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Google FCC filing may point to next version of Google Glass

The rise and fall of Google Glass from cool edge tech to bar room punchline may be about to take another turn A new set of Federal Communications Commission (FCC) documents filed by Google offers a peek at an upcoming device that isShow More Summary

Google is working on a mysterious new product that could be a new Google Glass

The Federal Communications Commission last week approved a mysterious new Google device that is known only as "GG1." Many times, FCC documents will indicate what kind of device is receiving approval, but in this case Google asked for, and got, approval for confidentiality. Show More Summary

GG1 – New Version Of Google Glass Might Not Resemble Glasses

GG1 is the code name given to a new piece of Google hardware being tested at the United States Federal Communications Commission, and many experts are surmising that it is a new version of Google Glass technology. Google originally released...Show More Summary

How States Are Fighting To Keep Towns From Offering Their Own Broadband

3 days agoIndustries / Law : Techdirt

Earlier this year, the Federal Communications Commission voted to ease the way for cities to become Internet service providers. So-called municipal broadband is already a reality in a few towns, often providing Internet access and faster service to rural communities that cable companies don't serve. Show More Summary

FCC Republican doesn't think the internet is all that necessary

Unless you are Amish or a hermit, the internet really is a necessity Someone drag this jackass into the 21st century, please. Federal Communications Commission member Michael O’Rielly yesterday argued that "Internet access is not a necessity...Show More Summary

WTF of the Week: FCC Commissioner Says People Don’t Need the Internet

The Federal Communications Commission is an independent agency of the United States government with the sole purpose of regulating cable, satellite, radio and television, as well as wired and wireless communications. According to the commissioner of the FCC, that role does not include ensuring that all Americans have access to the Internet. Show More Summary

AT&T Customers Take to Twitter to Express Anger About Company Throttling Their Data

Earlier this month, the Federal Communications Commission hit AT&T with a $100 million fine, accusing the company of throttling speeds for customers who thought they had unlimited data plans. According the FCC, "millions of AT&T customers were affected. Show More Summary

The FCC Decision On First Net Neutrality Complaint Could Set Precedent

A Federal Appeals Court recently refused to stay the implementation of the Federal Communications Commission's new net neutrality rules while they were being challenged in court by the Internet service providers. As a result, the rules have taken effect. Show More Summary

The Reason Your City Can't Have Fast Internet Access 

Earlier this year, the Federal Communications Commission voted to ease the way for cities to become Internet service providers. So-called municipal broadband is already a reality in a few towns, often providing Internet access and faster service to rural communities that cable companies don’t serve. Read more...

?Republican FCC Commissioner: You Don’t Need the Internet

Internet access is “not a necessity in the day-to-day lives of Americans,” according to a senior Republican Federal Communications Commission official. And it certainly isn’t a human right, despite what Sir Tim Berners-Lee, inventorShow More Summary

F.C.C. Chairman Sees No Need to Set Aside More Airwaves for Smaller Cell Carriers

Tom Wheeler, head of the Federal Communications Commission, says the agency is already doing enough to increase competition among wireless companies.

Net Neutrality: Has Time Warner Created a ‘De Facto Fast Lane’?

Net Neutrality has been a source of lengthy litigation, mostly between the Federal Communications Commission (FCC) and Internet Service Providers (ISPs). This conflict came to a head when a Verizon won a court case, forcing the FCC to reconsider its regulations. Show More Summary

Australian ISP Exetel Terminates Contracts of ‘unfair’ Data Gluttons

Recently AT&T was slapped with a hefty $100 million fine from the Federal Communications Commission over the unlawful throttling of data speeds for customers on supposedly “unlimited” data plans. The company was charged with misleading those customers, letting them think their plan gave them unlimited access to high speed 4G network access, while in reality [...]

How to Lower Your Cable Bill with Help from the FCC

A few things are certain in life: Death, taxes and monthly cable bills that keep going up. However, Ars Technica has found that filing formal complaints about cable prices with the Federal Communications Commission is a surprisingly effective way to get your bill slashed. Show More Summary

A San Diego-based business has filed a net neutrality complaint against Time Warner Cable

Remember last week, when we learned that a San Diego-based company would be filing a net neutrality complaint against Time Warner Cable? Well, that complaint just dropped. In a filing with the Federal Communications Commission on Monday, Commercial Network Services (CNS) claims that it's being charged unjust rates to deliver its streaming Web cam video to consumers. […]

A new, improved Do Not Call list?

The Federal Communications Commission acted Thursday to clarify some provisions of the Telephone Consumer Protection Act. The post A new, improved Do Not Call list? appeared first on Elliott.

New Robocalls Restriction May Affect 2016 Political Campaigns

2 weeks agoNews : Vice News

With the 2016 campaign getting underway, much of the politicians' talk will be anti-Washington. But yesterday a decision came down from the Federal Communications Commission that may find Washington on your side. On Thursday, the FCC...Show More Summary

FCC: Telcos can block robocalls and spam texts for you

The Federal Communications Commission has just made it clear that customers can ask carriers to block illegal robocalls and spam messages for them -- and that telcos can legally do so. In a 3-2 vote, the commission has passed a proposal that makes it perfectly legal to stop automated calls before they reach consumers. Show More Summary

Sprint takes Proactive Approach to Net Neutrality, Stops Throttling Heavy Users

The latest iteration of the Federal Communications Commission’s Net Neutrality regulations has now officially come into effect, and the Commission wasted no time in bringing to bear the full weight of its newfound authority against AT&T for misleading unlimited data customers about throttling their data use, levying a $100 million fine against Ma Bell for [...]

FCC Moves to Prevent Robocalls, Spam Texts

The Federal Communications Commission adopted a rule giving telephone companies wider latitude in preventing robocalls and spam text messages to consumers on both landline and wireless phones.

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