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  • Copps announces resignation from FCC

    Michael Copps, a longtime member of the U.S. Federal Communications Commission, will resign effective Jan. 1, or earlier, depending on Senate action, he announced Tuesday.

    Written by Grant Gross07 Dec. 11 08:19
  • FCC moves toward texting, video for emergency calls

    The U.S. Federal Communications Commission on Thursday took the first step toward updating the nation's 911 emergency dialing system to receive text messages, pictures and videos, in addition to voice calls.

    Written by Grant Gross23 Sept. 11 05:06
  • FCC revamps pole-attachment rules for broadband services

    The U.S. Federal Communications Commission has voted to revamp nationwide rules governing how broadband providers can attach their lines to utility poles, with the goal of making it faster and easier to deploy new service in underserved areas.

    Written by Grant Gross08 April 11 06:18
  • FCC requires data-roaming agreements

    The U.S. Federal Communications Commission has voted to require mobile carriers to enter into data-roaming agreements with competitors, despite objections that the agency doesn't have the authority to enforce the pacts.

    Written by Grant Gross08 April 11 04:35
  • FCC moves to redirect phone subsidies to broadband

    The U.S. Federal Communications Commission took a major step Tuesday toward ending subsidies for traditional telephone service in rural areas and redirecting the money to broadband deployment.

    Written by Grant Gross09 Feb. 11 06:49
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