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FCC chairman proposes changes to subsidy program

FCC Chairman Julius Genachowski is getting the agency ready to revise the Universal Service Fund, which subsidizes phone service and helps provide Internet to schools and libraries.

By Feb. 7, 2011


Artificial traveling sun warms hearts in winter

Two Norwegian artists create a giant glowing light sculpture and take it on a road trip through regions that get little or no sun in winter.

By Sep. 24, 2013


FCC's plans take from Peter to pay Paul

The federal agency plans to reallocate money and assets from older technologies toward initiatives promoting universal broadband and high-speed wireless Internet access.

By Dec. 2, 2009


Feds cap rural cell phone subsidies

FCC puts a cap on a fund that pays rural wireless companies to provide coverage in remote parts of the country in an effort to ease the tax burden on consumers.

By May. 2, 2008


FCC digs into broadband controversies

A task force that is shaping a national plan to provide ubiquitous high-speed Internet access tackles the USF, wireless spectrum, and cable set-top boxes.

By Dec. 16, 2009


Transit directions field test: Apple Maps vs. Google Maps

The loss of transit directions in Apple Maps is a blow to iOS users. In our last mapping field test, CNET shows just how bad the user experience is.

By Sep. 26, 2012


The 404 952: Where time flies like an arrow, fruit flies like a banana (podcast)

Treat yourself to the HTC Buffy, mobile app ratings from the ESRB, online Twilight: Breaking Dawn tickets, and Final Fantasy XIII-2 on today's episode of The 404!

By Nov. 22, 2011


Even the FCC has its limits

Even the FCC has its limits

By Aug. 28, 2006


Accused 'Hurt Locker' pirates turn to law school

Few are as familiar with the lawsuits filed by indie film studios against accused file sharers as Robert Talbot. The law professor represents 23 such people free of charge.

By Nov. 1, 2010


FCC delays controversial vote

The agency removes item on its agenda for November 4 meeting that would have changed how phone companies pay each other to carry long-distance phone calls.

By Nov. 3, 2008