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AT&T hit with $100M fine, vows to fight it

...their Internet speeds after they reached a certain amount. The company says it will fight the charges.The Federal Communications Commission said Wednesday that the company misled consumers into buying plans they believed would give them unlimited...
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Empire Editorial: The price of a windfall

...Together, the two companies created a shell, Northstar Wireless. That shell did the actual bidding.The Federal Communications Commission, which ran the spectrum auction, has an obscure rule that gives a 25 percent discount to "very small...
Empire Editorial: Thumbs up, Thumbs down for Feb. 2, 2015

...seems like the exact person the Guard needs as its leader.Thumbs down to clunky Internet. Last week, the Federal Communications Commission stated in plain English what rural Alaskans already knew: Internet access stinks in rural Alaska. In fact...
For school district budget, it's a game of wait and see

...Universal Service Fund, administered by the Universal Service Administrative Company, directed by the Federal Communications Commission).? CBJ will further appropriate $770,000 for pupil transportation, community schools and activities...
Small company defends Dish Network deal that earned credits

...Wireless qualified for $3.25 billion in federal credits because it has a small-business designation from Federal Communications Commission, the Fairbanks Daily News-Miner reported.Doyon, a regional Native corporation, owns only 15 percent...
Empire Editorial: Begich did more than enough to keep his seat

...Service facilities statewide that have signed on. In recent years, he toured Dillingham and Cordova with Federal Communications Commission officials. In February 2014, the FCC gave Alaska companies $41 million out of $49 million available...
FCC chairman discusses unique state needs at roundtable

Federal Communications Commission Chair Tom Wheeler discussed telecommunications issues with Alaskans during a recent visit.Wheeler participated in a roundtable...
GCI to buy ACS' wireless division for $300 million

...creation of the Alaska Wireless Network.The question of timing is more than an academic one. When the Federal Communications Commission approved the creation of the Alaska Wireless Network, the FCC's report concluded, "the assignment of...
FCC approves GCI acquisition of Southeast stations

The Federal Communications Commission issued orders May 15 approving GCI subsidiary Denali Media Juneau's request to acquire three Southeast Alaska television stations...
Empire Editorial: Internet providers need utility-like treatment

...broadband Internet.Reliable, secure and neutral Internet access is too important to be left to chance. The Federal Communications Commission or Congress must act to protect consumers in Alaska and the rest of the country.If they can't act...


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