP) writes to express our deep concern with the Commission’s proposal to regulate set-top boxes. We...

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Sometimes the Best Things in Life Really Are Free

By Scott Bergmann, CTIA Ever dial a toll-free number? Or purchase an item online with free shipping? I’m sure you have. And each time, you’re benefiting from a form of what some advocates call “zero rating” – in other words, free services that provide consumers...

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Government by Google

Editorial Piece by The Wall Street Journal Anyone who doubts the miracle of market innovation should watch a movie on a computer tablet: Americans can queue up thousands of programs thanks to services like Netflix and Amazon Prime, and in recent years many have ripped...

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FCC rules could boost tech giants’ control over personal data

By Rudy Takala, Contributor, Washington Examiner The Federal Communications Commission this month proposed a new set of privacy rules for Internet service providers that would limit how companies like AT&T, Comcast or Verizon could share customer data with third parties. Though privacy advocates are sympathetic...

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