FCC speed test app to help determine which areas need Internet help

Not everyone or every place has high-speed Internet, despite what the carriers say in their ads. Connection speeds vary across different places in the U.S and now the Federal Communications Commission wants to know and understand what’s the actual situation of the internet in the country. They need the help of the Internet users of […]

Read More

FCC Asks People to Use FCC Speed Test App to Measure U.S. Broadband Availability

The Federal Communications Commission today called on people to test their internet speeds with the FCC Speed Test app to further its research into broadband availability through the Measuring Broadband America Program. The FCC says that the data collected on broadband network performance across the United States will help its efforts to provide improved coverage […]

Read More

iPhone 12 Models Might Support Reverse Charging of Future Apple Accessories According to FCC Filing

iPhone 11 Pro Outlasts iPhone 12 and 12 Pro in Extensive Battery Life Test Arun Maini today shared a new side-by-side iPhone battery life video test on his YouTube channel Mrwhosetheboss, timing how long the new iPhone 12 and iPhone 12 Pro models last on a single charge compared to older models, with equal brightness, […]

Read More

Huawei, ZTE labeled security threats by FCC, rural carriers may suffer

The gap between the United States and China seems to be increasing especially now that the FCC has designated both ZTE and Huawei as national security threats. This means these Chinese-owned companies will further be driven away from the small rural networks that depend on them in the US. The impact of this decision is […]

Read More

U.S. Carriers Facing $200M in Fines for Selling Customer Location Data

As expected, the United States Federal Communications Commission today proposed fines against the four major wireless carriers in the United States for improperly sharing and selling real-time customer location information without taking “reasonable measures” to protect against unauthorized access to the data.In a statement [PDF] released today, the FCC says that T-Mobile should pay the […]

Read More

FCC to Propose Fining AT&T, Verizon, Sprint and T-Mobile $200M for Sharing Customer Location Data

The United States Federal Communication Commission is expected to propose fining AT&T, T-Mobile, Verizon, and Sprint $200 million in total for improperly disclosing real-time customer location data, reports Reuters.Proposed fines for the four major carriers in the United States could be announced as soon as tomorrow, and the carriers would have the chance to challenge […]

Read More

FCC: Wireless Carriers Violated Federal Law by Sharing Consumer Location Data

One or more wireless carriers violated federal law by failing to protect sensitive customer information like real-time data location, FCC Chairman Ajit Pai confirmed today in letters sent to Congress as part of a wireless location investigation [PDF].As noted by Bloomberg, Pai’s letter comes after the U.S. Committee on Energy and Commerce in November accused […]

Read More

FCC Opens Up 3.5GHz Spectrum for Full Commercial Use, Apple’s Newest iPhones Already Offer Support

The United States Federal Communications Commission today cleared the way for OnGo [PDF], a wireless product spearheaded by the Citizens Broadcast Radio Service Alliance (CBRS) that aims to use the 3.5GHz band for a range of applications, including improving data speeds and connectivity across the United States on both 4G and 5G networks.The CBRS Alliance […]

Read More