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'F-bomb' case reaches Supreme Courtupdated: Thu Jun 21 2012 12:34:00

The Supreme Court takes another look at "indecency" on broadcast TV. CNN's Kate Bolduan looks at the implications.

Wireless carriers alerting users about data-overage chargesupdated: Mon Apr 30 2012 12:03:00

If you like streaming lots of audio or video to your cell phone and you don't have an unlimited data plan, you might end up with a bad case of "bill shock" when your wireless carrier hits you with overage charges.

Government asks high court to review Jackson 'wardrobe malfunction' incidentupdated: Wed Apr 18 2012 15:09:00

An appeal over singer Janet Jackson's "wardrobe malfunction" and brief partial nudity on national television has reached the Supreme Court, the latest free speech episode over indecent, if fleeting, images and words on the public airwaves.

Wireless carriers join forces to fight theftupdated: Tue Apr 10 2012 16:38:00

A rise in the theft of smart phones, cell phones and tablets across the country has prompted the wireless industry to take steps aimed at minimizing the usefulness of a stolen device.

FCC should clear Limbaugh from airwavesupdated: Mon Mar 12 2012 10:05:00

Ironically, the misogyny Rush Limbaugh spewed for three days over Sandra Fluke was not much worse than his regular broadcast of sexist, racist and homophobic hate speech:

CNNMoney: 4 ways to stave off the cell phone apocalypseupdated: Fri Feb 24 2012 05:56:00

This is part four of a week-long series the cell phone capacity crunch.

CNNMoney: The spectrum war's winners and losersupdated: Wed Feb 22 2012 05:19:00

This is part two of a week-long series on the cell phone capacity crunch.

CNNMoney: Sorry, America: Your wireless airwaves are fullupdated: Tue Feb 21 2012 17:30:00

This is part one of a week-long series on the cell phone capacity crunch.

FCC approves new limits on automated telemarketing callsupdated: Wed Feb 15 2012 14:39:00

The Federal Communications Commission approved new rules Wednesday to further limit automatically dialed or prerecorded calls know as "robocalls" and automated text messages.

CNNMoney: FCC bans LightSquared over GPS interferenceupdated: Wed Feb 15 2012 14:14:00

LightSquared's plan to become a fifth major nationwide wireless carrier hit a major snag this week, after government regulators said they would continue to bar the company from launching its network.

CNNMoney: Google's new 'entertainment device' is comingupdated: Fri Feb 10 2012 10:13:00

The tech world is all abuzz about Google's mysterious new "entertainment device."

Justices appear to lean toward FCC in case over broadcast TV 'indecency'updated: Tue Jan 10 2012 17:07:00

The Supreme Court appeared ready to give government regulators the continuing authority to regulate profanity and sexual content on broadcast television after a lively hour of arguments Tuesday.

Justices tackle free speech dispute over broadcast TV 'indecency'updated: Fri Jan 06 2012 18:35:00

It's a Tuesday night at Nell and Matt Dillard's suburban Washington home, and the family of four is watching "Glee," a scripted Fox television program.

CNNMoney: FCC scrambles to cope with data avalancheupdated: Thu Dec 29 2011 05:36:00

Smartphone companies and carriers are desperate for network capacity to provide souped-up service, but they're hard-pressed to find it. The latest attempt: a government effort to use the staticky space between television channels.

Telecoms and the battle for bandwidthupdated: Wed Dec 14 2011 11:25:00

Verizon pulled a rabbit out of its corporate hat earlier this month. The wireless giant announced a multibillion-dollar deal to purchase rights to largely unused spectrum, which is like an open lane on the congested wireless Internet highway. Verizon purchased these rights from Comcast and Time Warner, two large cable-TV companies, and the smaller Bright House Networks.

Federal rule aims to keep TV commercials at same volume as programsupdated: Tue Dec 13 2011 18:48:00

Television commercials that are a lot louder than the program will be prohibited under rules adopted Tuesday by the Federal Communications Commission.

CNNMoney: Verizon's $3.6 billion spectrum buy reshapes wireless fieldupdated: Fri Dec 02 2011 11:11:00

In the era of the smartphone and tablet boom, the hottest wireless commodities are airwaves.

CNNMoney: AT&T blasts 'unfair' FCC report on T-Mobile dealupdated: Thu Dec 01 2011 14:05:00

In a rebuttal that didn't mince words, AT&T fired back at the Federal Communications Commission, calling its report on the company's proposed merger with T-Mobile unfair, biased, one-sided, speculative, and cherry-picked for facts.

CNNMoney: AT&T: It's all about the dividendupdated: Mon Nov 28 2011 12:43:00

Ma Bell's plan to buy T-Mobile may still technically be on life support. But make no mistake, AT&T's stock looks pretty dead.

