The Obama administration is rumored to announce Tom Wheeler as its pick for the next head of the Federal Communications Commission this week, according to a Wall Street Journal report that cites unnamed sources familiar with the matter.
The Federal Communications Commission announced today it has hired Michael Steffan as the director of digital learning. Steffen will lead initiatives to expand access to broadband Internet in schools.
The Office of the National Coordinator for Health IT just released its budget plan for 2014, which would increase its funding. But it's a little-reported line item that's causing a stir among entrepreneurs -- a proposal to boost fees for electronic health record vendors.
The tech industry will play close attention to Genachowski's replacement.
Good news, everyone! Your frequently crappy cell phone signal should be improving soon.
Contrary to earlier reports, the FCC is not planning a nationwide Wi-Fi network. Sorry, wireless fans!
The U.S. Federal Communications Commission chair has proposed a plan to blanket the entire country in Wi-Fi. But don't hold your breath.
The Federal Communications Commission released a new set of rules today aimed at making it easier for airline carriers to offer their passengers in-flight Internet access -- and I don't think I'm alone when saying it's about freakin' time.
More spectrum for AT&T means better LTE service for AT&T's customers.
The Federal Communications Commission wants people to get smarter about their phones as we head into the holiday season -- a time for giving gadgets.
Late last week, the FCC enacted new rules that allow cable companies to encrypt basic cable for the first time ever. Turns out the new rules aren’t scaring prominent set-top box maker Boxee, which was glad some strings were attached.
The Federal Communications Commission has decided to start reporting on mobile broadband speeds across the country, the agency announced today.
Federal Communications Committee has approved a deal that will see Verizon purchase a portion of wireless spectrum from a handful of big cable television providers.
By gaining approval from the Justice Department, Verizon has passed another hurdle to make its cable spectrum deal a reality.
Verizon may be close to sealing its spectrum deal with major cable companies, say sources close to the company's negotiations with the U.S. Department of Justice and the Federal Communications Commission.
Verizon is currently trying to convince the Federal Communications Commission to approve a deal that would allow the carrier to purchase a section of spectrum currently owned by big cable companies — a move that many smaller carriers, including T-Mobile, …
The major broadcast networks won a bit more freedom today, thanks to a Supreme Court decision involving the Federal Communications Commission’s rules for keeping swear words and naked people off live broadcast television.
The high court ruled (PDF) that the …
Cable TV and Internet service provider Comcast is revising its policy on data caps, the company announced in a very thorough blog post today.
Previously, Comcast limited its residential Internet service subscribers to a 250GB data cap per month, meaning …
Verizon is working on the U.S.’s first-ever emergency texting service.
Text-to-911 will be incredibly useful for a wide range of mobile customers, from the young-and-hip to the hard-of-hearing. It’s also more useful than voice communication in uniquely mobile scenarios, such …
Internet access might not be a human right, but having a connection to the web can help people get more access to their rights, to new opportunities, to better information — to the world. And with a $300 million subsidy, …