FCC rules on fiber-optic networks, wiretaps

The Bells get added incentive from the feds to build fiber-optic networks into residences. Also: A surprise ruling on TiVo.

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The Federal Communications Commission gives the Baby Bells a boost and issues a surprise ruling on TiVo. Also: Eavesdropping rules apply to Net phones.

Baby Bells win another FCC victory

Carriers get even more incentive from the feds to build fiber-optic networks into residences. And guess who's left out in the cold?
August 5, 2004

Feds back wiretap rules for Internet

FCC Chairman Michael Powell says giving police access to broadband networks and VoIP calls is "essential."
August 4, 2004

TiVo users can share shows

Regulatory reprieve: Forthcoming digital TV-sharing feature won't be banned by the government after all.
August 4, 2004

Wireless spam draws regulators' wrath

Mobile devices must follow "opt in" standard for unsolicited e-mail--but loophole allows text messages in.
August 4, 2004

FCC boss offers to tweak interim phone rules

Powell says he's willing to compromise on local phone rules to win panel Democrats.
August 4, 2004
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