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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.
Alexis Ohanian tells CBS DC free, unfettered access to the Internet represents the American traditions of fair play and hard work.
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.
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.
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.
President Barack Obama has secured commitments from U.S. companies worth about $750 million to get more students connected to high-speed Internet.
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.
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.
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.