President Barack Obama is urging the FCC to reclassify broadband Internet under Title II of the Communications Act in order to protect net neutrality.
Debra Berlyn, president of Consumer Policy Solutions and chairwoman for the FCC’s Consumer Advisory Committee, discusses what’s at stake for consumers in the net neutrality debate.
The House Science, Space and Technology Committee will investigate a nearly $1 million grant the National Science Foundation awarded to a project that looks to decipher how online interactions affect popular sentiment, specifically on Twitter.
If FCC chairman Tom Wheeler was looking for a clear answer to regulating Internet providers, he didn’t find one during a panel discussion Tuesday.
If the FCC doesn’t keep the Internet open, it will fundamentally alter the way the innovators of tomorrow think. And that will will kill innovation and creativity, argues Georgetown University Professor Maria Kovacs.
FCC commissioner Jessica Rosenworcel says the federal government will only move forward after it adopts a mindset normally seen in Silicon Valley.
The Federal Communications Commission unanimously voted to end the sports blackout rule Tuesday, dealing another blow to an already image-damaged National Football League. Since 1975, local broadcast networks were unable to air NFL games if a home team did not sell out its stadium. The league stood by the rule as a way to boost attendance numbers, but the commission now views the rule as unnecessary. “It’s a simple fact, the federal government should not be party to sports teams keeping their fans from viewing the games, period,” FCC Chairman Tom Wheeler said. “For 40 years, these teams have hidden…
A panel of industry professionals and academics talked about how rapidly things have changed since the FCC’s 2010 Open Internet rules.
FCC Chair Tom Wheeler told a House committee Wednesday that regulating Internet service providers like common carriers, through Title II, is “very much on the table.”
Michael Weinberg, the vice president of public technology nonprofit Public Knowledge, distilled months of written rancor over the Federal Communications Commission’s forthcoming Open Internet policy down to two spoken sentences.
Federal Communications Commission Chairman Tom Wheeler acknowledged Thursday the FCC’s definition of high-speed Internet is outdated and that the entire system may have reached a choke point. His Agenda for Broadband Competition focuses on promoting and encouraging industry competition that ultimately benefits consumers and having the FCC step in to create competition where the commission feels it is lacking.
FCC Chief Information Officer David Bray recently sat down with FedScoop as part of the Cloud Innovation Heroes campaign, presented by Intel and Amazon Web Services, to talk about his agency’s adoption of cloud computing.
Technology that could save more than 1,000 lives on the road per year is one step closer to reality after the Transportation Department’s National Highway Traffic Safety Administration released an advance notice of proposed rule-making about vehicle-to-vehicle communications technology.
The Federal Communications Commission voted 3-2 Friday to require all wireless carriers and some messaging services to allow people to text 911 in the event of an emergency.
The new rules called for all providers to allow texts to emergency services by Dec. 31, 2014 and all 911 call centers, known as public safety answering points (PSAPs), to implement the ability to receive messages by June 30, 2015.
The Federal Communications Commission released files Tuesday containing the full library of more than 1.1 million public comments directed at the commission’s Open Internet plan. Six XML files were released on the commission’s Electronic Comment Filing System (ECFS), totaling 1.4 GB in size. “The release of the comments as open data in this machine-readable format will allow researchers, journalists and others to analyze and create visualizations of the data so that the public and the FCC can discuss and learn from the comments we’ve received,” wrote Gigi B. Sohn, special council of external affairs for the FCC in a blog entry. “Our…
The Transportation Department’s first-ever chief data officer, Dan Morgan, officially joined the the department to head its data expansion efforts Monday.
The Federal Communications Commission hosted a panel of experts Thursday to talk about the challenges and ongoing need to make social media platforms more accessible to those with disabilities. But there was one group of representatives that was notably absent from the proceedings: the social media companies themselves.
The FCC approved three new regulations Friday at its July open meeting, the most notable being a major reform of its E-rate program.
A group of prominent technology executives including HP CEO Meg Whitman and Facebook CEO Mark Zuckerberg urged the Federal Communications Commission to adopt a plan that would increase the availability of low-cost broadband access for the nation’s schools.
The Federal Communications Commission plans to distribute $2 billion in the next two years to modernize America’s schools’ with Wi-Fi connectivity through a continuation of its E-Rate program. To do so, the commission entered a partnership with the General Services Administration to deliver on that goal using the agencies’ purchasing power to reduce the cost of modernizing classrooms and libraries throughout the country.