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FCC chair to block stricter consumer data privacy protections

17 hours agoTechnology : Venture Beat

(Reuters) – The U.S. Federal Communications Commission will block some Obama administration rules that subject broadband providers to stricter scrutiny than websites, a spokesman said on Friday, in a victory for internet providers such as AT&T, Comcast and Verizon. The rules approved by the FCC in October in a 3-2 vote were aimed at protecting […]

FCC Decides Consumers Don't Need Net Neutrality Transparency

Over the last week, the Federal Communications Commission in the US voted 2-1 to roll back enhanced net neutrality reporting requirements for smaller internet service providers. Previously, ISPs with less than 100,000 subscribers were exempt from reporting requirements; now, that number is 250,000. More »      

The FCC just made it easier for companies to sell your information

The chairman of the Federal Communications Commission is trying to block a privacy rule which would protect your internet data. The FCC ruled last year that internet service providers (ISPs) would be required to adopt “reasonable” security measures to protect their customers’ data by March 2. Show More Summary

It looks like the FCC wants to roll back rules requiring internet providers get consent before selling your data

Federal Communications Commission boss Ajit Pai is pushing to halt part of an Obama-era set of privacy rules that require internet service providers to get explicit consent before they share consumers' browsing data and other personal...Show More Summary

FCC chair to block implementation of stricter broadband privacy rules

yesterdayNews : The Raw Story

The new U.S. Federal Communications Commission chief will move to block broadband privacy rules, approved by the Obama administration, that subject broadband providers to stricter scrutiny than websites, a spokesman said on Friday, in a victory for internet providers like AT&T Inc, Comcast...

The FCC just gave you a reason to hold off on buying a 4K TV

Over-the-air 4K broadcasts are coming, but you might want to hold off at getting a new UHD set just yet. The Federal Communications Commission voted Thursday to open discussions on the deployment of a next-generation broadcast-TV standard...Show More Summary

The new FCC boss has taken his latest shot at today's open-internet laws

The Federal Communications Commission on Thursday voted along party lines to exempt more internet service providers (ISPs) from an enhanced transparency rule that requires them to fully inform customers on any promotional rates, extra...Show More Summary

FCC commits $2 billion to expanding internet access in rural America

Internet access is still elusive in much of rural America, and the Federal Communications Commission is taking steps to close that gap.  The FCC on Thursday morning approved a plan to provide $2 billion for a program to encourage the development of broadband internet access to rural parts of the United States. Show More Summary

Your next smartphone could use a controversial new kind of LTE — here's what it means for you

The Federal Communications Commission on Wednesday announced that it has authorized the first hardware that will let wireless carriers send mobile internet over unlicensed airwaves. On its face, that sounds pretty boring. But the new...Show More Summary

What Is LTE-U? FCC Green Lights First LTE-For-Unlicensed Devices

2 days agoHumor / odd : The Sideshow

The Federal Communications Commission authorized the use of LTE-U, a technology that promises improved connections for mobile carriers. Some critics warn it could interfere with Wi-Fi networks.

Decoding the Doublespeak of FCC Chairman Pai

Bill Clark/CQ Roll Call via AP Images FCC commissioner Ajit V. Pai testifies during the House Energy and Commerce Committee Communications and Technology Subcommittee hearing on oversight of the Federal Communications Commission on Tuesday...Show More Summary

FCC approves first LTE-U devices

Federal Communications Commission Chairman Ajit Pai announced that as a way to help alleviate network congestion, his organization has approved devices that tap into the LTE-U spectrum. Specifically, allowing devices to access the less-trafficked, unlicensed parts of the 5GHz frequency band. Show More Summary

Huawei P10 images show off angles and colors

The Huawei P10 is set to debut at Mobile World Congress on February 26, and for anyone who might have missed those initial render leaks, the FCC is here to help you out. The Federal Communications Commission has the Huawei 10 making its way through their labyrinth, they’ve released several different images of [...]

How Much Your Cable Bill Will Increase This Year, Depending on the Provider

Cable providers are about to jack up their prices, according a recent report from the Federal Communications Commission (FCC). They want to keep their advertised rates nice and low, though, so they’ll just increase fees. Consumer Reports breaks down what you can expect, depending on the provider. Read more...

Mystery wireless Apple device goes through FCC testing for a third time

Apple continues to submit its mystery Bluetooth and NFC product to the U.S. Federal Communications Commission for testing, with a third listing in the regulatory database revealing few new details about the wireless device.

FCC receives many complaints about F-bombs dropped during Super Bowl postgame on Fox

The Federal Communications Commission received many complaints about explicit language used during the Super Bowl LI trophy presentation on Fox, according to records obtained by SB Nation. Former New England Patriots linebacker Willie McGinest dropped several F-bombs while carrying the Lombardi trophy, and many of the Patriots players then joined in. Show More Summary

New FCC chair keeping mum on strategy to restructure net neutrality

(Reuters) – The new chairman of the U.S. Federal Communications Commission under President Donald Trump is keeping under wraps his strategy to revise or reverse the Obama administration’s “net neutrality” rules, but emphasized he is committed to ensuring an open internet. Ajit Pai, 44, a Republican lawyer who has served as a FCC commissioner since […]

Trump's new FCC boss has already set the stage for a less-open internet

President Donald Trump's new Federal Communications Commission chairman, Ajit Pai, has wasted no time setting his agenda. Last week, the FCC's Wireless Telecommunications Bureau closed multiple inquiries led by former Chairman Tom Wheeler...Show More Summary

Ajit Pai, Trump’s FCC Pick, Quickly Targets Consumer Protection Rules

Cecilia Kang, reporting for The New York Times: In his first days as President Trump’s pick to lead the Federal Communications Commission, Ajit Pai has aggressively moved to roll back consumer protection regulations created during the Obama presidency. Mr. Show More Summary

FCC Puts the Brakes on 'Zero Rating'

In what may be the first casualty of net neutrality rules, the new Federal Communications Commission announced it will not investigate internet service providers who may offer "zero-rating" data plans to customers. The FCC notified AT&T, Verizon, T-Mobile and Comcast that the investigations the Obama administration started are over.......

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