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Comcast and TWC sponsor FCC’s annual dinner, draw criticism

Comcast and TWC sponsor FCC’s annual dinner, draw criticism

Comcast and Time Warner Cable: two companies trying to become one, and not without quite a bit of resistance along the way. A dinner to honor the FCC's Commissioner Mignon Clyburn is coming next month, and as a curious matter, Comcast will be pay $110,000 to be a Presenting Sponsor.

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FCC says all carriers must support 911 texting by year’s end

FCC says all carriers must support 911 texting by year’s end

The Federal Communications Commission voted earlier today in favor of requiring all carriers in the US to support 911 texting. The support will have to be in place by the end of 2014, according to the Washington Post, but it won't necessarily be available in your region any time soon -- approximately 2-percent of emergency dispatchers can accepts texts.

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FCC now talking to all carriers about throttling bandwidth

FCC now talking to all carriers about throttling bandwidth

In the wake of Verizon throttling its heaviest unlimited data users, the FCC sent a letter to the carrier asking for clarification. Though it’s not known if other carriers are doing so, the FCC is nonetheless interested. FCC Chairman Tom Wheeler has announced they’re discussing this with all other carriers to find out if throttling is a “thing” or not.

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President Obama is on our side when it comes to net neutrality

President Obama is on our side when it comes to net neutrality

Speaking at the US Africa Leaders Summit, President Obama had some interesting remarks regarding net neutrality. The ongoing discussion has clearly worked its way into the White House, and the President’s comments could indicate there is internal discourse on the matter.

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Verizon responds to FCC over data throttling concerns

Verizon responds to FCC over data throttling concerns

Verizon was recently questioned by the FCC in a letter from Chairman Tom Wheeler, who expressed his concerns over the carrier's plan to throttle its highest data users. The carrier has responded, and says that other carriers are already doing the same thing.

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FCC fires off letter to Verizon questioning data throttling plan

FCC fires off letter to Verizon questioning data throttling plan

Verizon's plans to start throttling some users has caught the attention of the FCC, which recently fired off a letter to the carrier asking questions about the business change. The letter was from Chairman Tom Wheeler, who said that he is "deeply troubled" by Verizon's plans.

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Sony Xperia Z3 D6603 stops by the FCC

Sony Xperia Z3 D6603 stops by the FCC

We've seen glimpses of Sony's next flagship before, but now it seems that it might be coming sooner than expected. A certain PM-0800-BV, also known as the Sony D6603 and speculated to be the Xperia Z3, entered the FCC database, giving rise to speculation that Sony might make the upcoming smartphone available in the US earlier than usual.

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Apple FCC filing hints at bigger iBeacon play

Apple FCC filing hints at bigger iBeacon play

An FCC filing was recently discovered, and it’s got Apple written all over it — literally. Their application for iBeacon hardware has many scratching their head, wondering why Apple would jump into a hardware sector meant for more back-end utility. The device being powered by a USB connection is even more confusing.

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FCC will green-light disputed $2 billion school WiFi grant

FCC will green-light disputed $2 billion school WiFi grant

The FCC has approved a funding grant that will bring WiFi to more schools. The $2 billion influx has come under fire, and likely won’t leave key groups happy. Still, the FCC is pushing forward with improving Internet access to schools nationwide.

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911 calls from smartphones giving wrong info, says FCC

911 calls from smartphones giving wrong info, says FCC

Calls made to 911 from a wireless device may not be as accurate as they need to be. A new study shows that roughly 10% of calls made to 911 from mobile phones in Washington D.C. have the necessary data for responders to help those in need. Just over 385,000 calls were made to 911 from mobile devices, with just shy of 40,000 having the right information.

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Dish complains to FCC about Comcast/Time Warner, DirecTV/AT&T

Dish complains to FCC about Comcast/Time Warner, DirecTV/AT&T

Dish has come out in opposition to the proposed Comcast/Time Warner merger. Speaking to the FCC, the satellite provider says the deal presents “serious competitive concerns” for the industry. They also don’t see how any damage would be mitigated or reversed.

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Google Fiber set-top box v2.0 clears FCC

Google Fiber set-top box v2.0 clears FCC

Google Fiber users may soon have access to a new set-top box. A recently spotted FCC filing shows a “GFHD200” box, likely replacing the GFHD100 box Fiber owners are currently using. New specs are incoming, too, along with a rumor regarding the remote.

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