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3 hrs ago | 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.


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7 hrs ago | 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

11 hrs ago | Switched

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

12 hrs ago |

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

13 hrs ago | 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

14 hrs ago | 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

18 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.


Related Topix: Raleigh, NC, Business News

21 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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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

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.


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.


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

Fri Jul 25, 2014

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.


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


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."


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.


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.


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.


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


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.


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.


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