Category: FCC News

F.C.C. Repeals Net Neutrality Rules

WASHINGTON — The Federal Communications Commission voted on Thursday to dismantle landmark rules regulating the businesses that connect consumers to the internet, granting broadband companies the power to potentially reshape Americans’ online experiences. The agency scrapped the so-called net neutrality regulations that prohibited broadband providers from blocking websites or charging for...
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F.C.C. Plans Net Neutrality Repeal in Victory for Telecoms

The Federal Communications Commission announced on Tuesday that it planned to dismantle landmark regulations that ensure equal access to the internet, clearing the way for companies to charge more and block access to some websites. The proposal, put forward by the F.C.C. chairman, Ajit Pai, is a sweeping repeal of rules put in place by the Obama administration. The rules prohibited high-speed...
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The FCC wants you to be able to listen to FM radio from your smartphone

Millions of Americans use their smartphones every day to stream music from services such as Pandora or Spotify. Others use mobile devices to access podcasts or radio shows. These applications don't work without a connection to WiFi or mobile data. But what if you could listen to that same content on your phone by turning to an old-school technology: FM radio? That's what the chairman of the...
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As Republicans concede, FCC is expected to enforce Net neutrality

WASHINGTON — Senior Republicans conceded Tuesday that the grueling fight with President Barack Obama over the regulation of Internet service appears over, with the president and an army of Internet activists victorious.The Federal Communications Commission is expected Thursday to approve regulating Internet service like a public utility, prohibiting companies from paying for faster lanes on...
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Obama backs tough net neutrality rules, says 'no' to Internet slow lanes

The Internet shouldn't be split into "fast lanes" and "slow lanes," according to President Barack Obama, who's come out in favor of reclassifying broadband as a phone-like utility. In a statement, Obama said that Internet services—including both wired and wireless Internet—should fall under Title II of the Telecommunications Act. Reclassifying broadband this way would prevent providers such as...
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