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‘Cramming’ Lands Verizon, Sprint in the Dock

U.S. regulators have fined Verizon Communications and Sprint for data cramming to resolve the pending inquiry against the telecom providers. After last year’s case, wherein AT&T and T-Mobile had to pay $105 million and $90 million, respectively, as fine to settle cramming investigations... read more

FCC’s new Net Neutrality regulations published to Federal Register

The US Federal Communications Commission (FCC)’s new Net Neutrality regulations - referred to as the Open Internet Order – were published to the Federal Register over this past weekend. The effective publication date of the new rules in the Federal Register is Monday, April 13; with the date on... read more

FCC to vote on spectrum-sharing plan on April 17

On April 17, the US Federal Communications Commission (FCC) is scheduled to vote on a plan for the sharing of valuable 3.5GHz wireless spectrum. The spectrum sharing plan on which the FCC will vote next month could serve the military, mobile service providers as well as individual broadband... read more

Two lawsuits filed against FCC’s new Net Neutrality rules

In opposition of the US Federal communications Commission (FFC)'s tough new Net Neutrality regulations, two lawsuits were filed on Monday by telecom firms. The lawsuits mark the first legal actions initiated against the Net Neutrality rules which were passed by the FCC in a 3-2 vote on February... read more

Senate Republicans oppose FCC’s new Net Neutrality rules

Against the backdrop of the US Federal Communications Commission (FCC)’s new Net Neutrality rules, some Senate Republicans said on Wednesday that the rules will probably lead to rate regulation, and may also prompt some small broadband providers to shutter their businesses.

The FCC voted... read more

AT&T will sue FCC if it pushes forward with Net Neutrality proposal

According to a CNBC report, bigwig US wireless carrier AT&T has threatened to take legal action against the Federal Communications Commission (FCC) if the agency goes ahead with its decision to reclassify Internet service as a as a utility service under Title II of the 1934 Communications... read more

Four Democratic senators urge FTC and FCC to probe into Verizon 'supercookies'

Against the backdrop of Verizon's secret use of 'supercookies' to track the Web browsing behavior of its nearly 100 million customers, four Democratic senators have recently sent letters to the US Federal Trade Commission (FTC) and the Federal Communications Commission (FCC) to investigate... read more

US Federal Communications Commission Warns Hotels, other Entities against Blocking Personal Wi-Fi Access

On Tuesday, the US Federal Communications Commission (FCC) issued warning to hotels and other entities against blocking personal Wi-Fi access or hot spots. According to the FCC, it was illegal and might incur heavy fines.

It was found in an investigation at a resort hotel and convention... read more

Tom Wheeler proposes raising definition of high-speed Internet to 25Mbps download speed

According to a Reuters report, US Federal Communications Commission (FCC) Chairman Tom Wheeler has proposed that the definition of the high-speed Internet - or broadband - should be raised to download speeds of 25 megabits per second (Mbps).

Going by a fact sheet shared with Reuters,... read more

FCC increases Connect America ‘broadband’ speed to 10Mbps

In a new order which underscores a reclassification of broadband speeds, the Federal Communications Commission (FCC) has ruled that an Internet service will be considered 'broadband' if the providers deliver at least 10Mbps and 1Mbps of minimum download and upload speeds respectively.

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T-Mobile to be more transparent in future about throttled data speeds

US Federal Communications Commission (FCC) Chairman Tom Wheeler has revealed in an earlier-this-week statement that fourth-ranking wireless carrier T-Mobile has agreed to provide greater transparency to its customers with regard to throttled data speeds.

T-Mobile has agreed to be more... read more

FCC to consider new rules to ensure real consumer choice

On Friday, officials at the US Federal Communications Commission (FCC) revealed that new rules will be mulled by the agency to ensure real consumer choice, at a time when copper-based networks in the country are being shifted to IP networks.

According to the information shared by the... read more

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