New bipartisan legislation aims to help Americans feel it’s safe to answer their phones again.
Researchers recommended lawmakers give regulators more power to write rules and punish the companies that break them.
Lawmakers wanted to hear from the FCC about the recent hot-button issue of mobile carriers selling location data to third parties.
Your telecom company knows where you are—and it may be selling that information.
CenturyLink’s recent outage is being investigated by at least two states, in addition to the FCC.
The software company is expanding its work into 10 more U.S. states.
Lawmakers also encouraged the Pentagon to continue helping civilian agencies in cyber matters.
The agency hopes to measure how well they will respond to the next crisis.
“Cutting [Universal Service Fund] support cuts the legs out of the business case for rural broadband in many places,” said one telecom CEO.
More than a third of Americans residing on tribal land lack high-speed internet access.
Other cities are expected to join the effort.
Proponents said the order will insure that delivery of faster wireless service occurs in more areas more quickly, but a key opponent called it “extraordinary federal overreach.”
Sara Spangelo says she isn’t rebellious by nature. So why did she defy federal regulators?
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