The U.S. Senate has just appointed President Trump's nominee, Nathan Simington, a seat at the FCC. His confirmation puts more pressure on President-elect Joe Biden to swiftly fill the seat that will soon be vacated by current FCC chairman, Ajit Pai.
The FCC announced that T-Mobile will pay the U.S. Treasury $200 million due to Sprint's compliance with Lifeline rules. Sprint sold Lifeline service under the Assurance Wireless brand which provides free wireless service to low-income households. The rules were designed to prevent waste, fraud, and abuse of the Lifeline program including de-enrolling subscribers that haven't used their...
The Federal Communications Commission (FCC) has mandated that all phone companies implement caller ID authentication using STIR/SHAKEN standards by June 30, 2021. FCC estimates that unlawful robocalls cost consumers in the U.S. nearly $10 billion annually.
According to security researchers, subsidized phones provided by the U.S. government to low-income households via the Lifeline program were riddled with Chinese malware, with one of them being entirely unremovable.