Latest Federal Communications Commission News

Political consultant behind fake Biden robocalls faces $6 million fine and criminal charges

May. 23, 2024 22:51 PM EDT

CONCORD, N.H. (AP) — A political consultant who sent artificial intelligence-generated robocalls mimicking President Joe Biden's voice to voters ahead of New Hampshire's presidential primary faces a $6 million fine and more than two dozen criminal charges. The Federal...

FCC will consider rules for AI-generated political ads on TV and radio, but can't touch streaming

May. 22, 2024 14:30 PM EDT

NEW YORK (AP) — The head of the Federal Communications Commission introduced on Wednesday a proposal to require political advertisers to disclose when they use content generated by artificial intelligence in broadcast television and radio ads. If adopted by the five-person...

Net neutrality restored as FCC votes to regulate internet providers

May. 08, 2024 18:17 PM EDT

SAN FRANCISCO (AP) — The Federal Communications Commission voted Thursday to restore “net neutrality” rules that prevent broadband internet providers such as Comcast and Verizon from favoring some sites and apps over others. The move effectively reinstates a net neutrality...

Lawmakers and advocates make last-ditch push to extend affordable internet subsidy

Apr. 30, 2024 15:08 PM EDT

WASHINGTON (AP) — Twenty-three million families in the U.S. will have bigger internet bills starting in May. That's because a federal broadband subsidy program they're enrolled in is nearly out of money. Dozens of people joined Biden administration officials, advocates and U.S....

FCC fines wireless carriers for sharing user locations without consent

Apr. 30, 2024 10:47 AM EDT

The Federal Communications Commission has leveraged nearly $200 million in fines against wireless carriers AT&T, Sprint, T-Mobile and Verizon for illegally sharing customers' location data without their consent. "These carriers failed to protect the information entrusted to them....

Light pole installation in Missouri hits fiber line, knocks out 911 service in several states

Apr. 18, 2024 18:45 PM EDT

Workers installing a light pole in Missouri cut into a fiber line, knocking out 911 service for emergency agencies in Nebraska, Nevada and South Dakota, an official with the company that operates the line said Thursday. Problems with 911 calls in a Texas city along the U.S. border...