FCC

New York man in trouble after he interfered with Sprint’s network with illegal equipment

The FCC stepped in to lend a helping hand after Sprint issued a complaint to the federal agency, saying someone was interfering with its network in New York City. After looking into the matter, Jian Chang finds himself between a rock and a hard place.

Mobile

Updated: Smart City fined after blocking Wi-Fi hotspots at convention centers

The FCC has revealed that it's fining telecommunications company Smart City for jamming personal hot-spots at convention centers.

Computing

Apple updating Magic Mouse and wireless keyboard, could be coming soon

FCC listings published in recent days suggest Apple could be about to launch a refreshed Magic Mouse and wireless keyboard. The updated devices look set to include non-removable batteries and support Bluetooth LE 4.2.

Computing

Customers flood the FCC with thousands of Net neutrality complaints

Internet users are demanding that the Federal Communications Commission crack down on Internet service providers to enforce the new Net neutrality law. Many want to end data caps and overage charges.

Web

AT&T calls FCC’s fine over its throttling “implausible,” says it shouldn’t have to pay

AT&T says that it shouldn't have to pay the FCC's fine for throttling unlimited customers. It argues the commission lacks the authority to impose it, and that the record-breaking fine is arbitrary and capricious.

Business

The FCC approves AT&T’s mega-merger with DirecTV, but there’s a catch

In a move that will let AT&T breathe a little easier at night, the FCC gave its approval for the telecom company's merger with DirecTV. However, the FCC gave its approval with certain conditions that AT&T-DirecTV must adhere to.

Web

The FCC fines T-Mobile $17.5 million for its role in 911 outages

The Federal Communications Commission has fined T-Mobile $17.5 million for its role in two 911 outages that occurred in August of last year. It's part of an effort by the agency to crack down on phone providers that fail to prevent 911 downtime.

Mobile

FCC docs show new Motorola devices: Kinzie, a mid-range Droid, and the third-gen Moto G

Recent FCC filings show three new Motorola phones headed to market, the flagship "Kinzie," a potential new Droid, and the third-generation Moto G. Intriguingly, "Kinzie" contains support for all domestic LTE bands.

Android Army

The Internet is not a human right, FCC commissioner says

In contrast to the opinions of Mark Zuckerberg, Tim Berners-Lee, and its own policies that attempt to extend access to the Internet, the Federal Communications Commission announced on Wednesday that the Internet is not a human right.

Web

T-Mobile’s not-so-unlimited 4G LTE data plan has a 21GB cap before speeds slow down

Even if you have an unlimited plan, T-Mobile reserves the right to slow down your data if you use more than 21GB in a billing cycle. The degree to which it's slowed depends on congestion and time of day.

Mobile

FCC votes to use cell phone taxes to help the poor access broadband Internet

In a 3-to-2 vote on Thursday, the Federal Communications Commission narrowly agreed to approve a proposal that would allow the U.S. government to subsidize the Internet for low-income Americans.

Web

FCC takes action on robocalls, spam texts: DT Daily

The FCC says consumers can tell phone service providers to block robocalls and spam text messages, the Hybrid Airship combines a blimp with an airplane and a Heinz QR code sends people to a porn site.

DT Daily

Sprint ends throttling unlimited customers’ data to stay in the FCC’s good graces

Sprint announced it'll stop throttling unlimited customers in a preemptive response to the FCC's new Net neutrality rules. The move comes soon after the commission announced plans to fine AT&T for slowing certain subscribers' speeds.

Mobile

And the largest fine in FCC history goes to … AT&T for throttling data speeds

AT&T will cough up $100 million for throttling its customer's data and not properly informing them of the practice. AT&T argues back that throttling is necessary to ensure overall network performance, but the FCC says unlimited data means unlimited data.

Mobile

FCC urges phone companies to make opt-out anti-theft measures standard on all devices

The FCC has urged smartphone manufacturers to make the anti-theft measures on devices an opt-out system, ensuring they come switched on as standard, in an effort to cut down on smartphone thefts.

Mobile