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Post Tech: December 13, 2009 - December 19, 2009

Verizon Wireless to FCC: our cancel penalties justified, also goes to all those ads

Verizon Wireless defended today its recent decision to double penalties for smart-phone customers who leave their contracts early, telling federal regulators that it needed to do so to keep up with the rising costs of mobile devices that it is...

By Cecilia Kang  |  December 18, 2009; 4:09 PM ET  |  Permalink  |  Comments (17)
Categories:  Early Termination Fees , FCC , Verizon  
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Public interest groups urge new FCC rules for TV set-top boxes

Consumer interest groups filed a petition to the Federal Communications Commision Friday, asking for new rules intended to bring more competition to the market for set-top boxes, the devices that act as the gateway to your television. In their petition,...

By Cecilia Kang  |  December 18, 2009; 12:05 PM ET  |  Permalink  |  Comments (0)
Categories:  FCC , Online Video  
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Privacy groups urge FTC to investigate Facebook privacy policy

Privacy advocates filed a complaint Thursday to the Federal Trade Commission about Facebook, saying a change in the popular social networking site's privacy policy violates consumer protection laws. The Electronic Privacy Information Center (EPIC) and nine other consumer protection groups...

By Cecilia Kang  |  December 18, 2009; 7:00 AM ET  |  Permalink  |  Comments (1)
Categories:  FTC , Privacy  
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FCC gives Verizon until Monday to explain cellphone cancellation penalties

Verizon Wireless asked for two more days to respond to the Federal Communications Commission's questions about its recent decision to more than double the penalties it charges to smart-phone users who leave their contracts early. The FCC said in a...

By Cecilia Kang  |  December 17, 2009; 2:28 PM ET  |  Permalink  |  Comments (1)
Categories:  Early Termination Fees , FCC , Verizon  
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VP Biden to unveil first $182 million in broadband grants

The White House today will announce winners of stimulus funds for build-out broadband Internet service to remote and poor areas. Vice President Joe Biden will announce in a speech in Dawsonville, Ga., the first 18 projects that will get $182...

By Cecilia Kang  |  December 17, 2009; 10:12 AM ET  |  Permalink  |  Comments (0)
Categories:  Broadband  
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FCC presents broadband proposals, disappointing some consumer groups

The Federal Communications Commission on Wednesday unveiled a laundry list of proposals to meet a congressional mandate to give every U.S. home access to high-speed Internet service. The recommendations, which come just two months before the agency must present its...

By Cecilia Kang  |  December 17, 2009; 9:00 AM ET  |  Permalink  |  Comments (0)
Categories:  Broadband , FCC  
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FTC vs. Intel: What was deal breaker?

What does the FTC's suit against Intel say about the Obama administration's approach to antitrust in the high-tech sector? Check out the Post Tech's story in the paper today What we really want to know, however, is what was the...

By Cecilia Kang  |  December 17, 2009; 8:00 AM ET  |  Permalink  |  Comments (0)
Categories:  Antitrust , FTC  
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FCC presents broadband ideas, targets phone subsidy and broadcast spectrum

The Federal Communications Commission will unveil during a meeting Wednesday its proposals to expand access to broadband Internet service and its plans for encouraging more people to adopt the technology. The agency is also expected to tackle two other controversial...

By Cecilia Kang  |  December 16, 2009; 8:00 AM ET  |  Permalink  |  Comments (0)
Categories:  Broadband , FCC  
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FCC takes on cable's terrestrial loophole, which keeps sports shows from competitors

The Federal Communications Commission is moving to prevent cable operators from withholding local broadcasts of sports events from other providers of television services, including satellite and telecom companies. That means, Dish Network customers, for example, couldn't be deprived of Philadelphia...

By Cecilia Kang  |  December 15, 2009; 3:17 PM ET  |  Permalink  |  Comments (1)
Categories:  AT&T , Comcast , Verizon  
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Update: Comcast's Xfinity online video plan, a toe in Internet waters

Update with public interest group concerns about Xfinity plan. Comcast said that starting today thousands of shows will be available through a Web browser to its customers who subscribe to both cable and broadband service. It's a move to dip...

By Cecilia Kang  |  December 15, 2009; 2:09 PM ET  |  Permalink  |  Comments (0)
Categories:  Comcast , Online Video  
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Pew: Sexting reaches 15 percent of teens' cellphones

Those texts being sent by teens: A good chunk of them are sexually explicit or nude photos, according to a survey by Pew Research Center's Internet & American Life Project. In a report released today, Pew said 15 percent of...

By Cecilia Kang  |  December 15, 2009; 12:16 PM ET  |  Permalink  |  Comments (0)
 
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Comcast TV Everywhere plan launches; AT&T to make net neutrality announcement

Comcast will announce in a few minutes the nationwide launch of its TV Everywhere plan, its own version of a industry-wide effort to bring more videos online for cable customers. The cable giant, which is about to become a media...

By Cecilia Kang  |  December 15, 2009; 11:26 AM ET  |  Permalink  |  Comments (0)
 
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Google phone raises open model debate; text messaging gets fed review

Online giant Google is staking claim to a piece of the fast-growing mobile marketplace and making a direct challenge to Apple's swift rise in the sector. In other cellphone news, the Supreme Court has accepted a case that will decide...

By Washington Post editor  |  December 15, 2009; 9:18 AM ET  |  Permalink  |  Comments (0)
Categories:  Google , Privacy  
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Senate bill would add high-tech brain power at FCC

Members of the Federal Communications Commission could get more high-tech expertise if the Senate passes a new bill aimed at increasing funding for technical resources at the agency. Sens. Olympia J. Snowe (R-Maine) and Mark Warner (D-Va.) introduced a bill...

By Cecilia Kang  |  December 15, 2009; 9:00 AM ET  |  Permalink  |  Comments (0)
Categories:  FCC  
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America's love affair with television continues

America’s love affair with the TV continues. In the third quarter of 2009, cable, satellite and other video service providers added 442,000 subscribers, even amid a stubborn housing market slump. New video customers often come with home sales. The statistic,...

By Cecilia Kang  |  December 14, 2009; 10:30 AM ET  |  Permalink  |  Comments (13)
Categories:  Online Video , Verizon  
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For first time, quota for skilled worker visas not met; Silicon Valley continues push to raise limit

Just about every year, Silicon Valley appeals to Washington for immigration reform. High-tech firms say they need to increase the number of visas for highly skilled workers to bring much needed engineering and business talent. They also ask for reforms...

By Cecilia Kang  |  December 14, 2009; 8:30 AM ET  |  Permalink  |  Comments (5)
 
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Google Phone to run on any network, highlights handset exclusivity

Google appears to be coming out with its own wireless phone, taking head-on its long-time ally but more recent competitor, Apple. And in a move that could influence the direction of phone makers and wireless carriers, Google's phone won't partner...

By Cecilia Kang  |  December 14, 2009; 7:30 AM ET  |  Permalink  |  Comments (0)
Categories:  AT&T , Apple , FCC , Google  
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