FAQ on Proposals to Expand Consumer Access to Inflight Mobile Services
May 25, 2011 (Published)
Q: What has the FCC proposed? The FCC has proposed rules that, if adopted, would give airline...
Understanding Wireless Telephone Coverage Areas
October 17, 2014 (Updated)
Background Wireless telephones work by communicating via radio waves using a system of base...
Use of TTY Devices with Digital Wireless Phones
January 5, 2015 (Reviewed)
Text telephone devices (TTYs or TDDs) are used by people with hearing or speech disabilities to...
Troubleshooting Guide for Digital-to-Analog Converter Boxes and Digital Televisions
March 11, 2014 (Updated)
Background The digital television (DTV) transition refers to the switch from analog to digital...
Understanding Your Telephone Bill
March 31, 2014 (Updated)
Background Consumers are sometimes confused by the various charges and items on their monthly...
Unauthorized Radio Operation
December 31, 2014 (Updated)
Federal law generally prohibits the "use or operation of any apparatus for the transmission of...
Avoiding Bill Shock on Your Mobile Phone
December 30, 2014 (Updated)
Without automatic usage alerts, it can be hard to know when you're running up a high wireless bill...
Unauthorized Equipment Sold on the Internet and in Publications
March 31, 2014 (Reviewed)
The Federal Communications Commission (FCC) receives many complaints about alleged illegal (non-...
Use of Toll-Free Numbers for Video and IP Relay Service
October 8, 2014 (Updated)
Background Since November 2009, all Video Relay Service (VRS) and Internet Protocol (IP) Relay...
The Open Internet
May 24, 2011 (Published)
Background One of the most important features of the Internet is its openness: It uses free,...