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FCC pushes forward on rules to block the certification of new telecoms gear from ZTE and Huawei

Crackdown on loopholes that allow 'high-risk' vendors to have equipment approved for use in the US The US Federal Communications Commission is pressing forward with a proposal that would ban telecommunications providers [PDF] from using equipment made by manufacturers deemed to present a risk to national security.…
Tags: Fcc, US, Software, Federal Communications Commission, Huawei, ZTE


FCC Gives ISP $8,000 To Deliver Broadband Five Feet From Apple's $5 Billion Campus (techdirt)

We've noted repeatedly that there are two major reasons US broadband is slow, spotty, and expensive: regional monopolization (a lack of competition), and the state and federal regulatory capture (corruption) that protects it. On the latter front, there's been an absolute army of telecom industry aligned folks, who, for decades, have relied on dodgy broadband availability maps and dubious data to not only pretend there's no real problem that needs fixing, but also to slather companies with subsid...
Tags: Apple, News, Fcc, US, America, Cupertino, Free Press, Apple Campus, Karl Bode, Ajit Pai, Iowa Communications Alliance, StarLink, Brendan Carr, Minnesota Telecom Alliance, LTD Broadband, RDOF


This Interactive Map Shows Just How Awful America's Internet Is

Today the U.S. Department of Commerce’s National Telecommunications and Information Administration (NTIA) released an interactive map illustrating who doesn’t have access to the FCC’s recommended minimum broadband speeds. Folks, look above: It’s all the red areas. Read more...
Tags: Science, Fcc, Microsoft, Broadband, Netflix, Telecommunications, Internet Access, Biden, US Department of Commerce, Information and Communications Technology, Jessica Rosenworcel, Digital Technology, Wireless Broadband, Municipal Broadband, Technology Internet, Broadband Universal Service


SpaceX could reportedly delay its first Starship orbit mission because the FAA wants to know the launch won't harm nearby wildlife

SpaceX's Starship SN15 rocket successfully landed in May. SpaceX; Britta Pedersen-Pool/Getty Images SpaceX may have to delay its mission to test its Starship rocket in orbit, a source told CNN. SpaceX wanted to launch Starship in July, but environmental reviews could push it back, the source said. The reviews should ensure SpaceX isn't harming wildlife around its South Texas launch pad. See more stories on Insider's business page. SpaceX may have to delay its first Starship roc...
Tags: Spacex, Fcc, Trends, Earth, Cnn, Hawaii, Mars, Faa, Musk, South Texas, Federal Aviation Administration FAA, Starship, Aylin Woodward, Boca Chica Texas, Starship Super Heavy, Elon Musk NASA


Galaxy Watch 4 and Galaxy Watch Active 4 gain FCC certification ahead of launch

Samsung is expected to unveil two new smartwatches—Galaxy Watch 4 and Galaxy Watch Active 4—alongside its next-generation foldable...
Tags: Fcc, Samsung


Groups Urge Biden to Nominate FCC Commissioner to Speed Net Neutrality Reinstatement

By David ShepardsonWASHINGTON (Reuters) -More than 50 U.S. groups urged President Joe Biden on Monday to fill the open seat on the U.S. Federal...
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Some people can’t get FCC subsidy because “Street” isn’t the same as “St.” (ars technica)

Enlarge (credit: Getty Images | acilo) Some broadband users who qualify for the government's new $50-per-month subsidies haven't been able to obtain the discounts because of technical problems in the Federal Communications Commission's rollout of the program. The problems appear to stem from the FCC's National Verifier and how the broadband providers' systems interact with the FCC database, as detailed in an article published by Protocol today. Small mismatches between entries in databases—suc...
Tags: News, Fcc, Federal Communications Commission, Jon Brodkin


SpaceX plans to fit laser links to its Starlink satellites so they can beam the internet to planes for in-flight WiFi

SpaceX CEO Elon Musk. Pool/Getty Images Elon Musk wants to connect SpaceX's satellite internet service, Starlink, to airplanes. SpaceX is in talks with airlines about this in-flight internet, a Starlink vice president said, per The Verge. SpaceX would need to connect its Starlink satellites by laser links for the plan to work. See more stories on Insider's business page. SpaceX could soon provide in-flight WiFi to airline passengers via its Starlink satellite internet service, The ...
Tags: Spacex, Fcc, Trends, Federal Communications Commission FCC, David Goldman, StarLink, Jonathan Hofeller, Hofeller, Kate Duffy, Elon Musk Pool Getty Images Elon Musk


