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WASHINGTON, DC - APRIL 18: Federal Communications Commission Chairman Ajit Pai waits to be introduced during a forum April 18, 2018 in Washington, DC. FCC Chairman Pai and U.S. Secretary of Agriculture Secretary Sonny Perdue participated in an Agriculture Department forum to discuss "improving e-connectivity in rural America." (Photo by …

Senate Votes to Defy FCC, Reinstate Net Neutrality

The Senate voted on Wednesday to save the FCC’s net neutrality rules. Despite the Senate’s best efforts to have the rules reinstated, the bill has little chance of passing the Republican-controlled House. Democrats used a little-known legislative mechanism known as the Congressional Review Act (CRA) to force a vote. 

A new study shows China and South Korea most prepared for deployment of 5G, or fifth generation wireless networks, followed by the United States and Japan

U.S. Takes Third Place in Race for 5G Wireless, China in the Lead

A new report from telecommunications research firm Analysys Mason judges the United States to be in third place for the race to establish a nationwide 5G wireless network, lagging behind China and South Korea but just ahead of Japan.

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FCC Approves Ban on Purchases of China Telecom Gear

The FCC unanimously voted to adopt a measure that prohibits U.S. wireless companies from buying equipment from companies seen as posing a national security threat by using funds from a federal program aimed at supporting service in rural areas.

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Los Angeles Gamer Arrested After Police ‘Swatting’ Death

Police arrested a Los Angeles man on Friday after he made a revenge prank call — a “swatting” — to police in Kansas about a potential hostage incident that resulted in the police killing an innocent man.

FILE - In this Tuesday, Oct. 12, 2004, file photo, Sinclair Broadcast Group, Inc.'s headquarters stands in Hunt Valley, Md. Sinclair Broadcast Group, one of the nation's largest local TV station operators, announced Monday, May 8, 2017, that it will pay about $3.9 billion for Tribune Media, adding more than …

Sinclair Broadcasting Joins Tax Cut Bonus Bandwagon

Sinclair Broadcasting Group, America’s largest television station owner, announced Friday that they will join a slew of other large U.S. companies in using the savings from the just-passed Tax Cuts and Jobs Act to give employees bonuses.

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California Legislature Plans to Pass Own Net Neutrality

California’s Democrat-controlled legislature is again leading the so-called “resistance” to President Donald Trump — this time, by planning to reinstate Net Neutrality rules repealed by FCC’s Republican majority last Thursday.

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Celebrities Melt Down over Net Neutrality Repeal: ‘F*ck the FCC’

Hollywood stars took to social media Thursday to denounce the Federal Communications Commission, Chairman Ajit Pai, and the agency’s vote to repeal Obama-era net neutrality regulations, restoring what the FCC chief called the restoration of a “free and open Internet.”