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
In his final public speech before stepping down as FCC chairman, Tom Wheeler defended net neutrality and the Open Internet Order. The policies are in danger of being repealed under the incoming Trump administration.
Internet January 13, 2017
FCC Chairman Tom Wheeler issued a new report before leaving office, again raising concerns of net neutrality violations with AT&T and Verizon's zero-rating practices. T-Mobile's Binge On gets a pass and the report explains why.
Internet January 12, 2017
The Federal Communications Commission is warming its engines for the rollout of 5G. The head of the FCC sent a proposal that will accelerate the adoption of the high-speed technology across the United States.
Business Tech June 21, 2016
Last March, Jeb Bush called net neutrality the craziest idea he has ever heard. Now, the presidential aspirant proposes to abolish it.
Internet September 24, 2015
Senators are calling for the Federal Communications Commission to look into the 'ridiculous prices' that cable and broadband companies are charging customers. They specifically cited Time Warner Cable as an example.
Internet July 11, 2015
FCC Chairman Tom Wheeler has handed over to commissioners copies of a proposal for revising the rules of spectrum auction.
Business June 29, 2015
The new rules are bound to make no major changes for a short while, but expect a lot of overhauls in the long run.
Internet June 12, 2015
The FCC wants low-income households to have Internet access as an added feature of the agency’s Lifeline program.
Internet May 30, 2015
AT&T will now only throttle unlimited data customers on its LTE network if the users are in areas that are experiencing network congestion.
Internet May 8, 2015
AT&T cuts ties with overseas call centers where employees accessed sensitive customer information and sold off the data to a phone theft ring.
Legal April 9, 2015
Tom Wheeler spoke at Mobile World Congress, defending the FCC's rules to regulate the Internet under Title II. He argued the case in front of a number of mobile executives.
Internet March 4, 2015
The FCC has voted in favor of net neutrality, reclassifying the Internet as a public utility under Title II. The vote is a historic one for Internet users across the country, and the new rules will prevent ISPs from creating Internet fast lanes.
Internet February 27, 2015
The Federal Communications Commission (FCC) is finally voting on Net Neutrality today. Here are six key things you need to know about the landmark vote.
Internet February 26, 2015
The phrase keeps getting thrown around a lot these days, but what exactly is net neutrality for?
Internet February 25, 2015
The arguments have not stopped pouring left and right as Feb. 26 draws near. On this day, the Federal Communications Commission will vote on its third and hopefully final set of net neutrality rules.
Internet February 19, 2015
Republicans in Congress believe the White House had an 'improper influence' on the FCC regarding policies on net neutrality. A committee led by Jason Chaffetz has demanded documents from FCC chairman Tom Wheeler.
Internet February 7, 2015
Consumers and consumer advocates applaud FCC Chairman Tom Wheeler’s proposal to reclassify ISPs as utility services under Title II, while Comcast, AT&T, and Verizon will be taking the battle to court.
Internet February 6, 2015
The AWS-3 airwaves auction concluded on Thursday, Jan. 29, with the FCC raising a record $44.9 billion in the wireless spectrum auction.
Business January 31, 2015
Amid concerns over the economy, health care, and national security, President Barack Obama touches on broadband and net neutrality issues in his State of the Union address.
Society January 21, 2015
The FCC's vote on net neutrality is scheduled for Feb. 26 and the debate over proposed 'fast lanes' continues. While legal battles are predicted to follow, likely stalling any immediate change in Internet service, the big question is how the agency's determination will ultimately affect businesses and consumers.
Business Tech January 19, 2015
Despite reports of Tom Wheeler's opposition to President Obama's strong stance on net neutrality, the FCC chairman says they are actually 'headed to the same goals.'
Internet January 8, 2015
The net neutrality rules are meant to prevent Internet service providers from slowing down or speeding up Internet traffic for certain websites.
