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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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Most Texas Wireless 911 Calls Lack Location Information

An advocacy group says two-thirds of all wireless 911 calls in Texas don’t provide enough location information for the caller, violating federal requirements.

11/07/2013

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The Government Shutdown’s Impact On DFW

The partial government shutdown affects a number of agencies and services here in DFW.

10/01/2013

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Remembering Kidd Kraddick

The news about the sudden passing of radio personality Kidd Kraddick was not only was a shock professionally and personally, but also prompted my brain to recall a story about him.

07/29/2013

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911 Call Centers Need Major Upgrades, Funding To Receive Text Messages

For younger generations, texting is a way of life. It’s how they make plans, share gossip, and it’s how many would expect they could make a cry for help.

CBS 11–06/06/2013

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FCC Clears Way For AT&T To Use Airwaves

Federal regulators are letting AT&T use an unused part of the airwaves for mobile broadband, potentially increasing the speed and capacity of its new LTE network.

10/18/2012

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