Federal Communications Commission (FCC) http://www.kunc.org en FCC To Unveil Proposed Rules To Govern Internet Traffic http://www.kunc.org/post/fcc-unveil-proposed-rules-govern-internet-traffic The Federal Communications Commission announced last month that it would propose new rules. In a blog post, Chairman Tom Wheeler insists that the open Internet rules will help maintain what's called network neutrality. That is, making certain that your Internet provider doesn't give a faster connection to a service that can pay more. <br /> Thu, 15 May 2014 11:38:00 +0000 Laura Sydell 56548 at http://www.kunc.org FCC To Unveil Proposed Rules To Govern Internet Traffic After Sandy, Questions Linger Over Cellphone Reliability http://www.kunc.org/post/after-sandy-questions-linger-over-cellphone-reliability Roughly one in four cellphone towers in the path of Hurricane Sandy went out of service. It was a frustrating and potentially dangerous experience for customers without a landline to fall back on. Now, local officials and communications experts are pushing providers to improve their performance during natural disasters.<p>Lori McCaskill lives in Brooklyn, and when Sandy hit last October, her Verizon cell service went out. She couldn't work. She couldn't check in with family and friends. Mon, 29 Apr 2013 07:29:00 +0000 43562 at http://www.kunc.org After Sandy, Questions Linger Over Cellphone Reliability Thieves Target Political Ad Consultants On New FCC Site http://www.kunc.org/post/thieves-target-political-ad-consultants-new-fcc-site Poke into the obscure corners of the Federal Communications Commission's website, and you can find one of the deepest disclosures in campaign finance.<p><a href="https://stations.fcc.gov/" target="_blank">An FCC database</a>, which the government <a href="http://www.npr.org/blogs/itsallpolitics/2012/04/27/151526055/fcc-requires-top-market-tv-stations-to-post-political-ad-data-online" target="_blank">just approved last April</a> and began making public in August, posts documents that reveal which politicians and advocacy groups buy TV ads on major-market network affiliates, and how much they pa Thu, 28 Mar 2013 18:41:00 +0000 Peter Overby 42175 at http://www.kunc.org Thieves Target Political Ad Consultants On New FCC Site FCC Chairman Julius Genachowski Says He Will Step Down http://www.kunc.org/post/fcc-chairman-julius-genachowski-says-he-will-step-down The chairman of the Federal Communication Commission announced during a staff meeting on Friday that he intends to step down "in the coming weeks."<p>Julius Genachowski's resignation comes just a day after Commissioner Robert McDowell announced his plans to step down.<p><a href="http://www.nytimes.com/2013/03/23/business/fcc-chairman-announces-resignation.html?_r=0"><em>The New York Times</em> reports</a> the Obama administration has not settled on a replacement for Genachowski. Fri, 22 Mar 2013 14:28:00 +0000 41902 at http://www.kunc.org FCC Chairman Julius Genachowski Says He Will Step Down White House Backs Right To Unlock New Cell Phones http://www.kunc.org/post/white-house-backs-right-unlock-new-cell-phones Following <a href="http://www.npr.org/blogs/thetwo-way/2013/03/01/173254835/fcc-to-examine-federal-ban-on-unlocking-cellphones">the lead of FCC Chairman Julius Genachowski</a>, the White House said yesterday that it believed users should be allowed to unlock their cellphones without breaking the law.<p>The White House made the statement in response to an online petition signed by more than 114,000 people.<a href="https://petitions.whitehouse.gov/petition/make-unlocking-cell-phones-legal/1g9KhZG7"> R. Tue, 05 Mar 2013 19:57:00 +0000 Eyder Peralta 41082 at http://www.kunc.org