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Latest Version of Google Glass Hits FCC Filing with High-Resolution Images

Latest version of Google’s Glass Explorer program recently published in FCC provides detailed description of the Google Glass with high resolution images of the device. The images show a Google Glass unit with the FCCID ‘A4R­-GG1’ that looks a lot like the existing Glass design. The interesting... read more

FCC slaps $1.2M penalty on Sprint for 911 service outage in 2014

The US Federal Communications Commission (FCC) has imposed a hefty $1.2 million penalty on wireless carrier Sprint for its 911 outage, which affected Sprints’ hard-of-hearing (HoH) users last year.

The 911 system is a captioned telephone service which essentially enables people to read... read more

Lyft cited by FCC over unwanted autodialed text messages

The US Federal Communications Commission (FCC) has cited ride-sharing startup Lyft Inc. for violation of the Telephone Consumer Protection Act.

Travis LeBlanc, the head of the FCC's Enforcement Bureau, said that the Act gives users "the right to choose whether they want marketing calls... read more

Tom Wheeler releases order to FCC Commissioners for approval of AT&T-DirecTV merger

In an order released to the Federal Communications Commission (FCC) Commissioners on Tuesday, the agency’s Chairman Tom Wheeler has recommended the approval of AT&T’s acquisition of DirecTV, though under the Net Neutrality conditions.

AT&T had proposed a $48 billion merger of... read more

US Senators asks FCC to probe into “ridiculous prices” charged for Internet access

In a letter addressed to the Federal Communications Commission (FCC) Tom Wheeler this week, a US Senators' group led by presidential candidate Bernie Sanders has requested an investigation into whether bigwig cable and broadband providers are overcharging the Americans for Internet access.... read more

FCC Presidential candidate Bernie Sanders

In a letter addressed to the US Federal Communications Commission (FCC), Presidential candidate Bernie Sanders (I-Vt.) and three of his colleagues -- Sens. Elizabeth Warren (D-Mass.), Edward Markey (D-Mass.) and Al Franken (D-Minn.) -- have sought the agency’s investigation into “ridiculous... read more

Microsoft to axe ‘Photosynth’ and some MSN apps this fall

In a recent statement, Microsoft said that it has plans underway to axe some ‘unpopular’ apps for Windows Phone, iOS, and Android this fall.

One of the apps that are being discontinued by Microsoft is the ‘Photosynth’ app, which gives users the ability to create and share panoramic photos... read more

FCC considering new rules for wireless spectrum auctions

In a recent post released on the US Federal Communications Commission (FCC)'s blog, the agency's Chairman Tom Wheeler said that new rules are under consideration for wireless spectrum auctions.

With a wireless auction scheduled to be held early next year, Wheeler said in the blog post... read more

FCC will not dedicate more airwaves to smaller wireless carriers in 2016 auction

The US federal Communications Commission (FCC) Chairman Tom Wheeler said in a Thursday blog post that there is no need to set aside more airwaves for smaller wireless carriers in an auction likely to be held in 2016.

Rejecting the requests of T-Mobile US and other smaller wireless... read more

Subscribers could soon stop annoying robocalls

The Federal Communications Commission (FCC) has finally given relief to subscribers annoyed by automated promotional calls on their cellphones and landlines. The consumers will be having the option to block the calls and unwanted texts.

FCC has announced new rules under which unwanted... read more

FCC Proposes Largest Fine Ever, $100 Million on AT&T for Misleading Customers

On Wednesday, the Federal Communications Commission (FCC) proposed to slap a penalty of $100 million on AT&T Mobility for fooling customers who were guaranteed unlimited data plans but were not informed of the possibility of receiving speeds slower than the normal network speeds that AT&... read more

FCC Chairman Proposes extending Phone Subsidy for Poor to Broadband

A proposal by the chairman of the Federal Communications Commission calls for extension of a $1.6 billion program originally intended to make it possible for poor people to afford telephones to now also include Internet connections.

According to the FCC, Tom Wheeler is seeking support of... read more

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