Stories tagged: fcc
UPDATED: Fri., Feb. 28, 2020
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.
Mon., Feb. 3, 2020
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.
UPDATED: Thu., Jan. 30, 2020
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, …
UPDATED: Thu., Dec. 12, 2019
The Federal Communications Commission is setting up a new three-digit number to reach a suicide prevention hotline.
UPDATED: Wed., Oct. 16, 2019
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.
UPDATED: Wed., Oct. 2, 2019
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 …
Tue., Oct. 1, 2019
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.
Thu., June 6, 2019
Federal regulators are giving phone companies the right to block unwanted calls without getting customers’ permission first.
Thu., June 6, 2019
Federal regulators voted Thursday to give phone companies the right to block unwanted calls without getting customers’ permission first.
UPDATED: Mon., May 20, 2019
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 , …
UPDATED: Wed., May 15, 2019
New measures by U.S. regulators could help thwart some of the billions of robocalls received in the U.S.
Thu., May 9, 2019
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 …
Sun., Sept. 30, 2018
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 Jerry Brown on Sunday restored net neutrality rules in California that were repealed under the Trump administration, setting up a legal battle with the federal government …
UPDATED: Thu., Aug. 16, 2018
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 …
Tue., July 17, 2018
The chairman of the Federal Communications Commission is raising “serious concerns” about Sinclair’s $3.9 billion deal for Tribune’s television stations.
UPDATED: Thu., May 10, 2018
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.
Mon., Feb. 26, 2018
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 …
UPDATED: Sat., Feb. 10, 2018
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 …
Mon., Jan. 29, 2018
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.
Thu., Jan. 25, 2018
The Hawaii state employee who mistakenly sent an alert warning of a ballistic missile attack earlier this month is refusing to cooperate with federal and state investigators, officials said Thursday.
Mon., Jan. 22, 2018
Montana Gov. Steve Bullock has signed an order prohibiting telecommunications companies receiving state contracts from interfering with internet traffic and favoring their own sites and apps.
Tue., Jan. 16, 2018
Fifty Senate lawmakers have endorsed a legislative measure to override the Federal Communications Commission’s recent decision to deregulate the broadband industry, top Democrats said Monday.
Thu., Dec. 21, 2017
The Federal Communications Commission has proposed fining TV-station owner Sinclair $13.4 million for not identifying paid programming as advertising.
Wed., Dec. 20, 2017
Now that federal telecom regulators have repealed net neutrality, it may be time to brace for the arrival of internet “fast lanes” and “slow lanes.”
Thu., Dec. 14, 2017
Washington state Attorney General Bob Ferguson says he plans to file yet another lawsuit against the Trump administration: this one over net neutrality.
UPDATED: Thu., Dec. 14, 2017
The Federal Communications Commission repealed the Obama-era “net neutrality” rules Thursday, giving internet service providers like Verizon, Comcast and AT&T a free hand to slow or block websites and apps …
Thu., Dec. 14, 2017
“Net neutrality” regulations, designed to prevent internet service providers like Verizon, AT&T, Comcast and Charter from favoring some sites and apps over others, are on the chopping block. On Thursday, …
Fri., Dec. 8, 2017
Net neutrality is a simple concept but a dense and often technical issue that has been argued over for years in tech and telecom circles. Now everyday folks are talking …
Mon., Dec. 4, 2017
Twenty-seven U.S. senators and New York’s attorney general asked federal regulators Monday to delay a vote on scrapping open internet rules amid concerns the public comment docket is filled with …
UPDATED: Fri., Nov. 24, 2017