Facebook reportedly offered to help create rivals to avoid antitrust lawsuits

Facebook was reportedly willing to go to great lengths to avoid antitrust lawsuits. Washington Post sources claim the company offered to license its code to others, helping them create rival social networks. This would have underscored Facebook’s “co...

US COVID-19 relief bill includes $7 billion for broadband internet access

Congress’ long-awaited COVID-19 relief bill could be good news for those who need to learn and work remotely during the pandemic. Axios has learned the package in the newly agreed deal earmarks $7 billion for broadband access. About $3.2 billion of t...

Law bars ISPs from charging rental fees for a modem you own

Has your internet provider ever charged rental fees for a modem even after you bought one? You won’t have that pushback any longer. As Ars Technica notes, the Television Viewer Protection Act taking effect December 20th will ban ISPs and TV providers...

The EU could break up big tech companies that violate stricter rules

Major tech companies are facing stricter rules and hefty fines for breaking them in the European Union. Officials could even break up companies that often engage in anti-competitive actions.The European Commission has unveiled drafts of two sweeping...