CNET Amplifies FCC's Carr's Attempt To Force 'Big Tech' To Pay 'Big Telecom' For No Reason (techdirt)

So last week we noted how FCC Commissioner Brendan Carr had taken to Newsweek to dust off a fifteen year old AT&T talking point. Namely that "big tech" companies get a "free ride" on telecom networks, and, as a result, should throw billions of dollars at "big telecom" for no real reason. You'll recall it was this kind of argument that launched the net neutrality debate, when former AT&T CEO Ed Whitacre proclaimed that Google wouldn't be allowed to "ride his pipes for free." Whitacre was effectiv...
Tags: Apple, Google, Facebook, News, Fcc, US, America, Netflix, Tom Wheeler, Silicon Valley, Biden, Cnet, Carr, USF, Newsweek, Corning


Limited Competition Means US Broadband Prices Can Vary Drastically On The Same Block (techdirt)

For years we've noted how a lack of competition means consumers across the country pay dramatically different prices for the same or worse service. For example a customer in Chattanooga, Tennessee can pay $70 or less for gigabit service, thanks to competition between Comcast and the regionally owned community broadband network. But live in any of the countless US markets that major broadband providers have neglected (despite decades of major subsidies, tax breaks, and the near-mystical promise...
Tags: News, Fcc, US, Comcast, CHATTANOOGA Tennessee, Ars, Cap, Karl Bode, Ars Charter, Cap Phil Dampier


Carriers Agree To Start Sharing Vertical Location Data For 911 Calls (slashdot)

The three major carriers in the U.S. have now agreed to start providing vertical location data for 911 calls, which will help first responders quickly locate 911 callers in multi-story buildings. XDA Developers reports: The FCC wrote in its announcement, "FCC Acting Chairwoman Jessica Rosenworcel today announced breakthrough agreements with America's three largest mobile phone providers to start delivering vertical location information in connection with 911 calls nationwide in the coming days. ...
Tags: Verizon, News, Fcc, America, United States, AT T T Mobile, Jessica Rosenworcel, BeauHD


Carriers Agree To Start Sharing Vertical Location Data For 911 Calls

The three major carriers in the U.S. have now agreed to start providing vertical location data for 911 calls, which will help first responders quickly locate 911 callers in multi-story buildings. XDA Developers reports: The FCC wrote in its announcement, "FCC Acting Chairwoman Jessica Rosenworcel today announced breakthrough agreements with America's three largest mobile phone providers to start delivering vertical location information in connection with 911 calls nationwide in the coming days. ...
Tags: Verizon, Fcc, America, Tech, United States, AT T T Mobile, Jessica Rosenworcel


Walmart accidentally unveiled its own bargain-priced FHD streaming stick and 4K player

Walmart accidentally scooped itself by publishing product listings for its own, onn-branded, low-cost Android TV streaming stick to the Walmart.com website ahead of its formal launch, where it was soon spotted, alongside an upcoming 4K streaming device. Both items are officially arriving next week in stores and online, Walmart told TechCrunch, but it seems the website revealed them a bit earlier than planned. The entry-level device streaming stick had been leaked earlier this year thanks to its ...
Tags: Google, Amazon, Hbo, Media, Fcc, Tech, Walmart, Usb, Chromecast, Roku, TechCrunch, Ac, Roku Roku, Roku Express, Fire TV Stick Lite, YouTube Netflix Disney


9 travel gadgets to stay healthy on a trip, including items to purify the air and improve your circulation

Table of Contents: Masthead Sticky Taking precautions while traveling can help you avoid contracting viruses like COVID-19 or the flu. Innovative tech like portable water filters and wand sterilizers can make your travels much safer. We've rounded up 9 essentials everyone should pack in their carry-on for a healthier trip. The pandemic may have shed light on how germ-infested air travel can be, but truly, airplanes have always been a great place to catch a cold. In addition to contagious vi...
Tags: Travel, Reviews, Health, Europe, Fcc, Youtube, Africa, US, Trends, Tech, Best, Features, South America, Fda, Travel Accessories, Michelle Rae Uy


