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FCC Slaps AT&T With $100M Fine For Throttling ‘Unlimited’ Data

AT&T Mobility LLC has been slapped with a record $100 million fine for offering consumers “unlimited” data, but then slowing their Internet speeds after they reached a certain amount. The company says it will fight the charges.


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‘Net Neutrality’ Rules Would Regulate Internet Like A Utility

Two out of three Americans remain opposed to a U.S. government regulatory role when it comes to the Internet.


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Time Warner Agrees To Arbitration In Dodger TV Dispute

Time Warner Cable is willing to allow an arbitrator help resolve it’s dispute with DirecTV and other carriers over who can air Dodger games on television.

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AT&T Announces Plan To Buy DirecTV For More Than $48B

The companies promised consumer benefits like more economical bundles that tie mobile phone, pay TV and Internet service together on a single bill.


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Feds Cite Owner Of Downtown LA Skyscraper For Cellphone Interference

Federal regulators have cited the owner of one of the largest skyscrapers in the city of Los Angeles over fluorescent lights that are apparently causing interference with cellphones.

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Supreme Court Sidesteps Profanity On TV In FCC Ruling

Broadcast network executives throughout Los Angeles and the nation breathed a sigh of relief on Thursday.



Technical Difficulties, Mixed Results For First-Ever Nationwide EAS Test

For the first time ever, every American watching TV and listening to the radio anywhere in the U.S. saw or heard the test — or at least that was the plan.

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First Nationwide Emergency Alert System Test Set For Today

Don’t panic — it’s only a test! The first nationwide test of the Emergency Alert System (EAS) will be held at 11 a.m. Wednesday, with emergency tones being broadcast on radio and cable and satellite television systems.

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1st Nationwide Emergency Alert System Test To Take Place Nov. 9

The first nationwide test of the Emergency Alert System (EAS) will take place on Wednesday, Nov. 9 at 11 a.m. Pacific time.

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Texting To Be Included In New FCC 911 Plan

Angelenos may soon be able to text 911 in case of an emergency.

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Comcast Takes Control Of NBC Universal

The nation’s largest cable TV company, Comcast Corp., took control of NBC Universal after the government shackled its behavior in the coming years to protect online video services such as Netflix and Hulu.


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GOP Slams Increased FCC Power Over ‘Net Neutrality’

U.S. regulators approved new rules to keep ISPs from interfering with your web surfing, but critics say the move is unnecessary and likely to face legal challenges.


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Cablevision Makes New Offer To Fox To End Blackout

With baseball’s World Series hours away from starting, Cablevision says it has made a new offer to Fox to pay for signals from Fox 5 in New York and Fox 29 in Philadelphia for one year.