(WASHINGTON) -- With the pandemic exacerbating the nation's mental health crisis, the Federal Communications Commission voted to expand a forthcoming 988 suicide lifeline to include an option to text the hotline, in addition to making a phone call. Experts argue that for people experiencing mental... Read More.
(NEW YORK) -- With the pandemic exacerbating the nation's mental health crisis, the Federal Communications Commission is now considering whether to expand a forthcoming 988 suicide lifeline to include an option to text the hotline, in addition to making a phone call. Experts argue that... Read More.
(WASHINGTON) -- Jessica Rosenworcel is in line to make history as the first woman to head the Federal Communications Commission, after President Joe Biden announced on Tuesday his intent to officially nominate her as a commissioner and designate her as chair of the agency... Read More.
(WASHINGTON) -- A nationwide Emergency Alert System (EAS) test will be conducted Wednesday and radios, televisions and certain cellphones will be alerted. The test, which is being run by the Federal Emergency Management Agency in coordination with the Federal Communications Commission, will begin at approximately... Read More.
(NEW YORK) -- Robocalls may seem endless these days. In March alone, an estimated 4.9 billion calls were reportedly made, according to YouMail -- which is equivalent to 15 calls for each person each month in the U.S. Currently, the most popular category of robocalls... Read More.
By CATHERINE THORBECKE, ABC News(WASHINGTON) -- The Federal Communications Commission greenlit a program to provide low-income households monthly $50 subsidies for broadband internet in a move to help bridge the digital divide nearly a year after the coronavirus pandemic forced... Read More.
By KATIE KINDELAN, ABC News(NEW YORK) -- The United States soon will have a three-digit number for people to call to connect with suicide prevention and mental health crisis counselors.The Federal Communications Commission voted anonymously Thursday to make... Read More.
By CATHERINE THORBECKE, ABC NEWS(WASHINGTON) -- Citing its close ties to the Chinese Communist Party, the Federal Communications Commission on Tuesday formally designated Chinese telecom giant Huawei as "posing a national security threat."The FCC's Public Safety and Homeland... Read More.