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After Senate victory, House announces plans to force its own vote on net neutrality

Hot on the heels of a surprising 52-47 Senate disapproval of the FCC's new, weaker net neutrality rules, the House of Representatives will soon attempt to force a similar vote. Representative Mike Doy

Senate votes to reverse FCC order and restore net neutrality

The Senate today voted 52-47 to disapprove the FCC's recent order replacing 2015's net neutrality rules, a pleasant surprise for internet advocates and consumers throughout the country.

Senate votes today on rollback of net neutrality rollback

Today's the big day for the Senate's big push to undo the FCC's "Restoring Internet Freedom" order nullifying 2015's net neutrality rules. A vote is scheduled for this afternoon on whether to repeal t

FCC slaps robocaller with record $120M fine, but it’s like ’emptying the ocean with a teaspoon’

Whoever thought we would leave telemarketing behind in this brave new smartphone world of ours lacked imagination. Robocalls are a menace growing in volume and even a massive $120 million fine leveled

Net neutrality will officially die on June 11

After months of tension and a variety of smaller milestones, the FCC order voiding 2015's net neutrality rules and instating its own weaker version will take effect on June 11, the agency's chairman A

Senators file to force vote on disapproval of FCC’s new net neutrality rules

The Democratic push to restore net neutrality took another step today with the official filing of a petition, under the Congressional Review Act, to force a vote on whether to repeal the FCC's unpopul

Ajit Pai gives a nice nothingburger to those in Congress demanding answers on net neutrality

Around the time of the FCC's vote to roll back existing 2015 rules and replace them with threadbare new ones, many Senators and Representatives were sending stern letters to the agency informing its C

Senate Democrats plan to push rollback of FCC’s new net neutrality rules in May

One of the several ways opponents of the FCC's new net neutrality rules plan to push back is to use the Congressional Review Act to nix the Commission's order before it has a chance to take effect. Al

Commissioner Mignon Clyburn is stepping down after 8 years at the FCC

Commissioner Mignon Clyburn is stepping down from the FCC after eight years on the job. She broke the news at the Commission's monthly open meeting, confirming the plans to move on that she has mentio

FCC dings T-Mobile $40M for faking rings on calls that never connected

T-Mobile will pay $40 million as part of a settlement with the FCC for playing ringing sounds to mislead customers into thinking their calls were going through when in fact they had never connected in

FCC declines to punish Sinclair for its ‘must-run’ segments and scripts

It was hard to avoid seeing the video posted last week showing local news stations reciting a "must-run" script about fake news from their parent company, Sinclair broadcasting, in eerie synchrony. It

FCC wants to stop spending on gear from companies that ‘pose a national security threat’

The U.S. maneuvers against China's tech giants continue today with an official announcement from FCC Chairman Ajit Pai that the agency may soon ban purchasing anything from companies that "pose a nati

Internet Association wants in on the lawsuit challenging net neutrality repeal

The Internet Association has filed to intervene in the ongoing lawsuit against the FCC challenging the repeal of net neutrality protections. The Internet Association is a trade association that repres

FCC accuses stealth space startup of unauthorized satellite deployment

The FCC has denied a space startup permission to launch a collection of communications satellites after discovering that it had already launched some — after being told not to. Swarm Technologies, s

Senator Markey officially introduces legislation to reestablish net neutrality

Senator Ed Markey (D-MA) has introduced legislation to reverse the FCC's recently published order and reestablish 2015's net neutrality rules. Although the bill has little chance of reaching the presi

The FCC’s revamped internet speed map lets you covet nearby exotic broadband

A big part of the FCC's mandate is to ensure broadband is rolled out all over the country, and it issues regular reports along those lines — but there's nothing presenting information visually to ge

The FCC’s order gutting net neutrality is now official — but the fight is just getting started

The FCC's "Restoring Internet Freedom" order, which vastly curtails the agency's 2015 net neutrality rules, has officially taken effect in the Federal Register. It may sound like the end of the line,

FCC looks to approve SpaceX’s satellite internet plan

SpaceX is planning to send up a pair of its own satellites in this weekend's launch, in order to test a proposed space-based broadband internet service. But if you want get into the broadband business

US representatives pile questions on the FCC regarding net neutrality comment process

The order to roll back net neutrality may have been made (though it's not quite in effect yet), but the fight to restore it is ongoing. Twenty-four members of Congress have asked the FCC for answers o

FCC gets ready to kick off $2 billion rural broadband fund

The FCC has taken the final steps toward opening its Connect America Fund 2, which will disburse $2 billion in federal money over 10 years to support broadband infrastructure in rural areas throughout
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