President Biden names Jessica Rosenworcel acting FCC chair

  • January 21, 2021
President Joe Biden has named a new chair to head up the Federal Communications Commission. Jessica Rosenworcel, the FCC’s leading Democrat, will serve as acting chairwoman, replacing Ajit Pai. Rosenworcel is known as defender of net neutrality polic…

After Math: 24-hour PogChamps and 56-inch ‘Hyperscreens’

  • January 10, 2021
So, wild week huh. Probably not how most of us had hoped to start the new year off, but hey, it didn’t really pan out for the president either what with Twitter and Facebook having finally suspended Donald Trump’s social media accounts. And as if tha…

Senate confirms Trump nominee to the FCC

  • December 8, 2020
On Wednesday, the Senate today voted 49-46 to confirm Nathan Simington to a five-year term at the Federal Communications Commission (FCC). Simington is a proponent of repealing Section 230, a clause within the 1996 Telecommunications Act that protect…

Bose’s unannounced Sport Open Earbuds leak via FCC filings

  • December 3, 2020
Bose looks set to add to its lineup of true wireless earbuds, if its latest Federal Communications Commission filings are anything to go by. As spotted by The Verge, documents and photos for a product called Sport Open Earbuds have popped up on the F…

FCC’s Ajit Pai wants to ‘clarify’ the meaning of Section 230

  • October 15, 2020
The Chairman of the Federal Communications Commission said in a statement Thursday he plans to “move forward with a rulemaking to clarify” Section 230. “Social media companies have a First Amendment right to free speech,” Pai wrote. “But they do not…

FCC chairman cited false broadband data in spite of warnings

  • September 6, 2020
The FCC has proposed fining internet provider BarrierFree for providing false subscriber data, but not before it used some of that data to further its own claims — and it had plenty of warning, too. Ars Technica reports that FCC Chairman Ajit Pai use…

What to expect from the next version of 5G

  • July 3, 2020
5G coverage may still be sparse, and the world is still trying to understand how it works or affects us, but the people that define networking standards won’t stop working on it. The 3GPP, which is a group of organizations that develop protocols for…