First nationwide Emergency Alert System test hits glitchesupdated: Wed Nov 09 2011 20:30:00

Problems were reported across the country during the first-ever nationwide test Wednesday of the Emergency Alert System, designed to allow the president to address the American people during a national emergency.

First-ever nationwide test of Emergency Alert System set for Wednesdayupdated: Tue Nov 08 2011 18:29:00

"This is a test. This is only a test."

CNNMoney: What Republicans mean by 'revenue'updated: Tue Nov 08 2011 05:00:00

It's been a big bone of contention from Day 1 on the congressional debt committee. Will Republicans accept any kind of revenue dedicated to debt reduction, and if so what kind and how much?

CBS wins another round in 'wardrobe malfunction' caseupdated: Wed Nov 02 2011 16:50:00

Government fines against CBS for airing Janet Jackson's "wardrobe malfunction" on national television were again tossed out by a federal appeals court, the latest free speech episode over indecent, if fleeting, images and words on the public airwaves.

CNNMoney: Wireless carriers agree to end 'bill shock'updated: Mon Oct 17 2011 13:56:00

Those surprise overage charges on your wireless bill will soon be a thing of the past.

FCC, FEMA offer new tech tips for emergenciesupdated: Thu Sep 22 2011 19:40:00

In an emergency, do you know how to best use your cell phone to stay safe, informed and in touch?

FCC to investigate cell phone logjam after earthquakeupdated: Thu Aug 25 2011 20:59:00

The Federal Communications Commission says it is looking into the failures of cell phone service that occurred Tuesday afternoon after the East Coast earthquake. For as long as an hour after the quake, wireless customers in Washington and elsewhere reported being unable to get calls through.

Bay Area transit board agrees to make policy on cell-phone blackoutsupdated: Wed Aug 24 2011 17:13:00

San Francisco's transit system board agreed Wednesday to put together a formal policy on when cell-phone service can be cut off to commuters, in response to widespread complaints and recent protests.

911 will soon accept texts, photos, videoupdated: Thu Aug 11 2011 09:15:00

FCC Chairman Julius Genachowski announced a five-step plan on Wednesday to update the technology that powers the 911 emergency response system.

Federal regulators vow to protect GPS from potential interferenceupdated: Wed Aug 10 2011 22:56:00

The government promises to keep your GPS safe from potential interference that could be caused by a new broadband wireless system now under review by federal regulators.

FCC promises 100,000 jobs through 'call centers'updated: Thu Aug 04 2011 13:30:00

When you call customer service in the time ahead, chances should improve that you will reach someone in the United States, with a forecast of 100,000 new jobs at call centers to be created the next two years, according to the Federal Communications Commission.

CNNMoney: FCC promises 100,000 jobsupdated: Thu Aug 04 2011 10:35:00

When you call customer service in the time ahead, chances should improve that you will reach someone in the United States, with a forecast of 100,000 new jobs at call centers to be created the next two years, according to the Federal Communications Commission.

FCC promises 100,000 jobs to staff 'call centers'updated: Thu Aug 04 2011 09:20:00

A hundred thousand jobs are forecast from the creation of "call centers" that would be based in the United States, according to a statement ahead of a planned announcement Thursday by the head of the Federal Communications Commission.

CNNMoney: Does News Corp. risk FCC's scrutiny?updated: Thu Jul 21 2011 15:20:00

Will the fallout from the Murdochs' phone-hacking scandal in the United Kingdom cross the Atlantic and impede News Corp.'s ability to broadcast in the United States?

To preserve democracy, preserve journalismupdated: Fri Jul 01 2011 12:46:00

What information is necessary in the 21st century?

Supreme Court to look at government regulation of broadcast profanityupdated: Mon Jun 27 2011 13:44:00

The Supreme Court said Monday it will take another look at government efforts to regulate profanity and sexual content on broadcast television.

How to spot bogus phone bill chargesupdated: Sat Jun 25 2011 14:06:00

Financial analyst Clyde Anderson explains how to spot excessive fees the FCC says phone companies charge landline users.

FCC moves to fight mystery fees on your phone billupdated: Sat Jun 25 2011 14:06:00

Phone bills, especially cell phone bills, are notoriously complex and cryptic. This makes it easy to slip in new charges without consumers noticing -- including for services that the consumer never authorized.

CNNMoney: New bill would require carriers to clarify 4G speedsupdated: Wed Jun 22 2011 15:54:00

The term "4G" is particularly confusing, because it means something different to every wireless company: Service, speed and technology vary wildly. A bill introduced to Congress on Wednesday would attempt to clear that up.

