FCC Federal Communications Commission

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Name: FCC Federal Communications Commission
First reported 8 hours ago - Updated 14 mins ago - 4 reports

FCC shows firsthand why net neutrality is a doomed proposition

Considering he ran what the media designated as the two most digitally savvy campaigns in political history, Barack Obama’s administration has been stunningly inept at using technology to achieve policy goals. The spectacular failures of the health insurance ... [Published The Hill - 14 mins ago]
First reported 53 mins ago - Updated 27 mins ago - 4 reports

FCC Clears Frontier's Purchase Of AT&T's Connecticut Wireline Operations

Frontier Communications Corp. (FTR: Quote) said Friday that the Federal Communications Commission has approved its proposed acquisition of AT&T, Inc.'s (T) local wireline, broadband and video operations in Connecticut.Frontier is currently also seeking ... [Published RTTNews.com - 27 mins ago]
First reported 23 hours ago - Updated 48 mins ago - 19 reports

FCC approves ABC7/NewsChannel 8 sale from Allbritton to Sinclair

WASHINGTON (WJLA/POLITICO) -- Sinclair Broadcast Group won final regulatory approval late Thursday for the $985 million purchase of Allbritton Communications’ TV properties, including Washington’s WJLA-TV ABC 7, NewsChannel 8 and several stations in smaller ... [Published WJLA.com - 48 mins ago]
First reported 18 hours ago - Updated 1 hour ago - 7 reports

Samsung Galaxy Mega 2 passes FCC hurdle

WASHINGTON: As Samsung launched another phablet Samsung Galaxy Tab Q in China, now company’s second big phablet Samsung Galaxy Mega 2 pass FCC hurdle.The device kept in rumors for long time and now makes another appearance at FCC.Not too long ago, rumors ... [Published The News Tribe - 4 hours ago]
First reported Jul 24 2014 - Updated 1 hour ago - 6 reports

FCC Issues FNPRM for Continuing E-rate R...

On July 23 rd , the FCC released a Further Notice of Proposed Rule Making (FNPRM) as part of the 7 th Report and Order (starting on page 106 of the document), to seek further comment on the administrative burdens of the program, changes to the program ... [Published Funds for Learning - 1 hour ago]
First reported 6 hours ago - Updated 2 hours ago - 4 reports

FCC petitioned by EPB in Tennessee to overturn municipal broadband ban

The Electric Power Board (EPB) of Chattanooga, Tenn., a municipal broadband network provider, has filed a petition with the FCC to overturn a state law that prevents it from offering broadband data and video services to residents and businesses that reside ... [Published FierceTelecom - 2 hours ago]
First reported Jul 24 2014 - Updated 10 hours ago - 24 reports

Broadband bullies: Cable companies, lawmakers gang up on local providers

You love your broadband provider, don't you? Right down to the Netflix slowdowns and inscrutable surcharges. You'd never, ever consider switching to faster, cheaper public broadband run by your local municipality.If Washington gets its way, you’ll never ... [Published InfoWorld - 10 hours ago]
First reported Jul 24 2014 - Updated 13 hours ago - 3 reports

FCC Tells ISPs That They Better Be Transparent... Or Else It Will Taunt Them Again

One part of the FCC's original "open internet" rules that were allowed to remain in place following February's appeals court decision was its transparency rules that are supposed to make sure that if ISPs are mucking with your connection (i.e. breaking ... [Published Techdirt - 13 hours ago]
First reported Jul 24 2014 - Updated Jul 24 2014 - 11 reports

Outrage! FCC Official Says a million people commenting will not make much difference

Join us in Urging Regional FCC Hearings throughout the Country on an Open Internet With No DiscriminationMore than a million people have spoken out in favor of real Net Neutrality. More than 3.4 million took some kind of actionbefore the rulemaking began ... [Published OpEdNews - Jul 24 2014]
First reported Jul 23 2014 - Updated Jul 24 2014 - 6 reports

FCC treatment of Obama donor draws Republican ire

Republicans in the House and at the Federal Communications Commission are angry over news that the agency is letting a company owned by an Obama donor skirt the rules of next year’s high profile airwave auction.Reps. Fred Upton (R-Mich.) and Greg Walden ... [Published The Hill - Jul 24 2014]
First reported Jul 23 2014 - Updated Jul 23 2014 - 22 reports

FCC Head Wheeler Reminds Telecoms Not To Deceive Customers

The notice feels like a PR move since the FCC should really just take action if its aware of a company that is misleading customersThe Federal Communications Commission (FCC) posted a notice on its website today reminding broadband providers that they’re ... [Published Value Walk - Jul 23 2014]
First reported Jul 23 2014 - Updated Jul 23 2014 - 4 reports

FCC Reminds ISPs To Be Truthful About Services Offered To Customers

In the wake of Comcast's nightmare customer service call that went viral last week, the U.S. Federal Communications Commission is reminding all Internet service providers to be truthful about their services.An advisory issued by the FCC on Wednesday, ... [Published International Business Times - Jul 23 2014]

