Tags Federal Communications Commission

Most top mobile carriers retain geolocation data for two years on average, FCC findings show

by Tonya Riley

Ten of the top 15 mobile carriers offer no way for consumers to opt-out of geolocation data collection, according to responses to the agency.

FCC rules requiring foreign governments to disclose broadcast time take effect

by Suzanne Smalley

FCC Commissioner Jessica Rosenworcel said rules requiring foreign governments to disclose when they lease broadcast time in the U.S. will increase transparency.

Robocalls keep spamming Americans, in part because of their cyber tools

by Tim Starks

Robocalls are back on the rise after a pandemic reprieve, and scammers are learning new tricks.

FCC officially names Huawei, ZTE as national security risks

by Jeff Stone

The decision takes effect immediately, and it primarily affects how U.S. telecom companies can access money from the $8.3 billion Universal Service Fund, which is intended to expand access to phone services.

American companies protest FCC pressure on Huawei

by Ryan Duffy

“Ripping out and replacing” a raft of Chinese-made telecom gear won’t be easy, a group of American companies protested to the Federal Communication Commission (FCC). A collective of trade groups representing smaller American service providers joined with prominent Chinese telecom Huawei in slamming the FCC’s proposal to ban American telecoms from using federal subsidies to purchase Chinese-made equipment.

U.S. poised to deny China Mobile access to American market due to spying fears

by Ryan Duffy

On Monday, the Trump administration moved to block a large Chinese telecommunications company from entering the U.S. market, recommending that its application be rejected on national security grounds.