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  • FCC votes to go forward with net neutrality rules

    May 15, 2014 12:58 PM

    NEW YORK - The Federal Communications Commission voted to go forward with the proposal of new rules that could set standards for Internet providers who wish to create paid priority fast lanes on their networks. The preliminary vote submits the so-called net neutrality rules for formal public comment. After the... more »
  • FCC plans to make 911 texts available by May 2014

    December 7, 2012 12:31 PM

    WASHINGTON - The Federal Communications Commission says the nation's four largest wireless carriers have agreed to make emergency 911 texts available nationwide by May 2014. Major rollouts of the texting system are expected next year. The agency said Thursday that under the agreement with AT&T, Verizon, Sprint and T-Mobile, more... more »
  • Divided FCC adopts rules to protect Web traffic

    December 21, 2010 12:29 PM

    WASHINGTON - A divided Federal Communications Commission has approved new rules meant to prohibit broadband companies from interfering with Internet traffic flowing to their customers. The 3-2 vote Tuesday marks a major victory for FCC Chairman Julius Genachowski, who has spent more than a year trying to craft a... more »
  • Senate votes to turn down volume on TV commercials

    September 30, 2010 1:10 PM

    Legislation to turn down the volume on those loud TV commercials that send couch potatoes diving for their remote controls looks like it'll soon become law. The Senate unanimously passed a bill late Wednesday to require television stations and cable companies to keep commercials at the same volume as... more »
  • FCC to discuss possible internet connection rules

    October 22, 2009 10:17 AM

    The Federal Communications Commission is discussing regulations that would prevent phone and cable companies from abusing their control over broadband connections. "Network neutrality" rules would ensure subscribers can access all legal Web sites and services, like Internet calling applications that compete with the broadband companies' offers. The FCC chair... more »

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