Federal Communications Commission

FCC Hits AT&T With a $100 Million Fine for Its ‘Unlimited Data’ Ads

The Federal Communications Commission today announced that it plans to punish AT&T to the tune of $100 million for allegedly misleading consumers about unlimited wireless data plans, according to multiple reports. 

FCC Chairman Tom Wheeler: The Internet Now Has the Referee It Needs

In his early evening keynote appearance at Mobile World Congress on Tuesday, Federal Communications Commission chairman Tom Wheeler essentially continued his victory lap five days after his agency

Comcast Tells FCC It’s the Victim and Netflix Is the Villain

Comcast is tired of Netflix, that's for sure.

Netflix Sides With Government-Run Broadband Providers

Netflix filed a startling comment with the FCC today: the company wants the Telecommunications Act amended to allow for "a pro-consumer policy of limitless bandwidth," or to put it plainly, so government-run broadband providers can exceed limits set by the law.

FCC’s Wheeler Takes Another Stab at Explaining His Net Neutrality Position

What started out as a rocky hearing for Federal Communications Commission chairman Tom Wheeler turned into an opportunity for him to explain at length to lawmakers about the agency’s new rulemaking on net neutrality, opened less than a week ago.

Sprint to Pay $7.5 Million for Violating FCC’s Do Not Call Rules

Sprint agreed to pay a record $7.5 million for violating the Federal Communications Commission's Do Not Call rules, the largest such settlement ever reached by the agency. An FCC investigation launched in 2012 found that Sprint failed to honor consumer requests to opt out of marketing messages delivered via phone and text messages.

AT&T Deal to Buy DirecTV Rocks Telecom, Media Universe

The AT&T deal to buy DirecTV is officially only a couple hours old, but it's already shaking up the telecom and media industry and causing consumer groups to fret.

New Net Neutrality Rules Are Coming

Interrupted only twice by protestors before a packed room and several overflow rooms, the Federal Communications Commission voted along party lines to proceed with establishing new net neutrality rules.

Big Broadband: Regulating Internet Like a Utility Would Stifle the Internet

The Federal Communications Commission chairman Tom Wheeler is getting it from all sides on his net neutrality proposal—caught between consumer groups, big Internet companies, and now big broadband providers, all of whom are decidedly unhappy.

Broadcasters Sue FCC Amid New Scrutiny of Shared Services Deals

Net neutrality isn't the only problem Tom Wheeler has: the Federal Communications Commission chairman also faces a new lawsuit from broadcasters.