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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.
Computing

FCC report says 16 million Americans are without broadband Internet access altogether

Over 16 million citizens in one of the world's leading nations can't get their hands on even the slowest, 4Mbps up/1Mbps down, broadband Internet services. Even more are without competent offerings.
Mobile

Labor union group accuses T-Mobile of 'deceptive' practices, files FCC complain

Labor union group Change to Win has filed a complaint with the FCC against T-Mobile, citing the company's "deceptive and unfair practices" in regard to its "Un-contract" marketing strategy.
Business

What if your Apple TV was your cable box? The FCC wants you to have that choice

The FCC is expected to propose rules that would let customers ditch their pay-TV provider's cable box in favor of competitors' hardware. It faces stiff opposition from industry players and members of Congress.
Web

The FCC says that American Internet access still really stinks

If you've complained about your Internet (or lack thereof) in the United States this past year, you're not alone -- the Federal Communications Commission (FCC) agrees with you, and just failed the country on its annual deployment test.
Web

The U.S. has tripled Internet speeds over the last several years, but still lags behind others

Internet service providers in America have tripled the speed of an average connection over the last three and a half years, but the country's broadband still lags behind other nations.
Mobile

FCC wants to be informed about data-free streaming services from T-Mobile, AT&T, and Comcast

The FCC sent letters to T-Mobile, AT&T, and Comcast, asking the companies to provide specific details about their respective data-free streaming services. The agency requested that the companies respond by no later than January 15…
Mobile

T-Mobile Binge On doesn’t violate Net neutrality rules, says FCC chairman

T-Mobile's latest Un-Carrier service, Binge On, does not appear to violate the Net neutrality rules imposed by the Federal Communications Commission. The Chairman of the Commission, Tom Wheeler, said Binge On is both pro-competitive and…
Computing

The Justice Department won’t help the FCC fight against local broadband restrictions

The FCC is in the midst of legal action to tackle state restrictions on municipal broadband, but the Department of Justice has declined to take any stand in the cases.
Web

Requesting ‘Do Not Track’ settings? Companies are just laughing in your face

Do Not Track requests are just that and only that, requests. And according to the Federal Communications Commission, they're requests that don't have to be, and often aren't, honored.