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NEW YORK | FCC head has ‘serious concerns’ with Sinclair-Tribune deal

NEW YORK — The chairman of the Federal Communications Commission is raising “serious concerns” about Sinclair’s $3.9 billion deal for Tribune’s television stations. Sinclair wants to buy Tribune Media and its 42 TV stations, including KTLA in Los Angeles and WPIX in New York. To address potential antitrust concerns, Sinclair has said it would sell … Continue reading NEW YORK | FCC head has ‘serious concerns’ with Sinclair-Tribune deal

Robocall Volumes Shatter the National Record for Fourth Straight Month

IRVINE, Calif./ July 12, 2018 (STL.News) — The American public was inundated by 4.12 billion robocalls in June, setting a new national record for the fourth consecutive month and spiking 63% over the monthly total from June of last year. That record pace equaled roughly 1,591 robocalls placed every second during June, or 137.5 million … Continue reading Robocall Volumes Shatter the National Record for Fourth Straight Month

Kentucky News: U.S. Senate says it could take a vote next week to reject FCC’s ruling

FRANKFORT, KY – With the announcement last week that current consumer internet protections or net neutrality will expire June 11, Attorney General Andy Beshear is calling on federal lawmakers to vote next week to restore the protections. The Federal Trade Commission announced May 10 that the Office of Management and Budget has reviewed and approved … Continue reading Kentucky News: U.S. Senate says it could take a vote next week to reject FCC’s ruling

Wave of lawsuits filed to block net-neutrality repeal

NEW YORK /January 16, 2018(AP)(STL.News) — The expected wave of litigation against the Federal Communications Commission‘s repeal of net-neutrality rules has begun. A group of attorneys general for 21 states and the District of Columbia sued Tuesday to block the rules. So did Mozilla, the maker of the Firefox browser, public-interest group Free Press and New … Continue reading Wave of lawsuits filed to block net-neutrality repeal

Statement: Restoring Internet Freedom Order to Bring Increased Investment and Innovation to American Mobile Networks

WASHINGTON/Dec. 14, 2017 (STL.NEWS) — In response to the today’s FCC vote to pass the Restoring Internet Freedom Order, removing Title II regulations, the following statement should be attributed to Robert M. McDowell, Chief Public Policy Advisor for Mobile Future: “Today’s vote is a victory for Internet freedom, for broadband investment, and ultimately for the … Continue reading Statement: Restoring Internet Freedom Order to Bring Increased Investment and Innovation to American Mobile Networks

Why you still can’t ditch your cable box

NEW YORK/July 27, 2017 (AP)(STL.News) — Not that long ago, the clunky cable box looked like it was on its way out. The federal government was pressuring cable companies to open up their near-monopoly on boxes to more competition, and industry leader Comcast promised apps that could render some boxes obsolete. That was then. Today, … Continue reading Why you still can’t ditch your cable box

US regulators aim to keep the ban on in-flight phone calls

NEW YORK (AP)(STL.News) — Federal regulators aim to maintain the ban on in-flight cellular calls. The Federal Communications Commission is looking to kill an effort it started in 2013 to give airlines the option of installing on-board cellular equipment for calls and other services. FCC Chairman Ajit Pai appears to have enough votes to axe … Continue reading US regulators aim to keep the ban on in-flight phone calls

Senate votes to kill privacy rules guarding your online info

NEW YORK/March 24, 2017 (AP)(STL.News) — The Senate voted to kill Obama-era online privacy regulations , a first step toward allowing internet providers such as Comcast, AT&T and Verizon to sell your browsing habits and other personal information as they expand their own online ad businesses. Those rules, not yet in effect, would have required … Continue reading Senate votes to kill privacy rules guarding your online info