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To kill net neutrality, FCC might have to fight more than half of US states
Ars Technica • Jon Brodkin
New tech talent in the White House
Politico • Li Zhou
FCC chief Ajit Pai is being investigated for corruption by his own agency
The Next Web • Abhimanyu Ghoshal
Inspector General Opens Probe of FCC's Easing of Media-Ownership Rules
The Wall Street Journal • Keach Hagey
FCC Chair Investigated Over Rule Change That Helps Sinclair
MediaPost • Wendy Davis
Top tech group exec joining White House as Trump adviser
The Hill • Harper Neidig
FCC Chairman Ajit Pai Under Investigation by FCC’s Inspector General
The Wrap • Sean Burch
Ajit Pai faces investigation into moves that benefit Sinclair Broadcasting
Ars Technica • Jon Brodkin
Ajit Pai under investigation by FCC watchdog for broadcasting rule change
Daily Dot • Andrew Wyrich
 
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3 Ways the Net Neutrality Repeal Can Damage Your Business
Entrepreneur MagazinePeter Banerjea
Image credit: Andrew Harrer | Getty Images Running a startup or a small business is hard, and with the Federal Communications Commission’s (FCC) net neutrality repeal, it’s about to get a lot tougher. The repeal affects internet-based startups, companies running ecommerce stores...
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Net Neutrality, Technology Industry
To kill net neutrality, FCC might have to fight more than half of US states
Ars TechnicaJon Brodkin
The legislatures in more than half of US states have pending legislation that would enforce net neutrality, according to a new roundup by advocacy group Free Press. So far, the states that have taken final action have done so through executive orders...
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Net Neutrality, Politics & Policy
New tech talent in the White House
PoliticoLi Zhou
With help from Nancy Scola, John Hendel and Margaret Harding McGill PROGRAMMING NOTE: Morning Tech will not publish on Monday, Feb. 19. Our next Morning Tech newsletter will publish on Tuesday, Feb. 20 NEW TECH TALENT IN THE TRUMP WHITE HOUSE —...
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Economic Policy, Google Inc
FCC chief Ajit Pai is being investigated for corruption by his own agency
The Next WebAbhimanyu Ghoshal
US Federal Communications Commission (FCC) head Ajit Pai made headlines through 2017 as he fought to repeal net neutrality guidelines that prevented internet service providers from messing with your web traffic – and won. Things aren’t looking quite as rosy for him...
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Economic Policy, Net Neutrality
Inspector General Opens Probe of FCC's Easing of Media-Ownership Rules
The Wall Street JournalKeach Hagey
WASHINGTON—A federal inspector general has agreed to investigate actions by federal regulators that might benefit Sinclair Broadcast Group Inc. SBGI -2.55% in its efforts to buy Tribune Media Co. TRCO 0.12% , according to a top congressman who requested the probe. The...
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Lobbying, Net Neutrality
FCC Chair Investigated Over Rule Change That Helps Sinclair
MediaPostWendy Davis
The Federal Communications Commission's Inspector General is probing whether Chairman Ajit Pai acted improperly in advocating for recent changes to the media ownership rules that could benefit Sinclair Broadcasting. The rule change, approved last November, is seen as paving the way for...
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Google Inc, Net Neutrality
Top tech group exec joining White House as Trump adviser
The HillHarper Neidig
An executive at a top technology trade association will be joining the White House as a tech adviser to President Trump. Abigail Slater, the general counsel for the Internet Association (IA), which represents tech giants like Google and Facebook, will replace Grace...
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Barack Obama, CBS Corp
FCC Chairman Ajit Pai Under Investigation by FCC’s Inspector General
The WrapSean Burch
FCC Chairman Ajit Pai is under investigation by the FCC’s own inspector general. Investigator general David L. Hunt is looking into whether Pai spearheaded a rules change last year in cahoots with Sinclair Broadcasting. The new rules allow media companies to increase...
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Economic Policy, Net Neutrality
Ajit Pai faces investigation into moves that benefit Sinclair Broadcasting
Ars TechnicaJon Brodkin
Federal Communications Commission Chairman Ajit Pai is under investigation by the agency's independent watchdog over decisions that benefit Sinclair Broadcasting. FCC Inspector General (IG) David Hunt agreed to conduct the investigation after it was requested in November 2017 by two Democratic lawmakers....
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ABC (network), Campaign Finance
Ajit Pai under investigation by FCC watchdog for broadcasting rule change
Daily DotAndrew Wyrich
Federal Communications Commission (FCC) Chairman Ajit Pai is reportedly being investigated by the FCC’s inspector general to see whether he pushed for rule changes to allow television broadcasters to increase the number of stations they own to benefit Sinclair Broadcasting, a group...
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