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  • AT&T's Sponsored Data program probably won't reduce your bill

    AT&T's Sponsored Data program probably won't reduce your bill
    AT&T has come up with a new way to make money off Netflix, Google and other companies that stream content onto mobile devices: Have them pay for subscribers' wireless access. Think of it as a toll-free 800 number for streaming audio and video. The...
  • Video visits at Illinois jails praised as efficient, criticized as impersonal

    Video visits at Illinois jails praised as efficient, criticized as impersonal
    Marilyn Murphy went to Lake County Jail to see her son. What she saw was an image of him on a television screen. She visited with her 22-year-old son while she sat in an empty room and he sat in a jail pod in another part of the building. Murphy and...
  • Federal Appeals Court Nixes FCC's Net Neutrality Rules

    The U.S. Appeals Court for the D.C. District struck down the FCC's so-called Net Neutrality rules, siding with Verizon Communications that the commission overstepped its legal authority in a ruling Tuesday. In the 81-page ruling, the court said the FCC...
  • Federal appeals court strikes down rules protecting net neutrality

    The federal appeals court in Washington on Tuesday struck down important segments of the Federal Communications Commission's Open Internet Order, which had kept service providers from blocking or slowing down users' Internet connections to certain...
  • Back to the drawing board on 'net neutrality' rules

    Back to the drawing board on 'net neutrality' rules
    The Federal Communications Commission has struggled for a decade to find a way to preserve what may be the Internet's most important quality: that there are no gatekeepers between users and the websites they frequent. Three successive FCC chairmen have...
  • Net neutrality ruling has implications for telecoms, Hollywood

    Net neutrality ruling has implications for telecoms, Hollywood
    A federal appeals court has tossed the Federal Communications Commission's open access rules, which require Internet providers to treat all Web traffic equally.  Without the so-called net neutrality rules, Internet providers will be able to charge...
  • FCC's Options Narrow After Court Blocks Net Neutrality Rules

    Yet again, the long-time effort to establish rules of the road for the Internet has hit a big pothole. The D.C. Circuit, in striking down many of the FCC's existing net neutrality rules on Tuesday, once again casts doubt on whether regulators can...
  • FCC to study Latino television marketplace

    FCC to study Latino television marketplace
    The Federal Communications Commission wants to learn more about the Spanish-language television marketplace. The regulatory agency that has oversight over the broadcasting industry said Thursday it is launching a study of Latino TV station ownership,...
  • Survey finds 59% support arming of TSA agents

    Survey finds 59% support arming of TSA agents
    Just over a month after the killing of a Transportation Security Administration officer at Los Angeles International Airport, 59% of those polled by a conservative think tank say TSA agents should be armed. The telephone survey of 1,011 people,...
  • No cellphone calls on Delta Air Lines, CEO says

    No cellphone calls on Delta Air Lines, CEO says
    A week after a federal agency began the process of lifting the ban on cellphone calls on planes, the chief executive of one of the nation's largest airlines vowed to keep phones silent on his company's flights. The chief executive of Delta Air Lines,...
  • More signs that cellphones won't soon be coming to your airline

    Is the great airplane cellphone scare already over?  The backlash provoked by the Federal Communications Commission's plan to lift its ban on cellphone use on airplanes has won two high-profile adherents -- the CEOs of Southwest and Delta, who both...
  • FCC Moves to End Sports Blackout Rule

    The FCC moved closer to eliminating the agency's 40-year-old sports blackout rule, drawing the ire of broadcasters who say such a move will only speed the migration of major events to cable and satellite pay platforms. On Wednesday, the agency released a...