Earlier this week senior Republicans bowed out of the fight with President Obama over the regulation of Internet service. On Thursday, the Federal Communications Commission will likely approve regulating Internet service like a public utility, prohibiting the practice of paying for faster lanes on the Internet.  “We’re not going to get a signed bill that doesn’t have Democrats’ […]


Net neutrality. Open Internet. Broadband service providers. These are all buzz words that have been bandied about in the media in recent months in the widening debate about the changing Internet and how to make it available to all Americans, including communities of color. There is good reason for the chatter. It comes ahead of a U.S. […]


Much has been made of the fact that black people are more likely to access the Internet on mobile devices and to use Twitter than other groups in the U.S., but overall, Blacks continue to lag behind Whites in Internet use. Eighty percent of African Americans are Internet users, trailing White Americans by seven percentage points, according to […]


  As the U.S. Federal Communications Commission prepares to vote next month on new rules to treat all website traffic equally, some civil rights leaders are gearing up for another fight. Brent Wilkes, national executive director of the League of United Latin American Citizens in Washington, D.C., says the next battlefront after the FCC’s vote […]

Ahead of the Federal Communications Commission’s vote on Open Internet rules, some rights leaders are urging commission members to consider not just net neutrality, but also “net equality.” One of those leaders, Kim Keenan, president and CEO of the Multicultural Media, Telecom and Internet Council (MMTC), describes net equality as putting consumers and communities first as […]

Biz/Media, NewsOne Now

 President Barack Obama outlined his suggestions to maintain an open internet. Roland Martin and “NewsOne Now” take a look at how creating fast lanes on the world wide web and restricting certain types of content may impact the African American community. Megan Smith, U.S. Chief Technology Officer (CTO), joined Martin on “NewsOne Now” via phone […]