Federal Communications Commission

FCC Looking To Close Digital Divide: 21 Percent Of Californians Either Have No Internet Or Still Use Dial UpCalifornia is slowly closing the digital divide, but a new survey shows millions of Californians still rely on dial-up Internet service or aren’t online at all. The federal government is looking to change that.
FCC To Rule On Net Neutrality, Tighter Restrictions On Internet ProvidersThe new rule would prevent Internet service providers like Comcast, Verizon, AT&T, Sprint and T-Mobile. from intentionally blocking or slowing Web traffic.
Larry Magid: FCC Extends Public Comment Deadline On Net Neutrality The Federal Communications Commission says it's extending the deadline for public to comment on a net neutrality proposal because the response has swamped the agency's website.
FCC Decision On Net Neutrality Could Lead To Priority Internet Fast Lanes For A PriceThe Federal Communications Commission voted Thursday to move ahead with a proposal of new rules that could set standards for Internet providers who wish to create paid priority fast lanes on their networks.
Larry Magid: FCC Looking Into Faster Wi-Fi On AirplanesIt’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.
AT&T Denies Cell Phone Towers Interfere With Oakland Police RadiosProblems 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.
After Insulin Pump Hacking, Bay Area Lawmaker Seeks ReviewLawmakers 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.
FCC Investigates BART Cell Service ShutdownThe 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.
House Republicans Move To Block Net Neutrality RulesHouse Republicans have taken a step towards tossing out the net neutrality rules passed by the Federal Communications Commission in December.
Tech Reports: FCC Modernizes Internet Rules in Schools & LibrariesThe 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.