FCC All Articles

Nintendo Switch

Nintendo Making Hardware Revisions To Nintendo Switch

A few days ago Nintendo announced the release of the new model Nintendo Switch Lite which reduced the console's size, increased battery life and knocked around $100 dollars off of the price compared…

July 13, 2019 | 11:41 EDT

apex legends cheating

Cox Cable Tests Faster Internet Service for Gamers

Last week, Cox Cable announced a new service plan that would give gamers faster internet speeds. Called the "Elite Gamer Service," it uses WTFast's proprietary technology to find a shorter connection…

April 28, 2019 | 05:22 EDT

fcc federal communications commission splatoon 2

FCC Extends Video Game Accessibility Waiver For The Last Time

The FCC has extended a waiver for video games regarding the Communications and Video Accessibility Act of 2010 as reported by Gamasutra. The Communications and Video Accessibility Act of 2010…

December 28, 2017 | 07:09 EST

FCC Servers Background

FCC Votes To Repeal Net Neutrality

The FCC has voted to repeal net neutrality today as reported by TechCrunch. The votes were predictably split along party lines. Chairman Ajit Pai and Republican Commissioners Brendan Carr &…

December 14, 2017 | 03:44 EST

FCC Title II Common Carriers Embossed

98.5% Of Non Form Letter FCC Comments Support Net Neutrality

98.5% of original comments (that is, not form letters or spam) sent to the FCC regarding net neutrality are in favor of keeping the current rules & protections in place according to DSL Reports.…

September 2, 2017 | 09:45 EDT

Net Neutrality Day Fight

The Internet Rallies For Net Neutrality

All across the internet today, major companies are rallying in support for net neutrality. Today is marked as a "Day of Action" across the internet. The Day of Action has several major organizations…

July 12, 2017 | 03:03 EDT


FCC Votes 2-1 To Repeal Obama-Era Net Neutrality Rules

The FCC has voted 2-1 to repeal net neutrality rules originally put in place by the Obama administration as reported by Reuters. The vote took place on Thursday, May 18, 2017. FCC Chairman Ajit Pai…

May 19, 2017 | 09:30 EDT

FCC Bill Perspective April 03 17

President Trump Signs Internet Privacy Rollback Bill

The EFF reports that President Trump has signed S.J. Res. 34, the final version of the bill set to repeal an FCC internet privacy rule that prevented ISPs from sharing Consumer Proprietary Network…

April 4, 2017 | 10:07 EDT

FFC Commisioner Ajit Pai

Trump Appoints New FCC Chairman, a Net Neutrality Foe

Trump promoted Republican FCC commissioner Ajit Pai to be the next chairman of the Federal Communications Commission yesterday. Pai is a staunch opponent of net neutrality rules. Pai made the…

January 24, 2017 | 03:18 EST

Trump net neutrality inauguration 2017

What Trump's Presidency Means for Net Neutrality

Donald J. Trump is now the president of the United States of America. While his stances on prominent issues like immigration and trade are fairly clear, there are some smaller issues that have not…

January 23, 2017 | 09:00 EST

Nintendo Switch PC gamers

[Correction] FCC Extends Waiver on Accessibility Requirements for Video Games

Correction: Originally, we reported that the extension applied to video game hardware, services, and software. The new waiver only covers video game software [PDF], and the ESA did not request…

December 31, 2016 | 09:45 EST


FCC Refutes AT&T Claims In Google Fiber Lawsuit

Google may be scaling back Google Fiber, but not in Louisville. However, AT&T and other incumbent carriers have continued to fight against it, filing a lawsuit in Feburary. Today, the FCC has…

October 31, 2016 | 09:15 EDT


FCC Publishes Broadband Privacy Rules

The Federal Communications Commission(FCC) has adopted new rules which broadband providers must adhere to regarding the privacy of customer data. The FCC has published a press release as well as a…

October 27, 2016 | 05:27 EDT


T-Mobile Settles with FCC Over Misleading Plans

Today, the FCC announced that it had reached a settlement with T-Mobile concerning the company's misleading "unlimited" data plans. Many customers who had unlimited data plans complained to the FCC…

October 19, 2016 | 06:40 EDT


Verizon To Limit Unlimited Data Plans

Droid-Life is reporting that Verizon plans to put limits on their remaining unlimited data plans. Their sources say that all users that use “an extraordinary amount of data” will be notified via mail…

