Jimmy Kimmel Is in Trouble With the FCC for Using Emergency Alert Sounds
The FCC fined ABC $395,000 after a "Jimmy Kimmel Live!" sketch used emergency alert system sounds three times.
Experts Say the DOJ Justification for T-Mobile/Sprint Merger Approval Is a Joke
The DOJ’s proposed plan to protect competition will do nothing of the sort, industry watchers say.
Nationwide Outage Meant AT&T Customers Couldn't Dial 911
Police across the country reported the issue on Tuesday morning. Last year, AT&T was fined $5 million for outages that prevented 911 calls in 2017
Senator Warren Says Key FCC Cybersecurity Advisory Council Panders to Industry
Key panels intended to advise the FCC are increasingly stocked with industry insiders, resulting in policies that leave consumers and common sense behind.
A DIY Internet Network Has Drastically Expanded Its Coverage in NYC
With the installation of "Supernode 3," NYC Mesh now covers large swaths of both Manhattan and Brooklyn.
AT&T, Sprint, Verizon, T-Mobile Hit With FCC Complaint Over Sale of Phone Location Data
The Open Technology Institute, Free Press, and the Georgetown Law Center on Privacy & Technology filed the complaint Friday after multiple Motherboard and New York Times investigations.
American Cell Phone Carriers Are Terrible and 5G Isn't Magically Going to Save Us
The US lost the race to fast, affordable 4G. The wireless industry now wants the public to believe that 5G will be a silver bullet.
American ISPs Are Better Than Ever, FCC Proclaims in Study Based on Flawed Data
Ajit Pai's FCC says more Americans than ever have access to fast internet connections, but critics say the study is "fundamentally at odds with reality."
75% of FTC Officials Worked for Corporations It’s Supposed to Be Regulating
A new report says most FTC officials over the past 20 years worked for corporations before or after their tenure, and more than half had direct financial conflicts of interest.
FCC Ignores History, Plans to Rubber Stamp T-Mobile/Sprint Merger
Experts say reducing the number of major wireless competitors will make phone plans more expensive for everyone.
FCC Commissioners Say the Agency Won’t Tell Them About Phone Location Data Investigation
Ajit Pai’s FCC cares more about the privacy of its investigation than the privacy of consumers, one says.
FCC Commissioner Demands Answers from AT&T, T-Mobile, Sprint, Verizon on Phone Location Data
The demands are the latest move to pressure telecom companies, who said they would stop the sale of location data to third parties after Motherboard’s coverage.