FCC Expanding Broadband Access By Offering Families In Need Discounts On Bills, EquipmentThe Emergency Broadband Benefit is saving the day for many families who struggle to access the Internet.
Americans Bombarded With Record 5.7 Billion Robocalls In October AloneAs federal regulators try to crack down on the onslaught of prerecorded messages, Americans were flooded with a record 5.7 billion robocalls last month.
FCC Authorizes $305.5M To Help Close Digital Divide In TexasThe funding will be spread out during the next decade for maintaining, improving and expanding affordable broadband for 23,424 rural homes and businesses in Texas.
Phone Carriers Can Now Block Robocalls By DefaultRobocalls are flooding cell phones, interrupting dinners, and scamming people out of money. Relief could finally be on the horizon, but perhaps at a cost.
Bill To Stop Unwanted Robocalls Passes US SenateThe bill broadens the authority of the Federal Communications Commission to levy civil penalties of up to $10,000 per call on people who intentionally flout telemarketing restrictions.
Scam Robocalls Ringing In The Millions In DFWConsumers received more than 18 billion robocalls in 2017, a 75 percent increase from the year before, according the CBS News.
FCC Shuts Down Alex Jones' Pirate Flagship Radio StationThe Federal Communications Commission has shut down a pirate radio station that served as the flagship outlet for conspiracy theorist Alex Jones.
Tribune Calls Off $3.9B Buyout By SinclairTribune is withdrawing from its $3.9 billion buyout by Sinclair and it's filing a lawsuit against it, citing breach of contract.
Missile-Alert Mistake Feeds Doubts About A Real EmergencyA blunder that caused more than a million people in Hawaii to fear that they were about to be struck by a nuclear missile fed skepticism Sunday about the government's ability to keep them informed in a real emergency.
FCC Votes Down Obama-Era 'Net Neutrality' RulesThe Federal Communications Commission has voted on party lines to undo sweeping Obama-era "net neutrality" rules that guaranteed equal access to internet.
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."
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.
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.
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.
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.