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GOP Leader Rips Into FCC’s Updated Media Ownership Rules

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,”...

Where do Trump and Clinton stand on keeping the internet open?

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 »

Could Rip-Off Phone Prices for Prison Inmates Be Coming to an End?

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

Robocall 'strike force' sets out to end unwanted calls

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

Apple teaming with AT&T, FCC, Google in 'strike force' to battle robocalls

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 to Join 'Robocall Strike Force' to Crack Down on Automated Phone Calls

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

FCC’s Spectrum Auction Generates $9 Billion in Bids

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...

The Truth about Pipeline Companies and the Federal Energy Regulatory Commission: Communities, Senators and Members of Congress Speak Out

The Dodd Meacham Farm On a routine workday in early summer, 2014 -- one month before the consortium of gas companies called PennEast, LLC. officially went public to announce their intention to build a 118-mile pipeline to transport fracked...Show More Summary

Increasing the Connectivity between the United States and Argentina

Flying back from Buenos Aires with my friend and colleague, Federal Communications Commission (FCC) Chairman Tom Wheeler, I was filled with gratitude.

Here's the Law That Would Radically Strengthen Civilian Oversight of Seattle Police

2 weeks agoUnited States / Seattle : Slog

by Ansel Herz These volunteer police commissioners worked hard on this law and they want your support. City of Seattle Here. It. Is! The city's Community Police Commission (CPC) is acting swiftly after federal judge James Robart punted...Show More Summary

Student debt collectors want to robo-call your cellphone, but FCC says not so fast

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.

Court Ruling May Limit Broadband Competition

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

We need more high-speed internet, but politicians are blocking the way

2 weeks agoTechnology : Yahoo: Tech

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

Federal court blocks FCC’s attempt to expand public broadband

2 weeks agoNews : The Raw Story

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...

Google is expanding its tests on the way to blanketing the US in super-fast wireless internet (GOOG)

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

To Evade The Wheeler Tax, Capital Is Fleeing Digital Infrastructure

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 [...]

AT&T to pay $7.75M for allowing phone bill 'cramming'

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.

AT&T to pay $7.75 million for allowing sham directory assistance calls

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

Comcast says privacy is a premium feature you should pay for

3 weeks agoTechnology / Gadgets :

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 […]

U.S. Copyright Office Criticizes FCC's Plan on Set-Top Boxes

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.

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