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Katy Bachman
FTC Chair Edith Ramirez Fights for Data Security and Privacy Rights Consumers come first

One year into her tenure as chairwoman of the Federal Trade Commission, Edith Ramirez is putting the agency front and center as the nation’s leading enforcer on privacy and data…

May 27, 2014, 6:03 AM EDT

NFL Sunday Ticket Is Linchpin of AT&T, DirecTV Deal Renewal of must-have content and exclusive rights required for merger

DirecTV's rights to NFL Sunday Ticket—a football package that gives subscribers access to every NFL game that plays on Sunday—is so important that it is a key clause in the…

May 19, 2014, 11:20 AM EDT

Broadcasters Sue FCC Amid New Scrutiny of Shared Services Deals Policy change called 'arbitrary and capricious'

Net neutrality isn't the only problem Tom Wheeler has: the Federal Communications Commission chairman also faces a new lawsuit from broadcasters. As threatened earlier this month, the National Association of Broadcasters…

May 12, 2014, 4:33 PM EDT

Democratic FCC Commissioners Ask Wheeler to Slow Down Net Neutrality Proposal Has inspired 'torrent of public response'

Federal Communications Commission chairman Tom Wheeler may have just hit a snag in rushing his net neutrality proposal into the procedure pipeline at the May 15 meeting. On Wednesday, both Democratic…

May 7, 2014, 7:25 PM EDT

Dems and GOP Reach Compromise on Reauthorization of Satellite Bill House commerce expected to approve on Thursday

A bill to reauthorize the Satellite Television Extension and Localism Act, which ensures that 1.5 million rural cable subscribers will be able to receive programming from all the TV networks,…

May 6, 2014, 8:09 PM EDT

Broadcast Group Pursues New Front in War With Pay TV Group hopes to divert attention from retransmission consent reform

TVFreedom, a broadcast front group formed in response to the American Television Alliance, a cable and satellite front group, is leveraging consumer hatred of rising cable bills in a bid…

April 30, 2014, 4:57 PM EDT

Univision CEO Says Comcast-Time Warner Cable Deal Is Bad for Hispanics Urges regulators to impose tough restrictions

Put Univision in the "no" column on the Comcast-Time Warner Cable merger. During the Spanish-language media giant's first quarter earnings call, CEO Randy Falco told investors that the merger would hurt…

April 28, 2014, 4:07 PM EDT

Charter Poised to Become Second Largest Cable Company Comcast to divest 3.9 million subs in series of deals

If Comcast wins regulatory approval to buy Time Warner Cable, Charter Communications is poised to become the second largest cable operator, thanks to a complicated series of deals announced Monday…

April 28, 2014, 7:29 AM EDT

FCC Net Neutrality Proposal Still Fuzzy New rules hinge on how commission defines 'commercially reasonable' deals

The Federal Communications Commission did damage control today to try to convince critics that the chairman's net neutrality proposal would not create a "payola Internet,” would not end the Internet…

April 24, 2014, 1:39 PM EDT

Aereo vs. Broadcast TV: The Case That Could Change Everything Who's likely to win and what’s at stake

On April 22, attorneys for Aereo and the broadcast TV networks will face off before the Supreme Court in American Broadcasting Companies Inc. v. Aereo. The closely watched case could…

April 20, 2014, 9:48 PM EDT

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