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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 December 16, 2009


The best coverage on campus

USF student conducts study to find the best cell phone carrier at his school's campus.

By November 5, 2007


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 February 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 September 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 December 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


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 September 26, 2012