A Federal Communications Commission proposal to make it easier for people to text emergencies to 911 call centers earned support from the Telecommunications Industry Association, but also warnings.
Proposed changes to the Federal Communications Commission's competitive bidding rules would facilitate small businesses' chances to participate, according to a Notice of Proposed Rulemaking.
As a way to better educate TV broadcasters about next year's spectrum auction, federal regulators said they've sent out information packages that explain the auction process, bidding options, compensation estimates and tax implications.
Police use of a device that lets officers zero in on the location of cellphones – and thereby persons of interest or suspects – is being kept under wraps by the FBI, according to a document released last month through a Freedom of Information Act request.
The Federal Communications Commission has proposed to change rules that permit devices to operate on unused portions of the TV broadcast spectrum.
The head of the Federal Communications Commission has floated a draft order that would "immediately and substantially" cut red tape associated with deploying wireless infrastructure. It was one of several new developments that FCC Chairman Tom Wheeler wrote about in a blog post.
Federal regulatory agencies are taking on a greater advisory role in helping critical infrastructure and financial services companies apply the National Institute of Standards and Technology's cybersecurity framework and reduce their cyber risks, several experts recently said.
A top federal communications regulator said the process to repurpose government spectrum for commercial purposes is too slow, calling for a new way to keep up with consumer demands for more wireless airwaves.
With a record three million comments and counting, the Federal Communications Commission officially closed the public comment period Sept. 15 on whether to allow Internet "fast lanes," in which faster service would be given to websites willing to pay for it.
In public comments submitted to federal regulators, representatives from several municipalities, industry groups and other organizations strongly endorsed a government initiative to test and develop advanced technologies and techniques to share spectrum in a real-world setting.