FCC Clears SpaceX To Put Up More Satellites

It appears as though there will be more Starlink satellites in the air soon as the FCC has… The post FCC Clears SpaceX To Put Up More Satellites appeared first on Gadget Advisor.
Tags: Spacex, Fcc, Tech News, StarLink


United States: FCC Adopts New Foreign Sponsorship Transparency Rules - Morrison & Foerster LLP

In late April 2021, the Federal Communications Commission (FCC) adopted new rules that require on-air programming sponsored or furnished by a foreign government...
Tags: News, Fcc, United States, Morrison, Federal Communications Commission FCC, Foerster LLP


United States: FCC Adopts New Foreign Sponsorship Identification Rules - Morrison & Foerster LLP

In late April 2021, the Federal Communications Commission (FCC) adopted new rules that require on-air programming sponsored or furnished by a foreign government to contain a disclosure statement...
Tags: News, Fcc, United States, Morrison, Federal Communications Commission FCC, Foerster LLP


Who knew that the FCC had a new seal?

On reddit this morning, I learned that the FCC has a new seal: Apparently, it’s been around for a while, although I was unable to find an FCC press release announcing the new seal. “About a year ago,” Broadcasting + Cable reported: The FCC has unveiled a new logo in anticipation of its upcoming move out of its current headquarters.  The new seal was the winner in an agency-wide contest among commission employees and contractors, who voted on the submissions. The winning logo was submitted ...
Tags: Fcc, Radio, Everything Else, Broadcasting Cable, Federal Radio Commission, Umasankar Arumugam


LeBron James Spotted Wearing Unreleased Beats Studio Buds

Apple's unreleased Beats Studio Buds were today spotted out in the wild in a set of Instagram photos shared by LeBron James. James appears to be wearing the Beats Studio Buds in white, based on the shape and design of the earbuds in his ears. It's difficult to get a good look at the Beats Studio Buds worn by James, but we've already seen several closer views of the upcoming earbuds. The wire-free in-ear Beats-branded earbuds were first spotted by MacRumors in the tvOS 14.6 and iOS 14.6 betas ...
Tags: Apple, Google, Featured, Fcc, Samsung, Beats, Lebron James, James, LeBron James James, Steve Moser


ViaSat Asks FCC To Halt SpaceX Starlink Launches Because It Can't Compete

Under the hollow pretense of concern for the environment, Starlink satellite internet competitor ViaSat has asked the Federal Communication Commission (FCC) to force SpaceX to stop Starlink launches and threatened to take the matter to court if it doesn't get its way. Teslarati reports: A long-time satellite internet provider notorious for offering expensive, mediocre service with strict bandwidth restrictions, ViaSat has also been engaged in a years-long attempt to disrupt, slow down, and even ...
Tags: Spacex, Fcc, Tech, ViaSat, StarLink, Federal Communication Commission FCC, Teslarati, SpaceX Starlink


Upcoming Beats Studio Buds Depicted in Leaked Images

With the launch of iOS 14.6 and tvOS 14.6, MacRumors discovered images of new wire-free in-ear Beats-branded earbuds called the Beats Studio Buds. The Beats Studio Buds were subsequently spotted in FCC filings, and now MySmartPrice has shared leaked images of the Studio Buds, providing a clearer look at the design. Apple has released several Beats-branded wire-free headphone options, but the Beats Studio Buds are unique because there's no ear wrap as with the Powerbeats Pro. The Beats Studio...
Tags: Apple, Google, Featured, Fcc, Samsung, Beats, Mysmartprice, Steve Moser


AIs and Fake Comments

This month, the New York state attorney general issued a report on a scheme by “U.S. Companies and Partisans [to] Hack Democracy.” This wasn’t another attempt by Republicans to make it harder for Black people and urban residents to vote. It was a concerted attack on another core element of US democracy ­– the ability of citizens to express their voice to their political representatives. And it was carried out by generating millions of fake comments and fake emails purporting to come from real ci...
Tags: Facebook, New York, Fcc, Washington Post, Uncategorized, US, San Francisco, Social Media, Artificial Intelligence, Federal Communications Commission, Harry Potter, Essays, Medicaid, Ucla, Ernest Hemingway, Bruce Schneier


