• FCC: Cable broadband Internet speed triples, DSL stays flat

    The average download speed for American subscribers tripled between 2011 and 2014, according to the FCC.

  • Understanding the FCC ‘Do Not Track’ decision

    Q: If the Federal Communications Commission isn’t going to enforce the Do Not Track system, what are we supposed to do to maintain our privacy? A: Do Not Track was an attempt to create the web…

  • FCC: ‘Redskins’ not profane; station keeps license

    WASHINGTON (AP) — Saying the word “Redskins” on the air isn’t obscene or profane — at least not according to the Federal Communications Commission. The FCC on Thursday dismissed a petition that called for one…

  • FCC revising Internet rules after public backlash

    WASHINGTON (AP) — Federal Communications Commission Chairman Tom Wheeler is broadening the scope of his proposed open Internet rules and suggesting tougher standards for Internet providers who wish to create paid priority fast lanes on…

  • Fairfax looking to add 911 texting service

    Fairfax County is considering updating its 911
    emergency system to accept text messages sent to
    911, with four major carriers already on board.

  • FCC to Verizon: Derecho 911 outage ‘unacceptable’

    A disruption in emergency services during the June
    derecho could been avoided. That is the finding of
    the Federal Communications Commission after
    looking into the Verizon outage that left more
    than 1 million people without 911 services.

  • If you rely on caller ID, beware of spoofing

    Kristi King, wtop.com WASHINGTON – Caller ID does not always do its job of alerting recipients of phony numbers. The Federal Communications Commission warns of caller ID “spoofing” that can make nefarious incoming calls appear…

  • Virginia investigates 911 phone system failure

    The failure of a large portion of the region\’s
    911 emergency system after the derecho in June has
    produced another investigation.

  • FCC seeks public help with 911 outage investigation

    David Turetsky, chief of Public Safety and
    Homeland Security for the FCC, told the
    commissions on Thursday that the investigation
    will also look at ways to improve the system like
    texting and the next generation of 911 service.

  • Check Caller ID to avoid scams

    Think before picking up or returning calls to numbers you don\’t recognize. Calls from area codes such as 809, 284 or 876 might be attempts to rip you off.