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In AT&T & T-Mobile Merger, Everybody Loses

By Om Malik | Reposted from gigaom.com The lull of my lazy, rainy weekend was broken by the news that AT&T plans to acquire T-Mobile USA for a whopping $39 billion in cash and stock. Who wins and who loses in this deal? It’s hard to find winners, apart from AT&T and T-Mobile shareholders. Here is a list of who loses, in my opinion, in this deal: Consumers. The biggest losers of this deal are going to be the consumers. 

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Take Action Against “Jose Luis Sin Censura” A show that promotes violence against LGBT folks, women, immigrants

  By Jessica Gonzalez of the National Hispanic Media Coalition As many of you know, several weeks ago NHMC and GLAAD filed a joint complaint with the FCC against KRCA TV for its broadcast of the Spanish-language talk show, “Jose Luis Sin Censura.”  To get a taste of what this show entails, please watch the short video here (warning – the content in this video is not suitable for work): http://nhmc.org/joseluissincensura. 

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Native Nations Day at the FCC: Putting Self-Determination at the Center

By amalia deloney Today, the Federal Communications Commission (FCC) hosted “Native Nations Day” at the FCC. The all-day event focused directly on the issues of Native Nations and communities—divided into two parts.  The first part was an open Commission Agenda Meeting during which the five FCC Commissioners met to consider and vote on proceedings relating to the provision of communications services for Native Nations and communities– including a number of issues related to the deployment of broadband, broadcast, wireline, wireless, and satellite services.

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Protect FCC Authority to Ensure an Open Internet

Despite the FCC's lack of interest (or rather, Chairman G's lack of interest) in actually defending Network Neutrality and protecting the open Internet, we must defend the right of the FCC to ensure an Open Internet. Such is life... And right now a House amendment would deny funding to the FCC to implement net neutrality rules.

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FCC COMMISSIONER MIGNON CLYBURN VISITS PPH OFFICES

On Wednesday, February 23rd, People's Production House was honored to welcome FCC Commissioner Mignon Clyburn and her Chief of Staff, David Grimaldi, to our offices in New York City. 

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In Defense of Sub-Standard Cell Phone Service: Big Media Gets Rescued. Again.

Cross-posted from Huffington Post By Malkia A. Cyril Executive Director, Center for Media Justice If the ethos of America is about removing unfair barriers to individual opportunity and success, then it is un-American to give low-income communities substandard Internet service that creates barriers to economic opportunity and democratic engagement. Still, Metro PCS is doing just that -- offering a cell phone package to poor people that is only affordable because it contains significant roadblocks to full Internet access.