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The Federal Communications Commission lacks authority to revoke broadcast licenses in retaliation for news reporting, its chairman said Tuesday in his first public remarks on the topic since President Donald Trump threatened the licenses of news networks six days ago.
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 NBC’s broadcast license
More than 50 members of Congress are giving federal regulators a deadline for resolving how to prevent prisoners from using contraband cellphones behind bars.
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.
Visitors to dozens of major websites are seeing a special message about the future of the Internet on Wednesday, part of a broad campaign by the companies to stop what they say is a threat to the Web as most consumers know it. Among the participants? Some of the biggest names on the Web, including Facebook, Google, reddit, Twitter and Spotify.
House and Senate lawmakers are hoping to push legislation to replace recently repealed Obama-era internet privacy regulations, a move by the Federal Communications Commission that has led to a tide of consumer complaints.
Amidst the daily deluge of scandal, one detail remains crystal clear: Donald Trump understands the power of the media, and he wields that power relentlessly.
With a special session or two ahead, the Legislature should resolve unfinished business regarding domestic water wells and internet privacy.
The head of the country’s telecommunications regulator says there will be a vote in May on ditching Obama-era “net neutrality” rules that keep telecoms from favoring some sites and apps.
This law is the ultimate hack: allowing corporations to take all of our information and sell it for profit.
Trumpism is slowly taking hold on your phone and computer, as the Federal Communications Commission starts rolling back measures that upset the phone and cable industries.
Lee Ann Mauk spent nine days without power after Spokane’s 2015 windstorm. She couldn’t turn lights on, take a hot shower or keep food frozen. But through it all, her landline phone kept working. “We didn’t have stoves. We didn’t have hot water. We didn’t have refrigerators. But we did have our phone,” she said.
You may have heard that President Donald Trump’s new FCC chairman, Ajit Pai, is a critic of the government’s net neutrality rules – the regulations barring Internet providers from blocking or slowing down your websites.
This “net neutrality” policy is intended to prevent internet access providers from discriminating against content, or favoring content or services they prefer.
The nation’s top telecommunications regulator said Thursday that he will step down at the end of President Barack Obama’s term, paving the way for President-elect Donald Trump to nominate a successor when he takes office in January.
WASHINGTON – Donald Trump’s victory means that Republicans soon will take control of the Federal Communications Commission. That could spell the end for net neutrality regulations and other initiatives of the agency’s hard-charging Democratic chairman. The regulations imposed utility-like oversight of broadband providers in an attempt to ensure the free flow of online content. President Barack Obama and liberal activists strongly backed the tough regulations over intense objections of the industry and many Republicans – including Trump.
T-Mobile, the country’s No. 3 wireless carrier, will pay $48 million for not clearly telling customers how “unlimited” data plans weren’t really, well, unlimited.
A new privacy proposal unveiled Thursday will require broadband providers like Verizon and Comcast to get your permission before sharing with advertisers what you’ve been doing on your phone or computer.
Comcast says later this year you won’t need a cable box to watch cable as the company follows its rivals in offering TV-watching apps.