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Asus UX370 Windows 10 2-in-1 hits the FCC, gives up some details

Asus UX370 Windows 10 2-in-1 hits the FCC, gives up some details One such machine appears to be the Asus Zenbook Flip UX370, an upcoming Windows 10 2-in-1 device that would replace the UX360.It appears that the Zenbook UX370 hit the FCC certification process and some interesting information has been uncovered, Liliputing reports.

FCC pushes Lifeline broadband subsidy approval back to the states

FCC pushes Lifeline broadband subsidy approval back to the states At the heart of Pai decision is a change to how companies can be approved to participate in the Lifeline program with regard to broadband services.25 per month subsidy to low-income citizens that can be applied toward telecommunications and broadband services.

Telecom companies bought congress so they could buy your data

Telecom companies bought congress so they could buy your data And, unsurprisingly, those with connections to important committees for the telecom industry tended to be among the biggest takers.Blackburn said the original regulation was "big government overreach" and Cornyn said it would "stifle economic growth.

The software that could prevent ISPs from selling your browsing history could also just make things worse

The software that could prevent ISPs from selling your browsing history could also just make things worse However, if you're not careful, using a VPN can actually make things worse.Hola, a VPN with millions of users, sold off non-paying users' idle bandwidth.

FCC nixes Charter’s broadband expansion requirement in competitive markets

FCC nixes Charter’s broadband expansion requirement in competitive markets Specifically, the FCC has turned its sights on a requirement that was imposed when Charter Communications, Time Warner Cable, and Bright House Networks were joined.The change alters how Charter is required to make its broadband internet services available to new customers, as Reuters reports.

Trump Repeals Internet Privacy Regulations

Trump Repeals Internet Privacy Regulations The regulations, part of the Federal Communication Commission’s 2016 Broadband Privacy Order, were issued during Barack Obama’s presidency.But a new Republican government opposed the limitations, as made clear by recent Senate and House majority votes to eliminate them.

Fake VPN services are popping up after GOP Congress kills privacy rules

Fake VPN services are popping up after GOP Congress kills privacy rules Interest in VPNs has skyrocketed as a result, but at least a few scam companies are trying to take advantage of the trend.We’ve written our own guide to VPN services and I’ve personally had good luck with GoldenFrog’s VyprVPN as well.

Hey internet, get ready for another big fight over net neutrality

Hey internet, get ready for another big fight over net neutrality Let's get ready to rumble, again, over net neutrality.The news that Pai is gearing up to go after net neutrality means pro-internet advocates are heading to their battle stations.

AT&T acquires wireless spectrum company Straight Path for $1.6 billion

AT&T acquires wireless spectrum company Straight Path for $1.6 billion On Monday, AT&T acquired Straight Path Communications, a spectrum holding company, for $1.According to AT&T, Straight Path’s spectrum covers the entire United States.

Finally, some good airline news: The FCC won't let people talk on cellphones during flights

Finally, some good airline news: The FCC won't let people talk on cellphones during flights Thankfully, that tragedy has been narrowly averted—the only loud conversations you'll be forcibly subjected to are the ones involving "re-accommodating" passengers.Imagine a world where sitting in a plane's "no-call section" was a premium add-on.

Congressman defends voting to repeal ISP privacy rules because 'nobody's got to use the internet'

Congressman defends voting to repeal ISP privacy rules because 'nobody's got to use the internet' Congress and the President, historically, don’t have the best grasp of how the internet works or ought to be managed.When challenged on this claim by someone who correctly understood that Facebook and your ISP have very different levels of access to your personal data, Sensenbrenner said the following: You know, again, nobody’s got to use the internet.

Enjoy this IRL Rickroll as the FCC votes for another corporation friendly change

Enjoy this IRL Rickroll as the FCC votes for another corporation friendly change The FCC, also during the meeting shown above, voted to remove limits on how much internet providers can charge small businesses as well as other institutions such as schools and libraries.His FCC argued that there is competition among internet providers in most places.

FCC votes to eliminate price caps for business broadband customers

FCC votes to eliminate price caps for business broadband customers Small businesses may end up paying more for their broadband internet service thanks to a ruling made yesterday, April 20, by the Federal Communications Commission.The FCC argues that companies will be more inclined to extend their coverage if the price caps are not in effect.

New FCC ruling would eliminate net neutrality regulations for ISPs

New FCC ruling would eliminate net neutrality regulations for ISPs With the Donald Trump presidency came a new Federal Communications Commission (FCC) chairman, Ajit Pai, and he has been hinting at changing how the FCC regulates the industry in ways that will impact net neutrality regulations.The FCC’s previous attempts to do so were denied by a court decision that essentially said the FCC’s rules applied to common carriers but not to broadband providers.

FCC Chairman Announces Plan to Roll Back Net Neutrality Regulations

FCC Chairman Announces Plan to Roll Back Net Neutrality Regulations Many of us hoped the net neutrality battle was over two years ago when the FCC implemented Title II classification of internet service providers.Indeed, chairman Pai has released a plan to roll back the 2015 Title II “common carrier” reclassification, essentially gutting net neutrality in the US.

The Internet Is Under Attack By the US Government

The Internet Is Under Attack By the US Government The Open Internet Order of 2015 reclassified internet service providers as “common carriers.” This came with stricter rules regarding how ISPs handled internet traffic.

SpaceX Wants Everyone on Earth to Have Cheap, Fast Internet

SpaceX Wants Everyone on Earth to Have Cheap, Fast Internet Starting in 2019, SpaceX plans to launch thousands of satellites into low-Earth orbit.Together, the armada network hubs will blanket the planet in cheap, fast, low-latency satellite internet.

How to Speak Out Against the FCC's Attempt to Kill Net Neutrality

How to Speak Out Against the FCC's Attempt to Kill Net Neutrality Remember the halcyon days of 2015 when the Federal Communications Commission voted to secure net neutrality in the United States?Fake submissions won’t help the cause to protect net neutrality, so please use your real name and address.

The FCC Votes to Kill Net Neutrality, Dismantle Title II Rules Governing ISPs

The FCC Votes to Kill Net Neutrality, Dismantle Title II Rules Governing ISPs The FCC has begun the process of dismantling net neutrality and its classification of ISPs as common carriers under Title II.” The classification of ISPs under Title II was a contentious decision that the industry ultimately forced upon itself.