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Mobile

Net neutrality advocates feel less than warm toward T-Mobile’s Binge On

Net neutrality advocates sent 100,000 letters to the FCC, asking the government agency to take action against zero-rated data services like T-Mobile's Binge On, Verizon's FreeBee, and AT&T's sponsored data program.
Mobile

The FCC is trying to figure out how much trouble unwanted radio waves really cause

Radio waves are everywhere, and many serve no real purpose. The FCC is trying to determine exactly how much the level of radio noise has changed over the past two decades since the proliferation of mobile devices.
Mobile

Asus doesn't need to announce the ZenPad 9.7 — the FCC did it already

FCC documents unveiled the unannounced Asus ZenPad 9.7, which might be the company's return to the large Android tablet form factor. Seeing how Asus has yet to announce it, we do not know the ZenPad 9.7's price or availability.
Mobile

The FCC is finally moving forward on 5G

The FCC has laid out its plans for defining 5G radio spectrums, essentially kicking off the development of 5G in the U.S. This will make the U.S. the first country to define 5G spectrums.
DT Daily

Net Neutrality Win: The internet is a utility the FCC will regulate, says federal court

A D.C. Federal Court of Appeals has ruled that the internet is, indeed, to be considered a utility and, therefore, subject to regulation by the FCC. No doubt, broadband companies will continue to argue, but this is still being…
Home Theater

The FCC’s move to unlock cable boxes gets a push from racial justice groups

The FCC is getting a push from over 30 organizations, including racial justice groups, to forge ahead with its plan to allow third-party devices to replace your cable box. The coalition claims the move would increase diverse content…
Computing

Could Nvidia’s upcoming Shield Tablet refresh feature its unannounced ‘Parker’ chip?

Documents pointing to a new tablet from Nvidia can be read on the FCC's website. The specs are unavailable, but do show its size, and support for Wireless AC, Bluetooth, and Bluetooth LE. The tablet could feature Nvidia's upcoming "Parker"…
Computing

Four megabits isn’t broadband! US Senators want to redefine bandwidth cap on grants

Two USDA programs define what is and isn't broadband quite differently, meaning some areas can apply for loans but not grants to improve local networks. That's not okay, Senators Angus King (I-Maine) and Shelley Moore Capito (R-W.Va.) are…
Mobile

FTC and FCC shine a light on mobile security updates

The FTC and the FCC want to improve mobile security, and have issued orders to eight companies for information on their mobile update procedures. The companies include Apple, Google, and Microsoft, and the FCC is looking into carriers as…
Home Theater

Could the FCC’s proposed open set-top boxes accidentally encourage piracy?

The open set-top boxes championed by FCC chairman Tom Wheeler and others could end up accidentally encouraging piracy by making less-than-legal streaming services like Popcorn Time seem legitimate, lawmakers are warning.
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…