Federal Communications Commission

FCC Cites California Online Retailer for Importing And Marketing Illegal Smartphones

The Federal Communications Commission Enforcement Bureau has cited Panasystem, a California-based online electronics retailer, for importing and marketing counterfeit smartphones marked with unauthorized or invalid labels falsely indicating that t

Sprint To Pay $7.5 Million For Unwanted Marketing Calls And Texts

Sprint will pay $7.5 million to resolve a Federal Communications Commission Enforcement Bureau investigation of the mobile wireless company’s failure to honor consumer requests to opt out of phone and text marketing communications.

FCC Announces Inquiry Into Washington State 911 Outage

On April 9-10, 2014, an extensive 911 outage occurred, centered in Washington State, but also affecting large areas of Oregon and portions of California, Pennsylvania, Minnesota, Florida, North Carolina and South Carolina.

Workshop On The Future Of Broadband Regulation At FCC

The Institute for Information Policy (IIP) of Pennsylvania State University and the Federal Communications Commission are co-sponsoring a by-invitation workshop on the Future of Broadband Regulation, to be held at FCC headquarters on May 29-30, 20

FCC Announces Kim Hart As Press Secretary To Chairman Tom Wheeler

The Federal Communications Commission announced the appointment of Kim Hart as Press Secretary to Chairman Tom Wheeler.

FCC Confirms May 15 Meeting Agenda; Allows Network Neutrality Debate to Continue

The Federal Communications Commission confirmed the agenda for its May 15 open meeting.

The FCC will consider:

E-rate Commits Over $450 Million for Broadband in Schools and Libraries in First Wave of Funding for 2014

A record level of early financial support for broadband in schools and libraries has been approved by the E-rate program, the Federal Communications Commission’s program for supporting communications services in these institutions.

FCC Plans $2.9 Million Fine Against Online Company for Making Political Robocalls to Cell Phones

The Federal Communications Commission plans to fine Dialing Services $2,944,000 for allegedly making numerous illegal “robocalls” to mobile phones.

Remarks Of FCC Commissioner Jessica Rosenworcel at Chief Officers Of State Library Agencies Meeting

I want to discuss efforts at the Federal Communications Commission that involve libraries. Specifically, I want to talk about our efforts to reboot, reinvigorate, and recharge E-Rate -- or what I like to call E-Rate 2.0.

Public Service Recognition Week 2014

We had an “all-hands” meeting of Federal Communications Commission staff to talk about the agency’s priorities and to provide an update on the Commission’s recent activities.