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Topic: FCC

US internet providers won't kill connections during coronavirus outbreak

03/13/2020, 02:03 pm

Internet service providers across the United States have agreed with the Federal Communications Commission to not terminate services for customers who fail to pay their bills on time, as part of a pledge to keep people connected and working during the coronavirus pandemic.

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FCC fines AT&T, Verizon, Sprint and T-Mobile $200M for selling customer location data

02/28/2020, 05:02 pm

The U.S. Federal Communications Commission on Friday proposed fines against the nation's largest cellular carriers for selling access to real-time consumer geolocation data to third-party aggregators.

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FCC to reportedly fine US wireless carriers at least $200M for selling customer location data

02/27/2020, 07:02 pm

The U.S. Federal Communications Commission is expected to propose hefty fines on AT&T, Verizon, Sprint and T-Mobile following an investigation into allegations that the U.S. cellphone carriers collected and sold real-time consumer location data.

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FCC approves rumored 'Powerbeats 4' earphones

02/27/2020, 10:02 am

A filing at the U.S. Federal Communications Commission has confirmed a new set of earphones are on the way from Apple, with artwork indicating they may be the rumored Beats "Powerbeats 4."

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FCC ordered to take public feedback on net neutrality repeal

02/21/2020, 11:02 am

The Federal Communications Commission is asking for comments from the public about its repeal of net neutrality, but only because it is legally required to do so in the wake of a lawsuit from Mozilla fighting the order - a lawsuit the FCC won.

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FCC finds 'one or more' carriers broke law by selling customer location data

01/31/2020, 06:01 pm

The U.S. Federal Communications Commission on Friday said it completed a comprehensive investigation into alleged wrongdoings by wireless carriers that collected and sold customer location data, concluding the companies "apparently" broke the law.

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Anti-robocall TRACED legislation is now the law

12/31/2019, 03:12 pm

President Donald Trump has signed the TRACED anti-Robocall legislation into law, extending the FCC's powers regarding enforcement and potentially fines.

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FCC retest vindicates Apple on iPhone RF exposure claims

12/19/2019, 04:12 pm

The iPhone complies with U.S. standards for RF exposure, the FCC has confirmed after performing a battery of tests on the smartphone. Regulators promised to evaluate Apple's handset following an August report by the Chicago Tribune claiming that the model breaches consumer safety rules.

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Apple gets FCC approval for Mac Pro tower, and rack-mount version

12/09/2019, 10:12 am

The Federal Communication Commission has given the all-clear for the Mac Pro, with both the tower and rack-mounted version of the Mac workstation clearing regulatory checks for radio frequency emissions.

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FCC formally approves T-Mobile and Sprint merger

11/06/2019, 12:11 am

The U.S. Federal Communications Commission on Tuesday formally approved a merger between T-Mobile and Sprint, the final regulatory step toward the creation of a new mobile carrier expected to rival an existing duopoly held by Verizon and AT&T.

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Apple gets FCC approval for Mac Pro, release imminent

10/30/2019, 09:10 am

On Wednesday morning, Apple was granted FCC approval for the forthcoming Mac Pro, with historical precedent suggesting strongly that preorders for the unit will start very soon.

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FCC approves $26.5 billion T-Mobile and Sprint merger

10/16/2019, 02:10 pm

The Federal Communications Commission has given the green light for the merger between T-Mobile and Sprint, with Wednesday's vote of approval for the joining of the two companies being one of the last hurdles needed to be cleared for the transaction to proceed.

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States and 12 phone carriers agree to implement anti-robocall technology

08/22/2019, 05:08 pm

As Congress considers legislation designed to put an end to robocalling, state attorneys general and 12 telephone companies intend to take action and on Thursday announced an agreement to implement spam call identification and blocking technology.

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FCC adopts new rules to battle foreign robocalls, spoofed texts

08/01/2019, 05:08 pm

The U.S. Federal Communications Commission on Thursday voted to adopt an expanded set of rules that will enable the agency to more vigorously pursue international robocallers and bad actors sending spoofed text messages.

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Apple, other tech firms petition FCC for short-range 6GHz Wi-Fi tethering

07/23/2019, 09:07 pm

Apple is among several major U.S. tech firms petitioning the Federal Communications Commission to approve a limited form of 6-gigahertz Wi-Fi, spectrum also in demand with the cellular and utility industries.

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AT&T automatically blocking spam & fraud calls for new customers

07/10/2019, 09:07 am

AT&T is now automatically blocking suspected spam and fraud calls, though only for new customers at the moment.

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FCC wants powers to punish international robocallers and texters

07/08/2019, 04:07 pm

A new FCC proposal would extend previous anti-robocall legislation and allow the Commission to include calls, text messages and other communications from international scammers.

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New MacBook Pro coming, production leaving China, and more on the AppleInsider Podcast

07/05/2019, 08:07 am

This week on the AppleInsider Podcast, William and Victor talk about the new MacBook Pro that look set for this year. There's also FaceTime altering your eyes, and just what it means to us when companies take their manufacturing to countries other than China.

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Bipartisan 'Stopping Bad Robocalls Act' emerges at US House

06/20/2019, 02:06 pm

The Democratic and Republican leaders of the U.S. House Energy and Commerce Committee have introduced a new compromise bill, the "Stopping Bad Robocalls Act," joining other government efforts to halt the tide of unwanted spam calls.

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FCC chairman says he'll recommend Sprint & T-Mobile merger

05/20/2019, 10:05 am

U.S. Federal Communications Commission chairman Ajit Pai said he'll recommend approving a proposed merger between T-Mobile and Sprint, following a series of promises the carriers made for their $26.5 billion deal.

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