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FCC votes in favor of allowing Lifeline low-income subsidies for Internet plans

06/18/2015, 02:06 pm

The Federal Communications Commission on Thursday voted 3 to 2 in favor of extending the U.S. government's Lifeline program to offer subsidies for broadband Internet, and not just basic phone service.

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FCC slaps AT&T with $100 million fine for throttling unlimited data plans

06/17/2015, 01:06 pm

The Federal Communications Commission on Wednesday announced its intent to levy a $100 million fine against AT&T after finding that the wireless carrier mislead customers about its throttling of data plans that were advertised as being unlimited.

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FCC chairman to propose broadband subsidy for low-income Americans

05/28/2015, 10:05 am

Federal Communications Commission chairman Tom Wheeler will on Thursday propose subsidizing broadband Internet for poorer Americans, much in the way it currently subsidizes phone bills, officials with the agency said.

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Sprint, Verizon will pay $158 million to settle complaints about bill cramming

05/12/2015, 02:05 pm

U.S. carriers Sprint and Verizon will together spend $158 million to settle government complaints that they let third-party firms bill subscribers millions in unauthorized charges, a practice known as "cramming," the Federal Communications Commission announced on Tuesday.

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Republican legislators, cellular industry launch attack on FCC net neutrality provisions

04/14/2015, 02:04 pm

Net neutrality has once again come under fire from a number of groups, including 14 Republican representatives who introduced a bill Tuesday to let Congress review net neutrality rules passed by the Federal Communications Commission -- and potentially halt them.

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FCC votes to enforce net neutrality by regulating ISPs, unleashes municipal broadband

02/26/2015, 01:02 pm

The Federal Communications Commission on Thursday voted to regulate Internet service providers as "common carriers" under the Communications Act, preventing those companies from creating so-called "Internet fast lanes," and at the same time effectively neutered laws that impeded the expansion of city-owned broadband networks.

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FCC to propose regulating the Internet as a utility - report

02/02/2015, 05:02 pm

U.S. Federal Communications Commission Chairman Tom Wheeler is expected to issue a proposal this week that would see the agency classify Internet access as a telecommunications utility, a move that may also include reclassification for data services from wireless carriers.

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FCC says broadband-class connections must offer at least 25Mbps download speeds

01/29/2015, 02:01 pm

The U.S. Federal Communications Commission on Thursday took a step toward improving Internet speeds in America, requiring providers to offer download speeds of at least 25 megabits per second to classify as "broadband."

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T-Mobile pledges to FCC it will be more transparent about data speed caps

11/25/2014, 10:11 am

U.S. wireless provider and iPhone carrier T-Mobile this week announced it has reached an agreement with the Federal Communications Commission, in which it will be more upfront and honest with customers about its bandwidth speed.

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President Obama pushes FCC to classify Internet as public utility, protect net neutrality

11/10/2014, 11:11 am

In a move likely to see support from Internet-based content providers such as Apple, Netflix, and others, President Barack Obama on Monday publicly called on the Federal Communications Commission to take the strongest measures possible in protecting net neutrality.

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FCC proposes rule change to open a la carte internet television streaming

10/29/2014, 10:10 am

Federal Communications Commission chairman Tom Wheeler floated a proposal Wednesday that would give Internet-based video services the same access to live content from cable and local stations as traditional television broadcasters.

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Verizon will not throttle unlimited 4G LTE data users, to double data plans in promotion

10/01/2014, 06:10 pm

In a statement released on Wednesday, America's largest cellular provider Verizon said it will not be throttling 4G LTE data speeds for users grandfathered in to unlimited data plans, while at the same time announcing a buffed data plan promotion.

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FCC chairman slams Verizon's 'all the kids do it' defense to data throttling

08/08/2014, 10:08 pm

During a news conference on Friday, FCC Chairman Tom Wheeler responded to Verizon's claims that its planned data throttling program is a "widely accepted" practice, saying that an "all the kids do it" argument is not justifiable.

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Verizon responds to FCC concerns over data throttling, calls method 'measured and fair'

08/04/2014, 09:08 pm

In response to U.S. Federal Communications Commission chief Tom Wheeler's concerns over Verizon's plan to throttle LTE data speeds for high-use customers, the nation's No. 1 carrier called the practice fair and said it is not alone in using such tactics.

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