By Gautham Nagesh - 05/24/11 10:15 PM EDT
Sens. Klobuchar and Kohl grill AT&T on phantom phone bill charges: Democratic Sens. Amy Klobuchar (Minn.) and Herb Kohl (Wis.) wrote to AT&T CEO Randall Stephenson on Tuesday to ask about allegations the firm is charging customers for data usage even when they are not accessing those services. AT&T is facing a class-action lawsuit from customers over the issue; the letter comes two days before a House Judiciary hearing where Stephenson will head to the Hill to defend his company's proposed merger with T-Mobile.
"S&M" performance on Billboard awards draws ire of TV watchdog: The Parents Television Council is sounding the alarm over a racy performance during Sunday night's Billboard Music Awards that featured singers Rihanna and Britney Spears in bondage-themed costumes dancing around stripper poles. President Tim Winter issued a statement describing the primetime broadcast as almost suitable for the adult entertainment industry.
The parent company of small wireless firm Cricket Communications is opposing the AT&T/T-Mobile merger.
Sara Jerome has a great piece on the National Association of Broadcasters and how the industry is handling the rise of the Web.
Former Rep. Rick Boucher (D-Va.) will become the honorary co-chairman of the Internet Innovation Alliance, an AT&T-backed advocacy group.
A Boston attorney with no connection to Obama administration adviser Elizabeth Warren has registered ElizabethWarrenforSenate.com.