How the government shutdown is affecting an FCC plan to expand broadband internet in low-income, rural communities

The effects of the longest government shutdown in U.S. history are starting to be felt by an FCC program set up to support low-income Americans living in rural areas.
The FCC’s Connect America Fund (CAF) was established to bring broadband internet access to some of the country’s most rural areas. Internet service providers were awarded millions of dollars in subsidies during an auction as part of the program. These ISPs, which often serve smaller markets, are saying that the government shutdown has halted the FCC’s ability to distribute these funds. The FCC has been effectively closed because of the shutdown. Read more…More…

How the government shutdown is affecting an FCC plan to expand broadband internet in low-income, rural communities

The Feds Are Now Looking Into Who Sent Millions of Fake Net Neutrality Comments to the FCC

Federal investigators are looking into whether the mass submission of millions of fraudulent letters on net neutrality to the Federal Communications Commission’s digital comment system was a crime as part of a Department of Justice investigation, BuzzFeed News reported on Saturday.Read more……

The Feds Are Now Looking Into Who Sent Millions of Fake Net Neutrality Comments to the FCC

Pixel Slate pops up at the FCC as we (maybe not so) patiently wait for sales to open

For as exciting as product announcements can be, especially when we’re getting hands-on time with some brand-new gear, they also have the potential to be incredibly frustrating. At Google’s October event, we got to meet devices like the new Pixel 3 and 3XL, as well as the Home Hub smart display — and it wasn’t too long after their introduction that shoppers could take that hardware home. Sadly, the situation’s a bit different for the Pixel Slate, and while Google went official with its Chrome OS tablet last month, it held back on talking about sales in terms any more temporally…

Pixel Slate pops up at the FCC as we (maybe not so) patiently wait for sales to open

New Huawei Watch with ‘scientific sleep tracking’ passes through the FCC

The original Huawei Watch was one of the best Wear OS devices ever produced, but its successor was a disappointment by comparison. Huawei said earlier this year that a new smartwatch “won’t be released anytime soon,” but it appears a new model is now in the final stages of development. A new watch with the model number ‘FTN-B19’ just passed through the FCC.
The filing is extremely sparse on hardware details, unless you’re super interested in wireless transmissions. Read MoreNew Huawei Watch with ‘scientific sleep tracking’ passes through the FCC was written by the awesome team at Android Police. …

New Huawei Watch with ‘scientific sleep tracking’ passes through the FCC

New Google hardware lands at FCC, probably the Home Hub

As we inch toward Google’s October event, more details about the company’s upcoming hardware plans slowly trickle out. Most recently, what we believe to be Google’s Home Hub has just cleared the FCC. Although some of the details are still covered by a confidentiality request by Google to the FCC, we know it will support Bluetooth/BLE and 2.4 & 5GHz Wi-Fi.

While the listing doesn’t outright say “Google Home Hub” anywhere in it, a few details like the FCC ID and “Interactive Video Streaming Device ” description are very strong indicators. Read MoreNew Google hardware lands at FCC, probably the Home Hub…

New Google hardware lands at FCC, probably the Home Hub