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Comcast Begins Encrypting Basic Cable Passive theft just got a lot harder

Comcast has decided to start encrypting its basic cable signal. If you have a cable box, this will mean absolutely nothing to you, but if you run the coaxial cable…

April 15, 2013, 3:50 PM EDT

Genachowski Hits the Pause Button Effort to loosen media ownership rules on hold

More than two months after Federal Communications Commission chairman Julius Genachowski circulated an order proposing to lift the ban on owning a newspaper and radio station in a market, the…

February 5, 2013, 6:00 AM EST

Eight Digital Trends to Watch in 2013 Look for Amazon to pounce, two-screen viewing to take hold and Pinterest to be bought

Making predictions in digital media can be a dangerous game. Conjecture such as "2006 is going to be the year of mobile" come to mind. How many of us this…

December 31, 2012, 12:05 AM EST

First Mover: Robert McDowell The FCC commissioner is pro free-market media in public but a totalitarian at home

Specs Age 49 Who FCC commissioner; post-election, back in minority as Republican member FCC stuff can be pretty geeky. You’ve quoted everything from Shakespeare to Star Trek. What we do touches the daily lives…

November 25, 2012, 11:59 PM EST

Did Verizon Wireless Silence Competitor With Spectrum Deal? T-Mobile swap could pave way for regulatory approval of cable deals

Verizon Wireless gave regulators something else to consider as they review the company's controversial $3.6 billion deals to acquire wireless spectrum and carve out marketing deals with the nation's largest…

June 25, 2012, 12:16 PM EDT

Political TV Ad Rates Complicate Election Season Controversial new FCC rule requires TV stations to post political ad rates

Along with the headache of making sure TV ads that get bumped by politicals are quickly rescheduled, advertising agencies also will have to cope with the Federal Communications Commission’s controversial…

May 9, 2012, 11:31 AM EDT

FCC Takes First Step Toward Organizing Spectrum Auctions Genachowski names task force for years-long process

Julius Genachowski, chairman of the Federal Communications Commission, took the first step today toward conducting incentive spectrum auctions, naming a task force that will be headed by Ruth Milkman, the…

March 21, 2012, 1:11 PM EDT

FCC Looks for More Answers in Verizon Cable Deals Asks company for uncensored documents

Verizon Wireless' pending spectrum deal with four cable companies—which includes a joint venture with its former rivals—isn't going over smoothly with regulators or its critics. The Federal Communications Commission, one…

March 8, 2012, 6:17 PM EST

House Committee Sends FCC Reform Bills to the Floor Dems object but fail to stall commission's Process Reform Act

Over the objections of House Democrats, the House Energy and Commerce Committee voted to send to the floor a bill that would transform how the Federal Communications Commission conducts its…

March 6, 2012, 12:50 PM EST

Broadcasters, Newspapers Call Media Ownership Rules Outdated First round of comments filed with the FCC

The media landscape may have changed dramatically, but opinions about the Federal Communications Commission's rules governing media ownership haven't. In more than 25,000 comments received by the FCC by Monday, broadcast…

March 6, 2012, 11:21 AM EST

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