As both the Republican National Committee and Democratic National Committee’s platform committees hold meetings in Washington, D.C. this week, 20 public interest organizations sent a letter to both parties asking that they include public-interest and affected community groups in discussions on internet access, the open internet, and online privacy.
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Google announced it will ban ads for payday loans and other predatory lending products. Payday loans are short-term, high-interest loans that create and perpetuate cycles of debt among low income communities. The company's policy change is the culmination of months of discussion and a lengthy collaboration between the company and a coalition of groups that has been working to ban payday loan ads.
WASHINGTON — Twenty-two public interest organizations have sent a letter urging the Federal Communications Commission to deny Charter’s bid to take over Time Warner Cable and Bright House Networks. Late last week, the Wall Street Journal reported that FCC Chairman Tom Wheeler may be planning to circulate a draft order approving the $90 billion merger.