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  • FCC requires consumer protections in telephone transition to IP

    Telecom carriers must get permission from the U.S. Federal Communications Commission to replace their copper networks with Internet Protocol-based systems if the change will result in discontinued or reduced voice services for customers.

    Written by Grant Gross07 Aug. 15 05:59
  • FCC rejects proposal favoring small carriers in spectrum auction

    Small mobile carriers lost a battle Thursday when the U.S. Federal Communications Commission declined to make it easier for them to get access to a reserved slice of spectrum during a 2016 auction of television spectrum.

    Written by Grant Gross07 Aug. 15 05:21
  • FCC moves toward 'historic' spectrum sharing plan

    The U.S. Federal Communications Commission has approved what some commissioners called a "historic" plan to allow private mobile broadband services to share spectrum with incumbent military users.

    Written by Grant Gross18 April 15 03:03
  • Net neutrality rules let FCC police future ISP conduct

    The U.S. Federal Communications Commission's new net neutrality rules allow the agency to police future network management practices and business models rolled out by broadband providers, raising concerns among critics that an activist commission will inject itself into ISP board rooms.

    Written by Grant Gross20 March 15 04:17
  • Republican senators rip FCC's net neutrality decision

    The U.S. Federal Communications Commission's new net neutrality rules could open the door to rate regulation and could drive some small broadband providers out of business, some Senate Republicans said Wednesday.

    Written by Grant Gross19 March 15 09:35
  • The FCC's net neutrality rules: What we know so far

    The U.S. Federal Communications Commission voted Thursday to pass new net neutrality rules and reclassify broadband as a regulated telecommunications service, but the text of the full order may not be released for several weeks. Here's what we know so far:

    Written by Grant Gross28 Feb. 15 03:02
  • FCC passes net neutrality rules, reclassifies broadband as utility

    The U.S. Federal Communications Commission has voted to approve new net neutrality rules by reclassifying broadband as a regulated public utility, over the objections of the commission's Republican members and large broadband providers.

    Written by Grant Gross27 Feb. 15 05:20
  • Republican FCCers call for delay in net neutrality vote

    The U.S. Federal Communications Commission should delay its vote on net neutrality rules for at least a month after releasing Chairman Tom Wheeler's proposal for public comment, the commission's two Republican members said Monday.

    Written by Grant Gross24 Feb. 15 06:49
  • Both sides make last-minute push on Net neutrality

    The clock is running down on the chance to lobby the US Federal Communications Commission before it votes on putting stronger net neutrality rules in place, and both sides of the battle are making sure their voices are heard.

    Written by Grant Gross19 Feb. 15 08:51
  • FCC commish knocks Net neutrality plan, warns of stealthy regulations

    The chairman of the U.S. Federal Communications Commission has undersold the amount of intrusive new regulations his net neutrality proposal will bring to the Internet and to broadband providers, a Republican commissioner said Tuesday.

    Written by Grant Gross11 Feb. 15 06:33
  • US net neutrality proposal could lead to broadband taxes, opponents say

    U.S. President Barack Obama's call for the Federal Communications Commission to pass net neutrality rules by reclassifying broadband as a regulated public utility is a bad idea that could raise broadband prices by 16 percent or more, a parade of Republican politicians and conservative activists said Friday.

    Written by Grant Gross15 Nov. 14 07:31
  • FCC requires emergency texting services from carriers, texting apps

    The U.S. Federal Communications Commission voted Friday to require U.S. mobile carriers and many text-messaging apps to enable users to text emergency dispatch centers, even after questions about whether the centers will be ready by the deadline.

    Written by Grant Gross09 Aug. 14 06:35
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