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An assortment of special interest groups are petitioning US Federal Communications Commission head Tom Wheeler to limit privacy protections offered to Internet users, under the guise of hampering innovation and harming consumers. Among the petitioners are cable and broadcast industry advocacy groups The American Cable Association, U.S. Telecom Association, Consumer Technology Association, National Cable & Telecommunications Association, and others.
Apple is asked the Federal Communications Commission (FCC) to recognize its efforts in creating the Made For iPhone (MFi) hearing aid platform, by declaring it and other solutions "as alternatives for hearing aid compatibility compliance" with mobile devices. The FCC recently proposed for all smartphones and other consumer-grade wireless devices to work with hearing aids, with Apple claiming its MFi standards already complying with the FCC's hearing aid standards.
The Federal Communications Commission (FCC) is setting its sights on the set-top boxes used by satellite TV and cable providers that could be beneficial for third-party manufacturers, according to a report. The FCC is introducing proposals that would allow customers of pay TV services to avoid renting or purchasing a specific set-top box as part of their subscription, saving money by using another device such as the Apple TV instead.
The Federal Communications Commission (FCC) is looking into how telecommunications providers offer free allocations of data to their subscribers. AT&T, Comcast, and T-Mobile have all been sent requests by the FCC for more information about these programs operate, with the possibility that the carriers and cable companies providing them to customers may be doing so against net neutrality principles.
Verizon has become the latest carrier to be provided an FCC waiver, allowing it to offer subscribers Wi-Fi calling. Following after AT&T, Verizon received its waiver after petitioning the FCC, asking for permission to use Real-Time-Text (RTT) as an alternative to the required Teletypewriter (TTY) system used to allow people with hearing impediments to make calls, a technology apparently ill-suited for IP-based telephony.
The Federal Communications Commission (FCC) has proposed to hit the Hilton hotel chain with a $25,000 fine for "its apparent obstruction of an investigation" into the blocking of Wi-Fi connections for consumer devices. The FCC has also advised it is considering another fine against M.C. Dean, a provider of Wi-Fi services, for performing similar Wi-Fi blocking actions at the Baltimore Convention Center on a regular basis, this time costing the company $718,000.
Verizon has made a request to the Federal Communications Commission (FCC) to allow it to waive certain requirements for the carrier's own Wi-Fi calling service. Following after AT&T's own request to the FCC earlier this month, Verizon has asked for permission to bend the rules regarding Teletypewriter (TTY) support, to allow it to use an alternative system while still providing Wi-Fi calls to its subscribers.
AT&T customers will soon be able to make calls from their smartphones over Wi-Fi, after the Federal Communications Commission (FCC) provided the carrier with a waiver. Issued yesterday, the Wi-Fi calling waiver arrives after AT&T complained about its competitors enabling the feature on their networks without abiding by certain rules, something the waiver allows AT&T to bypass for a limited period of time.
AT&T is delaying a launch of its Wi-Fi calling service, over a failed request to the Federal Communications Commission (FCC). The carrier has asked the FCC to waive the rules requiring communications companies to provide alternative options for the deaf and hard-of-hearing users, at the same time as complaining to the regulator over existing Wi-Fi calling services offered by competitors Sprint and T-Mobile, as the other carriers did not request waivers.
The Federal Communications Commission (FCC) has fined Sprint close to $1.2 million for issues that prevented people with hearing difficulties from calling the emergency services. Sprint and a number of connected companies were accused of failing to connect a telephone relay service (TRS), used by hard of hearing customers to contact other people, to 911 for long periods of time varying between five weeks and ten months, with the fine settling the FCC investigation.