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Larry Magid: FCC Looking Into Faster Wi-Fi On Airplanes

It’s great that we can now get the Internet on planes now, but often times the connection is too slow. The Federal Communications Commission is reportedly taking steps to bring faster, cheaper Wi-Fi connections on airplanes.

05/10/2013

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AT&T Denies Cell Phone Towers Interfere With Oakland Police Radios

Problems with the Oakland police radio system over the past year were not caused by interference from AT&T cell phone towers, according to the company.

09/06/2012

After Insulin Pump Hacking, Bay Area Lawmaker Seeks Review

Lawmakers are requesting a review of the government’s security standards for wireless medical devices after a diabetic discovered how to remotely reprogram his and other people’s insulin pumps.

CBS San Francisco–08/19/2011

Protestors pretend to talk on their cell phone as they taunt a Bay Area Rapid Transit (BART) police officer at the Civic Center station on August 15, 2011 in San Francisco. (Justin Sullivan/Getty Images)

FCC Investigates BART Cell Service Shutdown

The Federal Communications Commission is opening an investigation into the Bay Area Rapid Transit’s shutdown of cell service in order to disrupt a planned protest.

CONNECT WITH KCBS–08/16/2011

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House Republicans Move To Block Net Neutrality Rules

House Republicans have taken a step towards tossing out the net neutrality rules passed by the Federal Communications Commission in December.

CONNECT WITH KCBS–03/10/2011

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Tech Reports: FCC Modernizes Internet Rules in Schools & Libraries

The Federal Communications Commission wants to get more bang from the federal dollars that subsidize Internet access in schools and libraries by lifting some of the restrictions that come with the funds.

CONNECT WITH KCBS–09/23/2010