FCC Federal Communications Commission

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Name: FCC Federal Communications Commission
First reported Jul 31 2014 - Updated 2 hours ago - 2 reports

Political Advertising on Cable

The Campaign Legal Center, Common Cause and the Sunlight Foundation have asked the FCC to extend political file disclosure rules to cable and satellite systems. Currently, only broadcasters have to upload their political advertising files to the FCC’s ... [Published CableFAX - 2 hours ago]
First reported 3 hours ago - Updated 2 hours ago - 2 reports

Schools Set to Adjust to Revamped E-Rate Policies

The Federal Communications Commission’s recent makeover of the E-rate program is billed as a step toward transforming the fund from one focused on supporting 1990s-era telecommunication tools to one that accommodates 21st-century technologies. Now, school ... [Published Education Week - 2 hours ago]
First reported Jul 31 2014 - Updated 3 hours ago - 10 reports

House Commerce Probing FCC

House Commerce committee leaders said they have opened an investigation into the FCC ’s granting of a waiver to Grain Mgmt in the upcoming airwaves auction. FL-based Grain invests in media and communications, and is controlled by David Grain , who contributed ... [Published CableFAX - 3 hours ago]
First reported 6 hours ago - Updated 4 hours ago - 2 reports

Spain builder FCC reports boost from Peru, Saudi subways

Spanish construction giant FCC, which is fighting its way out of heavy losses, said on Friday it expects a boost in revenues from the launch of contracts to build new subway lines in Peru and Saudi Arabia.FCC, which reported that it had slashed losses ... [Published Expatica Spain - 4 hours ago]
First reported 23 hours ago - Updated 6 hours ago - 6 reports

France's Iliad challenges Sprint for control of T-Mobile

PARIS/NEW YORK - French telecommunications company Iliad SA ILD.PA has made a surprise offer for T-Mobile US Inc TMUS.N, setting up a potential bidding war with Sprint Corp S.N, the U.S. mobile carrier now controlled by Japan's Softbank Corp 9984.T.The ... [Published Today Online - 14 hours ago]
First reported Jul 31 2014 - Updated 14 hours ago - 3 reports

Poll: Will the FCC Preempt State Laws That Limit Municipal Broadband Services?

I use Time Warner Cable for my broadband internet service.  Why?  Because I have no choice.  TWC is the only provider available in my area.  It's either TWC or no wired internet.You may have noticed that when it comes to broadband internet service in ... [Published DailyMe.Com - 14 hours ago]
First reported Jul 30 2014 - Updated 17 hours ago - 9 reports

History Lesson: How Did Your Representative V...

In 2010, the Federal Communications Commission (FCC) issued a rule designed to enshrine net neutrality as the law of the land, prohibiting fixed-line internet service providers from blocking or discriminating against traffic to lawful content on the web. ... [Published Ventura County Star - 17 hours ago]
First reported Jul 30 2014 - Updated 21 hours ago - 67 reports

FCC Chief "Deeply Troubled" By Verizon Throttling, Demands Explanation

For years, Verizon and the other telcos have imposed limits on supposedly "Unlimited" data plans and justified those limits with dubious appeals to network quality of service. While throttling data usage makes a great deal of sense in certain contexts ... [Published Hot Hardware - 21 hours ago]
First reported Jul 30 2014 - Updated 23 hours ago - 3 reports

Pittman on the Hook for $36,500 in Fines

Pittman Broadcasting is on the hook for $36,500 in penalties for EAS and other infractions, according to the FCC. The fines involve two stations and have progressed from Notices of Apparent Liability to Forfeiture Orders.The Enforcement Bureau fined the ... [Published Radio World Newspaper - 23 hours ago]
First reported Jul 30 2014 - Updated Jul 30 2014 - 9 reports

SAG-AFTRA, DGA Remain Neutral on Net Neutrality

The FCC received so many comments – more than a million – on proposed changes to its net neutrality rules that its website crashed. But don’t blame SAG-AFTRA or the DGA ; neither weighed in before the deadline.“We have not filed comments,” said an official ... [Published Deadline.com - Jul 30 2014]
First reported Jul 30 2014 - Updated Jul 30 2014 - 8 reports

Netflix Adds AT&T to Pay-to-Peer List

In the latest chapter in the net neutrality saga, Netflix has snared a paid interconnection agreement with AT&T in an attempt to improve video quality for AT&T's Internet subscribers, similar to Netflix's earlier deals with Comcast and Verizon, Mashable ... [Published Light Reading - Jul 30 2014]
First reported Jul 30 2014 - Updated Jul 30 2014 - 4 reports

FCC Chair Asks Time Warner Cable Why It Treats Dodgers Fans So Badly

For Dodgers fans in L.A. without Time Warner Cable, going to see a game live may the only way to catch a game. (photo: Atwater Village Newbie) As we’ve discussed in an earlier post, some 70% of people in L.A. are currently unable to watch the L.A. ... [Published The Consumerist - Jul 30 2014]

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It's still too early to say what types of details the FCC will make public. It's "premature to say how we would explain to consumers what's going on before we have a good handle of what's going on ourselves" the official said
...When questioned by investigators, "the employee confessed to spending, on average, between two and six hours per day viewing pornography while at work."
...A Treasury employee who had viewed more than 13,000 pornographic images at work "stated he is aware it is against government rules and regulations, but he often does not have enough work to do and has free time" said the report
While these methods may seem shallow, Segal says, "it's a potentially radicalizing moment that you can use to flip on a switch in people and give them a more politicized view of the world. And hopefully some number of people who enter activism because of an issue like this can be educated and come to understand the underlying structures that create moments like these and become more broad-based activists."

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House Commerce Probing FCC [Published CableFAX - 3 hours ago]
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Time Warner Cable Keeps Charging Customers More... [Published The Consumerist - 1 hour ago]
( Photo Nut 2011 ) Time Warner Cable customers have been seeing their bills climbing at a pretty steady clip over the past few years. For all that TWC might complain about needing more negotiating power with content companies, though, the cable ...
France’s Iliad challenges Sprint for control of... [Published PE Hub Blog - 2 hours ago]
(Reuters) – French telecommunications company Iliad SA has made a surprise offer for T-Mobile US Inc,  setting up a potential bidding war with Sprint Corp , the U.S. mobile carrier now controlled by Japan’s Softbank Corp 9984.T. The approach will ...
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French Company Iliad Wants To Enter U.S. Market... [Published The Consumerist - 20 hours ago]
( Christopher.V ) Three years after T-Mobile USA’s parent company Deutsch Telekom failed to make a lasting match between its magenta-hued wireless provider and AT&T, it’s now receiving requests for T-Mobile’s hand from suitors closer to home, as ...
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Clock ticks down on Internet speed debate [Published Reuters Video: Business - Jul 18 2014]
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TECH AM - A Rollable and Transparent TV Screen [Published Wall Street Journal Tech News Briefing - Jul 15 2014]
Unto the Breach [Published Slate Magazine - Jun 19 2014]
TECH PM - OpenTable Getting Acquired [Published Wall Street Journal Tech News Briefing - Jun 13 2014]
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