Telecommunications

Updating Telephone Technology for the Deaf Community

The FCC proposes updates to its requirement that companies support particular telephone technology for individuals who are deaf or hard of hearing.

The FCC Takes Steps Toward Unlocking the Set-Top Box

Policy researcher argues that the FCC’s newest proposal for set-top boxes is set up to fail.

First-ever Incentive Auction Finally Begins

FCC launches complex process to reallocate airwaves for broadcasters and wireless companies.

Move Over 4G LTE, Get Ready for 5G

Industry and regulators move forward on next generation wireless broadband.

Fate of Municipal Broadband in Court

Sixth Circuit holds hearing on FCC’s municipal broadband order.

FCC to Consider Unlocking the Cable Box

Chairman Wheeler seeks to promote competition in the video services market by unlocking the set-top box.

How Cooperation Between Telecom Firms Can Improve Efficiency

Scholar argues that cooperation and competition can co-exist in the European telecom industry.

Open Internet Regulation Faces Challenges

Legislative and judicial challenges seek to block the FCC’s new rules on net neutrality.

Broadband Competition is the Internet’s “North Star”

FCC Chair emphasizes need for increased consumer choice in the years to come.

Should the FCC Regulate Internet Interconnection?

Regulation is not the answer to interconnection concerns.

Agency Seeks to Enhance Reliability of Emergency Phone Calls

FCC proposal aims to enhance cellular communication during emergencies.

FCC Loosens Restrictions on Foreign Investments in Broadcast Media

A larger pool of investors may boost diversity in television and radio station ownership.