The chairman of the Federal Communications Commission has come out against the Trump administration’s desire to nationalize a secure 5G network. Any 5G plan would require FCC approval, leaving the future of the Trump administration proposal in serious doubt. Read… Read More ›
FCC chair Ajit Pai had some news for critics of the FCC’s request for info on its latest Sec. 706 Broadband Deployment report. The FCC had asked, among other things, about whether it should keep that speed definition, tentatively concluding… Read More ›
The Pai FCC’s decision to review what qualifies as high-speed broadband has drawn a crowd of critics armed with smartphones and other devices. Almost a dozen groups have launched the #MobileOnly challenge. Between Jan. 1 and Jan. 31, participants will… Read More ›
It’s a red letter day for the media industry. Disney just took control of 21st Century Fox’s media empire, and the Federal Communications Commission voted to repeal net neutrality regulations that prevent internet providers from discriminatory behavior. These two industry-shaking… Read More ›
Federal regulators announced a plan Tuesday that would give Internet providers broad powers to determine what websites and online services their customers can see and use, and at what cost. Read more at The Washington Post.
When the FCC began collecting data last month for its yearly review of America’s broadband infrastructure, critics were quick to flag questions about how, if at all, to count increasingly popular satellite, mobile and fixed wireless broadband options as part of the… Read More ›
As everyone on the planet expected, the FCC voted to repeal Obama-era net neutrality regulations today. Those regulations currently enable the agency to prevent internet service providers from favoring some websites and services over others. Read more at Venture Beat.
The FCC and its Connect2Health Task Force are collecting comments on the state of the nation’s broadband infrastructure, with an eye toward improving broadband access for mHealth and telehealth programs. Read more at mHealthIntelligence.
Privacy advocates and consumer groups this week officially urged the Federal Communications Commission to retain tough new regulations that could limit broadband providers’ ability to use data about their subscribers. The rules, passed 3-2 last October, require broadband providers to… Read More ›
“Cable and satellite providers will have to make television programs available to subscribers via apps, under a new proposal put forward Thursday by Federal Communications Commission Chairman Tom Wheeler. If the FCC passes the proposal, consumers will no longer have… Read More ›