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