Press Release

FCC Eliminates Equal Employment Opportunity Broadcaster Mid-Term Filing Requirement

The Federal Communications Commission voted to eliminate the Broadcast Mid-Term Report (Form 397) filing requirement, concluding that this paperwork has become redundant and unnecessary.

FCC Seeks to Combat Illegal Spoofed Texts & International Calls

The Federal Communications Commission proposed rules banning illegal spoofed text messages and international calls. The proposed rules would enable the agency to address consumer concerns about unwanted text messages and scam calls from overseas.

FCC Acts To Improve Management Of IP Captioned Telephone Service For Americans With Hearing Loss

The Federal Communications Commission took steps to improve Internet-based relay services for people who are deaf or hard of hearing and communicate by speaking.

State of Phone Justice: Local jails, state prisons and private phone providers

In county- and city-run jails — where predatory contracts get little attention — instate phone calls can still cost $1 per minute, or more.

NTCA Announces Smart Rural Community Grant Recipients

The NTCA-The Rural Broadband Association announced four Smart Rural Community Collaboration Challenge grant recipients as part of the association’s initiative to highlight and support efforts that make rural communities vibrant places in which to

Chairman Pai: Caller ID Authentication Necessary for Consumers in 2019

Federal Communications Commission Chairman Ajit Pai reiterated his call for a robust caller ID authentication system to combat illegal caller ID spoofing.

Civil Rights Coalition Urges Congress to Protect Marginalized Communities in Privacy Debate

44 public interest, civil rights, racial justice, and consumer groups wrote a letter urging Congress to prioritize civil rights concerns when developing consumer privacy legislation. The letter reads:

American Broadband Initiative: High-Speed Broadband Unlocks Opportunities for Americans

Throughout our economy, emerging technologies are disrupting pre-existing business models and creating unprecedented opportunities for the American people.

NTIA Partners with 8 States on Improvements to Broadband Availability Map

The National Telecommunications and Information Administration (NTIA) is collaborating with eight states to broaden and update the national broadband availability map.

Mobile performance in the US part 1

To show how the major US carriers fared in the second half of 2018 across all the spaces in which you use your smartphone, we’re offering our semi-annual three-part series of complementary special reports on mobile performance in the US.