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