Federal Communications Commission

Schumer: Amtrak Police Need Access To Law Enforcement Radio FrequenciesDuring 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.
Government Determines NFL's TV 'Blackout' Rule To Be UnsportsmanlikeFor 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.
911 Text Technology Coming By Year's End Under Federal StatuteThe text 911 technology rolled out Thursday in several upstate New York counties and will soon arrive closer to home.
Media Watchdog Group Files FCC Complaint Over Radio Station HoaxA 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.
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considering lifting its longtime prohibition on making cell phone calls on airplanes, saying it is time "to review our outdated and restrictive rules.''
Schneiderman, San Francisco DA Announce Plan To Fight Smartphone TheftsThe 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.
Schneiderman To Host 'Smartphone Summit' To Combat Rise In TheftsSan 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.
FCC Holds Hearings On Sandy Communication FailuresIn 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.
Super Bowl XLVII Stands As Third Most-Watched Program In U.S. Television HistoryThe game fell short of setting a viewership record, but it stands as the third most-watched program in U.S. television history.
Sen. Schumer: Cell Towers Should Have Backup Power To Prevent Widespread Service Outages Like After SandySchumer 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.
Cell Phone Outages 'Could Get Worse' As Company Offers Free Cell Charging StationsOne company is coming to the rescue in Manhattan, offering free cell phone charging stations at bars north of 39th Street in the borough.
Cellular Companies, FCC Crack Down On Cellphone TheftsSen. 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.