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15 min ago | Los Angeles Times

Unlocking cellphones is legal again; here's the skinny on the law

President Obama signed a bill that once again makes it legal for consumers to unlock their cell phones.

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Related Topix: Cellphones, Business News, Telecom, Federal Communications Commission, DMCA News

4 hrs ago | Switched

Making the Internet Work for Democracy

A level playing field for the Internet got a powerful boost this week. Senate Majority Leader Harry Reid threw his support firmly behind protection of Net Neutrality in any new Federal Communications Commission decisions on regulation of the Internet.

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Related Topix: US Politics, US News, Harry Reid, US Senate, Democrat, Business News, Mozilla

8 hrs ago | Wall Street Journal

FCC Mulls Banning Joint Bids at Spectrum Auction

The Federal Communications Commission has proposed banning wireless companies from teaming up to bid at next year's spectrum auction, a move that appears aimed at discouraging a Sprint Corp. bid for T-Mobile US Inc. FCC Chairman Tom Wheeler circulated on Friday new rules for the auction, which proposes banning the four nationwide wireless carriers ... (more)

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Related Topix: Business News, Telecom, Federal Communications Commission

10 hrs ago | Ars Technica

FCC asked six more ISPs, content providers to reveal paid peering deals

The Federal Communications Commission investigation of how network interconnection problems affect the quality of Internet service began when the FCC obtained the paid peering deals Netflix signed with Comcast and Verizon.

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Related Topix: Business News, Internet Service Providers, Cable & Satellite, Comcast

12 hrs ago | The Star Press

FCC could overturn state bans on cities' Internet networks

Downtown Chattanooga and Lookout Mountain are seen from the north side of the Tennessee River.

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Related Topix: Business News, Chattanooga, TN, Lookout Mountain, TN

14 hrs ago | Education Week

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.

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18 hrs ago | Washington Times

Feds accept bordom, lack of work as excuses for surfing porn on clock

For one Federal Communications Commission worker, his porn habit at work was easy to explain: Things were slow, he told investigators, so he perused it "out of boredom" - for up to eight hours each week.

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22 hrs ago | The Charlotte Observer

Public crashes FCC website over proposed Net rules

WASHINGTON This summer the dull-sounding technology term "network neutrality" prompted street protests and viral web campaigns, crashing the Federal Communications Commission's website with a record-breaking flood of more than 1 Growing alarm about big companies controlling online content has led to an unprecedented amount of public participation ... (more)

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Related Topix: Business News, Telecom, Federal Communications Commission, Internet Service Providers, Black Entertainment, Janet Jackson, Pop/Rock

Thu Jul 31, 2014

Reuters

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

The approach will further shake up a U.S. media and telecoms market already in tumult as a series of U.S. cable and cellular operators have bid for rivals to cut costs amid slowing growth.

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Related Topix: T-Mobile, SoftBank, Financial Services, Investment Services, Deutsche Telekom AG, Telecom, Business News, AT&T, Cable & Satellite, ATT

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EEO Report

Decatur, LLC EEO REPORT ending . This EEO Public File report is filed in Stations WSOY AM, WSOY FM, WDZ AM, WDZQ FM and WCZQ FM's Public File pursuant to section 73.2080@ of the Federal Communications Commission's rules During the period beginning May 30, 2014 and ending July 31, 2014, the stations filled the following full time vacancies: The ... (more)

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The Hill

GOP lawmakers launch probe into FCC's waiver for Obama donor

Republican lawmakers are launching a probe into the Federal Communications Commission's decision to let a company owned by a major Democratic donor skirt some of its rules.

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Related Topix: Business News, US Politics, Greg Walden, Fred Upton, US News, Republican, US House of Representatives, Tim Murphy

Switched

Why Is The NAACP Siding With Verizon Over Net Neutrality?

The NAACP and several other major civil rights groups have emerged as flashpoints in the debate over net neutrality, the idea that all Internet traffic should be treated equally .

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Related Topix: African-American, Cable & Satellite, Comcast, T-Mobile, Business News

The Hill

The FCC shouldn't go down the primrose (preemption) path

The Federal Communications Commission already has suffered two judicial rebukes in its efforts to impose net neutrality mandates on Internet service providers, most recently this past January in the D.C. Circuit's Verizon v.

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Worcester Telegram & Gazette

Comcast moves to swallow Charter

Charter Communications Inc. could be leaving Massachusetts next year, if an agreement with Comcast Corp. is approved by federal and state officials.

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Related Topix: Cable & Satellite, Telecom, Television, Charter Communications, Massachusetts, Business News

Wed Jul 30, 2014

JD Supra

Lower Burden for Wholesalers to Prove Revenue from Resellers

As a general matter, a wholesale provider may meet the Federal Communications Commission's reasonable expectation standard and establish revenue from resellers in one of two ways: follow all of the guidance in the FCC Form 499-A instructions for the relevant contribution year ; or present "other reliable proof."

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JD Supra

The FCC's contest regulations: A primer

Our recent post about the possibility that the Federal Communications Commission will no longer require broadcasters to disclose contest rules in their advertisements brought several questions from readers.

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USA Today

FCC questions Verizon on speed throttling

Federal Communications Commission chairman Tom Wheeler has formally questioned Verizon Wireless about its plan to slow data speeds to some customers FCC questions Verizon Wireless on speed throttling plan Federal Communications Commission chairman Tom Wheeler has formally questioned Verizon Wireless about its plan to slow data speeds to some ... (more)

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The Washington Post

Verizona s slowing down data for some of its heaviest users. And the FCC is calling them out on it.

The Federal Communications Commission has sent a strongly worded letter to Verizon warning that changes in the way it handles mobile Internet traffic may violate federal regulations.

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Television Week

The Latest: FCC Chairman Sends Blisteringly Angry Letter to Time...

"The Federal Communications Commission is not happy with Time Warner Cable about the Dodgers TV situation," writes Joe Flint in the Los Angeles Times .

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Business Wire

Intelsat Appoints Patricia Cooper as Vice President, Government Affairs and Policy

Cooper will be responsible for leading the company's U.S., European and other international government lobbying and advocacy activities and relationship management.

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