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Topic: FCC

FCC votes to undo net neutrality protections despite public protests

12/14/2017, 01:12 pm

As predicted, the U.S. Federal Communications Commission on Thursday voted 3 to 2 along party lines to rescind net neutrality protections instituted under the Obama administration, potentially radically reshaping the nature of the U.S. internet.

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Protests mount online and offline over impending FCC Net Neutrality vote

12/14/2017, 10:12 am

The Federal Communications Commission is scheduled to vote on a possible repeal of net neutrality rules later today, but as the decision-making time draws closer, Internet users continue to fight the proposals of FCC Chairman Ajit Pai, taking to Twitter and protesting outside government buildings to pass the message and attempt to influence the result.

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Text of FCC 'Proposal to Restore Internet Freedom' released, eradicates net neutrality rules

11/22/2017, 12:11 pm

As promised, the U.S. Federal Communcations Commission has released the full text of the "Proposal to Restore Internet Freedom" which completely removes restrictions on throttling or prioritizing content, and explicitly allows paid prioritization of content.

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FCC Chairman Ajit Pai reveals Net Neutrality repeal plan, vote on Dec. 14

11/21/2017, 12:11 pm

As predicted, the Federal Communications Commission has submitted its plan to return power to internet service providers over the terms of what content will be served to users, and to repeal previous net neutrality protections applied to customers and businesses.

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FCC looks to scrap net neutrality rules, report says

11/20/2017, 08:11 pm

U.S. Federal Communications Commission Chairman Ajit Pai is on Tuesday expected to unveil plans to dismantle Obama-era net neutrality protections that prohibit internet service providers from slowing certain websites while allowing paid "fast lanes" for others.

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FCC chairman urges Apple to activate FM radios in iPhones in light of recent disasters [u]

09/28/2017, 12:09 pm

The chairman of the U.S. Federal Communications Commission, Ajit Pai, has renewed pressure on Apple to turn on the FM radios hidden inside every iPhone, citing how useful that might have been during Hurricanes Harvey, Irma, and Maria. [Updated with Apple response]

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Apple calls for FCC to keep 'strong, enforceable' net neutrality protections

08/31/2017, 02:08 pm

Apple has written to the U.S. Federal Communications Commission in support for the concept of net neutrality, with its four-page commentary arguing for the government agency to "retain strong, enforceable open internet protections" instead of rolling back the rules forbidding "fast lane" internet connections.

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Apple wins permission to start testing 5G for future iPhones & other devices

07/27/2017, 03:07 pm

Apple has secured a U.S. Federal Communications Commission license to test 5G cellular, setting the stage for the technology arriving in future iPhones and iPads, and likely other products as well.

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Apple prepares to test 5G cellular for future iPhones & other devices

05/23/2017, 05:05 pm

Apple has filed an application with the U.S. Federal Communications Commission to start testing 5G connectivity, laying the groundwork for its first capable hardware.

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US Senate votes to allow ISPs to sell personal data to advertisers without opt-out safeguards

03/24/2017, 12:03 pm

The U.S. Senate has voted in favor of overturning privacy rules instituted by the Federal Communications Commission in 2016, which -- if the measure survives a second vote in the House of Representatives -- will allow internet service providers to sell customer data to advertisers without people having a say.

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Mystery Apple 'wireless device' turns out to be door access system

03/19/2017, 09:03 pm

One of Apple's "wireless devices" recently submitted for approval by the U.S. Federal Communications Commission turns out to have been a door access system, likely for the Apple Park campus opening in April, according to a manual and photos published by the government body on Sunday.

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Mystery wireless Apple device goes through FCC testing for a third time

02/13/2017, 09:02 am

Apple continues to submit its mystery Bluetooth and NFC product to the U.S. Federal Communications Commission for testing, with a third listing in the regulatory database revealing few new details about the wireless device.

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FCC votes to upgrade emergency alerts on phones with links & more information

09/29/2016, 03:09 pm

The U.S. Federal Communications Commission has voted to make a broad swath of improvements to the Wireless Emergency Alerts system, upgrading messages with more content and detail, including some limited interactive elements.

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Apple FCC filing shows Apple TV-sized device with Bluetooth, NFC under review

09/22/2016, 02:09 pm

This week's update of the U.S. Federal Communication Commission's database has revealed an as-yet-unannounced Apple product, with screw placement and case dimensions similar to that of the fourth-generation Apple TV.

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Apple teaming with AT&T, FCC, Google in 'strike force' to battle robocalls

08/19/2016, 11:08 am

After a call by U.S. Federal Communications Commission's commissioner, Apple and 32 other companies are banding together to make an industry-wide organized resistance against the expanding "robocall" scourge.

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US regulators probe Apple, Google, Verizon & others on security patches

05/09/2016, 03:05 pm

A variety of wireless carriers and smartphone and tablet makers, including Apple, are reportedly being asked by U.S. regulators to explain how they review and push out security updates to their customers.

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FCC adopts 'Unlock the Box' proposal to open set-top box competition

02/18/2016, 01:02 pm

The Federal Communications Commission will force cable providers to ensure interoperability for third-party set-top boxes, paving the way for companies like Apple to integrate linear television programming into their offerings.

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FCC greenlights further testing of LTE-U by Verizon & Qualcomm

02/01/2016, 01:02 pm

The U.S. Federal Communications Commission has approved additional testing of a cellular technology called LTE-U, controversial because it can operate over the same bands as Wi-Fi routers.

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FCC to move on set-top box regulations, could open door for expanded Apple TV

01/27/2016, 10:01 am

The Federal Communications Commission will reportedly float a new initiative that would force cable and satellite providers to broaden support for third-party set-top boxes, paving the way for companies like Apple to build new experiences on top of traditional cable services.

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Concerned about net neutrality, FCC probes Comcast, T-Mobile, & AT&T over data cap exemptions

12/18/2015, 10:12 am

The U.S. Federal Communications Commission has issued letters to Comcast, T-Mobile, and AT&T, asking for more information on perks that exempt some services from counting towards Internet users' data caps.

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