FCC to phone companies: You can stop unwanted robocalls
Tired of automated phone calls urging you to vote for a certain candidate or pitching you a cruise vacation? You can now tell your phone company that federal regulators say it's OK to block them.
Yahoo folding up map site as priorities shift (Update)
Yahoo will fold up its online map service this month as it strives to re-capture past glory by re-inventing itself as a premier venue for digital lifestyles.
A look back at the consolidation wave sweeping TV providers
Cable and satellite TV providers are joining together to get more heft as the Internet shakes up the television industry.
FCC takes aim at annoying telemarketing calls
Those automated phone calls during the dinner hour, late at night or to your wireless phone can be so frustrating—and the government is taking note.
What Charter-Time Warner Cable deal could mean for consumers
As the Internet has upended their business, cable companies have been racing to reinvent themselves as dominant broadband providers and distributors of online video.
Can phone companies do more to block robocalls?
Jeri Vargas put her elderly mother on the "Do Not Call" list years ago. So why is the 88-year-old woman with Alzheimer's disease still getting several recorded phone calls a day pitching her everything from ...
Comcast says $45B Time Warner Cable deal to take longer
Comcast says its $45 billion purchase of Time Warner Cable will take longer than expected because of a long-running regulatory review.
New rural struggles in platinum areas
The rise in platinum mining by major mining companies in formerly densely populated rural areas has ushered a new wave of rural struggles with rural communities fighting for self-determination and land control. ...
US lawmakers weigh in on 'net neutrality'
A decision to impose tough new regulations on cable and wireless companies that provide Internet service to Americans wasn't influenced by politics, a top U.S. regulator told House lawmakers on Tuesday.
FCC allows city-owned Internet providers to expand
(AP)—People in small communities may get better, cheaper access to the Internet after the Federal Communications Commission ruled Thursday that city-owned broadband services can expand into areas overlooked by commercial ...
Q&A: Some things to know about Internet open-access proposal
After being swamped with heated opinions on both sides of the issue, Federal Communications Commission Chairman Tom Wheeler has finally released a proposal to overhaul Internet regulation in an effort to ensure everyone h ...
Chipmaker Intel to buy German broadband specialist Lantiq
Chip-making giant Intel plans to buy a German company that specializes in broadband access and home networking technologies, as part of a push to reach more households with high-end technology.
Obama criticizes state laws that hurt broadband competition
Wading into a states' rights dispute over Internet access, President Barack Obama on Wednesday called for the repeal of laws that prevent local communities from creating their own broadband networks.
Obama pitching more access to fast Internet
President Barack Obama is once again challenging major cable and telephone companies by encouraging the Federal Communications Commission to pre-empt state laws that stifle competition for high-speed Internet ...