• suicide prevention Jul 16

    U.S. Sets ‘988' as New Suicide Hotline

    The Federal Communications Commission is establishing 988 as the new nationwide suicide prevention and mental health crisis hotline.

  • FCC Jun 12

    Feds Seek $225M Fine for Pair Who Made a Billion Robocalls

    The U.S. communications regulator on Tuesday proposed a $225 million fine, its largest ever, against two health insurance telemarketers for spamming people with 1 billion robocalls using fake phone numbers

  • unwanted robocalls Dec 6, 2019

    FCC Chairman Addresses Problem of Unwanted Robocalls

    It can be dangerous to answer your phone these days — many times it’s a scammer on the other end of the line, hoping to get their hands on your money. NBC10 Boston’s Leslie Gaydos sat down with FCC Chairman Ajit Pai to discuss these deceptive robocalls. Unwanted robocalls are the FCC’s top consumer complaint, and Pai, who says he...

  • Congress Jun 11, 2018

    Net Neutrality Repeal Takes Effect, But the Fight Is Far From Over

    As the repeal of Obama-era net neutrality regulations took effect Monday, advocates for an open internet continue to fight the changes, NBC News reported. They’ve introduced efforts to re-implement similar rules prohibiting internet service providers from throttling internet speeds at the state level and pass a resolution in Congress to undo the Federal Communications Commission’s decision. The FCC voted on...

  • Technology May 16, 2018

    Net Neutrality: What It Is and Why It Matters

    The FCC dismantled rules requiring internet service providers to ensure consumers have equal access to all online content.

  • FCC Nov 29, 2017

    Protesters Rally in Favor of Keeping Net Neutrality Rules

    Protesters gathered in Westwood in a bid to save regulations protecting net neutrality, which is the idea that everyone should have equal access to the internet. The head of the Federal Communications Commission has indicated his plan to repeal net neutrality rules. Ted Chen reports for the NBC4 News at 5 p.m. on Tuesday, Nov. 28, 2017.

  • FCC Feb 4, 2017

    FCC Led by Trump Pick Starts to Reverse Obama Policies

    The Federal Communications Commission often took stances that angered the phone and cable industries under the Obama administration. It’s already starting to lean the other way....
    The regulator of broadcast TV and internet services says cellphone companies that exempt some services from data caps are good for consumers after all....
    That effectively cuts prices for these services, usually ones owned by the...

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