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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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Oppo N1 mini appears at FCC with specs

Oppo N1 mini appears at FCC with specs

An Oppo N5116 handset -- believed to be the Oppo N1 Mini -- has appeared at the FCC, complete with images, an illustration, and some specifications. Shown in the images is a smartphone that looks like a smaller version of the Oppo N1, and the specs are accordingly lesser to a modest degree.

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Apple working on content delivery agreement with ISPs

Apple working on content delivery agreement with ISPs

Apple is believed to be in discussions with various Internet Service Providers (ISP) an a content delivery agreement that would see Apple content pushed to consumers quickly. The agreement is nothing new, but on the heels of “last mile” fodder in net neutrality discussions, it’s a concerning revelation.

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FCC says Google Fiber offers speedier, more reliable buildout

FCC says Google Fiber offers speedier, more reliable buildout

The FCC, currently embroiled in a net neutrality squabble that has many decrying their judgement, has praised Google for their Fiber program. Tom Wheeler, Chairman of the FCC, recently noted that Fiber may actually be a better blueprint for success than their own rules.

 

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FCC study shows cable pricing outpaces inflation 4:1

FCC study shows cable pricing outpaces inflation 4:1

With Comcast’s proposed merger with Time Warner Cable, part of the FCC’s concern is plan pricing. Though a Comcast executive couldn’t tell the FCC prices would go down, he did suggests the price hikes would slow. A recent study by the FCC shows that may be necessary, as cable bill pricing outpaced inflation by four-to-one.

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FCC net neutrality vote triggers telco doomsday predictions

FCC net neutrality vote triggers telco doomsday predictions

The FCC's vote on net neutrality proposals is sinking in, and carriers, telcos, and others with a vested interest have spared little time weighing in with their position. Unsurprisingly some of the heavyweights like Comcast and Verizon aren't mincing their words, with the general stance being one of eagerness for clarity, but at the same time warning of ominous times if things don't go exactly how they're hoping.

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