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...House vote, Laura Moy, staff attorney at advocacy group Public Knowledge, said the new law would boost competition in the wireless market and "improve the availability of free and low-cost secondhand phones for consumers who cannot afford to purchase new devices."
...Time Warner Cable makes a similar argument in their filing with the FCC : quote: "To TWC’s knowledge, no broadband provider has expressed any intention of prioritizing one class of Internet traffic at the expense of another. If anything, it is more likely that some content owners might well seek payment from broadband Internet access providers as a condition of delivering their content—paralleling the business model that already exists on MVPD [multichannel video programming distributor] platforms. The Commission should not turn a blind eye to actual marketplace dynamics in developing open Internet protections." Except that ISPs like AT&T have been making their interest in imposing entirely arbitrary tolls on content since about 2005 or so...
"The entire Marymount University family is saddened by the loss of Rose Benté Lee (Ostapenko),” said Marymount President Matthew D Shank. “She was a long-standing member of our board of trustees, a great supporter of the university for decades and has been a great inspiration to many of our students. She will be missed not only by the Marymount family but by everyone whose lives she touched."
They point particularly to the provision eliminating the FCC ban on integrated set-top boxes, which Latta motormanned. "They call it an "unnecessary regulation that does not reflect the state of the competition...""

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Big ISPs to FCC on Net Neutrality: We're The Vi... [Published Broadband Reports - 8 mins ago]
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Latta Urges Senators To Pass STELAR [Published Multichannel Online - 12 mins ago]
FCC shows firsthand why net neutrality is a doo... [Published The Hill - 14 mins ago]
Getting Ready for the New E-rate7/25/2014 [Published Funds for Learning - 15 mins ago]
It Will Soon Be Legal to Unlock Your Cellphone [Published Slate Magazine - 27 mins ago]
FCC Clears Frontier's Purchase Of AT&T's Connec... [Published RTTNews.com - 27 mins ago]
Nevada Broadcasters to honor Rogers at annual gala [Published My News 3 - 31 mins ago]
Cities Seeks FCC Help to Expand Broadband [Published Benton Foundation - 31 mins ago]
2014 San Diego Comic-Con International [Published NBC San Diego - 40 mins ago]
How Kid-Friendly are Popular TV Shows Today? [Published WHCC Affordable Health Innovations - 41 mins ago]
FCC approves ABC7/NewsChannel 8 sale from Allbr... [Published WJLA.com - 48 mins ago]
How I Built My Internet Station [Published Radio World Newspaper - 50 mins ago]
Minority media group applauds FCC waiver for Ob... [Published The Hill - 51 mins ago]
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Economic Perspectives on an Open Internet [Published Hudson Institute - 53 mins ago]
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Silicon Valley’s 6 Biggest Net Neutrality Fanta... [Published Heartlander Magazine - 1 hour ago]
ABC 33/40 sale to Sinclair gets FCC approval [Published Birmingham Business Journal - 1 hour ago]
Daily Tech Briefing: July 25, 2014 [Published eWeek - 1 hour ago]
Statement from the President on Unlocking Consu... [Published Noodls - 1 hour ago]
Worldnow's IP Closed Captioning Multi-Device Pl... [Published Business Technology - 1 hour ago]
EHR impact on medical practice: reducing errors... [Published Lexology - 1 hour ago]
Frontier Names Senior VP In Connecticut [Published Hartford Courant - 1 hour ago]
FCC Issues FNPRM for Continuing E-rate R... [Published Funds for Learning - 1 hour ago]
Congress Finally Passes Bill To Re-Legalize Cel... [Published The Consumerist - 2 hours ago]
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How Kid-Friendly are Popular TV Shows Today? [Published WHCC Affordable Health Innovations - 41 mins ago]
It may seem as if there’s been an influx of violent and otherwise inappropriate shows on TV these days. This can lead to many assumptions about television in general. But it shouldn’t keep you from seeking out the best cable TV deals and programming ...
Federal Communications Commission Approves Fron... [Published EON Business - 53 mins ago]
STAMFORD, Conn.--(EON: Enhanced Online News)--Federal Communications Commission Approves Frontier Communications’ Acquisition of AT&T’s Connecticut Wireline Operations ...
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STAMFORD, Conn.--(EON: Enhanced Online News)--Federal Communications Commission Approves Frontier Communications’ Acquisition of AT&T’s Connecticut Wireline Operations ...
Congress Finally Passes Bill To Re-Legalize Cel... [Published The Consumerist - 2 hours ago]
(Consumerist) Nearly two years after the Librarian of Congress decided to make it illegal for consumers to unlock cellphones and take them to a new carrier without getting permission from their current wireless provider, the U.S. Congress has finally ...
Gary Parsons’ NextNav Raises $70M for Indoor-Po... [Published WSJ.com: Venture Capital Dispatch - 3 hours ago]
A new startup from XM Satellite Radio founder Gary Parsons, NextNav LLC , raised $70 million in Series D venture funding to bring precise, indoor-positioning technology to emergency responders and the wireless-telecommunications industry. The company’s ...
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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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Education Facilities Leverage Towerstream's Hig... [Published GlobeNewswire: Acquisitions News - Jul 16 2014]
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