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4 Major Phone Carriers Providing Text-to-911

The four major U.S. wireless phone companies are providing emergency texting 911 service to any local government that wants it and has the capability to use it as of this month, a big step toward moving the nation’s emergency dispatch system out of the voice-only technology that dates to the 1960s.

05/19/2014

Alexis Ohanian tells CBS DC free, unfettered access to the Internet represents the American traditions of fair play and hard work. (THOMAS COEX/AFP/Getty Images)

Reddit Co-Founder: Getting Rid Of Net Neutrality Is ‘Un-American’

Alexis Ohanian tells CBS DC free, unfettered access to the Internet represents the American traditions of fair play and hard work.

05/15/2014

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FCC Revising Internet Rules After Public Backlash

Federal Communications Commission Chairman Tom Wheeler is broadening the scope of his proposed open Internet rules and suggesting tougher standards for Internet providers who wish to create paid priority fast lanes on their networks.

05/12/2014

The Federal Communications Commission is set to propose new Internet rules that would allow Internet service providers to charge content companies for faster delivery of their services over the so-called "last mile" connection to people's homes.   (Photo by Sean Gallup/Getty Images)

FCC To Propose Pay-For-Priority Internet Standards, Free Speech Oversight

The Federal Communications Commission is set to propose new Internet rules that would allow Internet service providers to charge content companies for faster delivery of their services over the so-called “last mile” connection to people’s homes.

04/24/2014

One of the most vocal lawmakers opposing the planned merger between media giants Time Warner Cable and Comcast, Sen. Al Franken, D-Minn., is now looking to Netflix for help bringing down the Comcast proposal. (Getty Images)

Franken Urges Netflix To Join Fight Against Comcast, Time Warner Cable Merger

One of the most vocal lawmakers opposing the planned merger between media giants Time Warner Cable and Comcast, Sen. Al Franken, D-Minn., is now looking to Netflix for help bringing down the Comcast proposal.

04/17/2014

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Obama Secures $750M In Pledges To Get Kids Online

President Barack Obama has secured commitments from U.S. companies worth about $750 million to get more students connected to high-speed Internet.

02/04/2014

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FAA Expanding Use of Electronic Devices Throughout Flights

The Federal Aviation Administration has determined that passengers can now use portable electronic devices such as e-readers, video players and video games throughout all stages of a flight.

10/31/2013

President Barack Obama spoke at a Democratic fundraiser in Chicago on Wednesday. (credit: SAUL LOEB/AFP/Getty Images)

President Obama To Visit NC School

President Barack Obama wants to see the nation’s classrooms transformed into digital learning centers and he is ready to ask federal regulators to use billions of dollars to pay for the broadband and high-speed Internet connections that will be needed to make it happen.

06/06/2013

An Obama administration adviser says the White House believes smartphone and tablet users should be allowed to unlock their phones and use the devices on the network of their choosing.  (Photo by Scott Olson/Getty Images)

White House Pushing FCC To Allow Smartphone Unlocking

An Obama administration adviser says the White House believes smartphone and tablet users should be allowed to unlock their phones and use the devices on the network of their choosing.

03/04/2013

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