Latest U.S. Federal Communications Commission Stories

2011-01-19 05:45:00

The U.S. Federal Communications Commission (FCC) gave the go-ahead on Tuesday for Comcast's purchase of NBC Universal, voting 4-to-1 in favor of approving the acquisition.  Michael Copps, one of the FCC's three Democrats and an opponent of media consolidation, voted against the deal. The Justice Department's anti-trust division also announced a proposed settlement that would allow the takeover to proceed, subject to some conditions. Comcast's purchase of 51 percent of NBC Universal from...

2010-12-24 06:15:00

U.S. Federal Communications Commission Chairman Julius Genachowski has proposed that Comcast's acquisition of NBC Universal be approved with conditions, the AFP news agency reported on Thursday, citing agency officials speaking on condition of anonymity. While the FCC officials did not disclose specific details about any of the proposed conditions tied to the deal, they said they relate to issues such as access to programming and online video distribution. Genachowski will circulate a draft...

2010-11-11 12:00:00

The U.S. Federal Communications Commission (FCC) is investigating Google Inc.'s "Street View" service to see if the company's collection of data violated federal laws. Google is facing multiple investigations in many countries because of the data collected by its cars photographing streets around the world.  Google said last month that it was "mortified" to learn its Wi-Fi equipped Street View cars mistakenly collected entire emails and passwords. "In light of their public disclosure,...

2010-09-23 12:44:00

AUSTIN, Texas, Sept. 23 /PRNewswire/ -- The Wi-Fi Alliance welcomes a ruling issued today from the U.S. Federal Communications Commission (FCC) enabling the practical use of new unlicensed spectrum. Vacant spectrum from unused analog television bands - commonly called "TV white spaces" - presents an important new frequency for Wi-Fi operation, and today's FCC ruling provides usable guidance that is responsive to industry recommendations. "We share the FCC's enthusiasm about the potential...

2010-06-01 15:40:00

According to a survey released on Tuesday 80 percent of Americans do not know the speed of their home Internet broadband connection, but most are satisfied with its performance. The survey found that 71 percent of men and 90 percent of women do not know their home broadband speed.  The U.S. Federal Communications Commission (FCC) conducted the survey in its attempt to bring high-speed Internet to the entire U.S. According to the survey, younger broadband users tend to be slightly more...

2009-12-17 05:50:00

The U.S. Federal Communications Commission is looking at ways to allow Internet access through set-top boxes for television sets, reported Reuters. With competition and innovation sorely missing in this market, the FCC staff said on Wednesday they are considering ways of increasing Internet access as part of its agency's national broadband plan. "It's time ... to consider if there are better ways to open the set-top box market to greater competition and innovation," William Lake, FCC's media...

2009-10-20 07:00:00

BEIJING, Oct. 20 /PRNewswire-Asia-FirstCall/ -- Telestone Technologies Corporation (Nasdaq: TSTC; "Telestone" or the "Company") a leading developer and provider of local access network solutions based in China, announced today that its Wireless Fiber Distribution System (WFDS(TM)) passed all testing procedures of the U.S. Federal Communications Commission ("FCC"), including all of the existing 2G and 3G systems in the U.S. The WFDS(TM) system had a successful debut at the April 2009...

2009-02-14 12:35:51

Yesterday, a U.S. appeals court ruled not to pass a proposal made by the cable industry to override privacy regulations that would make it hard to share subscribers' private information with others. The U.S. Court of Appeals for the District of Columbia Circuit refused to pass a petition submitted by the National Cable and Telecommunications Association, which stated that federal regulations on telecom carriers' use of customer information contradicted free speech rights provided under the...

2008-12-13 08:00:00

The U.S. Federal Communications Commission (FCC) is expected to vote December 18 on a plan to auction off the AWS-3 wireless spectrum that will be freed up in February when television stations shift to all digital broadcasts.  The commission would require the auction's winner to use part of the spectrum for a national, ad-supported free wireless Internet service. The no-cost Wi-Fi service would have to be up and running within a few years of the auction, and the winning company would be...

2008-11-06 08:45:00

Cable companies could be in big trouble after federal regulators investigate if they are raising prices as consumers prepare to switch to digital television.The U.S. Federal Communications Commission sent letters to 12 companies after receiving complaints that some are increasing prices for programming packages. The FCC says others are requiring customers to buy digital set-top boxes for fewer channels. On February 17th, television broadcast signals will switch to digital from analog ...

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