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FCC has caved to ongoing pressure and will propose strong net neutrality rules that will not allow ISPs to block, throttle or sell prioritization, reclassifying them as a public utility.
FCC will vote on new proposed net neutrality rules next month, which would stop Internet providers from blocking or throttling access to websites and other Internet services.
A new law that was passed in the US allows companies to ditch the physical FCC approval mark generally etched onto devices in favor of a much more subtle software seal of approval.
President Obama is pushing the FCC to reclassify access to Internet as a basic utility which means that broadband providers will not be able to throttle or block access or create 'fast lanes'.
Google has suspended pre-orders of its new Nexus Player, the $99 set-top box running Android 5.0 Lollipop, after it emerged that the device has still not been certified for sale in the US by the FCC.
While there's still no official launch date for the Galaxy Note Edge in the United States, the paperwork is moving behind the scenes with the FCC approving the device for AT&T and T-Mobile.
Marriott hotels has agreed to pay a civil penalty of $600,000 to the FCC as well as cease their unlawful actions in response to an investigation claiming that they illegally blocked guests' WiFi.
A Dual-Sim version of the Nokia Lumia 530 has passed the FCC in Thailand and is set for release very soon. It will ship with Windows Phone 8.1 OS, a 4.3-inch display and a 5 megapixel rear camera.
The FCC is to consider amending its definition of 'broadband', which could see a new minimum standard of 10Mbps download speeds, or perhaps as high as 25Mbps, up from the current 4Mbps definition.
The Federal Communications Commission voted 3-2 today to create new rules designed to cover Internet speeds for ISPs in the U.S. but could still allow for them to create "fast lanes" for net access.
A large number of internet companies have sent a letter to the FCC in support of net neutrality, a founding principle of the internet which is now in danger thanks to new proposed regulation.
The White House gives a very encouraging response to a petition regarding Net Neutrality, emphasizing the importance of a free and neutral Internet.
An appeals court in Washington struck down part of the FCC's net neutrality rules on internet service providers, which could now allow them to prioritize or even block traffic to websites.
The FCC is pressuring carriers to adopt a policy that lets users unlock their mobile device once their contracts expire. The FCC's Chairman says he wants this plan in place by the end of the year.
It appears that Verizon may be getting a much smaller variant of the Nokia Lumia 1520 according to a new FCC filing and recent leaks suggesting the device having a 20-megapixel sensor.
Microsoft and Google have teamed up to support a plan from the FCC to launch free large WiFi networks in the US, which is opposed by the large wireless carriers.
A new unnamed product from Microsoft has passed through the approval process of the FCC and there's a major hint that the product was in fact the Windows 8-based Surface Pro tablet.
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The FCC is considering a tax on broadband Internet services that would fund expansion of high-speed Internet access in the country for the 19 million Americans without access.
The FCC's annual report on the status of broadband Internet access in the US shows that 19 million people in the country still can't access the Internet at broadband speeds.
Verizon Wireless has agreed to allow tethering apps to be run on its smartphones and will also pay $1.25 million to the Federal Communications Commission to settle these charges.
In a last ditch effort to control their networks with an iron fist, Verizon is falling back to the US Court of Appeals, claiming that net neutrality violates their First Amendment rights.
The Federal Communications Commission has recommended that Google be fined just $25,000 for allegedly blocking the FCC's investigation of Google's WiFi data storing policies.
Top wireless providers AT&T, Verizon, T-Mobile and Sprint have teamed up with the Federal Communications Commission to develop a database of stolen cell phones in a collaborative effort to cut theft.
Thanks to some clever sleuthing in the FCC database, images of a new LG Windows Phone known as the LS831 have appeared, and it looks like the CDMA device could be headed to Sprint
A filing for Nokia's Lumia 800 smartphone has been posted on the FCC's web site, which may be a signal that the phone may finally get a US release date soon.
The FCC approved the first white spaces database and device this week and Microsoft thinks the white space market will be as big, if not bigger, than the current WiFi market.
The Federal Communications Commission has allowed AT&T to withdraw its application to merge with T-Mobile but the FCC still released a report that was highly critical of the merger proposal.
A source claims that AT&T is planning to offer to sell a large portion of T-Mobile's assets - as much as 40 percent - in an attempt to appease the Department of Justice's concerns over their merger.
AT&T has admitted that it could take a massive $4 billion one time charge on its financial books if its proposed merger with fellow wireless carrier T-Mobile fails to happen.
Facebook is close to a new settlement agreement with the federal government that will result in users of the social networking site having more control over their privacy settings
The US Senate voted today to block an effort by one of their own to overturn the net neutrality rules that were approved by the FCC late in December 2010; the rules go into effect November 20.
Microsoft is offering low income families a way to get $250 PCs bundled with Microsoft Office as part of a new FCC program called Connect to Compete
The nation's wireless carriers have reached an agreement with the FCC that will wireless subscribers warning if they are reaching their monthly limits on voice, text or data usage.
Verizon has once again filed an appeal to the Federal Communications Commission as they try to block the FCC's recently approved net neutrality law from going into effect.
Here's a twist for you: Net neutrality supporters file a lawsuit protesting net neutrality. Apparently, they beat Verizon and Metro PCS to the punch.
The Federal Communications Commission's new net neutrality rules will finally go into effect on November 20, but the rules are expected to be disputed by wireless and ISP companies in court.
The Federal Communications Commission has requested AT&T to provide more info on its proposed merger with T-Mobile, specifically on its LTE expansion plans.
The Federal Communications Commission has filed a report on how the advertised speeds of Internet ISPs compared to real world results.
The U.S. House Energy and Commerce Committee is hold a hearing on Friday to deal with spectrum and public safety problems. Key Republican lawmakers have released a draft of spectrum auction and public safety band...
The concept of net neutrality for Internet service providers got one step closer to becoming the law of the land this week. According to a post on The Hill web site the Federal Communications Commission...
Image Source: Ars Technica LightSquared, a company that wants to build a 14 billion dollar, open access satellite/4G LTE broadband network, is facing a new battle. Its base stations appear to wreak havoc with some...
Earlier this year, the Federal Communications Commission launched what they called the first official map of the US's broadband Internet network. The map cost $300 million to develop and was designed to give US citizens...
Sprint, currently the third largest wireless phone carrier in the US, is officially objecting to the proposed merger of two other companies, AT&T and T-Mobile. Bloomberg reports that Sprint filed a petition with the Federal...
The United States is still behind other countries in the world in terms of bringing broadband Internet access to its citizens. That's the results of a new study announced on Friday by the Federal Communications...
The Federal Communications Commission (FCC) is expected to propose and vote this week on an $8 billion plan that will expand high-speed, fast-access Internet to underserved cities across the United States. The plan will actually...
Net neutrality, the idea that the Internet should be free of restrictions placed by governments and ISP’s, has been in the news for quite some time now. The Guardian reports that the US Federal Communications...
According to a report released by the FCC this week, US broadband consumers in 2009 were getting half of the download speeds advertised by their service providers. In 2009, the median advertised download speed for...
Apple has reportedly managed to gain approval by the FCC for a new trackpad device which could now launch anytime. Discovered by Engadget, the filing reveals the device -- a Bluetooth trackpad which would allow users...