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.
A little over a year ago, the Federal Communications Commission seemed like an evil cabal of cronies, eager to ruin the United States of America as we know it. Today, they’re doing things like securing the future of the internet, giving broadband to poor people, and banning robocalls. Isn’t this a pleasant surprise! Read more...
AT&T is reeling after the Federal Communications Commission (FCC) fined the communications giant $100 million, the largest fine ever imposed by the agency. The post FCC to AT&T: unlimited means unlimited appeared first on Elliott.
The Federal Communications Commission has for decades helped the poor get access to basic phone service. Now it wants to extend that support to broadband Internet as well. On Thursday, the FCC voted 3–2 along party lines to move forward...Show More Summary
As more and more people give up their landlines in favor of smartphones, the question of how low-income subsidies for phone service in the US are dispensed has come into play. The Federal Communications Commission, in a 3-to-2 vote today,...Show More Summary
The Federal Communications Commission voted 3-to-2 along party lines to adopt rules that enhance consumer protections from unwanted calls and text messages to their cell phones.
A federal program that subsidizes phone service for low-income consumers would be overhauled to help expand access to high-speed Internet under a proposal Thursday by the head of the Federal Communications Commission.
The Federal Communications Commission voted to expand a subsidy program for low-income families to include Internet service on Thursday. The Lifeline program—which has been around for three decades—provides $9.25 monthly subsidies to struggling families to help curb the cost of communication services. Back in 2008, the program was expanded to allow [...]