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Bureaucracy, from e-cigs to internet neutrality

Apr 24, 2014
The FDA proposes a ban on the sale of e-cigs to minors and the FCC proposes new internet rules.
Posted In: Washington, D.C., regulations, fcc, FDA

Mobile broadband's latest bidding war

Apr 21, 2014
Wireless carriers are preparing to battle for airwaves
Posted In: fcc, spectrum

A 'threat' to broadcast TV heads to D.C.

Apr 18, 2014
The case hinges on what constitutes a public broadcast versus a private one.
Posted In: fcc, Aereo

Verizon says net neutrality ruling won't change anything

Jan 14, 2014
A federal court said today the FCC can't force broadband companies to treat all content equally.
Posted In: fcc, Verizon, net neutrality

Federal court rules against FCC net neutrality rules

Jan 14, 2014
The ruling could have big implications for the way internet service providers grant access to content online.
Posted In: net neutrality, open internet, fcc

One step closer to using your cellphone on your next flight?

Dec 12, 2013
Thanksgiving is over, but let's give a moment of thanks for the U.S. Department of Transportation.
Posted In: Cellphones, mobile phones, airplanes, fcc, Department of Transportation

Using a cell phone while trapped on a plane (yes, seriously)

Nov 21, 2013
This week's sign that the apocalypse is upon us.
Posted In: fcc, airplanes, phones

Landline phone, R.I.P.?

Nov 20, 2013
The F.C.C. is moving toward allowing phone companies to replace their century-old landlines with internet-based phone service.
Posted In: fcc, telephone, landlines

Tom Wheeler, the FCC's new boss, on consumer rights and net neutrality

Nov 18, 2013
Tom Wheeler was a powerful lobbyist for the telecom industry. Now he's running the organization that regulates it.
Posted In: fcc, net neutrality

Can you hear me now? Not in rural areas

Oct 29, 2013
In rural areas, one out of every 5 land-line long-distance calls doesn't go through.
Posted In: rural, fcc, wireless

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