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The U.S. Federal Communications Commission should limit the amount of spectrum that giant mobile carriers AT&T and Verizon Communications are able to buy in an auction scheduled for mid-2015, some U.S. senators said Tuesday.
The Federal Communications Commission already ended a ban on in-flight emails and text messages, but is now considering allowing phone calls, as well.
Service providers who petitioned the FCC to block AT&T's proposal to raise rates on special-access lines have won at least a temporary victory.
The Federal Communications Commission yesterday halted a plan by AT&T to raise prices for "special access" customers, a potential rate hike that could ultimately hit the wallets of businesses and cell phone users.
In 2012, AT&T filed a petition with the FCC to begin the process of shutting off whole areas of America's networks, as well as removing all obligations, oversight and regulations.
Google barge on 'hiatus' amid scrutiny from two agencies. A San Francisco conservation agency, along with the Coast Guard, is eyeing Google's floating barge project, CNET reports.
THE LEDE : Republicans and Democrats in the House announced a deal Monday on legislation to change certain Federal Communications Commission procedures.
The Federal Communications Commission on Monday blocked AT&T Inc.'s attempt to change how it charges other telecoms to use access lines it owns into businesses, something other business-to-business carriers had called a rate hike that abused AT&T's market position.
The lawyer for Sinclair Broadcast Group said Monday the company will be able to address concerns the Federal Communications Commission has raised about how Sinclair plans to structure its acquisition of television stations from Allbritton Communications.
You've heard the bad news by now. The Federal Communications Commission says it will soon propose allowing cell phone calls from airplanes above 10,000 feet.
John Dreher, CenturyLink's vice president and general manager for Arkansas, Louisiana and Mississippi, tells the American Press this will bring high-speed Internet service to places that would not be economically feasible without public-private programs like the FCC's Connect America Fund.
Officials say companies in New York are getting almost $9 million as part of $260 million national program to expand broadband Internet access to rural areas.
FCC Chairman Tom Wheeler contends it's better to do things right than to do them fast when it comes to a critical airwaves auction - especially on the tech side of things.
Rules against making cellphone calls during airline flights are "outdated," and it's time to change them, federal regulators said Thursday, drawing immediate howls of protest from flight attendants, airline officials and others.