Historic vote by Congress overturns Obama-era Internet privacy protections
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All customer generated web traffic is now accessible to advertisement firms


On Tuesday, the US House of Representatives voted to wipe away the Obama-era FCC’s landmark Internet privacy protections that limited what ISPs could do with information such as customer browsing habits, app usage history, location data, and social security numbers.

US FCC cancels broadband subsidies for poor people
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Let them eat cake


All those poor US people on the breadline who voted for Donald (Prince of Orange) Trump might be a little surprised to find their internet subsidy cut off.

FCC will allow ISPs to flog customer’s private data
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Republicans want to sell your private data to spammers

While the rest of the world is cracking down on user data privacy, Donald (Prince of Orange) Trump’s America is allowing ISPs to flog their customers' personal data to advertisers and anyone who can write a cheque.

T-Mobile promises LTE-U will bring gigabit speeds this spring
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New standard approves unlicensed 5GHz Wi-Fi spectrum use


T-Mobile has told its loyal customers that with the FCC’s authorization of unlicensed spectrum in its “LTE-U” specification, it will now be able to give users access to the first 20MHz of underutilized spectrum in the 5GHz band and boost LTE network frequencies into the gigabit speed range later this spring.

FCC man wants carriers to activate FM radios in US smartphones
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Allows reception of emergency broadcasts in spotty coverage areas


Most smartphones sold in the United States contain a built-in FM receiver inside of their SoCs and LTE modems, but unlike their counterpart models sold in developing countries, most of them remain disabled or inactive.

The FCC begins an almighty cock-up
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Saturday, 11 February 2017 06:39

The FCC begins an almighty cock-up


Mega mergers will not provide low-access areas affordable rates


The Federal Communications Commission underwent a change in administration just two weeks ago and is already seeking to change the landscape of provisions from prior terms that could end up stifling efforts to assist low-access areas and upend net neutrality provisions for smaller mom-and-pop websites.

Vizio pays out in spying case
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Tuesday, 07 February 2017 12:09

Vizio pays out in spying case


Collected viewing data


Telly maker Vizio has agreed to pay out $2.2 million to make a case claiming it unlawfully collected viewing data on its customers go away.

New FCC chairman remains undecided on net neutrality
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First open meeting reveals committment to building digital divide


The most recent Federal Communications Chairman, Ajit Pai, who took office earlier last week, has made a commitment to reduce regulatory barriers to growth and innovation and prioritize building the digital divide, a national social inequality measurement on access to internet services.

AT&T and Verizon respond to FCC's zero-rating concerns
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Unaffiliated mobile video operators end up footing the bill


A few weeks ago, Verizon and AT&T came under fire by the FCC for violating principles of net neutrality through the use of “zero-rating” data promotions.

FCC Chairman Wheeler to quit in January
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Thursday, 15 December 2016 23:46

FCC Chairman Wheeler to quit in January


Title II reclassification became signature achievement


The current chairman of the Federal Communications Commission, Tom Wheeler, said that he will resign at the end of the current presidential administration in January, during a tenure driven by increasing consumer protection in the satellite and cable industies while overseeing an escalating court battle over Title II broadband reclassification policy.