The Feds want to control towers for the new 5G. The US Conference of Mayors is saying ‘No way.’
Tag – FCC
The FCC plan would allow heavy users of Internet resources, such as Netflix, to pay a special rate for preferential treatment. Consumers would ultimately foot the bill. It is feared that smaller operations would find themselves less able to compete. The public has four months to comment before the FCC takes final action.
The FCC has changed its mind and decided to allow Freedom of the Press. Just the other day “Wait Til You Hear This” and other sources told you of the FCC’s proposal to place government “monitors” not only in broadcast media newsrooms, but also inside newspapers. It was feared research questions would morph into government pressure to control the news. The public outcry was tremendous. So much for that idea, at least for now.
The FCC has proposed a plan to send “researchers” into news rooms across the country to find out how reporters, editors and station owners decide what stories to run. The agency supposedly wants to learn how they cover “critical information, which is apparently shorthand for the kind of stories the government thinks should be featured. Don’t ask how the broadcast oriented FCC would extend its reach to newspapers, but that’s part of the plan. It doesn’t take much imagination to see questioning morph into pressuring.