Stories tagged: fcc
Wed., Nov. 22, 2017
The Federal Communications Commission formally released a draft of its plan to kill net-neutrality rules, which equalized access to the internet and prevented broadband providers from favoring their own apps …
UPDATED: Tue., Nov. 21, 2017
The chairman of the Federal Communications Commission set out Tuesday to scrap rules around open internet access, a move that would allow giant cable and telecom companies to throttle broadband …
Thu., Nov. 16, 2017
Federal regulators approved major changes Thursday to a program that discounts phone service for low-income residents on tribal land.
UPDATED: Thu., Nov. 16, 2017
Federal regulators are loosening rules meant to support independent local media.
UPDATED: Thu., Nov. 16, 2017
Phone companies will have greater authority to block questionable calls from reaching customers as regulators adopted new rules to combat automated messages known as robocalls.
Thu., Oct. 26, 2017
The Federal Communications Commission is planning to vote in November on proposals to roll back ownership rules that were meant to support diverse voices in local media
UPDATED: Thu., Oct. 26, 2017
The chairman of the Federal Communications Commission said he’s willing to work with corrections officials, telecom companies and the FBI to combat cellphones in the nation’s prisons.
Wed., Oct. 25, 2017
The Federal Communications Commission is planning to vote in November on proposals to roll back ownership rules that were meant to support diverse voices in local media.
Tue., Oct. 17, 2017
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 …
Sun., Oct. 15, 2017
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 …
Thu., Oct. 12, 2017
More than 50 members of Congress are giving federal regulators a deadline for resolving how to prevent prisoners from using contraband cellphones behind bars.
UPDATED: Mon., Oct. 2, 2017
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.
Wed., July 12, 2017
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 …
UPDATED: Fri., May 26, 2017
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 …
Fri., May 12, 2017
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.
Fri., May 5, 2017
With a special session or two ahead, the Legislature should resolve unfinished business regarding domestic water wells and internet privacy.
UPDATED: Wed., April 26, 2017
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.
Fri., March 31, 2017
This law is the ultimate hack: allowing corporations to take all of our information and sell it for profit.
Fri., March 17, 2017
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.
Sat., Feb. 11, 2017
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 …
Wed., Feb. 1, 2017
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 …
Thu., Jan. 5, 2017
This “net neutrality” policy is intended to prevent internet access providers from discriminating against content, or favoring content or services they prefer.
Thu., Dec. 15, 2016
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 …
Sun., Nov. 20, 2016
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 …
Wed., Oct. 19, 2016
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.
Wed., April 20, 2016
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.
Thu., March 31, 2016
Low-income Americans are expected to be able to apply for help from the federal government in paying for Internet access in December.
Mon., March 7, 2016
Verizon will pay a $1.35 million fine over its “supercookie” that followed phone customers on the Internet and the government says it’s required to get an explicit “yes” from customers …
Sat., Oct. 10, 2015
The Federal Communications Commission is moving to further limit how much companies can charge for phone calls made from jails and prisons, capping rates on all types of calls.
Wed., Oct. 1, 2014
The FCC wants an end to sports blackouts. The Federal Communications Commission voted to end a decades-old rule preventing cable and satellite operators from airing sports events that were blacked …