There are worse scandals than Weinerupdated: Fri Jun 17 2011 09:39:00

For weeks, the political conversation has been about Rep. Anthony Wiener. Republicans were indignant. Democrats were furious and frustrated. The media was obsessed with every picture that emerged of the pugnacious legislator, who resigned from Congress on Thursday.

Did Dems change tune on Weiner scandal?updated: Fri Jun 17 2011 09:39:00

CNN's John King looks at Democratic reaction to Rep. Anthony Weiner's sexting scandal.

FCC report: Regulations out of sync with online news media changesupdated: Fri Jun 10 2011 14:03:00

If you want to learn what's wrong -- and right -- about the current U.S. media landscape, then Thursday's FCC report is a good place to start.

Crisis alerts to your cell phoneupdated: Tue May 10 2011 15:20:00

CNN's American Morning speaks with Federal emergency management agency administrator about crisis alerts to your cell.

New emergency system to alert NYC and DC residents by cell phoneupdated: Tue May 10 2011 15:20:00

A new emergency alert system that sends notifications to cell phones in the event of a disaster or terrorist attack will be implemented in New York and Washington by the end of this year, officials said.

San Francisco backtracks on cell phone radiation billupdated: Mon May 09 2011 07:58:00

The City of San Francisco's controversial cell phone radiation disclosure bill has been put on "indefinite hold," and a "watered-down version" will probably be enacted instead.

Administration files another appeal over 'indecency' on broadcast TVupdated: Fri Apr 22 2011 14:54:00

The Obama administration has asked the Supreme Court to take another look at government efforts to regulate profanity and sexual content on broadcast television.

CNNMoney: FCC is playing hardball with AT&Tupdated: Tue Apr 12 2011 05:28:00

A harsh ruling against the nation's largest wireless companies last week suggests U.S. regulators aren't going to lie down and let AT&T scoop up T-Mobile without a fight.

CNNMoney: FCC requires national data roaming for allupdated: Thu Apr 07 2011 15:55:00

The Federal Communications Commission adopted an order on Thursday aimed at ensuring that your smartphone has access to the mobile Internet anywhere that it's available.

AT&T exec says problems soon without T-Mobile mergerupdated: Tue Mar 22 2011 22:37:00

AT&T's wireless network will face major challenges "in the short term" unless the carrier is able to begin integrating T-Mobile USA's infrastructure, said AT&T Mobility CEO Ralph de la Vega.

Major merger in telecom industryupdated: Tue Mar 22 2011 22:37:00

A merger of AT&T and T-Mobile could transform the U.S. cellular phone landscape. CNN's Maggie Lake reports.

Obama wireless initiative silent on net neutralityupdated: Tue Feb 15 2011 00:02:00

When President Obama announced his vision for a national wireless initiative last week, he emphasized how widespread high-speed wireless broadband would boost the economy and increase opportunities for individual Americans.

Video will dominate mobile data traffic by 2015, forecast saysupdated: Thu Feb 03 2011 12:17:00

According to a new Cisco forecast, in just four years two-thirds of the world's mobile data traffic will be video.

CNNMoney: Verizon challenges FCC Net neutrality rulesupdated: Fri Jan 21 2011 10:54:00

Verizon filed a legal appeal on Thursday challenging the Federal Communications Commission's authority to enforce the new Net neutrality rules it adopted last month.

What's in a word: Does 'personal privacy' extend to corporations?updated: Wed Jan 19 2011 14:54:00

The interpretation of complex legal verbiage is the Supreme Court's bailiwick, but sometimes the outcome of a case falls upon the meaning of single word. The magic word in an appeal argued Wednesday was "personal," and whether it extends beyond humans to "artificial" entities like corporations.

CNNMoney: U.S. approves Comcast-NBC mergerupdated: Tue Jan 18 2011 18:06:00

The Federal Communications Commission and the Department of Justice on Tuesday approved -- with several conditions -- a merger of the country's largest cable operator, Comcast, and broadcasting company NBC Universal.

Lawmakers back at work after shootingupdated: Mon Jan 17 2011 08:06:00

CNN's Sandra Endo checks in with Congress members heading back to work after the tragedy in Tucson.

Limiting free speech isn't the answerupdated: Mon Jan 17 2011 08:06:00

In the aftermath of the January 8 atrocity in Arizona, in which alleged shooter Jared Loughner killed six people and wounded 13, politicians and pundits have blamed inflammatory language or symbols used by certain political groups -- read Sarah Palin and the Tea Party -- for Loughner's acts.

Will MetroPCS's new 4G plans broaden the mobile divide?updated: Thu Jan 13 2011 13:41:00

MetroPCS, the fifth-largest U.S. wireless carrier, appears to be moving to bring more smartphones to lower-income consumers -- and also to capitalize on the FCC's new "open internet" rules which exempt wireless carriers from key net neutrality requirements.

