CenturyLink, West Safety To Pay More Than $500K For August 911 OutageA 911 outage on Aug. 1, 2018, prevented hundreds of emergency calls from routing across Minnesota, North Dakota and North Carolina. This week, the FCC announced settlements totaling $575,000 with the service providers responsible for with the outage that lasted 65 minutes.
FCC Pledges $28.5M To Expand Broadband In Rural MinnesotaThe Federal Communications Commission announced Monday it will provide $28.5 million in broadband funding to rural households in Minnesota.
FCC Approves Priority Window For Tribes To Expand BroadbandThe Federal Communications Commission has approved a priority filing window for tribes to obtain licenses that could boost internet service in rural communities. The commission voted 3-2 Wednesday in favor of the filing window for federally recognized tribes.
Net Neutrality Repeal Goes Into EffectNet neutrality is now officially a thing of the past.
Senate Dems Win Significant Victory To Preserve Net Neutrality RulesDemocrats in the Senate squeaked out a major victory in their effort to save Obama-era net neutrality protections.
How Do Scammers Call You With Your Own Phone Number?Have you ever gotten a phone call from your own number? Or one that was just a few digits off? It’s the latest illegal scam to get you to answer your phone – neighborhood spoofing.
Minnesota AG To Join Multi-State 'Net Neutrality' LawsuitThe lawsuit can't be filed until the rule change is published in the Federal Register.
Good Questions: Caller ID, Halloween Candy & Wisdom TeethSandy asks: Why does caller ID sometimes show your own phone number? It is called "spoofing," and the Federal Communications Commission (FCC) says it is against the law.
Good Question: Who Still Has A Landline Phone?Voicemails and landlines are going the way of dial-up.
Good Question: Where Are The Extra Charges On Your Cell Bill Going?When our cell phone bill comes each month, many of us just pay it without a second glance. But if you read it closely, you'll see we're all paying a bunch of taxes, surcharges and fees.
Reports Of Fraud, Abuse Surround Federal Free Phone ProgramA federal program is giving away thousands of free cell phones and minutes in Minnesota, and you're paying for it.