FCC: Americans Get 2.5 Billion Robocalls A MonthThe FCC is now cracking down on the robocall blitz, instituting new rules for phone companies to use in dealing with the rise of scam calls.
Cell Phone Networks Have Weathered Harvey, So FarRoadways, refineries and other infrastructure have taken a beating in the Texas and Louisiana regions that were hit hardest by Harvey. But cell phone networks, so far, have remained largely functional.
The FCC's Fight Against Phone-Y CallsThe Federal Communications Commission is vowing to "facilitate blocking of illegal robocalls." But it's a slow process. They say, "In terms of call authentication, we are still in the preliminary stage."
Why You Still Can't Ditch Your Cable BoxNot that long ago, the clunky cable box looked like it was on its way out.
FCC Vows To Stop Billions Of Robocalls From TelemarketersThe FCC has vowed to end robocalls from telemarketers, but how can they do it?
Verizon Beats AT&T In Straight Path Bidding WarVerizon is buying Straight Path Communications for about $3.1 billion, ending a bidding war with AT&T over the wireless licenses company. AT&T previously said that it would buy Straight Path Communications for $1.6 billion.
Emergency Managers Working With FCC To Learn Who Hacked Dallas Siren SystemThe identity of who hacked the Dallas emergency siren system Friday evening remains a mystery, but city officials say they do know how it was done.
City Officials: Hack Caused 156 Emergency Sirens To Go Off In DallasResidents in Dallas had a rude awakening Friday night when 156 emergency sirens wailed throughout the city, and officials are saying the sirens were triggered by a hack.
House Sends Bill To Trump Blocking Online Privacy Regulation Congress has sent President Donald Trump legislation that would kill an online privacy regulation. That move could eventually allow internet providers such as Comcast, AT&T and Verizon to sell the browsing habits of their customers.
Senate Votes To Undo Privacy Rules That Protect User DataThe Republican-led Senate has voted to undo Obama-era regulations that would have forced internet service providers like Comcast and Verizon to ask customers' permission before they could use or sell much of their personal information.
FCC: Over 12,000 911 Calls Failed During AT&T OutageAn investigation by the U.S. federal telecom regulator says about 12,600 callers couldn't reach 911 directly from their cellphones during a five-hour AT&T outage on March 8.
Dallas Mayor Acknowledges 911 Call Center Understaffed, Will FixDallas Mayor Mike Rawlings says staffing at the city's 911 call center has been understaffed for years.

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