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14 min ago | The Huffington Post
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.
Should the US stop sending aid to developing countries?
Should sexual orientation be a protected class (like race and gender) to prevent discrimination?
4 hrs ago | The Washington Post
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.
6 hrs ago | The Hill
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Rules against making cellphone calls during airline flights are "outdated," and it's time to change them, federal regulators said Thursday, drawing immediate howls of protest from flight attendants, airline officials and others.
They call it the telecom prom: Every year, hundreds of communications lobbyists, lawyers and other hangers-on descend on the Washington Hilton, where the chairman of the Federal Communications Commission is expected to crack jokes at everyone's expense in a big speech.
The Federal Communications Commission is investing about $8 million to expand broadband Internet access in rural Louisiana areas in 25 parishes.
The U.S. Federal Communications Commission is considering ending the ban on cell phone use during flights.
A recent New York Times headline cautioned, "Wireless carriers warn of crisis in mobile spectrum."
The Federal Communications Commission on Friday asked Sinclair Broadcast Group Inc. to amend or withdraw its plans to use so-called sidecar companies as part of its acquisition of Allbritton Communications Co.'