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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

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

LA Times: Net Neutrality may lead to higher broadband costs for consumers

The Los Angeles Times has revealed in a Thursday report, the implementation of the Federal Communications Commission (FCC)'s new Net Neutrality regulations could lead to an increase in broadband costs for consumers.

According to the LA Times report, broadband providers would apparently... 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

FCC redefines broadband with speed above 25 Mbps

The Federal Communications Commission (FCC) has redefined broadband as connection that offers 25 Mbps or higher speed. In order to call their service broadband, internet service providers will have to provide 25 Mbps or higher speed for downloads and 3 Mbps plus for uploads, to consumers.

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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

President Obama calls for strict open-Internet rules

In a statement released by the White House on Monday, President Barack Obama gave Net Neutrality a push, by urging the Federal Communications Commission (FCC) to claim authority over Web service in a manner similar to the regulation of telecom companies.

Calling for strict open-Internet... 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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