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T-Mobile has to pay $200,000,000 to the FCC because of Sprint shadiness

T-Mobile has to pay $200,000,000 to the FCC because of Sprint shadiness

Cellular providers participating in the Lifeline program, which makes phone and broadband access more affordable for low-income consumers, receive a monthly subsidy of $9.25 per subscriber. They're expected to pass this along as a discount to the customer, but it looks like Sprint (now owned by T-Mobile) must have missed the memo. In fact, the company claimed subsidies for over 885,000 Lifeline subscribers who weren't currently using the service — and now the FCC wants its money back.

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FCC commissioner calls to halt Sprint/T-Mobile merger pending Sprint Lifeline investigation

FCC commissioner calls to halt Sprint/T-Mobile merger pending Sprint Lifeline investigation

The Sprint/T-Mobile merger has been riddled with obstacles since the official announcement was made in April. From back and forth discussions dating all the way to 2017, to the DOJ's antitrust division pushing back on the original proposal, to regulators demanding the companies spin off into a fourth carrier, this week adds one more barrier between the two joining forces, and Sprint is the one to blame.

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[Update: Another LG watch appears] New LG Wear OS watch shows up at FCC

[Update: Another LG watch appears] New LG Wear OS watch shows up at FCC

Documentation concerning a new Wear OS watch manufactured by LG has appeared on the Federal Communication Commission's website. The listing doesn't reveal a whole lot, but the watch is described as a "portable wrist device" with a model number of LM-W315. It's possible the filing is for LG's rumored "hybrid" watch that's said to feature both physical hands and an LCD display.

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FCC issues $120 million fine for massive neighbor spoofing operation

FCC issues $120 million fine for massive neighbor spoofing operation

Ever got one of those annoying robocalls, but the number looked local or even familiar? Well, those of us that have might have some modicum of vindication. Yesterday, the FCC issued a $120 million fine to Adrian Abramovich, who was found to have made almost 100 million spoofed phone calls about a timeshare or other travel-related things.

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FCC's new chairman wants to keep voice call ban on airplanes

FCC's new chairman wants to keep voice call ban on airplanes

Ajit Pai was appointed as the Federal Communications Commission's new chairman shortly after the election of President Donald Trump. As a self-described opponent of net neutrality, it came as little surprise when he closed the organization's investigation into zero-rating in February.

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