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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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FCC “Net Neutrality” vote: what just happened?

FCC “Net Neutrality” vote: what just happened?

A confusing wave of data surrounding the FCC’s "Net Neutrality" vote is being shot from news networks around the internet today. What we’d like to do here is to simplify the goings-on of the FCC and their actions as much as possible. This is as simple as it gets.

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FCC Net Neutrality proposal approved for comment

FCC Net Neutrality proposal approved for comment

This week the FCC has approved the Tom Wheeler-promoted next generation of Net Neutrality rules. This new proposal is not yet fully enacted, of course, this week only moving it forward to a 60-day public comment period. After this 60-day period, another 60-day response period will take place.

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Samsung Galaxy Tab S 10.5 shows up at FCC

Samsung Galaxy Tab S 10.5 shows up at FCC

The upcoming Samsung Galaxy Tab S 10.5 that surfaced last week has cropped up online again, this time on the FCC's website, where it has been unveiled through a handful of images. As previously hinted at, the design is akin to the Galaxy S5.

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FCC fast-lane bill tweaks lambasted by net-neutrality supporters

FCC fast-lane bill tweaks lambasted by net-neutrality supporters

The chief of the FCC has received massive amounts of web-based backlash on account of a new "fast-lane" internet bill he’s proposed this year. It’s set to go up for a vote this month, and just this week he’s introduced a number of tweaks to - he hopes - satisfy the nay-sayers. It’s not going as well as he’d hoped, net-neutrality supporters making their case clear across the web.

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FCC chief does damage control on net neutrality bill

FCC chief does damage control on net neutrality bill

FCC Chief Tom Wheeler is reportedly making changes to the current proposal regarding net neutrality. In what appears to be a compromise to the backlash surrounding the issue, Wheeler may be disallowing providers to throttle or speed up the transfer of certain data.

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T-Mobile wants $1 billlion if proposed merger fails

T-Mobile wants $1 billlion if proposed merger fails

If the proposed merger between T-Mobile and Sprint fails to pass the watchful eye of the FCC, T-Mobile parent company Deutsche Telekom wants to cash in. A new report suggests the German company wants $1 billion or more from Sprint should the takeover/merger fall flat. Furthermore, Deutsche Telekom is seeking to keep key T-Mobile figures in place, as well as the brand they’ve worked so hard to build.

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