Federal Communications Commission

Sen. Charles Schumer

Schumer: Amtrak Police Need Access To Law Enforcement Radio Frequencies

During a news conference Sunday, Schumer urged the Federal Communications Commission to change their policy of treating Amtrak police differently than other law enforcement and emergency management agencies.


Ralph Wilson Stadium in Orchard Park, N.Y. (Photo by Rick Stewart/Getty Images)

Government Determines NFL’s TV ‘Blackout’ Rule To Be Unsportsmanlike

For years, football fans have bemoaned the rule barring NFL home games that haven’t sold out from being televised in the local market. Well, you can’t blame the government anymore.


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911 Text Technology Coming By Year’s End Under Federal Statute

The text 911 technology rolled out Thursday in several upstate New York counties and will soon arrive closer to home.


Fake Birthday Party Invitation-Response (credit: Facebook)

Media Watchdog Group Files FCC Complaint Over Radio Station Hoax

A media watchdog group has filed a complaint with the FCC about a Long Island radio station’s hoax involving an invitation from two gay dads to their daughter’s seventh birthday party.


Apple iPhone

Loud Cellphone Talkers Next Bane Of Air Travelers?

The Federal Communications Commission is considering lifting its longtime prohibition on making cell phone calls on airplanes, saying it is time “to review our outdated and restrictive rules.”


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Schneiderman, San Francisco DA Announce Plan To Fight Smartphone Thefts

The top prosecutors in San Francisco and New York have announced the formation of a nationwide initiative and coalition to battle a surge in smartphone thefts.


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Schneiderman To Host ‘Smartphone Summit’ To Combat Rise In Thefts

San Francisco District Attorney George Gascon and New York Attorney General Eric Schneiderman on Wednesday announced the June 13 meeting with some of the nation’s largest smartphone makers. The meeting will be held in Schneiderman’s New York City office.


Federal Communications Commission hearing on communications failures from superstorm Sandy - U.S. Customs House in Lower Manhattan - Feb. 5, 2013 (credit: Alex Silverman / WCBS 880)

FCC Holds Hearings On Sandy Communication Failures

In addition to the physical devastation of superstorm Sandy, communications were disabled for many and the Federal Communications Commission is now holding hearings to try and prevent those failures in the future.


Baltimore Ravens fans cheer as they gather to watch Super Bowl XLVII against the San Francisco 49ers. (Photo by Lintao Zhang/Getty Images)

Super Bowl XLVII Stands As Third Most-Watched Program In U.S. Television History

The game fell short of setting a viewership record, but it stands as the third most-watched program in U.S. television history.


Sen. Schumer FCC news conference Nov. 18, 2012 (credit: Monica Miller/WCBS 880)

Sen. Schumer: Cell Towers Should Have Backup Power To Prevent Widespread Service Outages Like After Sandy

Schumer said a nationwide plan to require power reserves for cell towers would help ensure no disruption in coverage following severe weather, a terrorist attack or any other events that may cause power failures.


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Cell Phone Outages ‘Could Get Worse’ As Company Offers Free Cell Charging Stations

One company is coming to the rescue in Manhattan, offering free cell phone charging stations at bars north of 39th Street in the borough.


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Cellular Companies, FCC Crack Down On Cellphone Thefts

Sen. Charles Schumer said cellular carriers will be able to permanently disable a phone once it has been reported stolen using a database of unique identification numbers.


M.I.A. performs during the Bridgestone Super Bowl XLVI Halftime Show at Lucas Oil Stadium on February 5, 2012 in Indianapolis, Indiana. (Photo by Christopher Polk/Getty Images)

NFL, NBC Apologize After M.I.A. Flips Bird During Super Bowl Halftime Show

In front of some 110 million viewers on NBC and uncounted others online, M.I.A. flipped the bird and appeared to sing, “I don’t give a (expletive)” at one point, though it was hard to hear her clearly.


Unhappy Woman On Cell Phone (file / credit: clipart.com)

Warning: Cell Phone E-Mail Is A Fraud

If you received an e-mail saying cell phone numbers are being released to telemarketers on January 31, hit delete.


FILE - New York City firefighters relax after battling a three-alarm fire on April 27, 2009 in the Brooklyn borough of New York City. (Photo by Spencer Platt/Getty Images)

10 Years After 9/11, First Responders’ Radios Still Not Connected, Report Finds

The 9/11 Commission has issued a report card that says first responders still can’t communicate with one another.