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  • Newsmax and OAN Back Far-Left Pick for FCC Commissioner Who Wants to Censor Conservative Channels

    11/30/2021 2:24:48 PM PST · by ChicagoConservative27 · 24 replies
    Breitbart ^ | 11/30/2021 | ALLUM BOKHARI
    One America News (OAN) and Newsmax are backing Joe Biden’s far-left, radical pick for FCC commissioner, Gigi Sohn, despite the fact that she and the organization she co-founded have called for the blacklisting of conservative broadcasters — including OAN. Gigi Sohn has made a number of public statements that should alarm conservatives. She has called for the Sinclair Broadcasting Group, a conservative-owned network of local broadcasters, to be stripped of its license. She has called for an investigation into Fox News, which she has called “dangerous to our democracy” and “state-sponsored propaganda.”
  • Biden’s FCC Nominee Is Heavily Connected to George Soros

    11/15/2021 5:18:42 AM PST · by JV3MRC · 12 replies
    NewsBusters ^ | 11/15/2021 | Joseph Vazquez
    President Joe Biden’s pro-censorship nominee to the Federal Communications Commission is heavily connected to liberal billionaire George Soros. Tech on the Rocks Podcast host Gigi Sohn, who has a documented history of left-wing bias against conservative media, is co-founder and former President of the leftist group Public Knowledge, which “has long sought more government control of the internet and media,” according to The Wall Street Journal. Influence Watch reported that Public Knowledge is a “staunch supporter of expanded regulations on internet businesses and technology companies, backing so-called ‘net neutrality’ regulations against internet service providers.” Soros’s Open Society Foundations funded Public...
  • Biden’s FCC Nominee Gigi Sohn Wants To ‘Silence Dissent,’ Top Senate Republicans Say

    11/12/2021 4:57:18 PM PST · by markomalley · 31 replies
    Daily Caller ^ | 11/11/2021 | Ailan Evans
    Senate Commerce Republicans are whipping opposition to the nomination of Gigi Sohn, one of President Joe Biden’s picks for the Federal Communications Commission (FCC). Biden nominated Sohn, former FCC counsel under Tom Wheeler and Ford Foundation alum, to an empty spot on the commission in late October, along with current acting Chair Jessica Rosenworcel to the permanent position. While Republicans have been quiet in their response to the nomination of Rosenworcel, many are pointing to Sohn’s public statements on conservatives as reasons to oppose her confirmation. “Ms. Sohn is another radical leftist that President Biden is seeding his administration with,”...
  • FAA and Its Imaginary 5G Problem

    11/04/2021 6:05:06 AM PDT · by Kaslin · 18 replies ^ | November 4, 2021 | Steve Pociask
    America’s tech and economic future depends to a great extent on our ability to lead the world in 5G wireless technology, and that future is being threatened by some needless concerns coming from the Federal Aviation Administration (FAA). The FAA says they are worried that 5G wireless, specifically a portion of the middle band spectrum (referred to as the C-Band), will interfere with the ability of radio altimeters to measure and relay a plane’s altitude to pilots. Unfortunately, the information on which the FAA bases its fears is wrong, as it is the result of a poorly designed and conducted...
  • FCC Votes to Terminate China Telecom’s Operations in US Over National Security Concerns

    10/26/2021 9:09:08 PM PDT · by SeekAndFind · 7 replies
    Epoch Times ^ | 10/26/2021 | Eva Fu
    The Federal Communications Commission (FCC) on Oct. 26 voted unanimously to bar a leading Chinese state-owned telecommunication firm’s U.S. arm from operating in the country.China Telecom Americas, a subsidiary of China Telecom, now has 60 days to discontinue services after having operated in the United States for two decades.The FCC voted 4-0 to terminate China Telecom America’s license to provide domestic and international services within the United States. The regulator said the firm “is subject to exploitation, influence, and control by the Chinese government” and is “highly likely” to comply with Beijing’s orders.The decision concluded more than a year of...
  • Plan Ahead for Phase Out of 3G Cellular Networks and Service

