FCC - Issues
Corporate and Government
2014/07/15 The FCC Is a Symbol for a Corrupt, Broken American Government. By Ben Collins
The FCC somehow publicly lost public comments on a petition they were mandated to create. It might not
matter, anyway. Telecoms are outlobbying net neutrality advocates 3:1. That's all that matters in all of
American government. But due to one provision, the FCC was at least forced to talk about it.
Excerpt: What does that mean? It means the FCC will have to take a side. Either it will allow Internet
providers like Comcast and Verizon to discriminate traffic and speech based on their own private interests.
Or it will say that this proposal ended up being wildly unpopular and not worth pushing through for the
sake of that founding idea that this is a government doing things in Our Name.In April, FCC Chairman Tom
Wheeler proposed a new rule that would allow for corporations to discriminate against certain kinds of
speech on the web. By rule, the commission put the proposal up for public comment.
[Note from PF: Esquire seems to be one of the media groups using “calling card lingo” and approaches;
read the e material for any verifiable, factual and useful information, but also keep an eye on anti-American
agendas intended to whittle away at our belief in the American system; the real issue is whether Verizon
and Comcast are turning into a Big Brother conglomerate linked to dangerous countries, terrorists or
cartels; concerns about free speech in this article might be about freedom of “calling card lingo” while still
whittling away at America, without gettiing to certain core issues]
2018 FCC Boss Ajit Pai’s Own Agency Is Investigating Him For Potential Corruption. By Karl Bode
https //www vice.com/en/article/mb53jn/fcc-inspector-general-investigation-ajit-pai-corruption
The FCC’s Inspector General has launched an investigation into whether Pai acted inappropriately as he
rushed to dismantle media consolidation rules.
FCC boss Ajit Pai is being investigated by his own agency over potential corruption allegations.
The already-unpopular agency boss has been on a tear in recent months gutting decades old media-
consolidation rules designed to protect consumers and the nation’s media markets from any one
broadcaster becoming too powerful.
Pai’s efforts arrived, not coincidentally, at the same time Sinclair Broadcasting Group is attempting to
acquire Tribune Media as part of a $3.9 billion dollar megamerger. It’s a deal a bipartisan chorus of critics
say would demolish media diversity, resulting in Sinclair owning more than 230 local stations across 72
percent of the United States.