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Here’s What NBC Is Offering GOP Hopefuls Who Wish They’d Hosted SNL

As many as five Republican presidential hopefuls filed equal-time requests with NBC stations following Donald Trump's hosting stint on the Nov. 7 episode of Saturday Night Live.

FCC Hits AT&T With a $100 Million Fine for Its ‘Unlimited Data’ Ads

The Federal Communications Commission today announced that it plans to punish AT&T to the tune of $100 million for allegedly misleading consumers about unlimited wireless data plans, according to multiple reports. 

FCC Chairman Tom Wheeler: The Internet Now Has the Referee It Needs

In his early evening keynote appearance at Mobile World Congress on Tuesday, Federal Communications Commission chairman Tom Wheeler essentially continued his victory lap five days after his agency

Comcast Tells FCC It’s the Victim and Netflix Is the Villain

Comcast is tired of Netflix, that's for sure.

An FCC Commissioner’s Reddit AMA Went About as Terribly as You’d Expect

Passionate support of net neutrality and vocal skepticism of government regulators are two of the few opinions shared by a majority of Redditors, as an FCC commissioner learned first-hand in a Friday AMA.

AT&T Has to Pay $105 Million for Overcharging Customers

Federal Communications Commission chairman Tom Wheeler held a press conference alongside colleagues from the Federal Trade Commission and the states attorneys general today to publicly reprimand AT&T for "cramming"—adding fees that customers didn't authorize to phone bills—over the last eight years.

Netflix Sides With Government-Run Broadband Providers

Netflix filed a startling comment with the FCC today: the company wants the Telecommunications Act amended to allow for "a pro-consumer policy of limitless bandwidth," or to put it plainly, so government-run broadband providers can exceed limits set by the law.

See How Slow Your Internet Connection Is Compared to Other States

Alas, Alaska. Also Arkansas. It's a terrible time to be living in the Deep South or outside the Lower 48 if you're a Web developer. At least that's what Tom Heppard at BroadView Networks is demonstrating with this handy map. With this picture (click to see a bigger version), you can see exactly what's going on in your state.

Internet Activist Campaign Over Net Neutrality Escalates

Internet activists and consumer groups are hoping to mount another Stop Online Piracy Act (SOPA)-like campaign to convince the Federal Communications Commission to adopt ironclad net neutrality rules and abandon its current proposal.

FCC Chairman Tom Wheeler May Tighten Media Ownership Rules

The FCC could be close to a long overdue review of media ownership rules come March, and there’s bad news for media owners: Early indications are that the new chairman Tom Wheeler is likely to propose tightening them.