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FCC to vote on designating ‘988’ as national suicide prevention hotline number

Americans are one step closer to dialing just three digits for the National Suicide Prevention Lifeline number. The FCC will vote on changing the hotline’s…

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Sinclair agrees to pay record-setting $48 million FCC civil penalty

Sinclair Broadcast Group has agreed to pay a $48 million fine to the Federal Communications Commission (FCC) resolving the probe into the company’s abandoned deal…

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FCC won’t warn robocallers before fining them

Now that the FCC is no longer required to warn robocallers, it’s taking advantage of that expanded power. The regulator has issued an order ending…

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Have a Sprint 5G phone? T-Mobile will force some of you to upgrade.

When T-Mobile and Sprint announced their merger, one of the main upsides touted for the “new” T-Mobile was its ability to build a better 5G…

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FCC, FTC give providers 48 hours to block COVID-19 scam robocalls

The US government’s quest to fight robocalls is taking on added urgency in light of the COVID-19 pandemic. The FCC and FTC have demanded that…

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FCC to Vote on If We’ll Get Better Wifi

Devices with Wi-Fi 6 started rolling out at the end of 2019, but now, a new vote proposed by the FCC could open up the…

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Be on guard for coronavirus robocalls, warns FCC

Robocalls have been targeting the vulnerable and unsuspecting for years, so it’s no surprise that the scumbags would take advantage of the current global catastrophe…

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Major U.S. internet firms agree not to cancel service over next 60 days: FCC

The Federal Communications Commission said Friday that major internet providers – including Comcast Corp, AT&T Inc and Verizon Communications Inc – agreed not to terminate…

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FCC votes to auction C-band satellite spectrum for 5G use

FCC chairman Ajit Pai has been pressing for an auction of “mid-band” wireless spectrum that could be useful for expanding the reach of 5G, and…

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FCC may fine carriers for failing to protect phone location data

The FCC has warned phone carriers that they broke the law by selling location data, and it might soon make those companies pay the price….

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Judge will reportedly approve Sprint / T-Mobile merger tomorrow

A push by several state attorneys general will reportedly not be enough to stand in the way of a merger between T-Mobile and Sprint. The…

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FCC confirms wireless carriers broke federal law by selling location data

The other shoe is about to drop for wireless carriers that violated customer privacy.  On Friday, the Chairman of the Federal Communications Commission Ajit Pai,…

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FCC Votes to Establish New 3-Digit Suicide-Prevention Number 988

A new nationwide 3-digit emergency line is intended to make the process of seeking help easier for those who need it. Read more… Source: https://gizmodo.com/fcc-votes-to-establish-new-3-digit-suicide-prevention-n-1840398916…

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FCC rolls out a $9 billion fund for rural 5G connectivity

The FCC is creating a $9 billion 5G Fund to support rural high-speed connectivity. The funding is intended to help carriers deploy 5G in hard-to-serve…

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FCC Chairman Pai’s former employer, Verizon, lied about coverage, and then Pai tried to bury the news

America’s telcoms sector is hugely concentrated and corrupt, and systematically underinvests in maintenance and infrastructure even as it gouges customers, which it can get away…

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DOD joins fight against 5G spectrum proposal, citing risks to GPS

Enlarge / How did we get here again? (credit: US Marine Corps / DVIDS) The Department of Defense has weighed in against a proposal before…

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FCC formally approves the T-Mobile-Sprint merger

Today, the Federal Communications Commission (FCC) formally approved the T-Mobile-Sprint merger. The decision comes after a drawn-out, and at times contentious, review of T-Mobile’s $26.5…

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Federal Appeals Court Issues Mixed Decision on Net Neutrality

The DC Circuit Court issued a decision on net neutrality that partly favored the FCC’s effort to abolish net neutrality, but also supported state legislation….

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FCC Can’t Ban States From Passing Net Neutrality Laws, Appeals Court Rules

A federal appeals court on Tuesday largely upheld the Federal Communications Commission’s decision to roll back nationwide net-neutrality protections in a blow to supporters of…

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FCC proposes ‘988’ for quick access to national suicide prevention line

The FCC wants accessing a national suicide prevention line to be as simple as dialing 988. In a report sent to Congress today, staff members…

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FCC chairman Ajit Pai endorses T-Mobile / Sprint merger

The proposed merger of Sprint and T-Mobile is inching ever closer to being complete, after the Department of Justice gave its conditional endorsement last month….

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