Free Press, Public Knowledge, and the New America Foundation’s Open Technology Institute have informed AT&T that they intend to file a complaint with the Federal Communications Commission against the wireless carrier for violating network neutrality rules. The complaint will address Ma Bell’s plan to keep certain subscribers from using Apple’s FaceTime video calling on the Continue Reading →
Not long after Verizon doubled its highest FiOS Internet speeds to 300 megabits per second, Comcast today announced a brand-new speed tier that will hit 305Mbps. Coincidentally, the new Xfinity Platinum Internet will initially be available in the Northeast US, where Verizon FiOS is also prevalent. Presumably, if Verizon FiOS offered speed of 310Mbps, Comcast Continue Reading →
The Federal Communications Commission (FCC) this week imposed an $800,000 fine against Comcast for not adequately marketing its standalone broadband Internet service, which was a condition of its merger with NBC Universal. “Today’s action demonstrates that compliance with Commission orders is not optional,” FCC Chairman Julius Genachowski said in a statement. “The remedies announced today Continue Reading →
[wpaudio url=”″ text=”Click to play … ” dl=”0″] Today on Shelly Palmer Digital Living:  For the first time since 1996, the Federal Communications Commissions has decided to revisit the issue of cell phone radiation.  In past studies, there has been little evidence to show that cell phones and other gadgets are dangerous, and of course Continue Reading →
Cellphone Cancer
The Federal Communications Commission wants to reopen an inquiry into whether its regulations do enough to protect consumers from harmful radiation from cell phones. Chairman Julius Genachowski asked fellow commissioners to give the go ahead to a new investigation, although a spokesperson says it is merely a routine review of its own policies.This is the Continue Reading →
Google Maps
The Federal Communications Commission this weekend alleged that Google “deliberately impeded and delayed” an FCC investigation into the way the search giant collected data from non-password protected Wi-Fi networks in the United States and abroad for its Street View project.  Read the full story at PC Mag Continue Reading →
The FCC’s campaign to secure the internet gained new momentum last week, when a group of major ISPs signed on to a new code of conduct aimed at mitigating cybercrime. Adopted by the FCC’s Communications, Security, Reliability and Interoperability Council (CSRIC), the new code targets three main security threats: botnets, DNS attacks and internet route Continue Reading →
The 15-year, $9 billion dollar deal between Sprint and LightSquared inked in July is officially dead. This comes after a decision last month by the FCC to revoke LightSquared’s waiver to turn on its nationwide wireless network due to GPS interference. Sprint will return $65 million in prepayments, but has left the door open for future Continue Reading →