FCC fines T-Mobile $48M for allegedly misleading unlimited data customers

T-Mobile agreed to pay the Federal Communications Commission $48 million in order to settle an investigation regarding its data throttling practices. The carrier hasn't admitted guilt.

FCC data hints at upcoming premium Asus Chromebook 2-in-1

FCC data hints at an upcoming Asus Chromebook 2-in-1 that's decidedly more premium, the Chromebook C302CA with Intel Skylake, 12.5-inch FullHD display, possible pen support, and more.

FCC slaps Comcast with $2.3 million fine, its biggest ever for a cable company

Comcast has been hit with the biggest cable fine the FCC has ever issued, this time over cramming, or charging customers for equipment they weren't aware of. The company will also have to change some of its business practices.

Wireless Emergency Alerts will be longer, more specific, sent to more places

The FCC voted to strengthen the Wireless Emergency Alert (WEA) system, which sends out everything from Amber alerts to natural disaster alerts. Improvements improve longer, more detailed messages and alerts in Spanish.

An FCC filing suggests Samsung Galaxy Grand Prime refresh is on its way

It looks like Samsung is prepping the release of yet another mid-range smartphone. A refresh of the Galaxy Grand Prime was spotted in an FCC filing, only a few weeks after it was seen in a Geekbench log.

FCC commissioner wants an investigation into Wi-Fi at presidential debate

A commissioner from the Federal Communications Commission has asked the agency to investigate the banning of journalists’ Wi-Fi hotspots at Monday’s presidential debate at Hofstra University. Press were required to pay $200 for Wi-Fi…
Home Theater

Roku's upcoming Premiere Plus, Ultra, Express images leaked ahead of launch

Following FCC filings earlier this month, more leaks are pointing to updated Roku models with more 4K support and, for the first time, HDR support. The familiar model numbers will also be replaced by all-new names.

Netflix urges the FCC to nuke data caps imposed by internet service providers

Netflix recently submitting a filing to the FCC asking for the elimination of internet data caps. The firm argues that each consumer needs at least 300GB per month just for internet TV alone, which will climb when consumers stream 4K…

U.S. government is teaming up with 30 major tech companies to fight robocallers

If your phone is ringing off the hook, it shouldn't be because of robocallers. It's a sentiment most (if not all) consumers seem to hold, one that the government holds, and now, one that more than 30 major tech companies hold as well.

Goodbye, competition! FCC loses court battle over municipal broadband networks

The FCC has lost a court battle in an attempt to allow the creation of municipal broadband networks. Currently 19 states do not allow these networks, essentially meaning that there is a lack of competition in these areas.

Out with Infrastructure? Google Fiber may become entirely wireless in the future

Google appears to be readying a transition away from wireline internet to airborne solutions, according to an FCC document filed by the company. It plans to roll out "experimental transmitters" later this year.

Third-party scheme that inflated phone bills results in $7.75M fine for AT&T

AT&T has been fined a hefty $7.75 million after a money-laundering scheme set up by suspected drug traffickers caused AT&T customers to be charged an extra $9 per month. The scheme was first uncovered by the Drug Enforcement Agency.