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…
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.
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.
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.
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.