Congressmen Fred Upton (R-MI), and Greg Walden (R-OR) Thursday sent a letter FCC Chairman Tom Wheeler asking the commission to streamline the approval process for wireless infrastructure deployments. The letter asks Wheeler for clarification of Section 6409(a) of the Middle Class Tax Relief and Job Creation Act of 2012, which aims to speed the approval of eligible facilities requests. Read more about Congressmen Urge FCC to Streamline Infrastructure Deployments Comments
The normally calm proceedings at the FCC’s monthly open meeting got heated Thursday, as the Commission voted to advance its contentious Open Internet rules for further comment. The Commission today voted 3-2 to advance the rules, although each of the commissioners expressed reservations about how the process was evolving. Read more about FCC Advances Open Internet Proposal Amid Protests Comments
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LOS ANGELES (AP) — The Federal Communications Commission is set to propose new open Internet rules that would allow content companies to pay for faster delivery over the so-called “last mile” connection to people’s homes, but enhance scrutiny of such deals so they don’t harm competition or limit free speech. That’s according to a senior FCC official familiar with the matter who wasn’t authorized to speak publicly and spoke on condition of anonymity.
NEW YORK (AP) — Facebook users in the U.S. will soon be able to see which of their friends are in close proximity using a new feature the company is launching on Thursday. Called “Nearby Friends,” the optional tool will only be available to people who choose to turn it on.
SAN FRANCISCO (AP) — Microsoft on Thursday unveiled Office for the iPad, a software suite that includes programs such as Word, Excel and PowerPoint, and works on rival Apple Inc.’s hugely popular tablet computer. The app was to be made available for download on Thursday in the App Store at 11 a.m.
SAN FRANCISCO (AP) — Google’s fourth-quarter earnings rose 17 percent even though a long-running slump in its online ad prices deepened. The performance announced Thursday indicates that Google is still struggling to close the gap between the rates for ads shown on mobile devices and those on personal computers