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FCC Commissioner Ajit Pai Named Agency Chairman

Ajit Pai, a Federal Communications Commissioner, has been selected by President Donald Trump to lead the telecommunications regulatory agency, Space News reported Tuesday. Caleb Henry writes Pai succeeded former FCC Chairman Tom Wheeler and his appointment did not require approval from the Senate because he was confirmed to work at FCC as a …

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Tom Wheeler to Resign as FCC Chairman in January

Tom Wheeler, chairman of the Federal Communications Commission, will step down from his post on Jan. 20 after more than three years on the job. Wheeler helped advance the passage of “net neutrality” rules that require internet service providers to treat online content equally, according to a report by Brett …

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Senators Urge FCC to Investigate Cellphone Surveillance Tech Interference Complaints

Twelve senators have asked the Federal Communications Commission to investigate complaints against the state and local law enforcement agencies’ use of surveillance devices that simulate cellphone towers to gather cellphone identification and location information. Some complaints filed with FCC alleged that cell-site simulators disrupt consumers’ cellular service, can potentially interfere with emergency communications including 911 calls and are used …

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FCC Wants to Revamp Business Data Services Rules; Tom Wheeler Comments

The Federal Communications Commission plans to develop new regulatory frameworks for business data services and real-time text messaging services for citizens with disabilities at its meeting in April. FCC Chairman Tom Wheeler said Friday he has circulated a draft Further Notice of Proposed Rulemaking to his fellow commissioners in a …

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FCC Proposes Usage Rules for Wireless Broadband Above 24 GHz; Tom Wheeler Comments

The Federal Communications Commission has proposed new rules for higher-frequency wireless broadband services in support of efforts to establish a regulatory environment for mobile technologies that operate in frequencies above 24 gigahertz. FCC said Thursday its proposals cover authorization schemes and flexible-use service rules for the 28 GHz, 37 GHz, 39 GHz and 64 …

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FCC Pushes for 911 Text Messaging Capability; Tom Wheeler Comments

Chairman Tom Wheeler and the Federal Communications Commission have voted to implement an across-the-board emergency response text messaging service by the end of 2014, The Hill reported Friday. Under the order, wireless companies and messaging applications will be required to enable users to send texts to 911, a move that is meant to bolster public safety …

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