The MAG-Net Blog

Jul 15, 2014
July 15, 2014 Ms. Marlene H. Dortch Secretary, Federal Communications Commission 445 12th Street, S.W. Washington, D.C. 20554 Re: Protecting and Promoting the Open Internet, GN Docket No. 14-28; Framework for Broadband Internet Service, GN Docket No 10-127; A National Broadband Plan for Our Future, GN Docket No. 09-51; State of Wireless Competition, WT Docket No. 13-135;...
Jul 2, 2014
If we are to develop responsive theories that reflect and meet the urgent call for intervention that at times is a dull ache and at others is siren-loud, we have to start with our bodies, our lives, our experiences. What does surveillance look like? How do we recognize it? 
May 30, 2014
Ren is the DJ: A podcast hosted by Steven Renderos (aka DJ Ren) interviewing the many talented voices of the media justice movement.   
May 28, 2014
"We the people need real net neutrality to help 'police' the police, politicians and corporations that own them." -Dan Yo Lay, Comedian
May 27, 2014
Last week, members of the Media Action Grassroots Network alongside Consumers Union, Free Press, Common Cause, and the Media Mobilizing Project hosted a protest outside of the Comcast Shareholders meeting in Philadelphia, PA to oppose their proposed merger with Time Warner Cable. 
May 21, 2014
By Traci Morris, crossposted from Homahota Consulting One of the biggest stories in the news last week was Net Neutrality. Net Neutrality is defined by the Federal Communications Commission as “Open Internet;” although they make no mention of platforms or services. The FCC does not currently havejurisdiction to regulate the internet; hard to believe isn’t it?
May 19, 2014
Communities in Philadelphia and around the country have had it with Comcast. High prices and constant rate increases.  Bad service and little choice.  Now, Comcast wants to buy Time Warner Cable – which would combine the country’s #1 and #2 cable and internet companies and create a single giant media monopoly.  This means more expensive service, far less...
May 9, 2014
Crossposted from the Daily Yonder Please don’t break the Internet before rural America gets it. The Wall Street Journal reported last week the Federal Communications Commission will consider “new rules on Internet traffic that would allow broadband providers to charge companies a premium for access to their fastest lanes.”