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Commerce's NIST to Host Next Meeting on Developing a Collaborative Nationwide Disaster Resilience Framework

As part of President Barack Obama's Climate Action Plan, Commerce's National Institute of Standards and Technology (NIST) is leading a collaborative nationwide effort to develop a framework that US communities can use to prepare for, resist, respo

FCC Announces Review Teams For Proposed Comcast-Time Warner Cable-Charter And AT&T-DirecTV Transactions

Federal Communications Commission Chairman Tom Wheeler announced the members of an inter-bureau steering committee and the working team leaders established to coordinate the agency’s review of merger applications from Comcast-Time Warner Cable-Cha

Sen Rockefeller Statement on FTC Action Against T-Mobile

Sen John (Jay) Rockefeller, IV (D-WV), Chairman of the Senate Committee on Commerce, Science, and Transportation released the following statement after the Federal Trade Commission (FTC) announced that it filed a complaint against wireless phone s

European Commission clears acquisition of E-Plus by Telefónica Deutschland, subject to conditions

Following an in-depth investigation, the European Commission has approved under the EU Merger Regulation the proposed acquisition of Dutch Telecom operator KPN's German mobile telecommunications business E-Plus by Telefónica Deutschland.

ALA encourages next step in E-rate improvements

The American Library Association (ALA) participated in an E-rate press call moderated by the Federal Communications Commission, and was joined by several education and digital learning advocates.

FCC Investigates Cramming Complaints Against T-Mobile

The Federal Communications Commission announced that it is investigating complaints that T-Mobile billed its customers for millions of dollars in unauthorized third-party subscriptions and premium text messaging services.

FCC Releases Report Showing State-By-State Impacts Of E-Rate Proposal To Close Wi-Fi Gap In Schools And Libraries

The Federal Communications Commission released a report of the potential impact of a pending proposal to modernize the federal E-Rate program to meet a pressing demand by the nation’s schools and libraries: robust connectivity to the Internet thro

World Cup 2014: Facebook Tops A Billion Interactions

One Billion. That’s how many World Cup-related posts, comments, and likes 220 million people on Facebook have made in the course of conversation since the tournament began on June 12.

NTIA Announces New Members for Commerce Spectrum Management Advisory Committee (CSMAC)

The US Department of Commerce's National Telecommunications and Information Administration (NTIA) announced the appointment of experts from the private and nonprofit sectors to serve on the Commerce Spectrum Management Advisory Committee (CSMAC),

FCC Releases New Data on Internet Access Services And Local Telephone Competition

The Federal Communications Commission has released its latest reports on Internet access service connections and local telephone services in the United States.