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FCC chief asks telcos to offer free robocall blocking services

Tom Wheeler, head honcho at the Federal Communications Commission, has fired off letters asking the country's biggest communications providers to offer robocall blocking services for free. The FCC is still fielding a barrage of complaints from people sick and tired of robocalls a year after it passed a proposal that should have helped the situation. Show More Summary

Time for U.S. to Boldly Lead Into Spectrum Frontiers

Last week, the Federal Communications Commission voted to approve a bold plan to help advance U.S. competitiveness in next-generation wireless. With a clear focus on the mobile future, Chairman Tom Wheeler's Spectrum Frontiers proposal will move the U.S. Show More Summary

COULTER: I’d like to be FCC chair to ‘look at’ thecommunications contracts’ of major news outlets

Ann Coulter would like to chair the Federal Communications Commission under a Donald Trump presidency so she can examine some of the communications contracts held by major news outlets. "I want FCC chairman," Coulter told Business Insider last week. Show More Summary

AT&T, Others Make Down Payments for FCC Airwaves Auction

The Federal Communications Commission on Friday released a list of bidders who made deposits for its auction of wireless airwaves, which included AT&T, Verizon and Comcast.

Samsung Galaxy Note 7 August Release Date: Flagship Device Passes Through FCC; Specs, Features and Price Details

The Samsung Galaxy Note 7 U.S models have finally been approved by the Federal Communications Commission, marking that the device is now one step closer to its upcoming August 2, 2016 release.

FCC says 62 bidders advance in spectrum auction

WASHINGTON (Reuters) - The U.S. Federal Communications Commission said on Friday that 62 bidders have made upfront payments in a forthcoming wireless spectrum auction including AT&T Inc, Verizon Communications Inc, Dish Network, T-Mobile US and Comcast Corp. Show More Summary

5G On Your Smartphone? FCC Clears Path For New Spectrum Development

Could 5G technology be coming soon to your smartphone? It just took some baby steps today. The Federal Communications Commission (FCC), in a unanimous vote of 5-0, set aside spectrum for future 5G devices. The FCC assigned frequencies at 28 gigahertz (GHz), 37 GHz, and 39 GHz, according to USA Today. Show More Summary

The Feds Just Cleared The Way For 5G, But Don't Hold Your Breath Waiting For It

New, insanely fast cellular technology will be radically different from what came before it, but getting it to work will take time. The U.S. took the lead on cellular technology today when the Federal Communications Commission approved a plan making massive swaths of spectrum available for the next generation of wireless service, called 5G. Show More Summary

FCC Votes Unanimously to Support 5G Wireless

As planned, the Federal Communications Commission voted Thursday on a proposal to make new portions of the radio spectrum available for 5G wireless service. The commission approved the initiative unanimously in a moment of bipartisan...Show More Summary

FCC unlocks critical piece of the 5G puzzle - CNET

The Federal Communications Commission votes to approve a new chunk of spectrum especially designed for superfast wireless Internet service.

What you need to know about the FCC's 5G vote

Tomorrow morning, the five chairpeople of the Federal Communications Commission are expected to take their seats behind a long wooden table and vote on a foundation for a 5G future. That might sound a little dry, but consider the obvious:...Show More Summary

Cable companies seem to be winning part of a crucial debate over your set-top box

As federal regulators hammer away at a plan to give consumers more choice in their cable boxes, lawmakers and even some of the Federal Communications Commission's own senior officials say one big issue will need to be addressed before the agency can pass any new rules weakening the cable industry's grip over the set-top box. That issue, which cable […]

5G wireless? FCC is about to give it a big push

The Federal Communications Commission is set to jump-start the 5G era.         

FCC set to approve 5G spectrum swath

The Federal Communications Commission is set to jump-start the 5G era.         

NAM to FCC: Unnecessary Regulations Stifle Innovation Investment

All five Commissioners of the Federal Communications Commission (FCC) are testifying today in front of the House Energy and Commerce Committee’s Communications and Technology Subcommittee. The FCC has been exercising...

ITS America Calls on the FCC to Put Safety First in the 5.9 GHz Spectrum Band

ITS America has announced that it filed comments with the Federal Communications Commission (FCC) in ET Docket No. 13-49, Notice of Proposed Rulemaking stating that any sharing the 5.9 GHz (DSRC) Band with unlicensed devices

Prison Phone Rates, a 'Tax on the Poor,' Keep Going Up

This article originally appeared on the International Business Times. Families of prisoners in the U.S. pay as much as $1 a minute to talk to their loved ones behind bars, which is why the Federal Communications Commission stepped in last fall to regulate the industry, which is controlled by a few private firms. Show More Summary

Consumer Groups Urge FCC to Investigate Zero-Rating

Having recently won a landmark victory in upholding the Federal Communications Commission’s authority over establishing and enforcing Net Neutrality regulations, it really wouldn’t surprise me if FCC chairman Tom Wheeler was hesitant to continue pushing his luck, particularly when it comes to investigating the popular zero-rating trend. Show More Summary

FCC chair proposes retaining most media ownership rules

WASHINGTON (Reuters) - The chairman of the U.S. Federal Communications Commission on Monday proposed retaining most rules limiting cross ownership of newspapers, radio and TV stations in the same market, according to a document reviewed by Reuters. Show More Summary

Boeing applies for license to launch proposed satellite constellation

Boeing Co. has applied for a license from the Federal Communications Commission to launch and operate a network of thousands of satellites, joining companies such as SpaceX and OneWeb in the new race to build constellations for broadband Internet access. In its application filed Wednesday, Boeing...

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