• FCC, FTC Probe Carriers' Mobile Security Patch Protocols

    FCC, FTC Probe Carriers' Mobile Security Patch Protocols

    The Federal Trade Commission (FTC) and the Federal Communications Commission (FCC) are joining forces to help determine how long it takes mobile device security updates to roll out to consumers.First, the FTC has ordered eight mobile device manufacturers to provide the agency with information about how they issue security updates to address vulnerabilities in smartphones, tablets, and other mobile devices.
  • Net Neutrality Decision: What Matters, What Doesn't

    Net Neutrality Decision: What Matters, What Doesn't

    So let's take a look at the decision, why it matters, and why it doesn't.The three-judge panel upheld the FCC's regulations -- and with them, the FCC's right to regulate ISPs -- in a 2-1 decision.
  • Net Neutrality Decision: What Matters, What Doesn't

    Net Neutrality Decision: What Matters, What Doesn't

    So let's take a look at the decision, why it matters, and why it doesn't.The three-judge panel upheld the FCC's regulations -- and with them, the FCC's right to regulate ISPs -- in a 2-1 decision.
  • Rounded ZenWatch 3 Strolls Through FCC Ahead of IFA

    Rounded ZenWatch 3 Strolls Through FCC Ahead of IFA

    The ZenWatch 3, likely to be unveiled at this year’s IFA in early September, has been unintentionally announced via a FCC filing.As you can see from the sketch above that was located in the filing, the ZenWatch 3 might come with a very different design than previous ZenWatch models, featuring a rounded display this year.
  • Appeals Court Blocks FCC's Public Broadband Expansion Plans

    Appeals Court Blocks FCC's Public Broadband Expansion Plans

    The FCC claimed these new services would provide jobs, as well as better service for businesses and individuals.The US 6th Circuit Court of Appeals has struck down a Federal Communications Commission order concerning municipal broadband expansion, ruling that the FCC overstepped its authority by overriding state laws limiting municipal expansion.
  • Appeals Court Blocks FCC's Public Broadband Expansion Plans

    Appeals Court Blocks FCC's Public Broadband Expansion Plans

    The FCC claimed these new services would provide jobs, as well as better service for businesses and individuals.The US 6th Circuit Court of Appeals has struck down a Federal Communications Commission order concerning municipal broadband expansion, ruling that the FCC overstepped its authority by overriding state laws limiting municipal expansion.
  • HTC Nexus Phones Stop Off at the FCC With Universal US Carrier Support

    HTC Nexus Phones Stop Off at the FCC With Universal US Carrier Support

    Oh boy, the HTC Nexus phones just stopped off at the FCC this morning.After seeing supposed pictures of one of the phones hours ago, we now know model numbers, get confirmation that HTC is indeed making two Nexus phones, and other details, like universal LTE support across US carriers, including Verizon.
  • T-Mobile to Pay $48M Over Misleading 'Unlimited' Data Plans

    T-Mobile to Pay $48M Over Misleading 'Unlimited' Data Plans

    The FCC probe found that T-Mobile slows data speeds when T-Mobile and MetroPCS customers on "unlimited" plans exceed a monthly threshold — and some customers are not privy to this.Going forward, T-Mobile will be required to provide more transparency about the restrictions of its "unlimited" plans.
  • FCC: Verizon, AT&T Probably Violate Net Neutrality

    FCC: Verizon, AT&T Probably Violate Net Neutrality

    AT&T and Verizon are likely violating net neutrality laws by letting subscribers of their mobile data plans stream some audio and video content without it counting towards their data caps, the Federal Communications Commission said Wednesday.In AT&T's case, the decision applies to its Sponsored Data program, which lets companies pay to exempt their streaming audio and video content from subscribers' data caps.
  • FCC Chairman: No Cell Phone Calls on Planes, Please

    FCC Chairman: No Cell Phone Calls on Planes, Please

    Federal Communications Commission Chairman Ajit Pai today moved to kill a 2013 proposal that would have allowed cell phone calls on planes.The agency will still needs to vote on Pai's proposal.
  • T-Mobile Wins Big in FCC Spectrum Auction

    T-Mobile Wins Big in FCC Spectrum Auction

    The FCC on Thursday concluded its auction to repurpose spectrum that previously carried broadcast TV signals, and T-Mobile is the biggest winner.99 billion to acquire 45 percent of the newly-available spectrum in what the company says is its largest-ever investment.
  • Essential Phone Stops Off at FCC

    Essential Phone Stops Off at FCC

    On the day that Andy Rubin first revealed his Essential Phone and began taking reservations for it, he told us that he wouldn’t have done so if we all wouldn’t soon have the chance to buy one.The Essential Phone cruised through the FCC today, which is an important step in the process of being able to sell a tech product here in the US.
  • Verizon Admits to Throttling Netflix, Says It Was Just Testing Optimizations

    Verizon Admits to Throttling Netflix, Says It Was Just Testing Optimizations

    As it has played out, users of Netflix were testing their data on Verizon LTE, using Netflix’s own speed test app and Ookla’s.It didn’t seem likely, and with this new statement from Verizon, the carrier has essentially admitted to potentially violating Title II.