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FCC to Businesses: Blocking Wi-Fi Is 100% Illegal

FCC to Businesses: Blocking Wi-Fi Is 100% Illegal

By Josh Wolford 2 hours ago

The Federal Communications Commission has stated, unequivocally, that businesses which interfere with consumers’ Wi-Fi are in direct violation of the law. “In the 21st Century, Wi-Fi, represents an essential on-ramp to the internet. Personal Wi-Fi networks, or “hot spots,” are …

FCC Nixes NFL Blackout Rule, Games May Still Go Dark FCC Nixes NFL Blackout Rule, Games May Still Go Dark

The Federal Communications Commission has made a huge move, eliminating the sports blackout rules that have been in place for nearly four decades. The rules, which prohibited cable and satellite providers from airing sports events which were blacked out in …

Netflix to FCC: Say No to Comcast / TWC Merger Netflix to FCC: Say No to Comcast / TWC Merger

Netflix, clearly unhappy with the proposed Comcast/Time Warner Cable merger from the outset, has finally made their concerns official with a petition to the Federal Communications Commission. In a just-filed Petition to Deny, Netflix argues that the entity formed by …

Comcast, TWC Help Give Award to FCC Commissioner Comcast, TWC Help Give Award to FCC Commissioner

Do you pay a lot for cable and internet? Neat, me too. Check this out. You’ve probably never heard of it, but The Walter Kaitz Foundation is a decades-old non-profit organization with the stated mission of promoting diversity in the …

Web Goes Ballistic Over FCC Net Neutrality Rules Web Goes Ballistic Over FCC Net Neutrality Rules

The FCC is set to propose new rules related to net neutrality, and they’re not exactly in favor of it. In fact, according to reports, these rules would enable broadband providers to give preferential treatment to content providers who pay …

FCC Announces Connect2Health Initiative FCC Announces Connect2Health Initiative

For the past few years, the FCC has been trying to set up better Internet for schools and health care facilities. The Commission has already set up a fund to bring high speed Internet to schools, and now it’s going …

FCC Wants Greater Control Of The News FCC Wants Greater Control Of The News

The Federal Communications Commission is planning on conducting a study to determine how news outlets decide what topics to take up. It sounds simple and innocent enough, but many are critical about the move on speculations that it is the …

FFC Will Not Appeal Net Neutrality Ruling FFC Will Not Appeal Net Neutrality Ruling

In January, the open Web took a major hit when a court sided with Verizon over the FCC’s net neutrality rules. The defeat meant that Verizon or any other ISP could throttle certain types of traffic in favor of others. …

House Committee Passes Bill Banning In-Flight Calls House Committee Passes Bill Banning In-Flight Calls
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The FAA made a lot of fliers happier last year when it relaxed its ban on using electronic devices during take-off and landing. The ban on in-flight calls was still in effect though, but it looked like the FCC was …

FCC: Any New Net Neutrality Rules Must Be 'Dynamic' FCC: Any New Net Neutrality Rules Must Be 'Dynamic'

Earlier this month, the Washington D.C. Court of Appeals struck down the FCC’s net neutrality rules. In short, the court said that FCC didn’t have the authority to regulate ISPs in the same way they regulate common carriers (i.e. phone …

Obama Administration Still Supports Net Neutrality Obama Administration Still Supports Net Neutrality
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Open Internet advocates all over the nation today were saddened to learn that D.C. District Court of Appeals sided with Verizon in its fight with the FCC over the Commission’s net neutrality rules. While the FCC can still appeal to …

Appeals Court Strikes Down Net Neutrality Rules Appeals Court Strikes Down Net Neutrality Rules
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For the past few years, Verizon has been in a bitter battle with the FCC over the Commission’s enforcement of net neutrality rules. The case made its way all the way to the Washington D.C. Court of Appeals where both …

FCC Watching AT&T’s Sponsored Data Closely FCC Watching AT&T’s Sponsored Data Closely

Early this week AT&T announced its new plan to allow “Sponsored Data” over its network. The plan would see content providers paying AT&T for the data usage costs incurred by AT&T mobile subscribers. The scheme would allow those content providers …

FCC May Greenlight Mid-Flight Cell Calls FCC May Greenlight Mid-Flight Cell Calls

Could you soon be permitted to call your loved ones while flying the friendly skies? According to a report from the Wall Street Journal, the Federal Communications Commission is set to suggest new rules that would allow passengers to use …

Google White Space Database Gets FCC Certification Google White Space Database Gets FCC Certification

Google just announced that its White Spaces database has received its final certification from the FCC. Google has been running a trial in South Africa, and in March announced that it reached a milestone in getting a public trial with …

FCC Chairman Nominee Supports Cell Phone Unlocking FCC Chairman Nominee Supports Cell Phone Unlocking
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Tom Wheeler, the man President Obama has nominated to be the next FCC chairman, has something in common with a lot of Americans. He believes that they have the right to unlock their cell phones after a two-year contract is …

New Nexus 7 Makes A Stop At The FCC New Nexus 7 Makes A Stop At The FCC
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Google confirmed before its annual developer conference that no new hardware would be shown, but it was still disappointing to see the company not introduce the oft-rumored new Nexus 7. It’s fine now, however, as the FCC has pretty much …