Beats Studio Buds Show Up in FCC Database

Apple has filed the unreleased "Beats Studio Buds" in the FCC or Federal Communications Commission database under model numbers A2512 and A2513. The new filings come after the reveal of the new earbuds last week within the release candidates for iOS and tvOS 14.6. The new earbuds feature a smaller design with no stem, much in line with what we're expecting to be a similar design language for the second-generation AirPods Pro. In addition, according to code found within the latest iOS release ...
Tags: Apple, Fcc, Federal Communications Commission, Beats


Apple’s Beats Studio Buds receive FCC approval after being revealed in iOS 14.6

The iOS 14.6 RC released to developers and public beta users last week revealed an unannounced new pair of Beats Studio Buds earbuds....
Tags: Apple, Fcc


United States: U.S. Supreme Court Upholds FCC's 2017 Decision To Repeal And Modify Its Broadcast Ownership Rules - BakerHostetler

Historically, the FCC has regulated ownership of broadcast licenses, with the goal of seeking to promote competition, localism and viewpoint diversity.
Tags: News, Fcc, United States, U S Supreme Court


Amazon Canada Deals: Save 36% on Outdoor Smart Plug + 38% on USB 3.0 Flash Drives 128GB Memory Stick + More Offers

Amazon Canada has awesome deals available now! Amazon Canada has great Deals of The Day, with new deals every day. Also, Amazon Canada has more great deals that include: Get TECKIN Outdoor Smart Plug, Outdoor Wi-Fi Outlet with 2 Sockets, Compatible with Alexa, Google Home, Wireless Remote Control/Timer by Smartphone, IP44 Waterproof, FCC/RoHS Certified, for $25.49, Save 36% off Get TECKIN Smart Plug Mini WiFi Outlet Wireless Socket Compatible with Alexa, Echo, Google Home and Siri, WiFi Socket...
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Amazon Canada Deals: Save 44% on Mini WiFi Outlet Wireless Socket + 28% 0n Mini Projector + More Offers

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Verizon Forces Users Onto Pricier Plans To Get $50-Per-Month Government Subsidy (slashdot)

An anonymous reader quotes a report from Ars Technica: Verizon and other Internet service providers are preventing some low-income customers from getting new $50-per-month government subsidies unless they switch to different plans that are sometimes more expensive. Over 825 ISPs nationwide are selling plans eligible for the new subsidies that the US government made available to people who have low incomes or who lost income during the pandemic. Verizon stands out among big ISPs in its use of the...
Tags: Verizon, Post, News, Fcc, Washington Post, US, FAQ, Department of Health and Human Services, BeauHD, Geoffrey Fowler


Verizon Forces Users Onto Pricier Plans To Get $50-Per-Month Government Subsidy

An anonymous reader quotes a report from Ars Technica: Verizon and other Internet service providers are preventing some low-income customers from getting new $50-per-month government subsidies unless they switch to different plans that are sometimes more expensive. Over 825 ISPs nationwide are selling plans eligible for the new subsidies that the US government made available to people who have low incomes or who lost income during the pandemic. Verizon stands out among big ISPs in its use of the...
Tags: Verizon, Post, Fcc, Washington Post, US, Tech, FAQ, Department of Health and Human Services, Geoffrey Fowler


FCC Curbs Price-Gouging on Phone Calls for Incarcerated People

The FCC today unanimously voted to cut cruelly overpriced prison and jail phone call rates, imposed by telecom companies that have creatively fished for every last penny from incarcerated people and their families. In an announcement, the FCC said that interstate calls will no longer exceed $0.12 per minute for…Read more...
Tags: Science, Fcc, Telecommunications, Federal Communications Commission, Ajit Pai, Prison Policy Initiative, Securus Technologies, Bobby L Rush, Global Tel Link, Videotelephony, Science And Technology In The United States, Criminal Justice Reform In The United States, Inmate Telephone System, Securus Technologies Llc, Federal Prison Industries Corporation