• 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.