In an attempt to introduce innovation and competition into the cable/satellite set-top box industry, the FCC has proposed opening up cable boxes to third parties to lower costs and make it easier for cable/satellite subscribers to access online streaming services like Netflix and Hulu.

The prison inmate phone call business is a multi-billion dollar industry that has been gouging families and those locked up behind bars for years. FCC…


On Thursday the Federal Communications Commission (FCC) agreed to rules that would ban internet service providers from creating fast lanes and prioritizing traffic on their…

Via BBC News The US has implemented a law to limit the volume of TV adverts, to play at the same level as the main programme. The Commercial Advertisement Loudness Mitigation (Calm) Act applies to broadcasters, and cable and satellite companies. Previously, adverts could play at a higher volume level than the programme. The rules […]

via CNN An appeal over singer Janet Jackson’s “wardrobe malfunction” and brief partial nudity on national television has reached the Supreme Court, the latest free speech episode over indecent, if fleeting, images and words on the public airwaves. The Obama administration has asked the Supreme Court to decide whether record government fines against CBS should […]

NEW YORK-After the Tuscon tragedy, activist Al Sharpton has called on the FCC to regulate racism on the radio, particularly Rush Limbaugh. The Hill Reports: We’re not telling Rush don’t say what he wants to say. Say it at home,” Sharpton said in December. “Don’t get on publicly regulated radio and television that are selectively […]

New York — While appearing on Ed Schultz Show on MSNBC, Al Sharpton was asked about Rush Limbaugh’s racist comments and he responded by saying that  Limbaugh should not be supported by federally regulated radio. RELATED STORIES Sharpton Calls NFL’s Limbaugh Drop “A Moral Victory” Al Sharpton Threatens To Sue Rush Limbaugh Over WSJ Op-Ed […]

The U.S. Federal Communications Commission released a national “broadband plan” Tuesday that aims to give 90 percent of Americans access to affordable, high-speed Internet by 2020. “This is not something that is nice for us to do; it is everyone’s right,” FCC Commissioner Michael Copps said at a commission meeting Tuesday. The plan calls for […]