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FCC net neutrality repeal to be effective June 11

telecom | 05/10/2018 7:04 pm EDT

The Federal Communications Commission (FCC)’s repeal of its 2015 net neutrality rules will take effect on June 11, the United States regulator said Thursday. This comes a day after a group of 33 Senate Democrats used a procedural rule to force a vote which could start a...

FCC’s Pai slams U.S. nationalized 5G proposal

telecom | 01/29/2018 3:34 pm EST

Following reports that the United States government was considering building its own 5G network, Ajit Pai, the chairman of the Federal Communications Commission (FCC), has publicly come out against the proposal. The news site Axios first reported Sunday that national...

FCC investigating false wireless emergency alert in Hawaii

telecom | 01/15/2018 12:39 pm EST

A false wireless emergency alert that saw residents of Hawaii receive a...

Scheer mum on net neutrality as CPC MPs take opposing sides

Media | 12/13/2017 4:39 pm EST

Opposition leader Andrew Scheer isn’t going public with his position on...

FCC sets Dec. 14 date for net neutrality roll back

telecom | 11/21/2017 4:49 pm EST

In a release on Tuesday, Federal Communications Commission (FCC) chairman Ajit Pai announced his plan to end net neutrality rules established during Barack Obama’s presidency. Pai’s goals, outlined in a statement, include...

Pai confirmed for second FCC term

telecom | 10/03/2017 12:27 pm EDT

The United States Senate confirmed Monday current Federal Communications Commission (FCC) chairman Ajit...

FCC’s net neutrality changes could affect Canada, some experts say

telecom | 07/12/2017 4:37 pm EDT

On Wednesday, major internet and tech companies teamed up to rally against a proposal by the Federal Communications Commission (FCC) to overturn net neutrality rules imposed...

FCC consulting on proposal to reverse net neutrality rules

telecom | 05/19/2017 5:14 pm EDT

The Federal Communications Commission (FCC) is seeking comment on its...

U.S. court declines to rehear net neutrality appeal

telecom | 05/01/2017 8:11 pm EDT

A U.S. appeal court said Monday it won’t reconsider an appeal of the Federal Communication Commission’s (FCC) net neutrality rules. In July 2016, CTIA-The Wireless Association asked the court to...

FCC head outlines plans for Open Internet rejig

telecom | 04/26/2017 7:58 pm EDT

The Federal Communications Commission (FCC) will introduce a proposal next month for a new plan to replace the existing Open Internet order, also referred to as Title II, Chairman Ajit Pai said Wednesday. Speaking at an...

CRTC effectively bans most zero-rating in differential pricing decision

Media | 04/20/2017 8:04 pm EDT

As the CRTC banned most forms of differential pricing practices Thursday — including declaring that telecoms can’t pick and chose Internet content to zero-rate and...

Telecoms shouldn’t be gatekeepers, Blais says ahead of differential pricing decision

Media | 04/18/2017 8:30 pm EDT

The CRTC may very well complete the record on net neutrality policy in Canada when it releases its decision Thursday afternoon on differential pricing practices,...

600MHz auction wraps in U.S.

telecom | 04/13/2017 9:21 pm EDT

A year after it began, the Federal Communications Commission (FCC) has completed its incentive auction of 600 MHz spectrum to be repurposed for wireless use. The auction, which ran March 29, 2016 to March 30, 2017, grossed $19.8...

U.S. House votes to repeal ISP privacy measures

telecom | 03/29/2017 8:45 pm EDT

The United States House of Representatives has voted to repeal the Federal Communications Commission (FCC)’s privacy measures for Internet Service Providers (ISPs). The legislation was approved by the Senate last...

Pai nominated for second term

Media | 03/08/2017 6:16 pm EST

United States president Donald Trump has nominated Federal Communications Commission (FCC) chairman Ajit Pai for another five-year term at the helm of the regulator. Pai was first appointed as commissioner in 2012 and...

Wireless Code review poses regulatory risk: Desjardins

telecom | 02/13/2017 8:41 pm EST

The CRTC’s review of the Wireless Code “generates regulatory risk across the industry,” with the biggest potential threat being mandating the separation of device costs from monthly service fees on customers’ bills, Desjardins Capital Markets analyst Maher Yaghi said in a research note Monday. The regulator wrapped up the four-day public hearing portion of the review last week, which covered topics like fees carriers charge to unlock phones and divorcing handset and service pricing. “In our view, bill segmentation...

FCC won’t take action against zero-rating: Pai

Media | 02/03/2017 10:19 pm EST

The U.S. Federal Communications Commission (FCC) said Friday it won’t “focus on denying Americans free data” going forward, as it ended its investigation into zero-rated offerings. New chairman Ajit Pai said in...

Ajit Pai nominated as new FCC chairman

Media | 01/23/2017 10:33 pm EST

Ajit Pai has been picked by the new U.S. president to lead the United States' telecom regulator, Pai announced on Twitter Monday. In a statement, Pai said he looks “forward to working with the new Administration,...

Zero-rated programs from vertically integrated providers may cause harm: FCC report

Media | 01/12/2017 10:00 pm EST

A branch of the Federal Communications Commission (FCC) said it had concerns with the differential pricing practices used by Verizon Communications Inc. and AT&T Inc. as it...

FCC’s Pai gives advice to CRTC on low-income Internet subsidies

telecom | 06/07/2016 12:05 am EDT

TORONTO — Federal Communications Commission (FCC) commissioner Ajit Pai said that if the CRTC establishes an income subsidy program for broadband, it should ensure the program has...

FCC commish blames net-neutrality policy for spending dip

Media | 09/11/2015 6:38 pm EDT

Ajit Pai, a commissioner with the U.S. Federal Communications Commission (FCC), has blamed his own organization's new net-neutrality rules for a decline in capital spending among Internet service providers this year. Text of remarks Pai made Wednesday at an event in Washington, D.C., posted on the FCC's website, cited research by economist Hal Singer showing capital spending by major wireline broadband-service providers in the United States was down 12 per cent in the first half of this year compared to the same time in 2014. He said this kind of decline was "quite...