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Mobile

Verizon and Sprint ordered to pay $158 million in fines over cramming charges

The Federal Communications Commission and the Federal Trade Commission have slammed Sprint and Verizon with a collective $158 million in fines after the conclusion of an investigation over "mobile cramming" allegations.
Web

FCC Net neutrality update: U.S. Telecoms say reclassification will be ‘crushing’ to industry

FCC chairman Tom Wheeler’s new Net neutrality proposal aims to reclassify broadband under Title II, end throttling, blocking, and paid prioritization. Here’s what it all means and how it will affect you.
Web

Despite Comcast’s failure, AT&T’s $48.5 billion merger with DirecTV is looking good

AT&T's proposed merger with DirecTV seems likely to win approval from the FCC and Justice Department. The telecommunications giant plans to merge its regional pay-TV offerings with satellite programming.
Home Theater

It’s over! Comcast abandons plan to rule 57 percent of all U.S. broadband Internet

Under increased pressure due to recent moves from the FCC and the Justice department, Comcast is reportedly abandoning plans for its $45.2 billion merger with Time Warner Cable.
Mobile

How stolen data sold to a bald guy landed AT&T with record-breaking $25 million FCC fine

AT&T has been hit with a $25 million fine, the largest ever handed out by the FCC, over a lengthy data breach which took place last year, during which data related to 280,000 customers was illegally accessed.
Web

911 went out in Colorado, and the FCC ain’t happy about it

The Federal Communications Commission has penalized two companies that were involved in a 911 emergency call outage that affected 11 million people. The FCC's actions included assessing a record $16 million against CenturyLink for its role…
Business

Report: Comcast getting support from beneficiaries for TWC merger

Comcast, which has a track record of conjuring support in Capitol Hill, is once again leveraging its influence as it seeks approval of its proposed merger with Time Warner Cable.
Web

Two lawsuits are challenging the FCC’s new net neutrality rules

About a month after the Federal Communications Commission approved new Net neutrality rules, legal challenges questioning the validity of the agency’s decision are starting to pour in.
Music

New proposal could make pay-for-play radio the norm

A new proposition backed by major US media companies seeks to remove the requirement of broadcasters to disclose which songs were paid for by promoters over the airwaves.
Web

Congress urged to defund FCC’s net neutrality rules

Lifting strategies out of the Republican playbook, Commissioner Ajit Pai, one of the party’s representatives in the FCC, has asked the House to defund the agency's efforts to enforce Net neutrality.
Mobile

FCC fines Verizon $3.4 million for failing to notify 911 operators in California of an outage

Verizon ran afoul of FCC regulations when it failed to notify California officials of extended 911 service downtime. The carrier had to pay $3.4 million to make up for its oversight.
Web

FCC Net neutrality timeline: Read all the new rules in full detail

Over the past few weeks (or years), you’ve probably heard a lot about Net neutrality. If you want to know what it's all about, we’ve constructed a timeline to show the relevant events that led us to this point.