    10/25/2021 10:35:34 AM PDT · by PROCON · 23 replies ^ | Oct. 25, 2021
    If your mobile phone is more than a few years old, you may need to upgrade your device before your mobile provider shuts down its 3G network, to avoid losing service. For more information on your mobile providers’ plans for 3G retirement and how you can prepare, contact your provider directly.What is happening? Mobile carriers are shutting down their 3G networks, which rely on older technology, to make room for more advanced network services, including 5G. As a result, many older cell phones will be unable to make or receive calls and texts, including calls to 911, or use data...
  • Soros-Funded Group FCC Letter Included Question on Whether to ‘Shoot’ Republicans

    09/24/2021 7:47:06 AM PDT · by JV3MRC · 20 replies
    NewsBusters ^ | 9/24/2021 | Joseph Vazquez
    The George Soros-funded Free Press is in hot water after it submitted a leftist petition to the Federal Communications Commission that included a comment that questioned if Republicans should be shot. The Free Press petition urged the FCC “investigate its own history of racism and examine how its policy choices and actions have harmed black people and other communities of color.” The petition included the following violent comment: “How come we have racist horseshit like FOX and the other ultraconservative outlets and Christians owning most of our media. What happened to separation of church and state? Are we going to...
  • Big Business for Big Government

    09/10/2021 7:45:35 AM PDT · by Wuli · 6 replies
    Wall Street Journal Opinion Page ^ | September 10, 2021 | Wall Street Journal Opinion Page Editors
    The biggest threat to competition and consumers in our time is the collusion of big business and big government. As a case in point, see how AT&T is urging the Federal Communications Commission to hobble rival T-Mobile. AT&T last week asked the FCC to limit how much mid-band spectrum providers can acquire in future government auctions. AT&T wants a provider to be required to get government clearance to acquire more than a third of this prime broadband real estate in a given geographic area. As a primer, millimeter spectrum is useful in covering dense population areas, but it can’t travel...
  • FCC lifts rules so Amazon can build radar devices to track users' sleep

    07/12/2021 5:33:59 PM PDT · by Jim Robinson · 58 replies
    Washington Times ^ | July 12, 2021 | By Ryan Lovelace
    The Federal Communications Commission waived its rules so Amazon can build radar sensors that the company says would be used to track people’s sleep. The federal government’s exemption for Amazon paves the way for the tech giant to monitor users’ movements in the bedroom with extreme precision — all without users having to press a button. The FCC accepted Amazon’s claim that the tech would be used to improve users’ health and wellness.
  • Joe Biden Lobbies FCC to Restore Obama-Era Net Neutrality Rules

    07/09/2021 8:31:22 AM PDT · by ChicagoConservative27 · 10 replies
    Breitbart ^ | 07/09/2021 | Sean Moran
    President Joe Biden will sign an executive order Friday seeking to restore the Obama-era net neutrality rules. Biden will sign an executive order to call for more regulation and enforcement against big tech and large telecommunication companies to spur more competition. Among the other regulations, the executive order will encourage the Federal Communications Commission (FCC) to reinstate the Obama-era net neutrality rules that would prohibit blocking, throttling, and paid prioritization.
  • Congressional leaders urge FCC to perform equity audit

    06/29/2021 10:37:04 AM PDT · by Oldeconomybuyer · 17 replies
    The Associated Press ^ | By KAT STAFFORD
    Congressional leaders and a media advocacy group are urging the Federal Communications Commission to examine how policy decisions and programs have disparately harmed Black Americans and other communities of color, according to a letter sent Tuesday to the acting FCC chair. In the letter, first shared with The Associated Press, Democratic Reps. Jamaal Bowman of New York, Yvette Clarke of New York, and Brenda Lawrence of Michigan along with Media 2070 said the FCC should conduct an assessment to “address and redress” the harm the agency’s policies and programs have caused Black and brown communities and identify the “affirmative steps...
  • The FCC Emergency Broadband Benefit Program Has Begun

    05/16/2021 4:22:44 AM PDT · by Texan4Life · 24 replies
    CNET ^ | May 13, 2021 | Marguerite Reardon
    The Emergency Broadband Benefit, administered through the Federal Communications Commission, gives eligible households a $50-a-month subsidy that can be used to pay for broadband service, as well as a one-time $100 payment toward a device to connect to the internet.
  • Report: FCC Received 18 Million Fake Comments Regarding Net Neutrality

