Proposed Bill Would Ban Excessively Loud Streaming Commercials

The legislation would update the CALM Act of 2010 that tackled loud television ads.

Bipartisan Space and Satellite Bills Reintroduced to Secure America’s Interests

The bills aim to promote competition, innovation, security and leadership in the commercial satellite industry by modifying FCC licensing rules and authority.

Lawmakers Reintroduce Bill to Curtail Foreign Adversary Telecom Influence

The legislation would require the FCC to publish a list of entities with FCC authorizations and close ties to foreign adversaries.

GAO Identifies Fraud Risks in FCC’s Affordable Connectivity Program

The FCC “may not be able to effectively prevent and detect fraud” in its program that offers low-income households discounts on internet services and connected devices, according to a review by the Government Accountability Office.

What’s in a Word? FCC’s Proposed Data Breach Rule Redefines Key Terms

The public now has the opportunity to provide insight on the value and impact such redefinitions would have on incident reporting.

FCC Votes to Approve New Space Bureau

The new bureau comes from a reorganization of the International Bureau and will help the agency regulate satellites and other related efforts.

FCC Rule Would Require Telecom Providers to Immediately Disclose Sensitive Data Breaches

The Federal Communications Commission’s proposed rule would require telecommunications providers to immediately notify consumers and federal agencies about any breaches involving “customer proprietary network information.”

FCC Releases Proposed Rule to Give Drones More Spectrum Access

As unmanned aircraft systems have increasingly versatile uses, the FCC wants comments on how best to share band access with more connected devices.

Biden Renominates Sohn to Serve as 5th FCC Commissioner

The president’s choice to double down on Gigi Sohn’s appointment to the Federal Communications Commission comes after her previous nomination stalled in the Senate for over a year. 

How Government is Dealing With Flying Space Junk

Space junk, or orbital debris, has become a topic of increasing interest among several agencies and Congress.

What Social Media Regulation Could Look Like: Think of Pipelines, Not Utilities

A potential preview of what social media regulation might look like.

House Bill a First in Decades Effort to Modernize Satellite License Rules

The introduced bills aim to streamline the satellite license and market access application process, while preventing entities determined to be a national security threat from receiving a license.

FCC Bans Sale of New Devices From Chinese Companies Huawei, ZTE and Others

Friday’s order to ban new sales and imports from five Chinese companies is the first time in its history that the agency has blocked the sale of telecommunications equipment on national security grounds.

FCC’s Spectrum Sharing Proposal Draws Lawmaker Concerns

House Science Committee leaders urged the FCC’s commissioners to refrain from sharing the spectrum band used by NOAA with commercial wireless carriers.

Transportation Needs to Share More Info on Connected Vehicle Strategy, Watchdog Says

The Department of Transportation is developing ways to use less spectrum in connected vehicles, following an FCC decision.

FCC Rule for Blocking Overseas Robocalls Receives Approval

The new requirements are scheduled to go into effect on Dec. 19.

How the FCC Shields Cellphone Companies From Safety Concerns

The wireless industry is rolling out thousands of new transmitters amid a growing body of research that calls cellphone safety into question. Federal regulators say there’s nothing to worry about — even as they rely on standards established in 1996.