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The federal government has fined Sinclair Broadcasting Corp. $48 million, largely because of actions the TV broadcaster took in its failed attempt to acquire smaller rival Tribune Media.
The Federal Communications Commission has proposed roughly $200 million in fines combined for the four major U.S. phone companies for improperly disclosing customers’ real-time location.
Better educational access for tribal children would be among the benefits under a federal decision to give federally recognized tribes priority access to broadband licenses, area tribal spokesmen say.
Detailing his robocall campaigns in six states, the Federal Communications Commission said Rhodes “made unlawful, spoofed robocalls to target a community grappling with the recent murder of a local woman, threaten a journalist and newspaper, and attempt to influence a jury. Additionally, the caller made unlawful, spoofed robocalls related to political campaigns in California, Florida and Georgia.”
The Federal Communications Commission is setting up a new three-digit number to reach a suicide prevention hotline.
The Federal Communications Commission has approved the $26.5 billion combination of wireless carriers Sprint and T-Mobile on a 3-2 party-line vote.
The board of the nonprofit community radio station says the decision was tied to its current financial crunch, which they hope will be relieved by new partnerships and grant dollars next year. Flores founded the station out of the Community Building on the east edge of downtown, and it has been broadcasting since October 2003.
A federal court is ruling that the Federal Communications Commission had the right to dump net-neutrality rules, but couldn’t bar states like California from passing their own.
Federal regulators are giving phone companies the right to block unwanted calls without getting customers’ permission first.
Federal regulators voted Thursday to give phone companies the right to block unwanted calls without getting customers’ permission first.
Federal Communications Commission Chairman Ajit Pai said Monday he supported the deal because the two companies promised to expand mobile internet access in rural areas and roll out 5G , the next generation of mobile networks.
New measures by U.S. regulators could help thwart some of the billions of robocalls received in the U.S.
U.S. communications regulators on Thursday rejected a Chinese telecom company’s application to provide service in the U.S. due to national security risks amid an escalation in tensions between the two countries.
SACRAMENTO, Calif. – Gov. Jerry Brown on Sunday restored net neutrality rules in California that were repealed under the Trump administration, setting up a legal battle with the federal government over whether states can prevent companies from blocking access to the internet. News that the governor signed the ambitious new law was swiftly met with an aggressive response from Justice Department officials, who announced soon afterward that they were suing California to block the regulations. The state law prohibits broadband and wireless companies from blocking, throttling or otherwise hindering access to internet content, and from favoring some websites over others by charging for faster speeds.
The chairman of the Federal Communications Commission, an independent agency, says a White House official called to talk about a proposed merger between Sinclair Broadcast Group Inc. and Tribune Media Co.
The chairman of the Federal Communications Commission is raising “serious concerns” about Sinclair’s $3.9 billion deal for Tribune’s television stations.
In a massive strike, the Federal Communications Commission issued a $120 million fine on a massive robocall spoofing operation it deemed a threat to public safety.
A U.S. appeals court says the Federal Trade Commission can police telecommunications companies like AT&T – a ruling that’s important because another agency is dropping its oversight with repeal of “net neutrality” rules governing customer access to apps and websites.
Last month’s bogus ballistic missile warning in Hawaii and, now, this week’s tsunami snafu have highlighted trouble spots and prompted calls for change in the nation’s increasingly complex system for alerting Americans about dangerous weather, active shooters, kidnapped children, plant explosions and other emergencies.
As prison officials combat contraband cellphones in the hands of the nation’s inmates, a wireless trade group says court orders should be required to shut down the devices.