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FCC Orders Phone Companies To Block Auto Warranty Robocalls

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On Friday, the Federal Communications Commission‘s( FCC) Robocall Response Team announced that the Enforcement Bureau has ordered phone companies to stop carrying traffic regarding a known robocall scam marketing auto warranties. The agency mandated U.S. providers to stop carrying traffic originating from the Sumco Panama company and the two people …

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FCC Proposes $5 Million Fine For Voter Suppression Robocalls

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An investigation led by the Federal Communications Commission (FCC) has led to a $5 million fine being proposed against conservative activists Jacob Wohl and Jack Burkman for making misleading robocalls to Black voters ahead of the 2020 Presidential election. According to the FCC, the two men made robocalls to cell phones without …

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FCC Approves $7 Billion Emergency Connectivity Fund

The Federal Communications Commission (FCC) has unanimously adopted final rules to implement the Emergency Connectivity Fund Program. This $7.17 billion program, funded by the American Rescue Plan Act of 2021, will enable schools and libraries to purchase laptop and tablet computers, Wi-Fi hotspots, and broadband connectivity for students, school staff, …

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Internet Subsidies For Low-Income Households Approved By FCC

The Federal Communications Commission approved a new broadband subsidy program to help low-income households pay for internet service during the pandemic. The $3.2 billion Emergency Broadband Benefit Program gives up to $50 per month in credit for internet bills to struggling families. The program also provides families with $100 credit …

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