Dec 12, 2013 — The communications agency's commissioners voted 3-2 to consider new rules allowing voice calls while jetliners are in the air — something that's been forbidden on U.S. flights. But the head of the Department of Transportation says he's "concerned" by the prospect of such calls.
Feb 5, 2013 — You've heard of the war on women, the war on religion, and more recently even the war on the Second Amendment. Washington is full of so-called wars. But a war on Wi-Fi?
Jun 21, 2012 — The Supreme Court ruled 8-0 but issued a narrow decision about the vagueness and timing of the decency rules, not their First Amendment implications.
Apr 27, 2012 — The Federal Communications Commission has approved a rule requiring TV stations to post details online about the amount of political advertising they air, and what they charge for the ads. For the first two years, the ruling applies only to major network affiliates in the nation's biggest markets.
Apr 10, 2012 — Companies have agreed to create a national database for stolen or missing phones, which would then be deactivated. It's hoped that will make them less tempting.
Jan 18, 2011 — The deal still needs approval from the Justice Department.
Dec 21, 2010 — Anyone looking for clarity on what the FCC's new Web rules mean will be hard-pressed to find it. President Obama said they would keep innovation alive on the Internet while John Boehner said they will kill it.
Jul 14, 2010 — The backstory on the F.C.C. profanity case: How the "Teflon Don" rubbed out the "Seven Dirty Words."
Aug 4, 2009 — When should a word be bleeped out? That depends on the word. Some words are obvious. Others, like 'goddamn' pose problems.