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FCC Announces Plan to Scrap Ownership Limits

October 27, 2017 - 18:04

Federal Communications Commission Chairman Ajit Pai announced this week that the commission will vote in November to eliminate or revise four key rules aimed at preserving ...

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Commissioner Mignon Clyburn Statement on FCC Majority's Lifeline Proposal

October 27, 2017 - 18:04

As I participate today in Silicon Harlem's annual conference, I'm reminded of the 929,000 New Yorkers, including those who live and work in the heart of Harlem, that depend on the Federal Communications Commission's Lifeline program for affordable telecommunications services.

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Political ignorance and the future of political misinformation online

October 27, 2017 - 18:03

If we want to reduce the dangers of political ignorance and deception, we should focus less on the details of technology and more on the structure of incentives we have created for voters and political elites.

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Facebook is taking a stricter stance on political advertising ahead of its testimony to the U.S. Congress next week

October 27, 2017 - 15:21

Facebook is trying to make it easier to identify political ads in your News Feed. The company announced it will soon require advertisers — especially political candidates — to disclose more information about their advertising efforts on the platform as the company seeks to temper concerns from the US Congress about Russian meddling in the 2016 presidential election.

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Sen Feinstein is demanding more information from Facebook and Twitter about Russian users on their sites

October 27, 2017 - 15:20

Sen Dianne Feinstein (D-CA) is demanding that Facebook and Twitter turn over reams of new data about Russian disinformation spread on their platforms during the 2016 US presidential election.

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Facebook scrubbed potentially damning Russia data before researchers could analyze it further

October 27, 2017 - 15:20

Facebook removed thousands of posts shared during the 2016 election by accounts linked to Russia after a Columbia University social-media researcher, Jonathan Albright, used the company's data-analytics tool to examine the reach of the Russian accounts.

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FCC Chairman Pai Delivering Big For Broadcast On Nov 16

October 27, 2017 - 15:19

Broadcasters have been expecting good things from new Federal Communications Commission chief Ajit Pai. And he didn’t disappoint with the agenda for Nov's FCC meeting.

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Modernizing the Mother of All Media Regulations

October 27, 2017 - 15:18

Not every long-standing Federal Communications Commission rule should be eliminated or modified just because of its age. But the broadcast ownership rules fail to reflect today’s digital media marketplace, and the FCC’s past failures to update its rules flew in the face of Congress’ directive that the Commission must every four years determine whether its rules remain “necessary in the public interest as the result of competition” and “repeal or modify” those that are not.

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Mobile Broadband Service Is Not an Adequate Substitute for Wireline

October 27, 2017 - 15:18

This report analyzes the current and emerging generation of mobile wireless technologies and Compares those technologies to wireline technologies such as fiber‐to‐the‐premises (FTTP), cable broadband, and copper DSL across a range of technical parameters, including reliability, resilience, scalability, capacity, and latency

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FCC Commissioner Carr picked to lead small cell deployment reform

October 27, 2017 - 15:16

The Federal Communications Commission’s newest commissioner, Brendan Carr, said that FCC Chairman Ajit Pai has appointed him to take the lead on the agency’s wireless infrastructure proceeding, including for small cells.

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CenturyLink agrees with Verizon, AT&T to realign the copper retirement process

October 27, 2017 - 15:16

CenturyLink is joining the chorus of incumbent telecommunication companies that want the copper retirement and legacy service discontinuance process to be simplified to facilitate the build out and expansion of next-gen fiber and IP-based services.

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