Tag: FCC

by Ian Cairns

In the context of our [TileMill](http://mediashift.org/idealab/2010/08/tilemill-custom-maps-to-help-with-data-dumps-hyper-local215.html) project, we’ve been talking about our goal to help make open data from governments more actionable by making it easier to turn GIS data into custom maps. We’re focused on building better tools so people can turn data into custom maps to tell better stories online, but another important […] more »

by Dan Gillmor

As everyone knows, the nation’s scam artists, monopolists and market-riggers have all gone into hibernation during the worst economic crisis since the Great Depression. This has given the Federal Trade Commission the breathing room it needs to intercede in an arena where its role is, at best, unclear. This week, the commission held a two-day […] more »

by Benjamin Melançon

FCC Chairman Kevin Martin announced the upcoming hearing on localism with less than a week notice. Though there’s still time to speak up for local news and localism in media, this short notice shortchanges the public. Don’t take my word for it- here are two of the five FCC members stating their view: JOINT STATEMENT […] more »