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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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Slingbox M1 spotted trying to resurrect wireless video shifting

Slingbox M1 spotted trying to resurrect wireless video shifting

Things have been quiet from media streamers Slingbox of late, but thanks to the FCC we've got a glimpse of a new model, the Slingbox M1, which looks set to release soon. Packing WiFi connectivity in a compact footprint, the M1 will presumably continue Sling's tradition of placeshifting video, taking content you already have access to in one location, such as through a cable PVR, and squirting it elsewhere in the home or to various mobile apps.

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FCC net neutrality site down, crushed by commenters

FCC net neutrality site down, crushed by commenters

With their new net neutrality proposals in place, the FCC is allowing us to say our peace about it ahead of any actual implementation. The website set up to handle our comments has failed, and is apparently down for the count. You can still get hold of the FCC, but you’ll have to revert to old methods.

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FCC wants to redefine broadband, set standard higher

FCC wants to redefine broadband, set standard higher

In our connected world, a solid WiFi connection is important. In your household, there may be several people using the same connection at once, straining your connectivity. While you may technically have broadband Internet, the FCC is deciding whether or not to redefine broadband altogether.

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FCC rural Internet subsidization given go-ahead

FCC rural Internet subsidization given go-ahead

The FCC has been given the go-ahead on a plan to switch over its telephone subsidy program for rural areas into one that will do the same for broadband Internet service instead, bringing high-speed Internet to individuals who may have never had.

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