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2 hrs ago | News Observer

Community radio station hopes to broadcast to Northeast Raleigh

Oak City Media, the nonprofit behind the low-power FM station known as 101.9 WKRP, wants to provide listeners with a mix of entertainment and hyperlocal information that commercial stations cannot because of their larger audiences and reliance on advertising dollars.

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Related Topix: Raleigh, NC, Business News

5 hrs ago | The Star Press

Your caller ID could be lying to you

A correspondent recently alerted At Your Service to "lower your interest rate" offers she'd been getting by phone, from what her caller ID showed was another local number.

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Related Topix: Business News

Sat Jul 26, 2014

Free Republic

Not Everyone in Silicon Valley Happy to See President Obama

Protesters angered by the Federal Communications Commission's proposal to put an end to net neutrality rallied near the Silicon Valley mansion where President Barack Obama was attending a fundraising event on Wednesday morning.

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Related Topix: Business News, Telecom, Federal Communications Commission, US Politics, US News, Barack Obama

Beaver Countian

Net neutrality is dead - welcome to the age of digital discrimination

This article titled "Net neutrality is dead - welcome to the age of digital discrimination" was written by John Naughton, for The Observer on Saturday 26th July 2014 19.00 UTC Want to know if someone is internet-savvy? Just ask them why anyone should care about net neutrality.

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Related Topix: Internet Service Providers, Business News

The Hill

Minority media group applauds FCC waiver for Obama donor

The Minority Media and Telecommunications Council is applauding the recent Federal Communications Commission decision to make an exception for a company run by an Obama donor in an upcoming airwave auction.

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Related Topix: Business News, Small Business, Personal Finance

Customer Interaction Solutions

FCC Announces Stolen Mobile Device Working Group

WASHINGTON, July 24 -- The Competitive Carriers Association issued the following news release: Today, the Federal Communications Commission announced the members of the Technological Advisory Council's Working Group on Mobile Device Theft Prevention.

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Related Topix: Business News, Federal Communications Commission, Telecom

Light Reading

TiVo Criticizes CableCARD Coverage

TiVo General Counsel Matt Zinn has lashed out at Light Reading's coverage of the US House of Representatives' passage of a bill that would repeal the FCC's separable security mandate, a move that could endanger the future of CableCARDs.

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Related Topix: Startups, TiVo, Business News, Cable & Satellite, Comcast

Fri Jul 25, 2014

Connect.educause.edu

House Republicans Look to Block FCC Action on Net Neutrality

Republicans in the House of Representatives are attempting to limit the Federal Communications Commission's ability to act on network neutrality.

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Related Topix: Business News, Federal Communications Commission, Telecom, Internet Service Providers

Switched

Who Should Decide? States' Rights, Local Authority and the Future of the Internet

"[W]ithout power and independence, a town may contain good subjects, but it can have no active citizens."

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Related Topix: Business News, US News, Telecom, Federal Communications Commission, US Politics, US House of Representatives, Henry Waxman, Democrat

Post and Courier

Sale of Charleston's ABC television station to Sinclair Broadcasting is approved

Sinclair Broadcast Group Inc. announced Friday that the Federal Communications Commission and the Department of Justice have approved its acquisition of WCIV-TV in Mount Pleasant and six other stations.

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Related Topix: Media, Sinclair Broadcast Group, Television, Business News

Hispanic Business

Federal Communications Commission Approves Frontier...

Chairman and Commissioners moved swiftly to support this acquisition, releasing an Order well in advance of the FCC's internal deadline for review of such transactions.

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Related Topix: Telecom, Federal Communications Commission, Business News

Sys-Con Media

Federal Communications Commission Approves Frontier Communications' ...

Frontier Communications announced today that the Federal Communications Commission has approved its proposed acquisition of AT&T's local wireline, broadband and video operations in Connecticut.

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Related Topix: Business News, Frontier Communications, Telecom, Federal Communications Commission

Mashable

Even Major League Baseball Wants Net Neutrality

The Federal Communications Commission has received more than 1 million comments on its website regarding its open Internet rules, which are considered an important step in ensuring a fair and open Internet.

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Related Topix: Business News, MLB Advanced Media

TV Technology

Barton Gives Love to LPTVs, But Not Much More

Texas Republican Joe Barton went to bat for low-power TV broadcasters in a hearing on Capitol Hill Thursday to give them a little more purchase in the upcoming spectrum incentive auction.

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Related Topix: US Politics, US News, Joe Barton, Republican, US House of Representatives, Greg Walden, Business News

The Citizens' Voice

Cell service a necessary partof modern life

I am writing in reference to the letter to the editor from Donna Rosencrance of Clarks Summit .

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Related Topix: US News, US Senate, Senator Bob Casey, US Politics, Business News, Opinion

Roll Call

E-Rate Shakeup: Wi-Fi Money Is Available, but There's a Catch

Federal Communications Commission Chairman Tom Wheeler's plan to shake up the E-Rate program of federal subsidies for Internet service in public schools and libraries has only partly been successful - his FCC colleagues have agreed to make more money available for Wi-Fi, as Wheeler proposed in June, but only if the dollars aren't needed for basic ... (more)

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Related Topix: Business News, Federal Communications Commission, Telecom

Thu Jul 24, 2014

National Journal

Cable Companies: Google Threatens Net Neutrality, Not Us

Those sites could block access to popular content and extort tolls out of Internet service providers, the cable companies warn.

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Related Topix: Emerging Technology, Search Engines, Internet Service Providers, Business News, Cable & Satellite, Comcast, Netflix, Startups

TechCrunch

Cities Petition FCC In Fight For Municipal Broadband

Cities like Chattanooga, Tenn., have led the charge of providing public broadband services to local communities.

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Related Topix: Business News, US Politics, US News, Republican, US House of Representatives, Marsha Blackburn, Telecom, Federal Communications Commission, Cable & Satellite, Comcast

Business Journal

FCC signs off on Sinclair-Allbritton TV sale

The Federal Communications Commission has approved Sinclair Broadcast Group's acquisition of eight Allbritton Communications television stations for $985 million, the final hurdle to closing a deal first announced more than a year ago.

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Related Topix: Business News, Media, Sinclair Broadcast Group, Television, Allbritton Communications

Emmy Advanced Media

The FCC Tells ISPs it is Watching Their 'Speed Promises'

U.S. communications regulators on Wednesday reminded Internet service providers to promise consumers only the speed and quality of service that they actually deliver, or face penalties.

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Related Topix: Internet Service Providers, Business News

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