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FCC chairman Tom Wheeler is relieved Sprint and T-Mobile aren’t merging

Even though Sprint is likely not happy about canceling its reportedly planned takeover of T-Mobile USA, in a brief statement, FCC chairman Tom Wheeler approved of Sprint's move.

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Obama goes against the FCC on net neutrality

President Barack Obama spoke out in favor of net neutrality, condemning the practice of paid prioritization. His statements go against the current FCC proposal on the issue.

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Verizon tells FCC that data throttling is necessary to keep the network going

Verizon told the FCC that data throttling is a necessary evil to keep the network running smoothly. Verizon says its move to throttle unlimited data subscribers is justified in the name of getting rid of network congestion.

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4 big things 1 million people are telling the FCC about Net neutrality

Commenters overwhelmed the FCC with demands to preserve Net neutrality. The latest comments cite America's belief in free market capitalism, competition, and freedom as reasons to keep the Internet open.

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Netflix makes last plea to FCC for Net Neutrality, calls out Comcast and Verizon

Netflix makes its final plea to the FCC in a push for higher regulation to preserve Net Neutrality. In addition, the company used its platform to once again take jabs at rivals Comcast and Verizon for slow streaming speeds.

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Google, Facebook, other tech firms push FCC for net neutrality

These tech firms, and a bunch of others, are nudging the FCC with the hopes that they'll draft strong rules that favor an open Internet.

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FCC gets 647,000 net neutrality comments ahead of Tuesday deadline

Have you had your say on the FCC's net neutrality proposals? 647,000 people have already left comments about the future of the open Web, and the first round of feedback finishes on Tuesday.

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Dish pleads with FCC to take closer look at upcoming mergers

Dish Network expressed concern this week over two important upcoming merger deals set to further alter the already-transforming pay-TV landscape - those of Comcast/Time Warner Cable and AT&T/DirecTV. Dish's senior vice president submitted a formal filing with…

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FCC issues wallet-burning $34.9 million fine to Chinese retailer for selling signal jammers

The FCC has issued a $34.9 million fine, its largest ever, to Chinese online retailer CTS Technology. It alleges that the retailer has sold hundreds of signal jammers to consumers over more than two years, 10 of which were sold, unfortunately for the retailer…

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Democrats introduce bill to bar the FCC from allowing Internet ‘fast lanes’

Democrats proposed a bill that would require the FCC to ban Internet “fast lanes.” The legislation would force the agency to prohibit ISPs from speeding up certain types of Internet traffic while slowing down others.

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John Oliver challenges the FCC chairman to sincerely prove he’s not a dingo

An unintentionally hilarious denial from Tom Wheeler has set off a new line of questioning from comedian John Oliver, who had his doubts about the FCC chairman's biological makeup.

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FCC tests ways to kill the telephone wire

 The copper wires that have linked U.S. telephones since the 1880’s have begun their long journey to the historical dustbin. In fact, according to the Federal Communications Commission on Friday, they just entered “phase zero.” In January, the…

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FCC steps in to investigate Netflix/ISP squabbles

FCC Chairman Tom Wheeler has promised to direct the agency to look into both sides of the Netflix/ISP battle that has been raging for the past few months, including controversial paid agreements between Netflix and ISPs like Comcast and Verizon.

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FCC claims that hackers, not John Oliver, crashed its Net neutrality comments page

The Internet rejoiced over the idea that comedian John Oliver’s 13-minute rant on Net neutrality inspired trolls to do something useful for once. Now, the revelry may all be dismissed as a farce. The FCC claims that it was hacked.

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Sprint is finalizing plans to buy T-Mobile for $32 billion

There has been speculation for months about a deal coming forward between T-Mobile and Sprint. That deal may be closer than ever to reality and total a whopping $32 billion to buy T-Mobile USA

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