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  • Congress considering ban on in-flight calls on airlines

    Congress considering ban on in-flight calls on airlines
    WASHINGTON — Members of Congress clearly like to talk. And talk. But when it comes to sitting on a plane next to a passenger jabbering on the phone through a long flight, a lot of lawmakers prefer silence, so much so they are contemplating...
  • FCC moves to lift ban on cellphone calls on planes

    FCC moves to lift ban on cellphone calls on planes
    Amid debate over safety, air rage and courtesy in the air, the Federal Communications Commission approved the first step in allowing passengers on airplanes to use cellphones in flight. The “notice of rule making” approved by a 3-2 vote...
  • 'Net neutrality' ruling could be costly for consumers, advocates say

    A federal appeals court swept aside government regulations designed to ensure equal access to the Internet, raising the prospects of higher fees for consumers and more barriers for start-ups seeking to compete online. The decision Tuesday could allow...
  • FCC upholds decision favoring Bloomberg over Comcast in channel fight

    Bloomberg TV may finally be getting better real estate on Comcast's cable systems. The Federal Communications Commission has upheld a decision it made last year ordering Comcast to put Bloomberg TV -- a financial news outlet -- within the same...
  • 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...
  • FCC moves to expand ability to send texts to 911 in emergencies

    FCC moves to expand ability to send texts to 911 in emergencies
    WASHINGTON -- Federal regulators moved Thursday to expand the ability of people to send texts to 911 in emergencies, and are working on rules that would require wireless carriers to enable such messages by the end of the year. The Federal Communications...
  • Ronald Coase dies at 102; economist was oldest living Nobel laureate

    Ronald Coase, a British-born University of Chicago economist whose Nobel Prize-winning work on the role of corporations stemmed from visits in the early 1930s to American companies including Ford Motor Co. and Union Carbide Corp., has died. He was 102....
  • Paul Crouch dies at 79; founded Trinity Broadcasting Network

    Paul Crouch dies at 79; founded Trinity Broadcasting Network
    In the mid-1970s a vision came to Paul Crouch, but it wasn't what a man of the cloth might have expected. A map of North America had appeared on his ceiling, glowing with pencil-thin beams of light that shot in every direction. "Lord," asked Crouch, a...
  • Frank L. Fouce dies at 85; brought theater, TV to Latino audiences

    Frank L. Fouce dies at 85; brought theater, TV to Latino audiences
    Frank L. Fouce, an impresario of Spanish-language entertainment who turned downtown's historic Million Dollar Theater into a prestigious venue for a burgeoning Latino market and helped launch the television network that became Univision, died Sept. 22...
  • Court ruling should stop robocalls to your cellphone

    Court ruling should stop robocalls to your cellphone
    If your wireless phone keeps ringing with annoying automated calls from businesses you'd rather not talk to, you now may have the power to stop some of them. All you have to do is ask. A federal appeals court in Pennsylvania recently ruled that...
  • Cellphone calls on planes? FCC chairman is not a fan

    Cellphone calls on planes? FCC chairman is not a fan
    A day after the Federal Communications Commission said it is considering lifting the ban on cellphone calls on planes, the head of the panel said he would prefer that cellphones remain silent on planes. "We understand that many passengers would prefer...
  • About Gary Resnick

    About Gary Resnick
    Mayor Gary Resnick was first elected to the Wilton Manors City Commission in 1998, and after several re-elections, was first elected Mayor in November 2008, and re-elected in subsequent elections. Mayor Resnick is very active representing municipal...