FCC chairman backs T-Mobile-Sprint deal in key endorsement

Business 05/20/19, 09:36

A key federal regulator says he plans to approve wireless carrier T-Mobile's $26.5 billion takeover of rival Sprint, a crucial step for the deal's approval.Federal Communications Commission Chairman Ajit Pai said Monday he agreed to back the deal because the two companies had promised the government steps that would expand ...

US seeks new tools to counter unrelenting wave of robocalls

Business 05/15/19, 08:47

U.S. regulators are proposing new tools to counter the unrelenting waves of robocalls received each year in America.The rising volume of calls in the last few years has created pressure on Congress, regulators and phone companies to act.The Federal Communications Commission said Wednesday that it will vote in June on ...

Tribes across country push for better internet access

Business 05/14/19, 15:50

In a remote, roadless Arizona canyon that is home to a small Native American tribe, there's a natural skepticism toward the internet.The telemedicine equipment that health care officials promised would work gathers dust. School children who have online homework struggle to get online. And streaming a web-based conference or taking ...

Federal bills would let state prisons jam cellphone signals

Tech 03/28/19, 14:26

Federal legislation proposed Thursday would give state prison officials the ability they have long sought to jam the signals of cellphones smuggled to inmates within their walls.U.S. Sen. Tom Cotton of Arkansas and U.S. Rep. David Kustoff of Tennessee introduced companion bills in both chambers, The Associated Press has learned.The ...

Nexstar offers just over $4B for Tribune Media

U.S. 12/03/18, 10:36

Nexstar offering to buy Chicago's Tribune Media for about $4 billion Monday, four months after the collapse of a similar bid from Sinclair Broadcast Group.The deal would make Nexstar, whose stations reach nearly 39 percent of all U.S. television households, the biggest operator of local TV stations in the U.S. ...

FCC: Company created fake accounts, misused funds to buy jet

U.S. 10/24/18, 08:06

A telecommunications company faces a potential $63 million fine for misusing government money meant to help low-income people get phone and internet service and instead spending it on a yacht and private jet, federal regulators said.The Federal Communications Commission accused Toledo-based American Broadband and Telecommunications Co. of creating fake accounts ...

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