3 Steps on how to get Government-Paid Discount on Broadband

3 Steps on How to Get Government-Paid Discount on Broadband

Here's how to get government-paid discount on broadband: 3 important steps you need to bear in mind before getting that $50 discount.
FCC Chairman Tom Wheeler

Charter Gets Time Warner Cable Merger Approval, But the FCC Has Some Conditions

Charter won approval for its proposed merger only if it agrees to some terms and conditions imposed from the FCC and Justice Department.
FCC Chairman Tom Wheeler

FCC Finalizes Lifeline Modernization Proposal to Fix Digital Divide

Even in the age of seemingly ubiquitous Internet access in the U.S. there remains a persistent gap between those who can and cannot afford access to Internet connections and associated hardware. Known as the "digital divide," the FCC has a new plan to tackle the problem, and the vote on that plan is coming up soon.
FCC Chairman Tom Wheeler

Latina Broadcaster Says FCC Jeopardizing Her 'American Dream' With Exclusionary Spectrum Auction

Despite protesting and a filing court action to delay the FCC's spectrum auction because of an eligibility debacle, it looks like Latina Broadcasters of Florida will not be able to participate.

How Unlocking the Cable Box Could Open Opportunities for Latino Producers, or Not

On Thursday, the Federal Communications Commission moved forward on an initiative that may revolutionize how consumers access pay TV, which could help Latino producers find their audiences.

FCC Chairman Wheeler Wants to Unleash Silicon Valley Innovation on Your Dusty Old Cable Box

Federal Communications Commission Chairman Tom Wheeler has a plan to transform cable television. No, it doesn't involve breaking up big monopolies like Comcast; Wheeler wants to transform the technology at the point where consumers interact with their cable television networks: by unlocking the cable box.
Cuba flag

FCC Amends Exclusion List to Remove Cuba, Opens Doors for U.S. Telecoms

As the federal government has begun thawing its once-deeply frozen relationship with Cuba, opportunities for business and trade have arisen. Yet another door opened last weekend, as the Federal Communications Commission (FCC) officially dropped its telecom ban on Cuba.
Comcast CEO Brian Roberts

FCC Flooded With Over 13,000 Complaints Over Comcast's Data Caps

Comcast's expansion of data caps into new markets recently created a flood of thousands of complaints to the Federal Communications Commission, as a recent report exposed.
KlowdTV OTT Streaming Internet TV startup, now with Spanish-language channels

Startup KlowdTV Wades Into Crowded Latino Internet TV Market

While DirecTV and DISH have both leveraged their established pay-TV businesses to launch OTT (over-the-top) Internet streaming TV aimed at Latino audiences earlier this year, one year-old startup KlowdTV has decided to enter the fray by adding an assortment of 29 Spanish-language channels to its micro-bundle Internet TV selection.
FCC Chairman Tom Wheeler

The FCC's Latest Vote May Help Low-Income Americans, and Millions of Latinos, Get Home Broadband Internet

On Thursday, the Federal Communications Commission (FCC) voted to consider a plan that would modernize Lifeline -- a long-running FCC program that provides subsidies for phone service to underprivileged households -- to include broadband internet.

Latinos and the Digital Divide: Low-Income Families Could Benefit from FCC Expansion of Lifeline

The FCC is taking a considering expanding its Lifeline subsidy program to include broadband services in a step it considers could lessen the digital divide among key demographics like Latinos.

T-Mobile, Sprint, and Dish Network Team Up Against Verizon and AT&T

Sprint and T-Mobile might not be merging, but the two companies are still putting up a united front against Verizon and AT&T alongside Dish Network by urging the FCC to reserve some spectrum for the little guys.
Federal Communications Commission Chairman Tom Wheeler

FCC's Tom Wheeler Confident Net Neutrality Rules Will Defeat Court Challenges

Tom Wheeler, Chairman of the FCC, expressed confidence late in the week after the first lawsuit against the agency's new, stronger Net Neutrality-mirroring Open Internet policy was filed.
Former Florida Governor Jeb Bush

Major Republicans Fight Back Against Net Neutrality

It's not just major telecommunications companies that are unhappy with the FCC's ruling on making the Internet a public utility. It looks like some major Republicans are incensed as well.
Federal Communications Commission Chairman Tom Wheeler

Sprint and T-Mobile, Unlike Verizon and AT&T, Support Net Neutrality Decision

Sprint and T-Mobile don't mind the FCC's ruling on Net Neutrality.
Fiber broadband gigabit internet deployment

Deeper Than Net Neutrality: The Other Big FCC Decision This Week

The U.S. Federal Communications Commission voted on Thursday to adopt a strong legal foundation for new Open Internet regulations, which mirror the principals of Net Neutrality.
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