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FCC: Record $225M In Fines For Scam Robocalls

(CNN) - The Federal Communications Commission wants the operators of robocall scams to know that their numbers are up. They are pushing to fine one such company a record-breaking $225 million. The FCC is accusing the Texas-based company "rising…

FCC To Require Tech To Combat Robocalls

Springfield, MO (KYTV) - Ever get a call from a local area code, and you answer it, only to find it's actually a robocall? It's called spoofing, in which a local phone number is fraudulently imitated. It's an illegal…

FCC Proposes Fines For Cellphone Privacy Violations

(CNN) - The Federal Communications Commission wants to fine America's biggest wireless carriers over privacy violations. The FCC is proposing handing wireless companies tens of millions of dollars in fines. They allege AT&T, Sprint, T-Mobile and Verizon failed to…

FCC Recommends 3-Digit Number For Suicide Hotline

(CNN) - The Federal Communications Commission is recommending that Congress designate a three-digit number for the National Suicide Prevention hotline. The FCC recommends the use of the digits 988, because it's a shorter number that is easier to remember.…

FCC Proposes To Greenlight T-Mobile/Sprint Merger

(CNN) - The head of the Federal Communications Commission has moved to approve T-Mobile's merger with Sprint. The $26 billion deal is expected to easily pass the FCC's republican majority, but it may take time. Commissioners are permitted to…

Court Halts FCC Bid For 5G Rollout

(CNN) - The Federal Communications Commission tried to expedite the rollout of 5G wireless technology by cutting red tape. Now a U.S. court has found the regulators erred in trying to exempt 5G cell sites from environmental impact and…

California Abandons Plan To Tax Texts

San Francisco, CA (KGO) - California is dropping a plan to tax text messages. State regulators say a new FCC ruling is preventing them from imposing a tax on text plans. The state hoped to add new monthly fees…

Net Neutrality Ends

(NBC News) With Net Neutrality coming to an end, there are fewer rules governing how internet service providers can operate. However, you might not see any immediate changes today. "Each day that…

FCC: 100K Pay Phones Left in America

(CNN) - It's kind of like spotting a unicorn. Apparently pay phones still exist in the United States and apparently people are still using them. According to the FCC; there are 100,000 pay phones throughout the country and about a…

FCC Plans May Scrap Net Neutrality Rules Next Month

(CNN) - The days of net neutrality are numbered. FCC chairman Ajit Pai unveiled his controversial plan Tuesday to repeal Obama-era protections intended to keep the internet open and fair. The repeal would represent a fundamental shift to how the…