AT&T and Verizon side with firefighters against FCC

AT&T and Verizon are giving their support to an alliance of police and firefighters that aims to reserve spare spectrum for emergency services. If they win, it means that the spectrum won't be auctioned off to the carriers' competitors.

FBI to probe AT&T security breach

The FBI has said that it has opened an investigation into the AT&T security breach that compromised iPad owners' email addresses.

Quick, what's your broadband speed? Yeah, you don't know

The Federal Communications Commission (FCC) released the results of a survey on home broadband use and found that 4 in 5 Americans don't know what their advertised broadband speed is.

Millions bewildered by cellphone 'bill shock'

One in six cellphone users has been hit with an unexpected bill that didn't reflect their monthly service plan, according to a report produced by the Federal Communications Commission.

FCC considers putting a stop to cellphone 'bill shock'

The Federal Communications Commission is considering ways of warning wireless users when their bills start getting too high.

Movie companies permitted to disable set-top box output remotely

The Federal Communications Commission (FCC) has decided that movie companies should be allowed to switch off features of consumers' televisions in their own homes.

Carriers concerned FCC 'light touch' won't be light enough

Internet providers have shown a mixed reaction to an FCC announcement that it intends to pursue a 'light touch' policy on broadband regulation.

US Appeals Court overturns FCC net neutrality ruling

A US Federal Appeals Court has ruled that the Federal Communications Commission (FCC) lacks the proper authority to demand Internet providers such as Comcast fully equalize the flow of traffic.

Three plead guilty to defrauding FCC of millions of dollars

Three individuals have pleaded guilty in a federal court to scamming the Federal Communications Commission out of over $2.5 million with organizations they owned that were designed to help people with hearing impairments.

FCC eyes broadcast spectrum for mobile broadband use

FCC Chairman Julius Genachowski has proposed a "Mobile Future Auction" that would allow television broadcasters to "voluntarily" relinquish spectrum in exchange for a share of auction proceeds.

Droid and Nexus One "push edge" of radiation safety limits

The Environmental Working Group (EWG) has found that at least four recently launched smartphones emit some of the "highest radiation" on the market.

FCC study highlights shocking digital divide

An official study conducted by the Federal Communications Commission (FCC) has found that at least 93 million Americans lack a high-speed Internet connection. 

FCC outlines ambitious National Broadband Plan

FCC Chairman Julius Genachowski has outlined an "ambitious" national plan which envisions the US as hosting the world's largest market of high-speed broadband users.

YouTube filters offensive content

YouTube has introduced an optional "Safety Mode" filter designed to help users screen out potentially objectionable content.

Google experiments with ultra high-speed broadband

Google has announced plans to build and test a number of ultra high-speed broadband networks across the United States.