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Mobile

The FCC is finally replacing old TTY tech with a Wi-Fi based solution

The FCC determined that it would replace the long-standing teletypewriter (TTY) devices that are currently in service with a real-time text (RTT) solution. The Wi-Fi based system would provide easier access for the hearing impaired.
Music

Remember radio? Pirates sure do

It's easy and inexpensive to start a pirate radio station. Licensed broadcasters and lawmakers are concerned. FCC enforcement is hampered by budgets. Threats to emergency broadcast alerts and content unregulated by consumer protection laws…
Web

A blow in the battle to keep the Internet free and equal

The debate regarding Net neutrality has reached a fever pitch, and all the drama is centered in the House. On Friday, representatives voted 241 to 173 to pass the No Rate Regulation of Broadband Internet Access Act.
Gaming

New FCC filings by Microsoft lend credence to rumors of a new Xbox One

Two new FCC filings by Microsoft may point to Xbox One revisions. One appears to be a slimmer version of the model currently on the market, while the other could be a more powerful console.
Computing

New FCC rules will tighten the reins on ISP tracking of customer usage

The new rules make it nearly impossible for ISPs to secretly track information about your online activities, other than information directly related to maintaining or improving their networks.
Computing

The FCC votes to subsidize broadband for Americans living near the poverty line

Broadband access isn't a luxury, according to FCC Chairman Tom Wheeler -- it's necessary for modern life. Yet 64 million Americans don't have access to it. The FCC wants to help by subsidizing their service.
Business

FCC said to be close to approving Charter bid for Time Warner Cable

According to the Wall Street Journal, the FCC is in the process of finalizing conditions that'd see Character Communications merger with Time Warner Cable. The preliminary terms are subject to approval by five FCC commissioners.
Mobile

AT&T dodges data-throttling class-action lawsuit

A judge dismissed a class-action lawsuit against AT&T over charges of data throttling. However, the carrier will still have to face legal action from the likes of the FCC and FTC.
DT Daily

Samsung Galaxy S7 and S7 Edge reviews: Too gorgeous for their own good 3:14

Samsung's new flagship smartphones are gorgeous, powerful, and waterproof, but delicate glass, carrier locking, and carrier bloatware steal their shine
Mobile

Verizon fined $1.35 million for tracking customers without them even knowing

Verizon agreed to a $1.35 million settlement with the FCC relating to the firm's illegal use of supercookies directed towards its customers. Verizon also agreed to several other settlement provisions requiring it to become more transparent.
Home Theater

Hate paying for your cable box? A new FCC proposal has gained traction

The FCC has taken the first step in potentially unlocking set-top boxes for cable TV subscribers. A Notice of Proposed Rulemaking was approved today that aims to give consumers more flexibility.
Computing

FCC eyes data collection for next Net neutrality battle

In the wake of legislation established to promote Net neutrality, it looks likely that data collection will form the basis of the next encounter between the FCC and Internet service providers.