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FCC Releases Fourth "Measuring Broadband America" Report

The Federal Communications Commission released the results of its ongoing nationwide performance study of residential broadband service in its fourth “Measuring Broadband America” report.

75th anniversary of the Library Bill of Rights

Seventy-five years ago at the 1939 American Library Association’s Annual Conference in San Francisco, the ALA Council adopted the Library’s Bill of Rights, echoing the spirit of a document from the Des Moines Public Library in 1938.

Rep Stockman asks NSA for Lois Lerner metadata after IRS claims ‘glitch’ erased all incriminating emails

Congressman Steve Stockman (R-TX) asked the National Security Agency to turn over all its metadata on the email accounts of former Internal Revenue Service Exempt Organizations division director Lois Lerner for the period between January 2009 and

At $11.6 Billion in Q1 2014, Internet Advertising Revenues Hit All-Time First Quarter High

Internet advertising revenues in the US reached $11.6 billion for the first quarter of 2014, marking a 19 percent increase over the same period in 2013, according to the latest IAB Internet Advertising Revenue Report figures by the Interactive Adv

FCC Review of ISP Slow-Downs Only a First Step

The Federal Communications Commission has announced an enhanced review of the new access fees that Internet service providers like Comcast and Verizon have recently demanded from sites and services such as Netflix.

Test event finds mobile phones have poor hands-free performance

The results of an International Telecommunication Union test event have highlighted the need for phone manufacturers to improve their products’ compatibility with car hands-free systems.

TDG: Tablet Users Prefer OTT Service Apps to TV Apps

According to new research from The Diffusion Group (TDG), despite the widening availability of ‘TV Everywhere’ services, tablet owners are significantly more likely to use over-the-top service apps such as Netflix than those offered by both TV net

Replacement TV Purchase Decisions Driven by Picture and Sound Quality Despite Introduction of New Features

Consumers worldwide still consider picture quality, sound quality, price, and ease of use to be most important to their upcoming replacement TV purchase decisions.

Communications and Technology Subcommittee Discusses Media Ownership in the 21st Century

The Communications and Technology Subcommittee, chaired by Rep Greg Walden (R-OR), held a hearing to assess the state of media ownership, and the rules that govern it, in the digital age.

FCC Launches Support Line for Consumers Who Are Deaf and Hard of Hearing Using American Sign Language over Videophone

The Federal Communications Commission has launched a video consumer support service, the ASL Consumer Support Line, specifically designed to enable consumers who are deaf and hard of hearing to engage in a direct video call with a consumer special