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FCC is Testing 9-1-1 Texting Program

Injured, on fire, or under fire citizens can now text the emergency services in a new pilot program in the US. The Federal Communications Commission (FCC) said that it had selected a number of (primarily rural) areas to trial the... Continue Reading →

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FCC to Open Public Debate on Proposed Net Neutrality Rules

Federal regulators appear to share one view about net neutrality: It is a good thing. But defining net neutrality? That’s where things get messy. On Thursday, the Federal Communications Commission voted 3-2 to open for public debate new rules meant... Continue Reading →

FCC Moving Towards ‘Two-Lane Web’

The Federal Communications Commission on Thursday voted in favor of advancing a proposal that could dramatically reshape the way consumers experience the Internet, opening the possibility of Internet service providers charging Web sites for higher-quality delivery of their content to... Continue Reading →

FCC Chairman says he has Revised his Approach to Net Neutrality Rules

After his proposal to allow Internet companies to charge Web companies for speedier delivery of their content was met with widespread criticism, Federal Communications Commission Chairman Tom Wheeler is trying to make the case that it is possible to have Internet fast lanes without... Continue Reading →

FCC to Propose Pay-for-Preferential Treatment Rules in Blow to Net Neutrality

The U.S. Federal Communications Commission will take public comments before moving forward with a new set of net neutrality rules that sparked controversy when they were leaked in a news report earlier Wednesday. The FCC will release a proposal soon... Continue Reading →

Massachusetts Governor Deval Patrick Criticizes Federal Shutdown of Black FM Station

Federal agents shut down an unlicensed radio station in Boston Thursday, sending "shockwaves through Boston’s African-American community, where the station filled a vacuum on the airwaves after the station WILD-AM was sold," Meghan E. Irons reported Friday for the Boston Globe. Gov.... Continue Reading →

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