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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…

May 12, 2014, 6:37 AM EDT

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…

February 24, 2014, 10:16 PM EST

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…

February 23, 2014, 3:26 PM EST

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…

February 12, 2014, 11:10 PM EST

The Number of Blacked-Out NFL Games Dropped From 16 Last Season to Just 2 Threat of FCC, legislative action seem to be working

Fans and policy advocates fighting to end the NFL’s sports blackout rule may have already won—even if the rule is still on the books. The number of blacked-out football games went…

January 27, 2014, 9:37 PM EST

FCC Complaints Never Fail to Disappoint The weirdest, wackiest viewer beefs about 2 Broke Girls, Two and a Half Men

CBS may clean up with its prime-time comedies, but if the volume of complaints received by the Federal Communications Commission is any indication, many Americans would like to wash the…

January 1, 2014, 8:31 AM EST

Will Regulators Put the Kibosh on Cable Consolidation? Charter and Comcast may compete to buy Time Warner Cable

Comcast is looking seriously at acquiring Time Warner Cable, multiple reports said earlier today, prompting rapid fluctuations in TWC's stock price, which spiked 9 percent to $132.16 a share this…

November 22, 2013, 3:52 PM EST

Senators Introduce Bill to Curb Sports Blackouts FANS Act would rewrite 50-year-old local broadcast rules

Never underestimate a lawmaker’s desire to make sure football games get aired in his market. Sens. Richard Blumenthal (D-Conn.) and John McCain (R-Ariz.), two lawmakers who have been outspoken on sports…

November 12, 2013, 4:36 PM EST

Hulu Off the Market, Will Get $750 Million Cash Infusion Worried brands can breathe a sigh of relief

Brands and agencies fearful that Hulu might be mismanaged by a new owner can breathe easier, as the video site is no longer for sale. Joint owners 21st Century Fox, NBCUniversal…

July 12, 2013, 2:28 PM EDT

The Big Items on the FCC’s To-Do List Much work to be done

Did anyone really think that Julius Genachowski wouldn’t leave the media ownership rules for the next guy? Or the always-in-court, nearly impossible to legally defend broadcast indecency rules? Even with…

May 26, 2013, 10:57 PM EDT

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