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Latest Federal Communications Commission Items
  • Feds block education funding because of lawsuit

    The federal government said Thursday it has blocked millions in funding to Idaho's education broadband system because a lawsuit over the project's $60 million contract raised questions about who should get the cash.


  • A sampling of editorials from around New York

    The Times Union of Albany on the siting of wireless equipment for cellphone coverage.


  • Mendocino radio station dispute could go to FCC

    An internal dispute at a Mendocino County public radio station could soon get federal attention.


  • CBS' '2 Broke Girls' called out for vulgarity in more than 100 FCC complaints

    After three seasons on CBS, the TV show "2 Broke Girls" has failed to reach the numbers producers and critics had in mind after its premiere in 2011, and the future doesn't look bright.


  • FCC member studies Texas 911 dialing case

    A Texas grandfather's initiative to let hotel guests dial 911 without having to press 9 first - spurred by his granddaughter's inability to call for help while her mother was stabbed to death - has gotten the attention of a federal official who's asking the nation's major hotel chains for more information.


  • How the Internet is about to change after court decision

    The Internet is about to change significantly, as the United States Court of Appeals for the District of Columbia struck down against network neutrality — effectively making Internet Service Providers in control of what websites are promoted.


  • FILE - In file photo taken Aug. 21, 2010, a Verizon sign is shown at New Meadowlands Stadium in East Rutherford, N.J. On Tuesday, Jan. 14, 2014 a three-judge panel of the U.S. Court of Appeals for the D.C. Circuit affirmed that the FCC had authority to create open-access rules. But in a setback for the Obama administration's goal of Internet openness, the court ruled that the FCC failed to establish that its 2010 regulations don't overreach. Under so-called net neutrality rules adopted in 2010 by the Federal Communications Commission, wired broadband providers such as Comcast, Time Warner Cable and Verizon were barred from prioritizing some types of Internet traffic over others.(AP Photo/Peter Morgan)

    Charging Netflix at issue in open-Internet case

    Will broadband providers start charging Internet services such as Netflix to deliver the massive amounts of data that streaming video and other content require?


  • Appeals court sets aside Internet neutrality rules

    In a decision that could reshape consumers' access to entertainment, news and other online content, a federal appeals court Tuesday set aside Federal Communications Commission rules designed to ensure that transmission of all Internet content be treated equally.


  • "This decision is a blow to the principles of fairness and competition that our innovation economy is built on," said Sen. Maria Cantwell, Washington Democrat. "[T]his ruling puts the reins of power in the hands of telecom conglomerates, allowing them to create fast and slow lanes on a tiered Internet." (Associated Press)

    Appeals Court strikes down 'net neutrality' enforcement

    In a battle that could determine the future of the Internet, a federal appeals court Tuesday struck down federal rules blocking large Internet providers from charging higher rates for the biggest online users, raising the prospect of higher costs and slower connections for popular consumer services such as Amazon.com, Netflix and eBay.


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