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FCC moves to calm programmers' fears that shared deal info will be leaked

The FCC has announced a series of privacy protections, designed to allay the fears of programmers that deal info they share as part of the commission's ongoing pay-TV merger reviews will be leaked.

PCIA praises FCC's upcoming infrastructure order, says it will speed up collocation

The FCC's expected move later this month to issue an order that speeds up infrastructure deployment will represent a "signal achievement" on the issue, according to PCIA President Jonathan Adelstein.

USTelecom petitions FCC for relief from legacy regulations

Regulations dating back to when phone companies had a monopoly on voice services are outdated and need to be revised because they impede investments in high-speed broadband networks, among other things. That's the gist of a petition trade group USTelecom filed with the FCC in which it noted that regulations imposed on telcos are archaic in a new era of telecommunications competition.

FCC's Wheeler: IP transition is not a license to limit competition

DALLAS—FCC Chairman Tom Wheeler, like his commission colleagues, is a champion of the IP transition and the capabilities it will bring to service providers but wants to ensure it does not affect competition.

FCC stops 'shot clock' on Comcast-TWC review to consider more comments

The FCC will stop the "shot clock" on its 180-day review of the proposed merger between Comcast and Time Warner Cable, and will give critics of the deal more time to voice dissension.

Wi-Fi expansion would add nearly 90K jobs, boost GDP by $11B, report says

The FCC's proposal to add 22 MHz to support Wi-Fi would provide a significant economic boost for consumers, generating $11 billion in gross domestic product per year and creating nearly 90,000 jobs, according to the American Consumer Institute Center for Citizen Research.

FBI keeps police quiet on use of cell phone trackers

The FBI is keeping under wraps the use of a device that lets police officers zero in on the location of cell phones--and thereby persons of interest or suspects, according to a document released through a Freedom of Information Act request.

Marriott to pay $600K fine over Wi-Fi blocking allegations

The FCC is letting it be known that it's not going to put up with Wi-Fi blockers, at least not when it comes to the Marriott hotel chain and facilities in Nashville, Tenn.

Rival ISPs fuming about Verizon's takedown of old net neutrality law

Nine months after Verizon successfully sued the FCC to have net neutrality legislation thrown out, the conglomerate's rivals are fuming, as they suspect the regulatory body will now enact new rules that are more restrictive.

One in 10 cell sites violate FCC rules aimed at limiting RF impacts, says report

The steadily rising numbers of antenna sites for cellular networks, many of which are being deployed in stealth fashion for aesthetic appeal, are raising eyebrows among those concerned about the impacts of excessive radio-frequency (RF) radiation.