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Ian Bush
April 10, 2019 - 12:33 pm
(Associated Press/KYW Newsradio) — The House passed a bill Wednesday to restore Obama-era "net neutrality" rules, but the legislation faces slim odds of making it through the Republican-controlled Senate. The Save the Internet Act passed the Democrat-controlled House 232-190 Wednesday, with only...
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A nonprofit in Camden showed off its stuff today to the chairman of the Federal Communications Commission, as part of his tour highlighting opportunities in technology.
Ian Bush/KYW Newsradio
Ian Bush
March 07, 2019 - 7:09 pm
CAMDEN, NJ (KYW Newsradio) -- A nonprofit in Camden showed off its stuff today to the chairman of the Federal Communications Commission, as part of his tour highlighting opportunities in technology. This comes just after a new attack on the FCC's repeal of net neutrality. "Consumers I talked to are...
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The logos for Time Warner and AT&T appear above alternate trading posts on the floor of the New York Stock Exchange.
Richard Drew/AP, file
February 26, 2019 - 1:28 pm
WASHINGTON (AP) — A federal appeals court on Tuesday cleared AT&T's takeover of Time Warner, rejecting the Trump administration's claims that the $81 billion deal will harm consumers and reduce competition in the TV industry. The ruling by the U.S. Court of Appeals in Washington came Tuesday in...
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Nearly half the calls made to US cell phones in 2019 will be spam, according to a study by First Orion referenced in a Federal Communications Commission report Thursday.
CNN
February 14, 2019 - 10:32 pm
By Katie Bernard, CNN (CNN) -- Nearly half the calls made to US cell phones in 2019 will be spam, according to a study by First Orion referenced in a Federal Communications Commission report Thursday. Ninety percent of those calls will have familiar caller IDs, but there isn't an effective way of...
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Dreamstime
Ian Bush
December 12, 2018 - 5:27 pm
PHILADELPHIA (KYW Newsradio) -- Verizon, AT&T, and other wireless companies will get more power over text messages under new rules approved by government regulators. They're designed to prevent spam texts, but opponents say that's not the whole truth. Keeping your text inbox from becoming like...
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Dreamstime
October 27, 2018 - 8:24 pm
By Jackie Wattles (CNN) - - California's landmark net neutrality law is on hold. The state's attorney general has agreed not to enforce its new law — aimed at preventing internet providers from favoring certain websites and apps — while a lawsuit plays out in Washington. The California law put the...
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Sprint and T-Mobile merger just got hit with a delay
CNN Money
September 12, 2018 - 12:18 pm
By Ahiza Garcia (CNN Money) -- Sprint and T-Mobile will have to keep waiting. The Federal Communications Commission said Tuesday it needs more time to review the proposed merger between the two telecommunication companies. T-Mobile CEO John Legere and Sprint CEO Marcelo Claure have vowed to offer...
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In this July 25, 2007 file photo, the back of a Chicago Tribune newspaper deliver truck is seen in Chicago.
AP Photo/Charles Rex Arbogast
August 09, 2018 - 8:16 am
NEW YORK (AP) — Tribune withdrew from its $3.9 billion buyout by Sinclair, ending a bid to create a massive media juggernaut that could have rivaled the reach of Fox News. Tribune Media Co., which is on the hook for a $135 million breakup fee, said Thursday that it is filing a lawsuit against...
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Dreamstime
Ian Bush
August 07, 2018 - 8:26 pm
WASHINGTON (KYW Newsradio) — An internal investigation has found that the Federal Communications Commission misled Congress when it blamed hackers for disabling its public commenting system during last year's debate over the repeal of net neutrality. The event that brought the FCC's website to its...
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Ian Bush
June 10, 2018 - 10:00 pm
PHILADELPHIA (KYW Newsradio) -- Net neutrality regulations put in place during the Obama administration are in the recycle bin as of Monday, officially rolled back by the Republican-controlled Federal Communications Commission. The "Open Internet" rules, approved by Democrats in charge of telecom...
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