1 hr ago
More Sex Coming to Your TV?
If you thought that our television channels were already saturated with enough sex, vulgarity and profanity, you may want to brace yourself - the Federal Communications Commission is proposing changes to its guidelines that would allow more racy content to infiltrate the small screen during hours when kids could tune in.
5 hrs ago
Dish reportedly bids $2B for LightSquared frequencies on eve of Clearwire vote
Charlie Ergen 's Dish Network Corp. is said to have placed a $2 billion stalking-horse bid for mobile broadband spectrum from bankrupt wireless startup LightSquared Inc.. just as Clearwire shareholders weigh a $2.2 billion Dish bid on other frequencies.
9 hrs ago
The Daily Republic
Data breach puts Lifeline phone applicants' privacy at risk
Last fall, when Linda Mendez was offered discount phone service through a federal program for the poor, the San Antonio mom thought it was too good to be true.
Mon May 20, 2013
FCC had to scrap 120 obsolete regulations
Technology dictates regulation, not other way around. And the Federal Communications Commission has found many of its regulations have lost relevance in today's America.
FCC filing from Google hints at new Nexus Q-like media player
A new Google device, with the description "media player" has surfaced in a Federal Communications Commission filing with the model number H2G2-42 and device label of H840.
Supreme court will not order new Mississippi elections in NAACP case
The Supreme Court has ruled on cases concerning Mississippi elections, cell-phone masts and the intersection of religion and government.
Think federal agencies have too much power? The Supremes just gave them more
The Supreme Court ruled 6-3 in favor of the Federal Communications Commission when localities, led by Arlington, Texas, challenged the agency's authority to set deadlines for wireless facility applications.
GOP looks to Duke for FCC
Senate Republicans continue to search for their preferred GOP nominee to the Federal Communications Commission - and lawmakers may be looking seriously at Michelle Connolly, a top professor at Duke University.
Sun May 19, 2013
Anchorage Daily News
ACS, GCI wait for regulatory approval on new network
Alaska Communications and General Communication, Inc. are working toward merging their infrastructure as the Alaska Wireless Network, a deal meant to better position both companies when Verizon Wireless enters the Alaska market.
Sat May 18, 2013
Knoxville News Sentinel
Editorial: Lifeline could be direct line to identity theft
Lifeline is a federal Reagan-era program intended to provide discounted phone service to low-income Americans.
Fri May 17, 2013
MetroPCS Drops Challenge To Neutrality Rules
Mobile's newly acquired MetroPCS withdrew its challenge to the Federal Communications Commission's net neutrality rules on Friday.
U.S. FCC nominee Wheeler to divest telecoms holdings if confirmed
Tom Wheeler, nominated to become the new chairman of the Federal Communications Commission, pledged to divest stakes in AT&T Inc, Dish Network Corp, Google Inc and dozens of other tech and telecoms companies if he is confirmed.
Dish asks FCC to suspend review of SoftBank's Sprint bid
Dish Network Corp asked U.S. regulators on Thursday to stop reviewing SoftBank Corp's proposed acquisition of Sprint Nextel Corp's , citing the Japanese company's reported attempt to thwart its bid for the U.S. wireless carrier.
Thu May 16, 2013
Rep. Bachmann to begin running campaign ads
More than a year before she's on the next ballot, GOP Rep. Michele Bachmann will begin running TV ads for her 2014 re-election campaign.
Democrats accuse Republicans of distorting intent of spectrum law
House Democrats urged the Federal Communications Commission on Thursday to reject the advice of a group of Republicans on the upcoming auction of broadcast TV licenses.
Digital Post Production
ViewCast to Demonstrate Embedded Closed Captioning in Booth #219 at Streaming Media East
ViewCast, a developer of industry-leading solutions that enable companies to capture and deliver video to broadband and mobile networks, will perform the demonstration using Ustream, one of the first content delivery networks to support live CEA-708 closed captioning from end to end.
Captioned Telephone Lets You Read What the Other Party is Saying During the Call
Do you have difficulty understanding what people are saying over the phone? You could blame your phone, but keep in mind that it could also be your deteriorating hearing.
FCC Clarifies Companies' Liability for Third-Party Marketer TCPA Violations
The Federal Communications Commission has issued a long-awaited declaratory ruling governing when a company is liable under the Telephone Consumer Protection Act , and FCC telemarketing and autodialing rules, for violations committed by a third party that the company authorizes to sell its goods or services but does not directly ask or otherwise ... (more)
Wed May 15, 2013
New FCC Chair Continues Prison Phone Battle
Mignon Clyburn, a veteran policymaker from the Public Service Commission of South Carolina, has been appointed acting chair of the Federal Communications Commission, the first woman to ever hold the post.
Bachmann to Air Early Season TV Ads #MN06
Minnesota Republican Rep. Michele Bachmann will begin flooding her 6th District with television ads next week, according to a filing with the Federal Communications Commission .