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New Net Neutrality Rules Are Coming Congress party line vote is 3-2 in favor

Interrupted only twice by protestors before a packed room and several overflow rooms, the Federal Communications Commission voted along party lines to proceed with establishing new net neutrality rules. The 3-2…

May 15, 2014, 12:41 PM EDT

FCC Will Vote on Setting Aside Spectrum for Smaller Carriers in Auction Plan limits how much AT&T and Verizon can bid on

One thing you can say about FCC chairman Tom Wheeler: He's not afraid of controversy. After causing an uproar with his net neutrality proposal earlier this week, he is now…

April 25, 2014, 12:46 PM EDT

FCC Votes Along Party Lines to Limit TV Joint Sales Deals Media ownership rules drag on

It’s a good thing the FCC started out with three items that all five commissioners could agree upon because that was the end of the harmony at Monday’s meeting. Over…

March 31, 2014, 1:42 PM EDT

Sinclair Restructures Allbritton Deal in Wake of FCC Crackdown on Sidecar Deals TV group was worried that FCC would hold up deal review

Seeing the writing on the wall at the Federal Communications Commission, Sinclair Broadcast Group said late Thursday it would restructure its deal to buy Allbritton's TV group. As part of…

March 20, 2014, 8:52 PM EDT

FCC Chairman's Proposal to Prohibit Joint Sales Deals Strikes Partisan Nerve Commissioner O'Rielly says new rule is not in the public interest

Federal Communications Commission chairman Tom Wheeler's proposal to inhibit joint sales agreements between TV stations is already shaping up to be a fight that will split along party lines. With Commissioner…

March 10, 2014, 4:27 PM EDT

Finally! FCC Kills Newsroom Study Critics claimed it violated press freedom

The Federal Communications Commission finally killed the study that caused an uproar because it called for researchers to query the stations it licenses and newspapers about how they make editorial…

February 28, 2014, 5:19 PM EST

FCC Suspends Controversial Newsroom Study Action follows charges that it violated freedom of the press

The Federal Communications Commission said Friday it has pulled the plug on its controversial study that proposed sending researchers into the stations it licenses to inquire about the editorial process. "In…

February 21, 2014, 5:17 PM EST

FCC Backs Off Study of Newsroom Editorial Practices [Updated] GOP said study violated freedom of the press

UPDATE, Feb. 20: The Federal Communications Commission told GOP lawmakers that the agency has "no intention" of interfering in the editorial decision-making of broadcast stations and newspapers. In a letter released…

February 12, 2014, 9:37 AM EST

FCC's Pai Warns Agency Against Strong-Arming Broadcasters in Auction FCC came close to order to eliminate shared service agreements

Did the Federal Communications Commission come close to changing its media ownership rules regarding joint sales agreements and shared service agreements? According to sources, as late as Tuesday, chairman Tom Wheeler…

January 30, 2014, 5:55 PM EST

New FCC Chairman Gets an Earful From House Panel Tom Wheeler's honeymoon didn't last long

There has been no honeymoon for Tom Wheeler, the new chairman of the Federal Communications Commission. On his 39th day at the regulatory agency, Wheeler got an earful from the…

December 12, 2013, 1:38 PM EST

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