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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  • PMA Members Stand for Net Neutrality

    … Members of the PMA who stand in favor of net neutrality. The post PMA Members Stand for Net Neutrality appeared first on The PMA…

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  • Net Neutrality is dead. Now what?

    … As I’m sure we’re all aware, yesterday the FCC voted to repeal Net Neutrality regulations that were put in place by the Obama administration to treat the internet as a utility ensuring equal internet access for all. So what happens now? The internet hasn’t collapsed overnight, but it definitely has the potential to as internet service providers…

    Greg's Corner- 12 readers -
  • Street Fight Daily: 2018 Local Ad Spend Projections, Mashable Pivots Away from Video

    … publisher is beating a retreat from those ambitions. SoftBank Is Negotiating a DoorDash Investment Up to $300 Million (Recode) The investment would be the latest big bet from SoftBank’s Vision Fund, a $98 billion pool of cash that is striking massive deals in some of Silicon Valley’s flashiest companies. How Hearst Went From Legacy Brand…

    Street Fight- 11 readers -
  • Is there a sliver of hope for Net Neutrality?

    … FCC Chairman Ajit Pai With the impending repeal of Net neutrality less than two weeks away there are some people in positions of power who are trying to attempt last-minute solutions on at least delaying the FCC’s imminent execution of a free and open internet. However, is it too little too late? New York Attorney General Eric Schneiderman…

    Greg's Corner- 10 readers -
  • Is the FCC trying to silence American voices?

    … FCC Chairman Ajit Pai On this blog, we’ve discussed the FCC’s plan to dismantle the net neutrality policies put in place by the Obama administration to try to keep a free and open internet. Long story short, the Trump administration’s FCC, helmed by Chairman Ajit Pai, will be voting next month to determine the fate of net neutrality in the US…

    Greg's Corner- 12 readers -
  • Telco billed $2.7 million for failing to renew domain

    … the morning of June 8, 2016. The $2.7 million charge is a repayment of a reimbursement of the same amount paid out by the nation Telecommunications Relay Service Fund. Sorenson has agreed to pay a more modest $252,000 in formal penalties to the FCC for its indiscretion. Still, as domain renewal fumbles go, it’s got to be one of the biggest facepalms we’ve seen for a while. Tweet Tagged: fcc, renewal, sorenson …

    Kevin Murphy/ DomainIncite- 12 readers -
  • 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…

    Greg's Corner- 18 readers -
  • Is Netflix fighting for net neutrality once again? Sort of.

    … neutrality may be like trying to hold back the ocean with a broom, as the President Trump-backed FCC has full intentions of repealing the net neutrality regulations put in place by the Obama administration. You can go here to voice your opinion about net neutrality to the FCC. …

    Greg's Corner- 18 readers -
  • 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…

    Greg's Corner- 19 readers -
  • 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…

    Greg's Corner- 22 readers -
  • The battle for net neutrality is being fought on the FCC’s website

    … offering tiered services where you had to pay extra in order to get a fast connection to Netflix. Or it could be other popular sites like Facebook or Gmail. Net neutrality says that all internet traffic should be treated equally. Proponents of net neutrality wanted the FCC to regulate ISPs like a common carrier which would prevent ISPs from…

    Greg's Corner- 18 readers -
  • 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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