July 23, 2016 | 09:30 EDT


FCC To Vote on Opening Spectrum for 5G Networks

FCC Chairman Tom Wheeler has announced an upcoming vote on a proposal to open higher frequencies of the spectrum for 5G wireless networks. The scheduled date for the vote is July 14. Wheeler stated…

June 20, 2016 | 10:05 EDT

Legal Tech Header Large

Appeals Court Upholds Net Neutrality Regulations

An appeals court for the District of Columbia Circuit has ruled in favor of the FCC on the matter of net neutrality regulations. In 2015, the FCC reclassified ISPs as common carriers and subjected…

June 14, 2016 | 09:29 EDT


Verizon Settles with FCC over Supercookies

A press release published today by the FCC announced a settlement between the commission and Verizon over the company's use of so-called supercookies, a system referred to by the company itself as…

March 7, 2016 | 09:52 EST


FCC Argues Net Neutrality Does Not Violate Free Speech of ISPs

A US Court of Appeals will soon be considering the matter net neutrality. One of the Objections raised by ISPs is that net neutrality rules violate their first amendment rights relating to freedom of…

September 16, 2015 | 12:04 EDT


The FCC to Take Steps Towards Subsidizing Broadband Internet for Low Income Households

The Internet has become an integral part of living in the modern world. Most households in the United States have access to the Internet in one way or another and in 2012 the UN declared Internet…

June 19, 2015 | 05:35 EDT


FCC Investigating Verizon over "supercookies"

A letter was recently revealed to the public which indicates that he Federal Communications Commission is going to investigate Verizon over its usage of supercookies. In response to criticism form…

April 14, 2015 | 10:29 EDT

internet neutrality under the magnifying glass

New Net Neutrality Regulations... Not Entirely Neutral

While it's no secret that new Net Neutrality regulations were recently implemented by the FCC, and that internet service has been reclassified as a Title-II utility. The exact details of these…

March 18, 2015 | 01:15 EDT

FCC netneutrality

FCC To Giants - Allow Municipal Broadband

It's hard to imagine that one of the largest countries in the world and sole superpower could be so far behind in terms in Internet implementation. This is especially troubling when you take into…

February 26, 2015 | 02:22 EST

fcc chairman wheeler

FCC's Proposal doubles down on Net Neutrality

FCC chairman Tom Wheeler has come out with plans to ensure Net Neutrality. After more than a decade of debate and a record-setting proceeding that attracted nearly 4 million public comments, the…

February 4, 2015 | 04:01 EST


FCC fights States over Broadband Service

The Federal Communications Commission (FCC), has already ruled on what constitutes the definition of broadband over objections by the National Cable & Telecommunications Association (NCTA). Now…

February 2, 2015 | 02:25 EST


FCC Redefines Broadband Over The NCTA's Objections

Today in a press release, the FCC declared a change in how the term "broadband" is defined in association with various internet-access packages provided by ISPs like Comcast. In the document, the FCC…

January 29, 2015 | 07:03 EST

FCC And Mariott

FCC Confirms WiFi Blocking Is Illegal

The Federal Communications Commission (FCC) has issued an enforcement advisory to persons and businesses that blocking or interfering with personal hotspots is prohibited under the law. This…

January 28, 2015 | 11:25 EST

Tom Wheeler FCC

Pressure Mounts on FCC as Democrats Reintroduce Net Neutrality Bill

A small group of Democratic Congressional lawmakers has reintroduced the Online Competition and Consumer Choice Act. The bill targets plans by the U.S Federal Communications Commission to allow paid…

January 8, 2015 | 03:59 EST


Under Title II, Google Sees a Half Full Glass

Since the FCC proposed classifying telecom and cable services as Title II under the Telecommunications act, Comcast, and various other companies have been in up-in-arms at the proposal. This is not…

January 4, 2015 | 04:35 EST

Gaylord Opryland

Marriott, Hotel Industry Petition FCC for Hotspot Blocking

Hotels often charge for wi-fi access, and so it probably comes to little surprise that they want to maintain control of that access in general. Marriott is leading a charge on a petition to the FCC…

January 2, 2015 | 03:02 EST

Net Neutrality

Last chance to defend Net Neutrality from the FCC - take action now!

It seems like the battle for Net Neutrality will never end, right? Either way, we have to stand up and fight for an open internet, because if the FCC's proposal stands - the way we are able to use…

July 17, 2014 | 10:55 EDT