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If you have a phone, and who doesn't, you've probably been annoyed or alarmed by robocalls. Those are the recorded messages that offer credit repair or vacations, or tell you the IRS is going to be on your doorstep with a warrant if you don't send money NOW. Caller ID doesn't help. These days scammers can pirate phone numbers that appear to be local or legitimate. Public Utilities Commission Chairwoman Kristie Fiegen says every time there seems to be a solution, technology gives scammers a way to dodge it. She says the best answer is not to fall for the scam.

FCC News, Fantasy Sports And April Fools' Day

Apr 1, 2016

Tech Radio host Kent Osborne and panelists Amos Aesoph and Jeff Litterick discussed plenty of news regarding the Federal Communications Commission on today's program.  The FCC is receiving pushback after a 3-2 approval to advance a proposed rule imposing strong privacy regulations on internet service providers.  The Commission also voted 3-2 to expand a decades-old phone subsidy program to include broadband internet.

Meanwhile, fantasy sports operators DraftKings and FanDuel are suspending contests on college sports indefinitely in all states as part of a deal with the NCAA.

As the FCC moves forward with a controversial decision to regulate internet providers in the name of fairness, commissioners must answer to a South Dakotan. In fact all three people who represent the state in Washington D-C say they stand against the agency’s move to expand its power. Yet that doesn’t mean they have the same reason for resistance.

Three members of Congress advocate for the interests of South Dakotans in the nation’s capital, and all three condemn the Federal Communication Commission’s vote to expand its regulatory power to internet service.

Net Neutrality

May 15, 2014

Net neutrality is the idea that no providers of legal internet content should face discrimination in providing offerings to customers, and that users should have equal access to any legal content.  Today the Federal Communications Commission is expected to publicly release proposed rules about the future of an open internet.  Last month the FCC said it would propose rules that would allow service providers such as Verizon or Comcast to charge more for outfits like Google or Netflix to use higher download speeds while others are stuck in slower lanes.  Critics say this would kill the princip