Hulu Plus coming to Android phonesupdated: Mon Jan 10 2011 17:37:00

At the just-ended Consumer Electronics Show, Hulu CEO Jason Kilar announced that Hulu is bringing its premium Hulu Plus service to smartphones running Android 2.2. He also demonstrated the Hulu Plus app during his presentation.

Net neutrality 101updated: Thu Dec 30 2010 10:18:00

CNN's Ali Velshi explains net neutrality and talks about the implications of new rules approved by the FCC.

2010: The year the internet got trickyupdated: Thu Dec 30 2010 10:18:00

As 2010 draws to a close, we who report on the ever-evolving digital space have been given the perfect backdrop for looking back at the year that was and the year ahead.

FCC Commissioners' views on mobile, net neutrality, transparencyupdated: Fri Dec 24 2010 14:38:00

This week, FCC Commissioners voted 3-2 to approve controversial "net neutrality" rules -- the exact content of which it has been rolling out slowly throughout the week.

FCC: We'll stop 'paid prioritization' on the Webupdated: Wed Dec 22 2010 12:16:00

The Federal Communications Commission is releasing the details of its new net neutrality Order in stages. Although the FCC's new ban on "unreasonable discrimination" for wired ISPs allows certain kinds of traffic discrimination (not all bits need be equal), the agency made clear after Tuesday's meeting that "paid prioritization" deals with Internet companies are unlikely to be allowed.

FCC approves controversial 'net neutrality' rulesupdated: Wed Dec 22 2010 09:29:00

The Federal Communications Commission on Tuesday approved "high-level rules of the road" designed to ensure that internet providers grant everyone equal access to the Web.

CNNMoney: Gimmie YouTube! What Net neutrality means for youupdated: Tue Dec 21 2010 17:56:00

You won't be paying a surcharge to watch YouTube. Your favorite news website won't run any slower than a competitor's. And you don't have to worry about Netflix getting blocked.

Why is FCC's 'net neutrality' order still a secret?updated: Tue Dec 21 2010 17:32:00

The Federal Communications Commission adopted new rules Tuesday governing one of the most controversial issues facing that agency: "network neutrality."

What is 'net neutrality'?updated: Tue Dec 21 2010 17:32:00

The FCC plans to vote on regulations designed to ensure that internet providers grant everyone equal access to the Web.

FCC chairman proposes 'net neutrality' regulationsupdated: Wed Dec 01 2010 13:11:00

The Obama administration on Wednesday outlined its plan for the future of an open -- or at least a kind-of-open -- internet.

FCC faces looming showdown on data roaming chargesupdated: Tue Nov 30 2010 07:11:00

If you use mobile data services outside your wireless carrier's network coverage area, you could get a nasty surprise in your bill.

CNNMoney: New 911 may allow text and video 'calls'updated: Tue Nov 23 2010 14:22:00

The U.S. government is trying to bring the 911 emergency service "into the 21st century" by looking into allowing text, photo and video reports from mobile phones.

FCC updating 911 for the texting generationupdated: Tue Nov 23 2010 07:28:00

In a bid to bring the life-saving emergency service 911 into the 21st century, the FCC is looking at letting citizens report crimes through text messages and even stream video from their mobile phones to emergency centers.

FCC chief on net neutrality: Trust meupdated: Thu Nov 18 2010 07:36:00

FCC chairman Julius Genachowski now finds himself caught between unfulfilled promises made to the tech community to keep the internet open, and a Republican Congress ready to portray any new rules on broadband ISPs as heavy-handed, economy-killing regulation.

CNNMoney: FCC investigating Google data breachupdated: Thu Nov 11 2010 11:43:00

The Federal Communications Commission is investigating whether Google broke the law by collecting personal information from Internet users while gathering data for its Street View mapping technology.

Report: Racial inequalities persist onlineupdated: Mon Nov 08 2010 13:30:00

Despite widespread increases in use of broadband internet, the Web today still doesn't accurately represent the racial demographics of America.

FCC warns of looming mobile spectrum crunchupdated: Fri Nov 05 2010 17:14:00

Can wireless carriers' mobile broadband networks keep pace with the fast-growing demand for mobile data? Maybe not. The Federal Communication Commission predicts a "looming spectrum crunch" in a recently published paper, Mobile Broadband: The Benefits of Additional Spectrum.

CNNMoney: Final nail in coffin for Net neutrality?updated: Wed Nov 03 2010 14:50:00

Before Tuesday's midterm elections, there were 95 House and Senate candidates who pledged support for Net neutrality, a bill that would force Internet providers to not charge users more for certain kinds of Web content.

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