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  • Sports Blackouts
    May 20, 2013 (Published)

    Background A “sports blackout” is when a sports event that was scheduled to be televised is not...

  • Mobile Phone and Device Unlocking FAQs
    February 21, 2014 (Published)

    Consumers often question why they may not have the choice of using their existing mobile wireless...

  • Advisory for Analog Cable Television Subscribers
    December 12, 2012 (Published)

    This advisory applies to customers of cable television systems that carry both analog and digital...

  • 'One Ring' Wireless Phone Scam
    February 12, 2014 (Published)

    The FCC has recently learned of a new phone scam targeting wireless consumers. Some wireless...

  • Text-to-911: Quick Facts & FAQs
    June 28, 2013 (Published)

    Today most consumers cannot reach 911 by sending a text message from their wireless phone. In...

  • Wireless Emergency Alerts (WEA)
    February 27, 2013 (Published)

    Background Have you ever thought that, for emergency alerts to be distributed as quickly as...

  • FCC's Review of the Broadcast Ownership Rules
    May 9, 2011 (Published)

    The Federal Communications Commission (FCC) sets limits on the number of broadcast stations (...

  • Digital Radio
    May 20, 2011 (Published)

    Radio broadcasters around the country are now simultaneously broadcasting both traditional analog...

  • Amateur Radio Complaints
    June 24, 2011 (Published)

    Amateur radio complaints should be as specific as possible, citing dates, times, and...

  • The Open Internet
    May 24, 2011 (Published)

    Background One of the most important features of the Internet is its openness: It uses free,...


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