FCC Beefs Up Emergency Cellphone AlertsThe federal government is beefing up emergency cellphone alerts like the one used in New York to advertise a search for a bombing suspect earlier in September.
FCC Delays Vote On Much-Disputed Cable Box RulesFederal regulators have delayed a vote on requiring cable and satellite TV companies to make free apps to bypass the need for cable boxes. Consumers could potentially save hundreds of dollars each year if they don't have to buy or rent a cable box.
Court Tosses Data Speed Reduction Lawsuit Against AT&TA federal appeals court has dismissed a lawsuit by federal officials which claimed that AT&T misled millions of smartphone customers with unlimited data plans who had their internet speeds cut.
AT&T Forced To Pay Millions In FinesThousands of customers, including many small businesses, will receive refunds.
Watchdog Group Calls TV Content Ratings FlawedThe television content ratings system consistently fails to protect children from adult fare and must be overhauled, a watchdog group said Monday. A study faulted the 20-year-old system over how shows are rated.
Verizon To Pay $1.35 Million In 'Supercookie' SettlementVerizon will pay a $1.35 million fine over its 'supercookie' that the government said followed phone customers on the internet without their permission. Verizon will also have to get an explicit 'yes' from customers for some kinds of tracking.
FCC Chairman Recommends OK Of $48.5B AT&T-DirecTV DealThe head of the Federal Communications Commission has recommended approving AT&T's $48.5 billion purchase of DirecTV. The deal would create the country's largest provider of cable or satellite TV.
AT&T Hit With $100M Fine For Its 'Unlimited' Data PlansAT&T Mobility LLC has been hit with a $100 million fine for offering consumers "unlimited" data, but then slowing their Internet speeds after they hit a certain amount.
AT&T Paying $25M To Settle US Action Over Data BreachesAT&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.
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.
FCC Approves 'Net Neutrality' RegulationsThe Federal Communications Commission has agreed to impose strict new regulations on Internet service providers like Comcast, Verizon and AT&T.
Obama Pitching More Access To Fast InternetPresident 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.