A top GOP lawmaker tore into the Federal Communications Commission over its update this week of its media ownership rules. “The FCC’s rules, released Wednesday, dictate that entities cannot own both a newspaper and broadcast station in the same market,”...
When the Federal Communications Commission voted to approve net neutrality rules last year, many people saw it as a done deal. Supporters cheered the decision as a victory for the … Click to Continue »
Two prison profiteers sued after FCC voted to lower its prison phone cap rates. In the fall of 2015, the Federal Communications Commission voted to put a cap on the rates for all prison calls and ban the majority of add-on fees that had been imposed on the calls. Show More Summary
The Federal Communications Commission is just as fed up with robocalls as you are. After opening the door for telecoms to offer robocall blocking services last year, and urging those companies to make them available for free last month,...Show More Summary
After a call by U.S. Federal Communications Commission's commissioner, Apple and 32 other companies are banding together to make an industry-wide organized resistance against the expanding "robocall" scourge.
Apple, AT&T, Google, and 30 other companies will join efforts with the U.S. Federal Communications Commission this year to crack down on automated phone calls, otherwise known as "robocalls," according to Reuters.AT&T chairman and CEO...Show More Summary
The spectrum incentive auction being conducted by the Federal Communications Commission has now generated $9.7 billion in bids, which adjusts down to $9.2 billion with discounts and bidding credits, such as those for minority-owned and female-owned businesses, B&C reports. “The...
Flying back from Buenos Aires with my friend and colleague, Federal Communications Commission (FCC) Chairman Tom Wheeler, I was filled with gratitude.
The Federal Communications Commission is restricting companies from bombarding Americans with cellphone calls to collect any money owed to or guaranteed by the government, including student loans.
Federal Communications Commission plans to boost competition for broadband services have taken a knock. An appeals court says the commission can’t override state laws that block cities from building their own networks. 19 states have...Show More Summary
Last week, the Federal Communications Commission issued a report documenting what many of you already know: You don’t have much choice when it comes to broadband. Then on Wednesday, a court ruling held the FCC can’t override state laws...Show More Summary
A federal appeals court said on Wednesday the U.S. Federal Communications Commission could not block two states from setting limits on municipal broadband expansion, a decision seen as a win for private-sector providers of broadband internet and a setback for FCC Chairman Tom Wheeler. Cities in...
A new filing with the Federal Communications Commission reveals how seriously Google is focusing on its plans for a wireless version of Fiber, its high-speed internet service. The company has been testing a new wireless-transmissionShow More Summary
Tom Wheeler, Chairman of the Federal Communications Commission, at the May 2016 Common Sense Media Awards (Photo by Matthew Eisman/Getty Images for Common Sense Media) Castingbroadband providers as enemies of the statewas thought to be good politics. It also makes for lousyeconomics. Capital is predictably fleeing from digital infrastructure to the politically [...]
The Federal Communications Commission on Monday announced AT&T will pay $7.75 million in fines and refunds for allowing scammers to operate a "cramming" scheme that saddled thousands of customers with charges for a fraudulent directory service.
WASHINGTON (Reuters) - AT&T will pay $7.75 million after a federal investigation found it allowed unauthorized third-party charges on its customers’ telephone bills, the U.S. Federal Communications Commission said Monday. The company...Show More Summary
Federal Communications Commission Chairman Tom Wheeler doesn't like what Internet providers want to do.
US internet and cable mega-corporation Comcast told the Federal Communications Commission that it believes privacy is a premium feature and that it wants to charge customers money to protect it. The FCC, a […]
The U.S. Copyright Office criticized the Federal Communications Commission’s plan to open up the market for pay-TV set-top boxes in a letter to lawmakers on Wednesday.
The Federal Communications Commission’s Connect2Health Task Force has launched the Mapping Broadband Health in America tool, a web-based mapping tool that will enable and inform more efficient, data-driven decision making at the intersection...Show More Summary