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Senators Praise FCC Nominees Amid Split on Internet Policy

Senators applauded the qualifications of three nominees to the Federal Communications Commission at a hearing on Wednesday, but remained sharply divided on the policies they will try to enact once confirmed.

Leggo Our Spectrum – The Auto Industry’s Win for Vehicular Radar

FCC Order Represents One More Step Towards Fully-Autonomous Vehicles I’ve written on connected and autonomous vehicles in the past, including about an ongoing spectrum fight at the Federal Communications Commission (FCC) regarding use...Show More Summary

FCC chairman Ajit Pai doesn't want you to know about net neutrality violations by telecoms

Campaign Action The Federal Communications Commission has refused a request to extend the deadline for filing public comments on its plan to overturn net neutrality rules, and on top of that, are refusing to release 40,000 complaints they've received about violations of net neutrality from citizens. Show More Summary

Democratic senator questions independence of FCC nominee who worked for the agency's chairman

A leading Senate Democrat on Wednesday questioned the independence of a Federal Communications Commission nominee who worked as a top aide to the current chairman. If confirmed, Brendan Carr, a Republican nominated last month by President Trump, would be the commission’s swing vote on Chairman...

Why am I getting so many robocalls? - CNET

CNET breaks down the ins and outs of spam calls and what the Federal Communications Commission is doing to help rid the world of them.

The White House just endorsed the FCC’s effort to roll back its net neutrality rules

2 days agoTechnology : Post Tech

The Trump administration has signaled that it stands behind efforts by the Federal Communications Commission and its chairman, Ajit Pai, to roll back the agency's net neutrality regulations for Internet providers. Speaking to reporters Tuesday, administration officials said that while rules can be helpful, the Obama administration "went about this the wrong way." “We support […]

Congress Should Decide Net Neutrality. Too Bad It Doesn’t Have The Bandwidth

If Ajit Pai’s FCC overturns net neutrality, many believe that will bring the courts into the debate, and leave the issue subject to future political winds. As Federal Communications Commission (FCC) chairman Ajit Pai moves his agency...Show More Summary

Former Trump Aide Complains That His Kids Are “Now Going To Community College” Due To His Legal Fees

2 days agoLGBT / Gay : Joe. My. God.

The Associated Press reports: The Trump presidential campaign has spent almost $1 million on legal fees since the beginning of the year, according to a campaign finance report filed Saturday with the Federal Election Commission. That includes a $50,000 charge for the law firm of Alan Futerfas, who is representing Trump Jr. Show More Summary

Takoma Radio Celebrates One Year On The Airwaves

It marks a nearly six-year journey through a fierce Federal Communications Commission application process to create a radio station on a shoestring budget. [ more › ]

Major tech firms urge U.S. to retain net neutrality rules

By David Shepardson WASHINGTON (Reuters) - A group representing major technology firms including Alphabet Inc and Facebook Inc urged the U.S. Federal Communications Commission on Monday to abandon plans to reverse the landmark 2015 rules barring internet service providers from blocking or slowing consumer access to web content. Show More Summary

Can the FCC really put the kibosh on robocalls?

The Federal Communications Commission has begun a process to attempt to reduce robocalls, especially spoofed calls from fake numbers.        

FCC Makes Room on the Airwaves for Autonomous Vehicles

Despite the Federal Communications Commission making a mess of net neutrality right now, it remains capable of serving corporate interests and the general public simultaneously. On Thursday, the FCC quintupled the allocation of the radio spectrum used for motor vehicle and aircraft radar systems to help avoid crashes. Show More Summary

Internet Service Providers Were Not Amused by the Net Neutrality Day of Action

Wednesday was a day of action for those supporting net neutrality. Many companies and sites displayed banners and pop-ups asking users to contact the Federal Communications Commission, which recently voted to repeal Obama-era rules to protect the open internet. Show More Summary

FCC Takes Stronger Aim at Robocalls

The Federal Communications Commission opened a new inquiry into ways to curb unwanted robocalls Thursday, with the aim of deterring use of fake phone numbers--a tactic known as spoofing that has been a major factor in the current epidemic.

Dismantling net neutrality rules would make the government extremely unpopular after the outcry this week

Ever since Federal Communications Commission Chairman Ajit Pai revealed that rules put in place in 2015 for a free and open Internet will be undone there has been an almost constant stream of criticism. That criticism perhaps reached its boiling point this week. Show More Summary

Net Neutrality Day: Will The FCC End The Internet As We Know It? #NetNeutralityDay Sparks Twitter Debate

Net Neutrality Day has taken off yet again as activists speak out through online and in-person protests to fight what they view as an attack on internet freedom from the U.S. Federal Communications Commission (FCC), which threatens to strip net neutrality rules put in place under the Obama administration, reports the Hill. Show More Summary

Here’s What Snapchat, Facebook and Twitter Are Doing to Support Net Neutrality

While the Federal Communications Commission is considering changes to the way internet service providers (ISPs) are regulated, many of the most powerful tech companies are choosing to publicly support a free and open internet. For today's "Day of Action"--an online protest aimed at raising awareness and fighting the FCC's proposed changes--Twitter, Facebook and many other...

See How Tech Companies Got Together for a Day of Online Protest

last weekNews : NYTimes: News

Hundreds of companies coordinated a huge online protest on Wednesday against the Federal Communications Commission’s plan to scrap net neutrality rules.

Reddit, Netflix, Google, and dozens of other tech companies are protesting Trump’s FCC today — here’s why

Dozens of internet companies are participating in an online protest on Wednesday in support of the Federal Communication Commission’s seemingly-doomed net-neutrality rules. The “Internet-Wide Day of Action to Save Net Neutrality,” as...Show More Summary

Amazon, Google, Microsoft & Spotify among companies pushing Day of Action for net neutrality

A group of 40 technology companies on Wednesday launched a "Day of Action," designed to encourage feedback to the U.S. Federal Communications Commission in support of net neutrality regulations -- which are opposed by Trump-appointed chairman Ajit Pai, as well as internet service providers like AT&T, Comcast, and Verizon.

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