Internet

FCC vote could force low-income households offline

Bootstrapping yourself out of poverty via the internet is about to get a lot harder in the US. The FCC, led by industry-friendly chairman Ajit Pai, has voted along party lines to reform the low-income Lifeline broadband subsidy program. Among the most contentious items are a proposal to tighten …

Net Neutrality

The $40 box that your cable company hates should be your Christmas gift to yourself

Every time we write about cable modems here at the BGR Deals team, we get thank you emails. Every. Single. Time. Why? It’s simple: ISPs overcharge …

Wi-Fi

Poor Detroit neighborhoods, abandoned by telcos and the FCC, are rolling out homebrew, community mesh broadband

40% of Detroiters have no internet access. The Detroit Community Technology Project and similar projects across the city are skipping over the telcos …

Cory Doctorow

There were 1,000 Internet devices in 1984. By 1992, that figure reached...

In 1992, less than 10 years after reaching the milestone of having 1,000 devices connected, the Internet was populated with 1 million devices. By …

Internet of Things

Robocalls from spoofed Caller IDs may soon be blocked by phone companies | Ars Technica

FCC authorizes aggressive blocking of spoofed and invalid numbers.<p>Phone companies are now authorized to be more aggressive in blocking robocalls …

Net Neutrality

FCC begins scaling back internet subsidies for low-income homes

The Federal Communications Commission voted yesterday to begin overhauling a program known as Lifeline that provides discounted internet and phone service to low-income homes. The changes immediately affect discounts available on Tribal lands by vastly limiting who can receive them. The commission …

Ajit Pai

The FCC Votes to Abandon Rural and Low-Income Americans

On Thursday, the current FCC commission continued its campaign to loosen protections for consumers while doing the bidding of major corporations. The …

Net Neutrality

How new FCC rules could affect your local news

<b>Judy Woodruff:</b><p>The Federal Communications Commission has approved the most sweeping changes in a generation when it comes to the ownership of local …

Net Neutrality

FCC Takes Positive Action to Encourage Broadband Policy

Mobile and fixed broadband have become essential tools for consumers. For many, broadband has become a constant companion that enables and enriches our interactions with others. Highspeed Internet is widely available and affordable, due to investment, innovation and competition. In a few instances, …

Opinion

Comcast in hunt for considerable stake in 21st Century Fox

Telecom conglomerate Comcast has approached Fox, expressing substantial interest in the media company and select properties.<p>Comcast's interest …

21st Century Fox

While gamers ask for loot-box regulation, Trump’s FCC plans to deregulate net neutrality

According to the discourse surrounding the core gaming scene right now, loot boxes and similar business models are the greatest threat to interactive entertainment. But while fans shout down publisher Electronic Arts over the progression in Star Wars: Battlefront II, the Federal Communications …

Business

Pai's limited contact with recipients of the subsidies he plans to cut

The FCC on Thursday voted to seek comment on a plan that would significantly limit the Lifeline program that subsidizes phone and internet service …

South Dakota

XFINITY Data Usage Center — FAQ

For detailed FAQ’s, click here.<p>1 - How does the XFINITY Terabyte Internet Data Usage Plan work?<p>The Terabyte Internet Data Usage Plan is a new data …

FCC votes to limit program funding internet access for low income communities

The Federal Communications Commission (FCC) took steps Thursday to roll back Lifeline — a program that subsidizes broadband and phone service for low …

Ajit Pai

In the week ahead, look for the fight over net neutrality to heat up

President Donald Trump’s deregulation efforts have touched the cars and trucks Americans may buy in the years ahead, how the electricity in our homes …

Net Neutrality

Verizon: Next-gen 5G broadband won’t be as crappy as cell plans

In the next few years, Verizon is planning on replacing wired home broadband with a wireless 5G connection. It sounds great in theory, but anyone …

Technology

Comcast wants Fox’s international biz but it’ll have to wait for AT&T-Time Warner approval first

