FCC Launches New Mobile Broadband Subsidy

FCC Launches New Mobile Broadband Subsidy

The U.S. Federal Communications Commission has begun the process to get competitive bids for new mobile broadband subsidies designed to bring 3G or 4G service to areas without it.



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May 2, 2012

FCC Takes Steps to Crack Down on Phone Bill Cramming

FCC Takes Steps to Crack Down on Phone Bill Cramming

The U.S. Federal Communications Commission has voted to require telephone carriers to provide their customers more billing information in an effort to crack down on mysterious, unauthorized charges on phone bills.



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April 27, 2012

FCC Fights Carrier Bill Shock

FCC Fights Carrier Bill Shock

Site lists the major mobile U.S. carriers’ policies for warning customers who approach their over-usage limits (and accompanying fees) in a compromise with industry association.



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April 20, 2012

Google gets $25K fine for ‘impeding’ FCC probe into Street View

Google gets $25K fine for 'impeding' FCC probe into Street View

The FCC has fined Google $25K for stonewalling government investigators. 


Google Hit With FCC $25K Fine Over Street View Data Collection

Google Hit With FCC $25K Fine Over Street View Data Collection

At issue is the finding nearly two years ago that Google Street View cars had been collecting payload data from unprotected Wi-Fi networks via code written for an experimental project.



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April 15, 2012

Google Hit With $25K Fine, But FCC Finds Street View Data Collection Not Illegal

Google Hit With $25K Fine, But FCC Finds Street View Data Collection Not Illegal

At issue is the finding nearly two years ago that Google Street View cars had been collecting payload data from unprotected Wi-Fi networks via code written for an experimental project.



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April 15, 2012

Sony VAIO Chromebook Details Revealed

Sony VAIO Chromebook Details Revealed

Someone still believes in Chromebook laptops. Documents filed with the FCC show that Sony is working on one.



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March 26, 2012

T-Mobile Layoffs Called FCC’s Fault

T-Mobile Layoffs Called FCC's Fault

An AT&T executive claims the nixed merger would have prevented call center closures — but the FCC expressed concern the combined carriers would lose jobs.



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March 25, 2012

Feds Sue AT&T Over Deaf Calling Service Fraud

Feds Sue AT&T Over Deaf Calling Service Fraud

The FCC claims that AT&T let scammers overrun a calling service for the hearing impaired, and then stuck taxpayers with the bill.



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March 23, 2012

FCC Moves to Open Up New Mobile Spectrum

FCC Moves to Open Up New Mobile Spectrum

The FCC votes to move ahead with plans to open up 40MHz of wireless spectrum in the 2GHz band to mobile voice and broadband service.



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March 21, 2012