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NAB calls for activation of iPhone FM radio feature Apple says does not exist

Less than a month after U.S. Federal Communications Commission chairman Ajit Pai called on Apple to activate FM radio functionality in its iPhone devices, the National Association of Broadcasters on Wednesday issued a similar call to action, saying the company could easily integrate such features if it so desired.

FCC extends Sinclair-Tribune merger comment period until Nov. 2

The Federal Communications Commission is extending the comment period on Sinclair Broadcasting's $4 billion merger with Tribune Media Co.        

FCC Chair finally decides that he needs to declare support for the First Amendment

Good news. The head of the Federal Communications Commission, Ajit Pai, understands that we have a First Amendment and how it works. That was kind of in question, because he was keeping his head down and refusing to answer questionsShow More Summary

FCC chair on Trump’s NBC tweet: ‘The FCC will stand for the First Amendment’

3 days agoTechnology : Post Tech

The Federal Communications Commission doesn't have the power to revoke any NBC station's broadcast license over the content it produces, FCC Chairman Ajit Pai said Tuesday, putting a damper on recent suggestions by President Trump that NBC should be penalized for its critical coverage of the White House. Pai's remarks, delivered at a Washington conference, aimed […]

FCC chair rebukes Trump after broadcast 'license' threats

Federal Communications Commission Chair Ajit Pai on Tuesday rebuked President Donald Trump's suggestion that the federal government take away NBC News' broadcast license. During a panel at George Washington University on Tuesday, Pai...Show More Summary

The US Government Will Investigate The FCC's Sketchy Cyberattack Claims

Photo. AP The Government Accountability Office, a federal watchdog agency that provides investigative support to legislators, will look into the Federal Communications Commission and its chief Ajit Pai's dubiously supported claims that a cyberattack took down the FCC's public commenting system earlier this year. More »      

Blumenthal wants FCC to pledge support of free speech

Connecticut Sen. Richard Blumenthal says he plans to ask members of the Federal Communications Commission to publicly affirm their support for the First Amendment amid the president's threat to pull … Click to Continue »

Community Police Commission Says SPD Is in Compliance With Consent Decree

Compliance wouldn't be the end of police reform. by Steven Hsieh Under consent decree since 2012. SPD Late last month, city officials asked a federal judge to find the Seattle Police Department in “full and effective compliance” with...Show More Summary

FCC Chairman Calls on Apple to Activate the iPhone's FM Radio Chip to Aid Disaster Communications

Ajit Pai, chairman of the Federal Communications Commission, implored Apple in a statement on Thursday to activate the dormant FM radio chips inside older models of iPhones to allow people to access life-saving information when natural disasters knock out wireless networks. Show More Summary

Lawmakers already calling for nightmare T-Mobile Sprint merger to be investigated

Rumors about an impending merger of T-Mobile and Sprint have reached such a fever pitch that the government wants to get involved. A group of Senate Democrats have written to the Federal Communications Commission and Department of Justice,...Show More Summary

BOTS ARE PEOPLE, TOO? 83% Bots: We Told You The Power Grab ‘Comment Period’ Is Titanically Stupi…

BOTS ARE PEOPLE, TOO? 83% Bots: We Told You The Power Grab ‘Comment Period’ Is Titanically Stupid. Seton Motley explains: We were just subjected to a Federal Communications Commission (FCC) “Comment Period” – as the Donald Trump FCC reasonably engages in the government process of undoing the heinous Barack Obama Administration FCC power grab known […]

Google is going to use experimental high-altitude balloons to provide internet in Puerto Rico (GOOG)

Google is planning to use experimental high-altitude balloons to provide cell and internet coverage in Puerto Rico. On Friday, the US Federal Communications Commission (FCC) said it had approved Google parent company Alphabet application...Show More Summary

Google to use balloons to provide Puerto Rico cell service

By David Shepardson WASHINGTON (Reuters) - The U.S. Federal Communications Commission said late on Friday it had approved Alphabet Inc's application to provide emergency cellular service to Puerto Rico through balloons. In the aftermath of Hurricane Maria, Puerto Rico has struggled to regain communications services. Show More Summary

Trump accuses late-night TV hosts of 'dealing with the Democrats' and demands 'Equal Time'

Watch the latest video at video.foxnews.com In raising the issue of equal time, the president appeared to be referring to the Federal Communications Commission's 1934 so-called equal time rule, which requires radio and network TV stations to offer equivalent air time to legally qualified political...

Google Aims To Give Cell Reception To Puerto Rico Via Experimental Balloons

2 weeks agoNews : The Cutline

Google will begin using an experimental balloon to try and restore emergency cellular reception service to the devastated island of Puerto Rico after the Federal Communications Commission approved a license on Friday.

Google to use balloons to provide Puerto Rico cell service

2 weeks agoNews : The Raw Story

The U.S. Federal Communications Commission said late on Friday it had approved Alphabet Inc’s application to provide emergency cellular service to Puerto Rico through balloons. In the aftermath of Hurricane Maria, Puerto Rico has struggled to regain communications services. The FCC said on...

Ajit Pai Is Preserving A World Where The Digital Divide, And ISP Profits, Can Grow

Pai has suggested that broadband deserts are created by the boogie man of government regulation. The Federal Communications Commission Chairman, Ajit Pai, a former Verizon lawyer, has spoken eloquently about the “digital divide” and his commitment to resolving it. Show More Summary

Ex-Verizon lawyer Ajit Pai confirmed to second term as FCC chair

Congress late Monday approved Ajit Pai for a second term as chair of the Federal Communications Commission. The Senate voted 52-41 (with almost all “yea” votes coming from Republicans) to give Pai a new five-year term retroactive to July 1, 2017. Show More Summary

Senate confirms Trump choice to head FCC

The Senate has confirmed President Donald Trump's nominee to serve as chairman of the Federal Communications Commission despite Democratic complaints that Ajit Pai will undermine net neutrality. The vote was … Click to Continue »

US Senate confirms FCC chairman to new five-year term

2 weeks agoNews : The Raw Story

The U.S. Senate confirmed on Monday Federal Communications Commission Chairman Ajit Pai to serve another five-year term on the telecommunications regulatory panel. Pai won confirmation 52-41 over objections from Democrats, who criticized him for moving to dismantle Obama-era internet access rules...

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