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FCC Begins Rollback of Net Neutrality Rules

On May 23, 2017, the Federal Communications Commission released a Notice of Proposed Rulemaking (NPRM) proposing the reversal of the agency’s 2015 Title II Order which subjected Internet service providers (ISPs) to regulation as telecommunications services pursuant to Title II of the Communications Act of 1934, as amended. In a 2-1 vote along partisan lines,...… Continue Reading

Republicans Want the FCC to Let Them Drop Messages Directly Into Your Voicemail Inbox

The unceasing assault of robocalls makes constantly answering automated calls and deleting voicemail messages annoying enough. But if a Republican-backed proposal before the Federal Communications Commission goes through, you may find...Show More Summary

You’re now free to comment on the FCC’s plan to change how the internet is run — here’s how

The Federal Communications Commission released its updated proposal to repeal the net-neutrality rules set during the Obama administration on Tuesday. There isn’t much about the new text that’s radically different than the initial proposal...Show More Summary

FCC Reaches Decision on Colbert’s ‘Late Show’ Remarks About Trump

After receiving complaints about the May 1 broadcast of CBS’s “The Late Show with Stephen Colbert,” the Federal Communications Commission concluded that Colbert’s remarks about Donald Trump that night did not rise to the level of obscenity or indecency. Variety...

Stephen Colbert cleared in FCC review of anti-Trump diatribe

Comedian Stephen Colbert’s profanity-tinged tirade against President Donald Trump, aired nationally on CBS, doesn’t merit any action by the U.S. Federal Communications Commission, the... To view the full story, click the title link.

FCC will not take action against CBS' 'Colbert' show

WASHINGTON, (Reuters) - The U.S. Federal Communications Commission said on Tuesday it would not take any action over thousands of complaints about a crude joke that late-night television host Stephen Colbert told about U.S. President Donald Trump and Russia's Vladimir Putin. Read more... Permalink | Email this | Linking Blogs | Comments

FCC Won't Punish Colbert for Trump Remarks

Stephen Colbert will not be punished for the crude joke about President Trump that led to thousand of complaints and a campaign under the #FireColbert hashtag, the Federal Communications Commission has decided. The FCC says it will not take no action against the Late Show host over his May 1...

FCC won't punish Stephen Colbert for joking that Trump's mouth is 'Putin's c-holster'

yesterdayHumor / odd : Boing Boing

The Federal Communications Commission will not take any action in response to complaints over the May 1 broadcast of “The Late Show With Stephen Colbert,” in which Colbert said in his opening monologue, “the only thing [Trump’s] mouth is good for is being Vladimir Putin’s c— holster.” (more…)

Apple prepares to test 5G cellular for future iPhones & other devices

Apple has filed an application with the U.S. Federal Communications Commission to start testing 5G connectivity, laying the groundwork for its first capable hardware.

Don’t Freak Out About the FCC’s New Approach to Net Neutrality

On Thursday, the Federal Communications Commission took a major, controversial step: In a 2–1 vote, the FCC—under the leadership of Chairman Ajit Pai, who was appointed chairman by President Donald Trump in January—voted to approve a proposal that may undo the existing net neutrality regulations. Show More Summary

FCC Proposes to Eliminate Main Studio Rule for Broadcasters

On May 18, 2017, the Federal Communications Commission proposed to eliminate the rule requiring radio and television broadcasters to maintain a main studio located at or near a station’s community of license.  The Commission proposed the repeal of the rule on the grounds that the ubiquity of electronic communications eliminated the necessity of a studio’s...… Continue Reading

Amber Alert for Cops-DOJ Announces the National Blue Alert Network

The Justice Department, along with the Federal Communications Commission (FCC) and Department of Homeland Security (DHS), announced the nationwide rollout of the National Blue Alert Network. Under implementation by the Office of Community...Show More Summary

Senators Demand Answers After Reporter Is 'Manhandled' At FCC Hearing

5 days agoNews : Huffington Post

Senators have complained to the Federal Communications Commission after security guards pushed a journalist to a wall while he was covering a controversial FCC hearing to end net neutrality. Sens. Tom Udall (D-N.M.) and Maggie Hassan...Show More Summary

Net Neutrality Looks Doomed In US

The Federal Communications Commission has formally voted for another step towards killing net neutrality. It has officially proposed reclassifying both broadband and mobile data in ways that reduce the ability of the agency to regulate it. Show More Summary

Life of Pai

(Scott Johnson) President Trump named Ajit Pai chairman of the Federal Communications Commission. By my lights it ranks as one of Trump’s great appointments. Having served as a commissioner during the Obama administration, Pai had aShow More Summary

Reporter says he was roughed up by security guards at FCC

A journalist says he was roughed up by security guards when he tried to question a Federal Communications Commission official after a news conference. Reporter John Donnelly of CQ Roll … Click to Continue »

?CIO Diary: Lessons from the FCC bot-swarm attack

Cloud-based bots attacked the Federal Communications Commission -- here's what we know.

FCC moves one step closer to undoing net neutrality rules

The Obama administration’s rules intended to ensure net neutrality are on their way out after the Federal Communications Commission voted Thursday to begin implementing Chairman Ajit Pai’s plans to scrap the regulations. The FCC voted...Show More Summary

Trump's FCC takes first vote to undo net neutrality

Well, popular vote loser Donald Trump's FCC did it. The Federal Communications Commission has officially begun to undo Obama-era regulations on Internet service providers, often called net neutrality rules. The rules, passed in 2015,...Show More Summary

Net Neutrality Rollback Begins As FCC Votes To Reverse Regulations

Net neutrality may be on the way out. The Federal Communications Commission voted 2-1 today to take the first step in rolling back, or neutralizing, as it were, the complex net neutrality regulations. Upon taking over as FCC chair when...Show More Summary

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