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8 months 1 week ago

FCC votes to cap, slash prison phone rates

WASHINGTON (AP) - The Federal Communications Commission has approved limits on rates that prison inmates pay to make phone calls. The FCC voted 2-1 Friday -- a decade after inmates' families asked for action. The vote caps interstate phone call rates at 21 cents a minute for debit or prepaid...

3 years 3 months ago

FCC moves ahead with net neutrality rules

WASHINGTON (AP) - A divided Federal Communications Commission has approved new rules meant to prohibit broadband companies from interfering with Internet traffic flowing to their customers. The 3-2 vote Tuesday marks a major victory for FCC Chairman Julius Genachowski, who has spent more than a year trying to craft...

4 years 1 week ago

US court rules against FCC on `net neutrality'

A federal appeals court has ruled that the Federal Communications Commission lacks the authority to require broadband providers to give equal treatment to all Internet traffic flowing over their networks. Tuesday's ruling by the U.S. Court of Appeals for the District of Columbia is a big victory for Comcast Corp.,...

4 years 6 months ago

Reports: FCC to propose 'Net neutrality' rules

Published reports say the FCC will propose new rules designed to ensure the free flow of information and applications over the Internet. The Washington Post and New York Times reported Saturday that FCC chairman Julius Genachowski will make the proposals in a speech Monday at the Brookings Institution. The proposals...

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