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What If You Had to Dial 911 -- and Couldn't?

Preeti Vissa | Posted 02.09.2014 | Technology
Preeti Vissa

If the FCC decides that digital phone networks are merely "information services," protections for consumers are at risk. Some phone carriers may continue to offer these important services, but there is no way to be sure.

What Airlines Actually Think Of In-Flight Phone Calls

AP | By SCOTT MAYEROWITZ | Posted 01.25.2014 | Technology

NEW YORK (AP) — The U.S. Federal Communications Commission might be ready to permit cellphone calls in flight. But what about the airlines? ...

Timothy Stenovec

Cell Phone Calls On Airplanes May Be Outrageously Expensive

HuffingtonPost.com | Timothy Stenovec | Posted 11.23.2013 | Technology

If you're one of the few air travelers excited about the prospect of making cell phone calls in flight, then you may want to brace yourself: It's prob...

Stop the FCC!

Steven Clifford | Posted 01.25.2014 | Comedy
Steven Clifford

Maybe the Tea party is right. Maybe a government shut down is a capital idea. Just when you thought airline travel could not get worse the FCC may allow cell phones.

Turns Out People Really Hate The Idea Of Phone Calls On Planes

The Huffington Post | Alexis Kleinman | Posted 11.22.2013 | Technology

It's official: Nobody wants to hear your phone calls. They don't want to hear them on the street, or at work, or in the coffee shop. But it turns ...

FCC Considers Allowing In-Flight Cellphone Calls And Everything Is Terrible

The Huffington Post | Posted 11.22.2013 | Technology

Air travel could soon get a lot noisier. The U.S. Federal Communications Commission next month will consider lifting a ban on in-flight cellphone c...

Wheeler's FCC: The Next Move on Spectrum

Christina Gagnier | Posted 01.23.2014 | Technology
Christina Gagnier

While major carriers have made their arguments and everyone from economists to industry analysts have weighed in on how the auctions should be conducted and who should be able to participate, the next move on spectrum lies with Wheeler's FCC.

New FCC Chair to Lead Mobile Revolution's Next Phase

Jonathan Spalter | Posted 01.23.2014 | Technology
Jonathan Spalter

The new Chairman of the Federal Communications Commission, Tom Wheeler, might get a case of serious vertigo when he takes a look at the new infographi...

A Government Working to Help Innovation

Eva M. Clayton | Posted 01.23.2014 | Technology
Eva M. Clayton

The Internet plays a vital role for enabling individuals and communities both rural and urban to reach their full God-given potential. Our focus should be on policies that will deliver opportunity to those that lack it and not on fixing something that is not broken.

What Ted Cruz Doesn't Want You to Know

Timothy Karr | Posted 12.28.2013 | Politics
Timothy Karr

By now it seems pretty clear that Sen. Ted Cruz has a plan to occupy the White House. But he doesn't want people to know too much about it. And he definitely doesn't want you to know about the special interests that have already begun to bankroll his political ambitions.

Cruz To Push Obama Nominee On Political Ad Policy

Reuters | Posted 12.24.2013 | Politics

By Alina Selyukh WASHINGTON, Oct 24 (Reuters) - Republican Senator Ted Cruz, who has blocked President Barack Obama's nominee for chai...

Gerry Smith

Don't Count On Your Cell Phone For Help After The Next Huge Hurricane

HuffingtonPost.com | Gerry Smith | Posted 10.22.2013 | Technology

As Hurricane Sandy battered the East Coast, flooding homes, submerging cars and taking lives, Colleen Marron could only wonder if her family was safe....

Cruz Blocks Major Chairmanship Confirmation

Reuters | Posted 12.17.2013 | Politics

By Alina Selyukh WASHINGTON, Oct 17 (Reuters) - Republican Senator Ted Cruz, a conservative whose defiant stand against Obamacare help...

More Trouble for For-Profit Colleges: They Can't Keep Calling Your Cell

David_Halperin | Posted 01.23.2014 | Business
David_Halperin

The for-profit college industry is under pressure. Now, things are about to get even tougher for these companies -- but, thankfully, a little easier for people tired of being relentlessly pursued by for-profit college recruiters.

Verizon, Caught Red-Handed

Jeff Jarvis | Posted 11.18.2013 | Technology
Jeff Jarvis

This is not a matter of anything Verizon cannot do. This is a matter of what Verizon will not do. And that is what makes this a violation of FCC regulations and Verizon's assurances.

Verizon's Plan to Break the Internet

Timothy Karr | Posted 11.18.2013 | Technology
Timothy Karr

Verizon wants to control your online experience and make the Internet more like cable TV, where your remote offers only the illusion of choice.

Fire Island Is Getting Lit With Fiber Optics -- But What About the Rest of Verizon, Much Less the Voice Link Wireless Issues or the $130 Billion Vodaphone Deal?

Bruce Kushnick | Posted 11.16.2013 | Business
Bruce Kushnick

OK, so a group of small beach communities on an island finally got some adequate phone service; what about the 27 million households in Verizon's territories not to mention the tens of millions of business?

Telecoms Use Astroturf Lobby Against Net Neutrality

NEW YORK -- When the telecommunications industry sought federal rules that would allow it to charge customers more for high bandwidth products such as...

Confused About Net Neutrality? This Clears It All Up

Posted 09.09.2013 | Politics

The principle of net neutrality -- that Internet service providers should not discriminate among different kinds of content -- is getting two hearings...

Government Needs to Catch Up to the World of Instavideo

Jason A. Llorenz | Posted 11.04.2013 | Technology
Jason A. Llorenz

egulators need to stop focusing on the old 20th century phone system and start encouraging a system capable of meeting our demands for the high-speed Internet services and applications of the 21st Century.

Step Up to the Microphone!

Sue Wilson | Posted 10.21.2013 | Media
Sue Wilson

Scan across just about any radio dial in the entire country, and you'll hear exactly the same big city, big corporate programming: Rush Limbaugh, Fox Sports, Top 40, NPR. But what about local programming?

Consumers Stand to Lose as CBS Battles Time Warner Cable

Michael J. Copps | Posted 10.20.2013 | Media
Michael J. Copps

Imagine how broadband customers who pay separately for satellite television feel being swept up into this spat. CBS is perpetrating an audacious violation of the FCC Open Internet ("net neutrality") rules.

Three Reasons Why Smart Is the New Dumb on Criminal Justice

Jesse Lava | Posted 10.14.2013 | Politics
Jesse Lava

This trifecta of Holder's speech, reduced phone rates, and reform of stop-and-frisk has meant a glorious few days for the panoply of organizations pushing criminal justice reform.

Are You in a Verizon or AT&T Shut Off Zone? Will You be One of the Disconnected?

Bruce Kushnick | Posted 10.13.2013 | Business
Bruce Kushnick

This is the best case as AT&T may never expand past their current footprint with U-Verse and this quote is about services that may be available 3 years from now -- in 2016.

Government Threatens To Intervene In Time Warner-CBS Fight

Reuters | Liana B. Baker | Posted 10.10.2013 | Media

By Liana B. Baker (Reuters) - More than 3 million Time Warner Cable customers in New York, Los Angeles and Dallas will be blocked from ...