The cable media behemoth really wants Fox’s Sky and Star businesses. Trump is still a factor.<p>Last week, we heard Disney was talking to 21st Century Fox about a Big Media Deal. This week, it’s Comcast and Fox.<p>Of course, it makes sense Comcast would want to buy parts of Fox, Rupert Murdoch’s media …

Net Neutrality

Comcast, Verizon, and Sony are also after Fox's film and TV units

Talk of Disney eyeing Fox's assets has ignited the interest of more media juggernauts. The new batch of contenders includes Comcast, Verizon, and Sony's entertainment arm, according to <i>The Wall Street Journal</i>.<p>News emerged last week that Disney had held talks with 21st Century Fox to snap up most of …

Verizon

Digital Transformation Digest: Net Neutrality Vote Due In Weeks, Walmart's Bang-Up E-Commerce Moves, Microsoft and Databricks Team for Spark on Azure

<b>Net neutrality vote looms for December:</b> It could be a matter of a few weeks before the U.S. rules governing Internet traffic undergo a major …

Big Data

Comcast, Verizon approached Twenty-First Century Fox to buy some assets - sources | Reuters

(Reuters) - Comcast Corp (CMCSA.O) and Verizon Communications Inc (VZ.N) have both approached Twenty-First Century Fox Inc (FOXA.O) to express …

Comcast and Verizon are interested in buying some 21st Century Fox assets

The telecommunications giant has expressed interest in acquiring many of Rupert Murdoch’s 21st Century Fox assets, sources told <i>Reuters</i>. <b>The assets Comcast are interested in include the Fox movie and TV studios, the FX and National Geographic television channels, and the Star television network in</b> …

21st Century Fox

How A DOJ Suit Vs AT&T-Time Warner Deal Could Impact Other 'Vertically Integrated' Media Giants

A legal challenge by the Department of Justice to the $85 billion merger of AT&T and Time Warner appears increasingly likely. And a comments Thursday …

Advertising Industry

Fire under Nimitz Hwy. causes phone, internet, cable outages on multiple carriers

If you’re experiencing a phone, internet, or cable outage, you’re not alone.<p>Spectrum, Hawaiian Telcom, Verizon, AT&T, and T-Mobile have all confirmed …

Hawaii

FCC votes 3-2 to scale back the federal Lifeline program that gives low-income households a $9.25/month subsidy to buy Internet or phone service

Comcast, Verizon also considering Fox acquisition

Less than two weeks after CNBC reported that the Walt Disney Company approached 21st Century Fox about an acquisition of its entertainment assets, …

Business

An Open Letter to Ajit Pai

Congratulations, Ajit Pai.<p>Today you’ve turned over our collective resource of the public broadcast airwaves to a company whose business model is …

Liberal View

Nicki Minaj gets stuck into threesome as she simulates oral sex on HERSELF in attempt to 'break the internet' - Mirror Online

Nicki Minaj has never been afraid to show some self love in her songs and now she's taken the next logical step of enjoying a threesome - with …

Nicki Minaj

Tim Berners-Lee on the future of the web: 'The system is failing'

The inventor of the world wide web remains an optimist but sees a ‘nasty wind’ blowing amid concerns over advertising, net neutrality and fake news<p>Sir Tim Berners-Lee’s optimism about the future of the web is starting to wane in the face of a “nasty storm” of issues including the rollback of net …

Technology

The 7-year-old neuroscientist wowing the internet

Meet Amoy Antunet, a girl with big ambitions in the world of science.<p><i>Video journalist: Natalia Zuo</i><p><i>Reporter: Jonathan Griffin</i><p><b>You can follow BBC Trending on Twitter</b> @BBCtrending<b>, and find us on</b> Facebook<b>. All our stories are at</b> bbc.com/trending<b>.</b>

Neuroscience

FCC Approves New Tech for 'Ultra-High Def' TV

The U.S. Federal Communications Commission voted 3-2 on Thursday to allow broadcasters to voluntarily use a new technology to improve picture quality …

Tech Industry