fcc

FCC Finally Lays Down The Law: Hotels Can't Block Wi-Fi 

The FCC released a blunt warning to hotels today: Stop blocking guests’ personal Wi-Fi connections.


US Bills Would Strip The FCC Of Its Power To Regulate The Web

Republicans in the US House and Senate have introduced net neutrality bills that would strip the Federal Communications Commission of its ability to effectively regulate the internet.


The White House Says Net Neutrality Laws Aren't Necessary

As the FCC prepares to finalise its net neutrality rules, the US President has become increasingly aggressive in its posture about how the process should work. On Thursday, the White House pushed back at the new Republican-led Congress by saying that net neutrality laws wouldn’t be necessary. It should be up to the FCC.


FCC Launches Slick New Public Comment Site, 8 Months Too Late

Last year, the Federal Communications Commission (FCC) famously botched the record-breaking public comment period on net neutrality thanks to its crapy technology. Now, the agency has launched a slick new system to ensure that doesn’t happen again. Too bad they’re about eight months late to the launch.


The FCC Will Finally Decide On Net Neutrality In February

After countless months of hemming and hawing, the Federal Communications Commission (FCC) in the US will reportedly vote on new net neutrality rules in February. Unnamed sources at the FCC told The Washington Post as much today. Specifics remain vague, but here’s hoping Tom Wheeler and friends listen to the president’s advice.


FCC Mysteriously Lost Hundreds Of Thousands Net Neutrality Comments

As the Sony hack makes internet regulation a top priority, startling new revelations about how the FCC handled public comments on net neutrality just came in. New analysis of the data the FCC recently released about the process shows that the agency lost and/or ignored a whole bunch public comments. How many is a whole bunch? Oh, about 340,000.


Half Of Anti-Net Neutrality Comments From 'Shadowy' Koch Bros Group

When the second round of the FCC’s call for comments on net neutrality ended this past September, something seemed a little off. Sure, the 1.6 million submissions fell about a million short of the first round, but that wasn’t the weird part.


Intel, Cisco And Other Tech Companies Come Out Against Net Neutrality

More than 60 huge tech companies including Intel, Qualcomm, Cisco and IBM have written a letter to leaders in US Congress and the FCC opposing net neutrality. The free and open internet isn’t going to happen without a fight.


Future Gadgets In The US Won't Have Those Strange Logos On The Back

Ever looked at your phone and thought it would be a whole lot prettier without all those FCC logos and regulatory compliance numbers printed on the back? Well, from now on, they will be a thing of the past. Here’s why.


Politicians Who Regulate Big Cable Invest In AT&T, Comcast And Verizon

Ever wonder why big cable companies can do whatever they want? It’s partly because the FCC keeps its revolving door spinning. But it’s also worth knowing that the politicians in charge of regulating the US telecom industry not only receive campaign funds from them; some of them directly invest in companies like AT&T and Comcast.