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AT&T Paying $25M To Settle US Action Over Data Breaches

AT&T is paying $25 million in a settlement with federal regulators over data breaches at three call centers in Latin America that compromised customer data for some 280,000 U.S. customer accounts.

04/08/2015

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Why Is Prime Time The Way It Is?

The beginnings of prime time go back to the days of network radio. Essentially, it refers to that time of day that has the highest available audience for viewing or listening.

04/08/2015

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FCC Approves ‘Net Neutrality’ Regulations

The Federal Communications Commission has agreed to impose strict new regulations on Internet service providers like Comcast, Verizon and AT&T.

02/26/2015

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Obama Pitching More Access To Fast Internet

President Obama is again challenging major cable and telephone companies by encouraging the FCC to pre-empt state laws that stifle competition for high-speed internet service.

01/14/2015

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FCC Chairman Hints At Utility Rules For Internet

FCC Chairman Tom Wheeler appears poised to propose new rules that would classify Internet service providers as public utilities in a move designed to ensure everyone has the same access to free content online.

01/08/2015

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FCC: ‘Redskins’ Not Profane; Radio Station Keeps License

Saying the word ‘Redskins’ on the air isn’t obscene or profane — at least not according to the Federal Communications Commission.

12/18/2014

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FCC Eliminates Sports Blackout Rules

The FCC has eliminated the ‘sports blackout’ rule that allowed restriction of television broadcasts in local TV markets.

09/30/2014

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FCC Chief Supports Repeal Of NFL TV Blackout Rules

The commissioner of the Federal Communications Commission says it’s time to repeal NFL television blackout rules.

08/12/2014

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AT&T Says DIRECTV Deal Would Expand Access

In an attempt to curry favor with regulators, AT&T said that, if it’s allowed to buy DIRECTV, it will be able to afford an expansion of fiber connections into more homes.

06/04/2014

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FCC Urges Hotels To Implement New 9-1-1 Dialing System

The Federal Communications Commission says more hotel and motel operators are allowing guests to dial 9-1-1 directly in the event of an emergency.

03/27/2014

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Thousands Of Hotels Don’t Have Direct 911

Thousands of hotels do not allow guests to directly reach emergency services when they dial 911, according to a national survey taken after a death in a Texas motel.

03/25/2014

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FCC Member Studying Texas 911 Case

A grandfather’s initiative to allow hotel guests to dial 911 without having to press 9 first has received attention from an FCC official who is now seeking more information.

01/16/2014

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