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FCC Fines Florida Man $120M For Spoofed Robocalls

The FCC issued its largest fine in history on Thursday, May 10, against a Florida-based man. The individual, identified as Adrian Abramovich, has been charged with making nearly 100 million spoofed robocalls in just three months.

Business Tech May 11, 2018

Net Neutrality Will Die On June 11: Here's How This Will Affect You

The death of net neutrality will happen on June 11, as determined by the Federal Communications Commission under Chairman Ajit Pai. The repeal of net neutrality rules will have a significant effect on both internet service providers and consumers.

Internet May 11, 2018

T-Mobile Used 'False Ringtones' To Trick Customers Into Thinking Their Rural Calls Were Going Through

The court finally ordered T-Mobile to pay a fine of $40 million to the U.S. Treasury after it had found the company guilty. Consumers complained to the FCC about the network's actions that tricked rural subscribers with 'false ringtones' to simulate call completion.

Business Tech April 18, 2018

CES 2018: FCC Chair Ajit Pai Cancels Appearance Over Death Threats

FCC Chair Ajit Pai canceled his upcoming appearance at CES 2018 due to death threats. Pai came under fire following the repeal of net neutrality.

CES 2018 January 7, 2018

FCC Won't Delay Repeal Of Net Neutrality Over Fake Comments

The FCC announced that it will not delay its repeal of net neutrality despite the controversial public comment system done before the vote. Millions of fake comments supporting the repeal were reportedly submitted within the public comment period.

Internet January 7, 2018

FCC Votes To Kill Net Neutrality: Here's What That Means For You And What Will Happen Next

The Federal Communication Commission, led by Chairman Ajit Pai, voted to kill net neutrality. The move will have a very significant effect on our access to the internet, and the next few weeks will be crucial in shaping its future.

Internet December 15, 2017

FCC Will Likely Kill Net Neutrality In December: A Frightening New Era For The Internet

Net neutrality will die this December. Federal Communications Commission chair Ajit Pai is reportedly planning to announce plans for a December meeting to vote on net neutrality one last time.

Internet November 17, 2017

FCC Wants Apple To Activate iPhone FM Radio Chips, But There's One Major Problem

FCC chairman Ajit Pai renewed the call for the activation of FM radio chips in smartphones. Pai singled out Apple in his statement, but there is one major problem in enabling the feature on the iPhone 8 and iPhone X.

Apple September 28, 2017

Netflix Backtracks, Now Back In The Fight To Save Net Neutrality

Netflix was thought to have given up on the fight to save net neutrality, as CEO Reed Hastings said that winning the battle is impossible under a Trump presidency. The streaming service has now backtracked and returned to the fray.

Internet June 15, 2017

FCC Claims Website Crash Caused By DDoS Attacks, Not John Oliver's Call For Net Neutrality's Last Stand

Comedian and TV show host invited viewers to take their last stand in protecting net neutrality. The public comment system of the FCC website crashed afterward, with the FCC insisting that the incident was caused by multiple DDoS attacks.

Internet May 9, 2017

FCC Chairman Junks Proposal To Allow In-Flight Voice Calls Using Mobile Phones

FCC Chairman Ajit Pai junked the proposal of his predecessor, Tom Wheeler, to allow airline passengers to make phone calls while in flight. Pai said that the proposal is ill-conceived and not in the public interest.

Business Tech April 11, 2017

FCC Cracks Down On Billions Of Robocalls Every Month, Allows Phone Companies To Easily Block Them

In its new proposed rules released March 23, FCC said it would push for phone companies to target as well as block illegal robocalls. There are about 2.4 billion of these calls every month, many of which are fraudulent.

Business Tech March 24, 2017

AT&T Customers Unable To Call 911: Here's What Happened (Service Restored Now)

AT&T users in more than 14 states nationwide were unable to call 911 on Wednesday, March 8. The carrier says it has solved the issue and restored the service, but people are still wondering what happened.

Internet March 9, 2017

FCC Declares War vs Robocalls Again: Ajit Pai Outlines Agenda For March

The Federal Communications Commission has again declared war against robocalls, automated phone calls that have been bugging the entire nation. FCC Chairman Ajit Pai revealed it as his agency's agenda this March.

Business Tech March 3, 2017

FCC Chair Calls Net Neutrality ‘A Mistake,’ Commits To Lighter Style Of Regulation Moving Forward

FCC Chair Ajit Pai has made comments about net neutrality rules that might have suggested such a concept will be over soon. Pai has announced that the commission will uphold a 'light-touch' regulation.

Internet March 1, 2017

FCC Chair's Policy Reversals Reveal Trump's 'Other War' Against Media [Analysis]

FCC Chair Ajit Pai backs up President Donald Trump's battle against the media by sacrificing consumer protection in favor of big telecommunications companies.

Internet February 26, 2017

FCC Chair Moves To Halt Broadband Privacy And Data Protection Rules Passed In October

The FCC plans to halt the implementation of a data security rule that compels ISPs to protect consumer data. Ajit Pai, current FCC chairman, plants to prevent the data security obligations from taking effect on March 2.

Internet February 24, 2017

FCC Starts Chipping Away At Net Neutrality: More ISPs No Longer Required To Be Transparent

The Federal Communications Commission has voted to suspend net neutrality transparency requirements for broadband providers with less than 250,000 customers. The move represents the first major regulatory action against the Obama administration's net neutrality laws.

Internet February 24, 2017

FCC Chairman Wants FM Radios Activated In Smartphones, But He Won't Push For It

FCC Chairman Ajit Pai expressed his desire for smartphone manufacturers to activate the FM chips that are found across most models. However, he will not be supporting a move to mandate companies to activate the FM radios.

Phones/Tablets/Mobile Tech February 19, 2017

Trump's New FCC Chairman Closes Zero-Rating Probe: Net Neutrality On Life Support

The FCC under the Trump administration is changing the game of net neutrality. In his first days in office, new FCC Chairman Ajit Pai has closed the investigations into the fairness of various zero-rating practices, raising alarming concerns.

Business Tech February 10, 2017

Net Neutrality Erosion Looms: Here’s What Could Happen And Why You Should Care

There could be a potential assault of net neutrality under the Trump administration, which spells for a number of problematic outcomes. Here’s how it might affect you.

Internet February 8, 2017

New FCC Chairman Has Spoken: Set-Top Box Proposal Is Now Officially Dropped

The FCC proposal that sought to encourage third-party manufacturers to build their own set-top boxes has already been dropped from the agency's agenda. Observers believe that it is as good as dead.

Internet February 1, 2017

Trump Is Tapping Ajit Pai, Enemy Of Net Neutrality, As FCC Chairman

Many believe that Ajit Pai has been appointed chairman of the Federal Communications Commission due to his fierce criticism of net neutrality. Under his watch, the agency is expected to overturn this rule.

Internet January 23, 2017

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