FCC - Federal Communications Commission

President Trump plans to nominate official for FCC amid social media push

President Trump, pressing for new social networking regulations, intends to nominate a senior government official for a member of the Federal Communications Commission (FCC), the W...

Platform Industry: President Trump, Social Media, Section 230 and Fake News

Four state attorneys general back Trump on social media regulation

Four Republican state attorneys general led by Texas backed President Trump’s push to narrow the capability of social networking companies to remove objectionable content and...

FCC - Federal Communications Commission

Platforms businesses urge FCC to reject Trump bid to impose new social media regulations

A group representing major online companies including Facebook, Amazon.com and Google urged the Federal Communications Commission (FCC) to refuse a Trump administration bid to narr...

FCC - Federal Communications Commission

US court upholds FCC cap on 5G small cell fees

The 9th Circuit Court of Appeals in San Francisco largely upheld the three orders that the FCC adopted in 2018 to speed 5G deployments, despite objections from dozens of US cities.

US China relations

US finalising federal contract ban for companies that use Huawei and others

The Trump White House is said to be planning to finalise regulations this week that will bar the US government from buying goods or services from any company that uses products fro...

FCC - Federal Communications Commission

The FCC issues final orders declaring Huawei and ZTE security threats to the US

The Federal Communications Commission has now formally designated Chinese’s Huawei Technologies and ZTE as posing threats to US national security, a declaration that bars US ...

Platform Industry: President Trump, Social Media, Section 230 and Fake News

GOP senators push FCC to act on Trump social media order

Four Republican US senators have urged the Federal Communications Commission to review whether to revise liability protections for internet companies after President Trump urged ac...

FCC - Federal Communications Commission

Chinese telecoms businesses urge the FCC not to revoke their ability to operate in the US

The US-based units of China Telecom and China Unicom have urged the FCC not to revoke the company’s nearly two-decade old authorisation to provide international telecommunica...

Platform Industry: President Donald J Trump comments

President Trump’s push to regulate social media faces uphill battle at FCC

US President Donald J Trump’s effort to regulate social media companies’ content decisions may face an uphill battle from regulators who have previously said they canno...

FCC - Federal Communications Commission

32 US senators urge FCC to reconsider Ligado spectrum order

A bipartisan group of 32 US senators has urged the Federal Communications Commission to reconsider a decision to allow Ligado Networks to deploy a low-power nationwide mobile broad...

Platform News: Huawei Technologies

Trump extends US telecom supply chain order aimed at Huawei and ZTE

US President Donald J Trump has extended for another year an executive order signed back in May of 2019 declaring a national emergency and barring US companies from using telecommu...

Platform Economy: Verizon wireless in the US

US wireless firms extend concessions for coronavirus-hit until end of June

Major US wireless firms said on Monday they will extend a commitment through June 30 not to cancel service or charge late fees to customers who have been impacted by the coronaviru...

FCC - Federal Communications Commission

FCC may halt US operations of three state-controlled Chinese telecom businesses

The Federal Communications Commission has said it may shut down the US operations of three state-controlled Chinese telecommunications companies, citing national security risks. 

FCC - Federal Communications Commission

FCC votes to open additional spectrum for Wi-Fi use

The Federal Communications Commission has voted unanimously to adopt new rules to open a new chunk of spectrum for Wi-Fi use as the number of devices is expected to rapidly increas...