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11 min ago | The Washington Post

How the history of electricity explains municipal broadband

With the fight over net neutrality still simmering, the Federal Communications Commission has opened up another front in the battle over the Internet's future.


Related Topix: Business News, Telecom, Federal Communications Commission, Cable & Satellite, Comcast, Health

4 hrs ago | MSN Money

Sprint, T-Mobile merger not expected before September: sources

The long-anticipated merger of Sprint Corp and T-Mobile US Inc is not expected to occur before September, with the companies continuing due diligence and preparing a detailed case for a deal before U.S. regulators, according to people familiar with the matter.


Related Topix: T-Mobile, Sprint Nextel, Telecom, IT Services, Deutsche Telekom AG, SoftBank, Financial Services, Investment Services, Business News, AT&T

4 hrs ago | Switched

Harry Reid Says He Has The FCC's Back On Net Neutrality

Senate Majority Leader Harry Reid speaks during a news conference on Capitol Hill, June 24. Senate Majority Leader Harry Reid said he'll defend the Federal Communications Commission against congressional Republicans if it decides to support net neutrality with new regulations requiring Internet providers to treat all data equally.


Related Topix: Business News, US Politics, US News, Harry Reid, US Senate, Democrat, Nancy Pelosi, US House of Representatives

8 hrs ago | PC World

Guns, vandals and thieves: Data shows U.S. networks under attack

Early one morning in April last year, someone accessed an underground vault just south of San Jose, California, and cut through fiber-optic cables there.


Related Topix: Business News

9 hrs ago |

FCC's dull plans for Internet get viral, angry response

Growing alarm about big companies controlling online content has led to an unprecedented amount of public participation in a phase of the FCC's regulatory process usually reserved for lawyers and policy wonks.


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

12 hrs ago | International Business Times

Samsung Galaxy Mega 2 Reportedly Cleared by FCC: Five Fresh Features...

Galaxy Mega 2. Words have spread recently that the smart gadget has already been cleared by the Federal Communications Commission ( An employee of Samsung Electronics walks past the company main office in Seoul in this April 6, 2010 file photo.


Related Topix: Business News, South Korea, World News, Semiconductors, Samsung Electronics Co, Electronics, Cameras

12 hrs ago | Network World

Considerations for Wi-Fi deployments in K-12 education settings

With the FCC's new in-school Wi-Fi initiative kicking into gear, schools need to take a few things into consideration before deploying.


Related Topix: Wireless, Science / Technology, Wi-Fi, Emerging Technology, Business News, Marketing, Education Etc.

16 hrs ago | Rochester Business Journal

FCC grants approval to Frontier for AT&T transaction

Frontier Communications Corp. has received approval from the Federal Communications Commission to acquire AT&T's local wireline, broadband and video operations based in Connecticut.


Related Topix: Business News, Frontier Communications

20 hrs ago | The Hill

GAO: FCC flying blind on broadcasters' sharing deals

The Federal Communications Commission is largely flying blind when it comes to its oversight of broadcast companies that share resources, according to the Government Accountability Office.


Related Topix: Business News

Mon Jul 28, 2014

TV Technology

Rural Broadband Areas Defined for FCC $100 Million Experiment Fund

Around 10 percent of the country as defined by U.S. Census areal data is eligible for federal funding to create experimental broadband networks.


Related Topix: Business News

Light Reading

Phone Unlocking: Almost Legal, Still Not Easy

The good news for those that wish to jump carriers or unlock their device when traveling abroad is they will no longer face fines of up to $500,000 and a jail sentence of up to five years for doing so.


Related Topix: DMCA News, Cellphones, US News, Business News, US Politics, Patrick Leahy, US Senate, Democrat, Cable & Satellite, Telecom, ATT


The Civil Rights Fight of the Information Age

Net neutrality is a civil rights issue. While we often stress the important First Amendment and free speech issues tied to strong "open internet" or " net neutrality " protections, we have spent less time discussing how crucial these protections are to minority and low income communities.


Related Topix: Business News, Internet Service Providers

WCET-TV got its start 60 years agoWCET-TV got its start 60 years...

TV got its start 60 years ago FCC issued non-commercial license No. 1 to Channel 48 after it debuted in July 1954 Check out this story on Oscar Robertson, at far left, guard for the Cincinnati Royals basketball team, does an early stint as an auctioneer for the WCET benefit Feb. 16, 1968.


Related Topix: TV, Electronics, Business News, Children TV, Animated TV, Sesame Street, Entertainment, Television, Caroll Spinney

Light Reading

Muni Utilities Take Gigabit Fight to FCC

The municipalities and municipally-owned utilities that have been successfully providing broadband services are gearing up for a long battle, determined to address demand from surrounding communities to extend their networks -- even if they have to get approval to do it one community at a time.


Related Topix: Business News, US News, Republican, US House of Representatives, Marsha Blackburn, US Politics, Wilson, NC, Cable & Satellite, Telecom, ATT, Comcast, CenturyTel

Los Angeles Times

'Lucy' floors 'Hercules.' FCC asked to weigh in on Dodgers TV mess.

The Skinny: I was on TV on Sunday and realized I look older than I feel. It may be time for an eye job.


Related Topix: Business News, Hollywood (Los Angeles, CA), Telecom, Federal Communications Commission, us Travel, North America Travel, Los Angeles Travel, Travel, California, Entertainment

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.


Related Topix: Raleigh, NC, Business News

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.


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.


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.


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.


Related Topix: Business News, Small Business, Personal Finance