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Although the issue of net neutrality may not be making the headlines as it was earlier this year, the fight for the open internet still continues. Do not be lulled into a false sense of security, thinking that everything will be OK. We still need legislation that will protect us from prioritized content, bandwidth/data ...
A filing from Apple at the Federal Communications Commission reveals images of a gold iPhone X that has yet to be released. The 180-day confidentiality period on the photos has now lapsed, offering a clear view of an iPhone X with a glass backplate featuring the same gold tone as the iPhone 8 and 8 ...

The ultimate effect of the Trump Federal Communications Commission's (FCC) elimination of the historical protections for localism was illustrated by the viral video: local faces mouthing a non-local script. Amazingly, when the Chairman of the company that ordered reporters to read those identical “local” ...
The Federal Communications Commission recommended on Tuesday that emergency workers drop the phrase "This is not a drill" when conducting emergency alert exercises. A final report on a false missile alert, which left Hawaii residents fearing for their lives for 38 minutes, offered analysis on what went ...
Ajit Pai, chairman of the Federal Communications Commission (FCC) made a stop in the Bluff City this week as part of a “Jobs and Digital Opportunity” tour that took the chairman from Kentucky to Tennessee and will conclude with a stop in Arkansas. For the record, Pai is a fan of Elvis — he likes the King's ...
Falcon 9 launched in late February carried the first demonstration satellites for SpaceX's satellite internet constellation (Starlink). The U.S. Federal Communications Commission approved an application by Space Exploration Holdings (SpaceX) to provide broadband services using satellite technology in the ...

The U.S. Court of Appeals for the District of Columbia has issued a highly anticipated ruling reviewing the Federal Communications Commission's July 2015 Declaratory Ruling and Order interpreting the Telephone Consumer Protection Act (TCPA). ACA Int'l, et al. v. FCC, et al., No. 15-1211 (D.C. Cir. Mar.
The United States Federal Communications Commission will soon be holding a vote that will affect the review process for the deployment of small cell wireless equipment, and the Cellular Telecommunications Industry Association has submitted a filing urging the Commission to make things easier for ...
Do you have Technology to block Robocalls? The FTC & FCC Want You! The Federal Trade Commission and the Federal Communications Commission want you — at least if you are an innovator with a solution for preventing illegal Robocalls. The FTC and FCC are seeking exhibitors for their joint Stop ...
The Federal Communications Commission voted in December to gut U.S. rules that meant to prevent broadband companies such as Comcast, AT&T and Verizon from exercising more control over what people watch and see on the internet. The regulations also prohibited providers from favoring some sites ...

A landmark bill that would reauthorize the Federal Communications Commission for the first time in nearly three decades passed the House in a rare display of bipartisan support. The Repack Airwaves Yielding Better Access for Users of Modern Services Act, or RAY BAUMS Act, aims to modernize the FCC ...
The Federal Communications Commission (FCC) has finally decided to address the months-long lack of telecoms service in Puerto Rico, one day before its chair visits the storm-ravaged island. It has been over five months since the US territory was struck by Hurricane Maria and yet, according to the FCC's ...
Ajit Pai, chairman of the Federal Communications Commission, could have to contend with states implementing orders that contradict the FCC's new rules on ... if the Federal Communications Commission proceeds with its plan to unwind net neutrality rules imposed under President Barack Obama in 2015.
Washington governor Jay Inslee on Monday signed the nation's first state law intended to protect net neutrality, setting up a potential legal battle with the Federal Communications Commission. The law bans broadband providers offering service in the state from blocking or throttling legal content, or from ...
Federal Communications Commission Chairman Ajit Pai, who said his top priority is closing the digital divide in rural America, was close to ground zero of that divide in Arkansas on Friday. Pai met for about an hour in Little Rock with state telecommunications executives and state and local officials to ...
The Federal Communications Commission's new rules eliminating its net-neutrality protections are set to take effect next month, but supporters of an open internet aren't giving up hope they can be restored — possibly even right away. State officials, public-interest groups, and internet activists have ...


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The Enforcement Bureau's Regional and Field Offices are responsible for handling a variety of on-scene investigations and inspections in response to complaints and in support of the Commission's operations. For example, field agents conduct routine on-site inspections of radio facilities, cable systems and antenna structures to determine compliance with applicable FCC rules. Field agents also investigate unauthorized operation in violation of Section 301 of the Communications Act. In conjunction with the Enforcement Bureau's Spectrum Enforcement Division  and the FCC's Office of General Counsel , field agents assist the Department of Justice with in rem seizures of equipment used by unauthorized operators.

Field agents also assist other divisions within the Enforcement Bureau as well as other Bureaus and Offices with investigations.

For more information on Regional and Field Offices, click here .
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