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Lawmakers Seek to Punish Robocallers with Prison Time

New bipartisan legislation aims to help Americans feel it’s safe to answer their phones again.

Finding the Flaws in the Federal Broadband Maps

Frustrated with the FCC maps, the National Association of Counties and other federal agencies are looking to figure out which communities lack broadband access.

FCC CIO to Get More ‘Significant’ Role

An update to the agency’s organizational rules will give the FCC CIO similar authorities as IT leaders in agencies covered by FITARA.

GAO Urges Congress to Start Moving on a Privacy Law

Researchers recommended lawmakers give regulators more power to write rules and punish the companies that break them.

FCC Chairman Declines to Brief Congress About Location Data Controversy

Lawmakers wanted to hear from the FCC about the recent hot-button issue of mobile carriers selling location data to third parties.

Lawmaker Asks FCC for Emergency Briefing

The House Energy and Commerce committee chairman wants location data answers, now.

Senators Call For FCC Investigation of Phone Companies Selling Location Data

Your telecom company knows where you are—and it may be selling that information.

FCC Shuts Down

But nothing will stop the agency's 5G wireless spectrum auction.

How States Responded to the Loss of 911 and Other Services

CenturyLink’s recent outage is being investigated by at least two states, in addition to the FCC.

FCC Approves Google's Motion Sensor Tech

Radar-based motion sensing gets a government thumbs up.

Farm Bill Expands Rural Broadband Funding

But some remain concerned that the money will not get to many places that need it to expand access.

Congress Wants to Confront Facebook, Robocallers and Data-Throttlers

Lawmakers also encouraged the Pentagon to continue helping civilian agencies in cyber matters.

Senators, Providers Criticize ‘Unpredictable’ FCC Funding for Rural Broadband

“Cutting [Universal Service Fund] support cuts the legs out of the business case for rural broadband in many places,” said one telecom CEO.

Broadband Access Lags on Tribal Lands, Study Finds

More than a third of Americans residing on tribal land lack high-speed internet access.