Internet January 3, 2015
Although President Obama recently urged the FCC to support full net neutrality, along with the majority of the American public, the agency's chairman Tom Wheeler says he may ignore the President's suggestions.
Internet Culture November 12, 2014
Internet service providers lash out at President Obama’s statement calling for the “explicit ban” of paid prioritization and reclassification of ISPs as public utilities.
Legal November 11, 2014
The FCC wastes no time in responding to President Barack Obama's call for regulators to salvage the Common Carrier law and build new rules for a free and open Internet. A day before Obama released his statement on the controversial issue, a former FCC chairman penned a lengthy rebuff.
Internet November 10, 2014
The FCC is reportedly looking to partly regulate Internet service providers as public utilities. In spite of the proposal's tougher stance on ISPs, it is certain to draw criticism from Net neutrality advocates.
Business November 2, 2014
The FCC has announced that it has received more than three million comments just before its Net neutrality deadline. The number of submissions represents a record for the agency, surpassing the "Nipplegate" scandal from 2004.
Internet September 16, 2014
FCC Chairman Tom Wheeler takes a combative stance against the lack of competition in the U.S. Internet market, gets applauded by consumers.
Internet September 6, 2014
FCC Chairman Tom Wheeler applauded the failure of merger talks between Sprint and T-Mobile. He said that four wireless providers are good for American consumers.
Business Tech August 8, 2014
President Obama is strongly opposed to the creation of Internet 'fast lanes.' Perhaps his remarks will provide the impetus for a dithering FCC to move toward a resolution on net neutrality issues.
Business Tech August 7, 2014
Verizon Wireless' move to throttle the top 5 percent of its highest volume unlimited data users has the FCC's attention. Chairman Tom Wheeler spoke out against Verizon, questioning the move.
Phones/Tablets/Mobile Tech August 1, 2014
The FCC may approve a move to modernize E-Rate, a program that offers telecom discounts for schools. It may authorize billions of dollars to be redirected to benefit students.
Society July 9, 2014
Now democrat lawmakers are expressing their regret at Wheeler not wanting to ban the idea behind fast lanes existing altogether. Wheeler defends his ideal of a net neutral broadband access, but does not want to revise his current network proposal.
Internet May 21, 2014
For the moment, net neutrality lives on, but we won't know for how long until the May 15 vote. If all goes well, the way we use the Internet should not change much.
Internet May 13, 2014
Various tech companies got together and sent Tom Wheeler and the FCC a letter expressing their desire for net neutrality. The companies are against preferential treatment, tolls or fast lanes when it comes to bandwidth.
Business May 9, 2014
Net neutrality is not dead yet. FCC chairman Tom Wheeler is trying his best to make sure that it will never happen. If it does, Netflix and others could be in the clear.
Internet May 4, 2014
FCC chairman Tom Wheeler proposes his views on net neutrality. ISPs can charge more from content providers to reach their customers faster.
Internet May 1, 2014
Got something to say on the FCC’s proposed net neutrality rules? Send them an email.
Internet April 28, 2014
The federal appeals court's decision that shot down Net neutrality could have dire implications for both businesses and individuals. A Reddit user has created a chart to demonstrate the nightmare we could possibly be heading into. A nightmare scarier than 2013's most popular horror movie Carrie.
Internet January 20, 2014
FCC Chairman Tom Wheeler is committed to exhausting all means to ensure that the Internet will remain open and free.
Internet January 17, 2014
According to AT&T, its Sponsored Data program is designed to benefit consumers and businesses. Perhaps not.
Business January 10, 2014
Tom Wheeler, the FCC chairman, wants to encourage competition.
Business December 3, 2013
FCC has asked CTIA to unlock cellphones. Or they'll do it themselves.
Phones/Tablets/Mobile Tech November 16, 2013
The app by Federal Communications Commission (FCC) is a broad-based effort to gauge actual download and upload speeds against advertised speeds of providers.
Apps/Software November 11, 2013