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Freaky FCC Friday

10:15 -- The Politburo -- er, I mean, the Federal Communications Commission (FCC) -- has been active this week, sending out signals on a number of regulatory issues. Here's a recap

Sometimes, rules are good. The FCC appears to have nixed cellphones on planes for now. Personally, I'm happy that we've been granted a stay for the world's last cellphone free zone:

  • Chief says FCC is against cellphone use on airliners On the Net Neutrality front, it looks as if the Washington suits are ready to launch a full-fledged investigation into whether the Internet actually is a "series of tubes":

  • FCC To Study Broadband Practices Lastly, the FCC has made a key decision on Wireless Internet services, determining that they are data services, putting them in the same camp as broadband Internet and therefore clearing them from falling under the umbrella of traditional telecom regulation:

  • FCC Clarifies Wireless Internet Rules Wily wonks!

    — R. Scott Raynovich, Editor in Chief, Light Reading

  • Scott Raynovich 12/5/2012 | 3:11:27 PM
    re: Freaky FCC Friday I'm curious, is there anybody out there disappointed that cell phones will continue to be banned from planes?
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