Tag: FCC
Federal Agency Fines Robocallers $208 Million, but Collects Only $6,780

How often is your day interrupted by robocalls? According to call-blocking mobile app-maker Hiya, last year Americans received 26.3 billion robocalls, or rather, automated telemarketing solicitations, on their mobile phones, which they estimate is up 46 percent from 2017. The Federal Communications Commission (FCC) estimates that, in 2018, Americans received nearly 48 billion robocalls...
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CPUC Touts Tax on Text Messages

Text tax to fund programs that make cell phone service accessible to low-income individuals.

“Net Neutrality” Is an Oxymoron When Government Logs On

President Obama released a video on Monday, November 10, asking the Federal Communications Commission to adopt rules that would keep the Internet what it always has been – “free and open.” The buzzword is “neutrality,” meaning that no telecom company or internet service provider (ISP) would be allowed to discriminate against some content providers...
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Consumer “Protection”

After seventeen months of deliberation, investigation, and debate, it appears that the federal government will finally allow satellite radio providers XM and Sirius to merge. The regulatory hurdles the companies had to overcome were ostensibly in place to protect consumers, but the effect of the regulations were to waste resources and delay a merger...
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