The Federal Communications Commission (FCC) is an independent agency of the United States government, created by Congressional statute (see 47 U.S.C. § 151 and 47 U.S.C. § 154) to regulate interstate and international communications by radio, television, wire, satellite, and cable in all 50 states, the District of Columbia and U.S. territories. The FCC works towards six goals in the areas of broadband, competition, the spectrum, the media, public safety and homeland security. The Commission is also in the process of modernizing itself.The FCC was formed by the Communications Act of 1934 to replace the radio regulation functions of the Federal Radio Commission.
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  • The FCC seems to think we have enough internet

    … When they’re not busy getting ready to dismantle a free and open internet, the FCC seems to think mobile broadband is enough for most homes. According to Ars Technica, the President Trump-backed FCC is leaning toward declaring mobile broadband speeds as the national standard. As Ars Technica points out, this could mean we may see a slow-down…

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  • Is Netflix fighting for net neutrality once again? Sort of.

    … Previously, the CEO of Netflix said that his company was not worried about net neutrality since he said they were “big enough to get the deals they want.” Now it appears the subscription video streaming service may have changed its tune. Recently, Netflix made an announcement they were participating in the July 12th Battle for the Net campaign…

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  • FCC could allow telemarketers to go straight to your voicemail

    … in a better way. Telemarketers and the RNC are asking the FCC to allow their calls to bypass ringing your phone and let them go straight to your voicemail. The companies behind these annoying robocalls claim that allowing their calls to go to voicemail does not violate the 1991 Telephone Consumer Protection Act since the phone doesn’t actually…

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  • Is net neutrality dead?

    … Yesterday, the President Trump-backed FCC voted 2-1 to overturn the net neutrality regulations the Obama administration had put in place in 2015. Net neutrality basically states all internet traffic should be treated equally and internet service providers should not charge consumers extra for prioritized traffic. FCC chairman Ajit Pai has…

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  • The battle for net neutrality is being fought on the FCC’s website

    … were in fact common carriers, however, under the Trump administration, those regulations have largely been gutted. This is a battle that’s been going on for years but it reached a fever pitch recently when a large salvo was fired against the Trump-controlled FCC the other night. It all started when political humorist John Oliver started talking…

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  • Congress repeals internet privacy rules. What does this actually mean for you?

    … Congress repeals internet privacy rules. What does this actually mean for you? As was expected, the House of Representatives also voted to repeal internet privacy regulations that would have prevented internet service providers from selling your personal information to advertisers. President Trump is expected to sign it into law once…

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  • Senate votes to repeal internet provider privacy regs

    … Senate votes to repeal internet provider privacy regs Yesterday, the US Senate voted to repeal FCC regulations that prohibited wireless and internet providers from selling your personal information to third-parties. The previous regulations required these carriers to ask your permission up front before sharing your personal information…

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  • The Legally Hazy World of Cannabis Marketing

    … a looming felony is an almost certain violation of the “public interest,” broadcasters steer clear of those ads to ensure they receive their FCC license. This roadblock means social networks like Facebook and Instagram have emerged as primary channels for cannabis marketing. But promoting products and brands on those digital platforms isn’t as easy…

    The Content Strategistin Social- 25 readers -
  • Netflix wants ISPs to chill on data caps

    … users never reach their limit, there are many power users who do, and a lot of them reach their limit by streaming video over services like Netflix. Because of that, Netfilx is petitioning the FCC to make data caps illegal. In their argument, Netflix says that data caps are arbitrary and are only used for ISPs to be able to squeeze more money out…

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  • FCC proposal attempts to free us from the cable box

    …, the cable box may be a thing of the past. With more people using streaming devices, like a Roku or Apple TV, the FCC wants the cable companies to allow their services to be accessed through these devices rather than exclusively through cable boxes. The FCC believes that this will allow consumers more choices for their viewing habits. The cable…

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  • Net Neutrality: Has Time Warner Created a ‘De Facto Fast Lane’?

    … Net Neutrality has been a source of lengthy litigation, mostly between the Federal Communications Commission (FCC) and Internet Service Providers (ISPs). This conflict came to a head when a Verizon won a court case, forcing the FCC to reconsider its regulations. When the FCC announced its new regulations, they were challenged before…

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