    05/07/2021 12:39:39 AM PDT · by knighthawk · 22 replies
    Breitbart ^ | May 06 2021 | JACOB BLISS
    The Federal Communications Commission (FCC) received a total of 22 million comments regarding the 2017 effort to repeal net neutrality during former President Donald Trump’s administration, of which the majority were fake. A multi-year investigation found that fake comments accounted for nearly 18 million of the 22 million comments the FCC received during its 2017 rulemaking, the New York State Office of the Attorney General Letitia James found in a newly released report. This type of fraud has had a major impact on our democracy since “Federal and state agencies rely on public comments to set standards that govern many...
  • Dems Want FCC to Block Conservative Co.’s Radio Station Deal after Firing of Clinton Fundraiser

    04/29/2021 5:03:45 PM PDT · by Nateman · 1 replies
    Judicial Watch ^ | April 22, 2021 | Judicial Watch
    Democrats in Congress want the Federal Communications Commission (FCC) to block the sale of a tiny south Florida radio station because the new owner fired a Hillary Clinton fundraiser who once served as mayor of a local city. The politician turned radio host, Raul Martinez, was the Spanish-language station’s top host before a conservative media conglomerate bought it and changed the liberal-leaning programming. The deal received sparse local media coverage but earned national attention when lawmakers in Washington D.C. asked a federal agency to reject the sale for what appears to be political reasons.It all seems to be connected to...
  • Biden Administration Ramping Up For New Battle Over Net Neutrality

    03/25/2021 5:11:12 AM PDT · by MtnClimber · 6 replies
    American Thinker ^ | 25 Mar, 2021 | Patrick M. Wood
    Get ready for Biden's assault on the First Amendment. The Verge reports that Markey is now on a track to introduce new legislation that would re-implement net neutrality that “would engrave the no throttling, block, or paid fast lanes rules into law.” Should Markey’s new bill fail, his plan B is to stack the FCC with enough Democrats to take matters into their own hands. He explained to The Verge that “Once we have three Democrats in place at the Federal Communications Commission, I will strongly urge it to reverse the Trump FCC wrongheaded decision and restore net neutrality and...
  • Five Chinese Companies Pose Threat to US National Security: FCC

    03/12/2021 8:20:16 PM PST · by Yong · 7 replies
    The Epoch Times ^ | March 12, 2021 | Reuters
    WASHINGTON—The Federal Communications Commission (FCC) on Friday designated five Chinese companies as posing a threat to national security under a 2019 law aimed at protecting U.S. communications networks.
  • FCC Warns Amateur Radio Operators To Not Commit Crimes

    01/19/2021 10:11:46 AM PST · by farming pharmer · 115 replies
    Youtube ^ | 17.January.2021 | JIMW6LG
    Radio operator discussing letter from ARRL re:newest FCC diktat.
  • Tucker Carlson: Media Romanticized Riots ... Until Wednesday

    Carlson: "The media didn’t always think that violent political protests were a big deal, in fact, last year when BLM was destroying our cities and torching places like Kenosha and Minneapolis, they were the language of the unheard."
  • Tucker Carlson: CNN Is Lobbying The Cable Companies To Ban Fox.

    01/08/2021 5:25:52 PM PST · by Williams · 100 replies
    Fox News Tucker Carlson
    They are blaming Fox for the Capitol "insurrection". It's getting serious folks.
  • Trump's FCC chairman does not object to Facebook, Twitter blocking president

    01/08/2021 12:47:22 AM PST · by blueplum · 31 replies
    Reuters ^ | 07 Jan 2021 | David Shepardson
    WASHINGTON (Reuters) -U.S. President Donald Trump’s top communications regulator said on Thursday he did not object to decisions by Facebook and Twitter to block the president from their social media platforms. “Given the circumstances that we saw yesterday... I’m not going to second-guess those decisions,” Federal Communications Commission (FCC) Chairman Ajit Pai told C-SPAN on Thursday, according to a recording of the interview seen by Reuters. Asked if Trump bore responsibility for the violent actions Wednesday at the U.S. Capitol by Trump supporters, Pai said “it was a terrible mistake to suggest that the results of the election, and particularly...