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The Federal Communications Commission (FCC) is an independent agency of the United States government created by statute to regulate interstate communications by radio, television, wire, satellite, and cable. The FCC maintains jurisdiction over the areas of broadband access, fair competition, radio frequency use, media responsibility, public safety, and homeland security.


FCC approves new three-digit number, 988, as US suicide prevention hotline

When the months-long process is completed, U.S. residents will be able to call 988 for help in a mental health emergency.
USATODAY.com - Published

FCC vote supports 3-digit suicide hotline number

U.S. regulators are setting up a new three-digit number to reach a suicide prevention hotline that is similar to 911.  
USATODAY.com - Published

Videos for Federal Communications Commission

US Implements 3-Digit S*icide Hotline [Video]US Implements 3-Digit S*icide Hotline

The Federal Communications Commissions (FCC) approved the 988 dial-code on Thursday

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FCC Approves A New 3-Digit Suicide Hotline [Video]FCC Approves A New 3-Digit Suicide Hotline

The FCC unanimously approved designating of a nationwide suicide hotline on Thursday. The five-member commission’s decision is now up for public comment before it can be formally implemented. If and..

Credit: Wochit News     Duration: 00:43Published

T-Mobile, Sprint head to court to defend deal [Video]T-Mobile, Sprint head to court to defend deal

U.S. state attorneys general, led by New York and California, deliver opening arguments Monday in a bid to stop T-Mobile from buying Sprint. Yahaira Jacquez reports.

Credit: Reuters Studio     Duration: 01:23Published

Huawei sues the FCC, challenging a new ban [Video]Huawei sues the FCC, challenging a new ban

China's Huawei has mounted a legal challenge against the U.S. Federal Communications Commission (FCC) after the body designated the technology giant as a security threat and moved to bar it from a..

Credit: Reuters Studio     Duration: 01:42Published


FCC chair, Democrats call on Congress to reverse planned spectrum sale

The chair of the Federal Communications Commission (FCC) on Monday joined several Democratic senators in urging the cancellation of an auction of wireless spectrum used by U.S. law enforcement agencies..
Reuters - Published

Calendar: Week of December 11

From National Cocoa Day to an FCC vote which may end net neutrality, "Sunday Morning" takes a look at some notable events of the week ahead. Jane Pauley reports.
CBS News - Published

Spain's FCC says cooperating with justice in Panama corruption probe

Spanish building and infrastructure company FCC said on Thursday that it was fully cooperating with a High Court corruption investigation linked to 82 million euros ($92 million) in payments it..
Reuters - Published

FCC to vote to bar Huawei, ZTE from government subsidy program

The U.S. telecommunications regulator plans to vote in November to designate Huawei Technologies and ZTE Corp as national security risks, barring their customers from tapping an $8.5 billion government..
Reuters - Published

FCC's net neutrality repeal is upheld, but with caveats

A federal court ruling is considered a victory for FCC Chairman Ajit Pai, but net neutrality supporters find "silver linings"
CBS News - Published

Trump administration cannot bar states from passing own internet rules, U.S. court says

A U.S. appeals court on Tuesday rejected the decision of the Federal Communications Commission to declare that states cannot pass their own net neutrality laws and ordered the agency to review some key..
Reuters - Published

Suicide Prevention Hotline Number Should Be 3 Digits, U.S. Agency Says

The F.C.C. contends that shortening the number to 988 from its current 10 digits “would likely make it easier for Americans in crisis to access potentially lifesaving resources.”
NYTimes.com - Published

'Jimmy Kimmel Live' hit with $395,000 fine over emergency tones in skit

Simulated wireless alert tones used in a "Jimmy Kimmel Live!" skit making fun of a presidential alert test have cost Walt Disney Co's ABC $395,000 in civil fines with the U.S. Federal Communications..
Reuters - Published

FCC fines ABC $395,000 over 'Jimmy Kimmel Live' emergency alert tones

The Federal Communications Commission on Thursday said Walt Disney Co's ABC unit has agreed to pay a $395,000 civil penalty after an October 2018 episode of "Jimmy Kimmel Live!" used a simulated..
Reuters - Published

FCC suggests '988' as new suicide prevention hotline

U.S. Federal Communications Commission staffers recommended the agency designate "988" as a new phone number for the National Suicide Prevention Lifeline in place of the current 10-digit number, the..
Reuters - Published

FCC chair recommends approval of merger between T-Mobile and Sprint

FCC chairman Ajit Pai has formally recommended Wednesday approving the merger between wireless carriers T-Mobile and Sprint.
USATODAY.com - Published

FCC passes new rules against "spoof" robocalls

There's a big push to crack down on annoying robocalls from overseas. The Federal Communications Commission approved new rules surrounding those illegal calls. Technology makes it easy for scammers to..
CBS News - Published

FCC votes to ban foreign robocalls

The Federal Communications Commission voted Thursday to finally hang up on foreign robocalls. The phone calls appear to be from a familiar area code, but a scammer is often on the other end. Kris Van..
CBS News - Published

New satellite factory to focus on space-based internet

"OneWeb is doing for the satellite industry what Henry Ford did for cars," said FCC Chairman Ajit Pai
CBS News - Published

FCC Robocall Summit: Your guide to new SHAKEN/STIR caller verification

The FCC is hosting a Robocall Summit to talk about phone carriers implementing SHAKEN/STIR, or caller verification coming at the end of this year
USATODAY.com - Published

The FCC's robocall offensive: text messages and international 'spoofed' calls targeted

Proposed Federal Communications Commission rules will combat robocall "spoofing" scams delivered via text message and international phone calls.
USATODAY.com - Published

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At least 1 killed, several injured in Dallas crane collapse; FCC greenlights tougher restrictions on robocalls.
CBS News - Published

FCC greenlights tougher restrictions on robocalls

Federal regulators are stepping up the war on robocalls. The problem has exploded to five billion calls a month, amounting to about 14 calls per person. But now the FCC has given the greenlight to..
CBS News - Published

Robocall ruling by FCC will let phone companies block unwanted calls by default

The Federal Communications Commission voted Thursday to allow phone providers to block robocalls and other unwanted calls by default.
USATODAY.com - Published

FCC allows automatic blocking of robocalls

Phone companies can now block robocalls by default, but they are permitted to charge you for the service
CBS News - Published

FCC should block robocalls by default

The FCC is trying to stop robocalls. Under the chairman's new proposal, phone companies won’t have to wait before offering protections from robocalls.
USATODAY.com - Published

Democratic House Votes to Restore Net Neutrality - But There’s a Long Road Ahead

democratic house votes to restore net neutrality - but there’s a long road ahead
by Adam Yardley - The US House of Representatives has voted to bring the Obama-era Net Neutrality rules back into law following months of speculation. However, with the bill set to undergo further..
One News Page Staff - Published

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