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The End of Net Neutrality and its Negative Consequences

The internet plays a pivotal role in democracy.  It is a forum for free speech, venue for social activism, and origin of many grassroots movements.  Prior to Thursday, December 14th, it did not matter whether you were a major service and content provider like Netflix, or a sole proprietor with a great competing website idea. …

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Verizon Fios and the 30 Day Internet Policy

We recently filed a a Consumer Complaint with the Federal Communications Commission ("FCC") against Verizon.  While our complaint centered on wireless internet, keep in mind that consumers can also file complaints with the FCC regarding their phone, television, and even radio services.  There are extra protections for those with disabilities and for those in need…

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Antitrust and Big Tech

On Monday, November 13, 2017, Missouri's attorney general, Josh Hawley, launched an investigation into Google's handling of its consumer's data, and whether it manipulated search results to favor its own products.  The investigation will focus on three issues, according to Mr. Hawley: Scope - the depth and breadth of Google's data collection; Abuse of market…

Comcast and Time Warner: A Proposed Marriage of Goliaths

By now many of you have probably heard of the agreement between the cable giants, Comcast and Time Warner, to merge into a single entity.  Comcast has agreed to buy Time Warner Cable for $45.2 billion in stock in an agreement that would combine the two largest cable service providers in the country.  In a…

Consumers as Private Attorney Generals

One of the biggest problems with the modern U.S. economy is the concentration of wealth in the hands of a few.  When wealth is highly concentrated, it becomes almost impossible for small, independent producers to compete in the marketplace.  The Department of Justice does not always do their job when it comes to enforcing the…