Category Archive: FCC

Jun 28

Are Tech Companies Controlling What We See as News. (INFOGRAPHIC)

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For years now we have seen many tech companies grow, these are exciting times in our industry. However for us the Latino Community is still very dependent on spanish language newspapers. Now we are viewing and reading our news on new platforms like tablet and smartphones phone. Now our community relies on Facebook and other …

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Jun 23

FCC May Budge on Cable Box After Hearing From Google and AT&T

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The Federal Communications Commission is considering changes to Chairman Tom Wheeler’s proposal to break cable companies’ hold on the set-top box market, following a joint counteroffer from cable providers and AT&T Inc., and a nod from their rival Google. “Chairman Wheeler has repeatedly said he is interested in a constructive dialogue,” Kim Hart, an FCC …

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Jun 07

Tech Trends 2015: Americans’ Data Usage More Than Doubled in 2015

CTIA® released its annual survey results, which found Americans used 9.6 trillion megabytes (MB) of mobile data in 2015, three times the 3.2 trillion MB in 2013. This is the equivalent of consumers streaming 59,219 videos every minute or roughly 18 million MB: Smartphones are the number one wireless device in the U.S. and still growing There …

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May 26

Guest Blogger: Amy Hinojosa, CEO MANA. The Wrong Way to Protect Americans’ Privacy Online

For many years, the Federal Trade Commission has protected Americans on the internet with clear standards and strong enforcement against any unfair or deceptive practices online. The FTC is the lead federal consumer protection agency and has been a strong cop on the beat for our privacy. But in a classic case of the “law …

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May 26

More Than Technology: Cable Invests in Our Communities

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$1.2 billion. According to a recently released study commissioned by NCTA, that’s how much cable’s video and Internet providers and programmers put toward corporate giving in 2014. The impact that kind of funding has on socially responsible programs is immeasurable, but what does that even look like? Our industry has long been a contributor to …

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Apr 25

AT&T Introduces Access, a $5 Internet Service for Low-Income Users

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AT&T is the latest ISP to introduce packages tailored for qualified low-income homes.  It’s a move that satisfies a condition of AT&T’s merger with DirecTV, which closed last July.Among those targeted conditions, the FCC called on AT&T to provide discounted standalone broadband offerings to low-income consumers in its wireline service area.  The new program, called Access from …

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Apr 22

Obama and the Google Adminsitration.

. For years, government integrity groups, journalists and major media and communications companies have raised questions about Google’s cozy ties to the administration of President Obama, whose campaigns have taken in massive amounts of money in political contributions from the Silicon Valley giant. But often, these questions were dismissed as scandalmongering or sniping from industry …

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Apr 20

Breaking News: COMCAST LAUNCHES XFINITY TV PARTNER PROGRAM; SAMSUNG FIRST TV PARTNER TO JOIN

New Xfinity TV Partner App will leverage open standard technologies to provide access to Xfinity TV content and guide on smart TVs and other IP-enabled devices. Comcast today announced the launch of the Xfinity TV Partner Program to expand the range of retail devices its customers can use to access their Xfinity TV service. Leveraging …

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Apr 20

Google’s Pending (Mobile) Algorithm Change and its Effect on your Website

Google is continuing to place an emphasis on websites that are designed to be mobile friendly. For those of you who’ve made the investment in upgrading your website to a mobile responsive design, you can rest assured that your investment will continue to pay dividends. If you have not yet updated your website’s design to …

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Apr 20

Blumenthal wants to Stop Hackers from Working on our Cars?

The road to our connected future may be paved with good intentions, but it may not be secure enough to drive on. As reporter Andy Greenberg recently detailed in Wired, hackers were able to remotely disable a Jeep while he was driving it. In a country where car ownership and the freedom of the open road are …

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