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FCC Unanimously Votes To Get Rid Of NFL Blackout Rule

NFL fans who live in cities that have had home games blacked out due to insufficient ticket sales are celebrating today.

09/30/2014

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FCC Proposes Ending Some Sports Blackouts For TV

The Federal Communications Commission has proposed ending federally enforced TV sports blackout rules, according to Bloomberg News. It’s a decision that could fundamentally alter how sports are distributed on TV.

CBS Miami–12/18/2013

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New CALM Act Turns Down Volume On TV Ads

TV viewing could soon sound a little calmer. The CALM Act, which limits the volume of TV commercials, goes into effect on Thursday.

CBS4–12/13/2012

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FCC Fast Tracks Text-To-911 Service

Soon there will be more than just one way to contact 911.

CBS4–12/07/2012

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FCC To Measure Quality, Speed Of Mobile Broadband

The Federal Communications Commission (FCC) has announced a new measurement program focused on mobile broadband.

CBS Miami–09/08/2012

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FEMA Launches Mobile Phone Hurricane Alerts

With the 2012 hurricane season beginning in two day, and the tropics already heating up, emergency officials say it’s now easier than ever to keep up with storm alerts and evacuation shelters by accessing them from your cell phone.

CBS4–05/30/2012

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Feds To Take Over Your TV, Radio, But It’s Only A Test

The federal government is running the first ever nationwide test of its Emergency Alert System (EAS) Wednesday on every TV station, radio outlet, satellite service and cable system.

CBS4–11/09/2011

Singers Janet Jackson and Justin Timberlake perform during the halftime show at Super Bowl XXXVIII between the New England Patriots and the Carolina Panthers at Reliant Stadium on February 1, 2004 in Houston, Texas. (Photo by Donald Miralle/Getty Images)

Appeals Panel Sides With CBS Over Super Bowl Fine

A federal appeals court on Wednesday upheld its finding that the Federal Communications Commissions acted improperly in fining CBS over the fleeting exposure of Janet Jackson’s breast during the 2004 Super Bowl halftime show.

CBS4–11/02/2011

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FCC Plans Vote On Net Neutrality In December

The Federal Communications Commission is set push forward with a plan the would enforce net neutrality. The plan would prohibit phone and cable companies from blocking or discriminating against Internet traffic over their broadband networks.

CBS4–12/01/2010

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Comcast Again Involved In Internet Traffic Dispute

Comcast is again at the center of a firestorm over the freedom of the internet. Level 3 Communications, which provides the backbone to Netflix’s streaming, said Monday that Comcast is charging an unfair fee for the right to send streaming movies to its subscribers.

CBS4–11/30/2010

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