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Topic: FCC

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

Addresses net neutrality decision at Mobile World Congress

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 voted 3-2…

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

Cable giant says streaming service slowed itself and pays only 'trivial' access fees

Comcast is tired of Netflix, that's for sure. The cable giant had to answer a number of difficult questions from the Federal Communications Commission last week after Netflix objected in the…

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

Mignon Clyburn gets buried under a downvote avalanche

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…

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

A settlement, not a fine

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…

Netflix Sides With Government-Run Broadband Providers

Asks FCC to allow for 'limitless bandwidth'

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,…

See How Slow Your Internet Connection Is Compared to Other States

Surprise: no one cable provider is the worst

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…

Internet Activist Campaign Over Net Neutrality Escalates

Will protest of FCC rules become another SOPA?

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…

FCC Chairman Tom Wheeler May Tighten Media Ownership Rules

Expect strong opposition from TV broadcasters and newspapers

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…

Netflix Pays to Bust Up Comcast Traffic Jam

Deal gives streaming service direct access to cable giant’s network

In a move that seems certain to have a profound impact on how Netflix negotiates with other broadband providers going forward, the streaming video service on Sunday announced it has…

Comcast to Buy Out Time Warner Cable [Updated]

$45.2 billion deal will unite two top MSOs

In a tweet heard ‘round the cable universe, CNBC’s David Faber on Wednesday night said that multiple sources have told him that Comcast is preparing to make a formal overture…

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