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Topic: FCC

FCC Nominees Say the Right Things at Hearing Committee approval likely, but Grassley hold still looms

President Obama's two nominees to the Federal Communications Commission said all the right things to the members of the Senate Commerce Committee during a hearing on their nominations Wednesday, earning…

December 1, 2011, 10:55 AM EST

FCC Opts to Release Embarrassing Report on AT&T-T-Mobile Merger AT&T slams move, liberal groups hail it

The Federal Communications Commission officially granted AT&T and T-Mobile's request to withdraw their merger application on Tuesday. But that's where the good news ended for the telecoms. The commission did…

November 29, 2011, 6:04 PM EST

Dems Still Hoping for Bipartisan Spectrum Bill Republican legislation goes to markup Thursday

A new bill from House Republicans that would reallocate more spectrum for the wireless industry seems sure to move through committee, but Democrats are still hoping for a bipartisan bill. Time…

November 29, 2011, 12:46 PM EST

Liberal Groups to FCC: Don't Let AT&T Off the Hook Telecom accused of 'litigation gamesmanship'

Liberal interest groups Public Knowledge and Media Access Project don't just want AT&T's $39 billion deal with T-Mobile to die—they want AT&T to suffer; they want the Federal Communications Commission…

November 28, 2011, 4:23 PM EST

AT&T All but Gives Up on T-Mobile Merger Last ditch effort to focus on DOJ court case

AT&T looks like it might be ready to give up on its $39 billion proposed acquisition of T-Mobile. Staggering from the Federal Communications Commission's likely rejection of the deal, AT&T…

November 24, 2011, 10:53 AM EST

AT&T, T-Mobile Designated for Administrative Hearing FCC's Genachowski could not find deal served public interest

AT&T has a little less to be thankful for this November. Just as everyone in Washington, DC is headed for grandma's, the Federal Communications Commission decided to make big news about…

November 22, 2011, 4:44 PM EST

Genachowski Trying to Keep Media Ownership Review Quiet Rules low priority at FCC

The last thing Federal Communications Commission Chairman Julius Genachowski wants to talk about are the media ownership rules. With the exception of a fleeting mention of media ownership, Genachowski has…

November 21, 2011, 3:57 PM EST

FCC Nominees Get Hearing, but Grassley Still Threatening Hold Iowa Republican could block confirmation of new commissioners

President Obama's two nominees for the Federal Communications Commission are one step closer to being confirmed, as the Senate Committee on Commerce, Science and Transportation has scheduled a hearing on…

November 18, 2011, 12:38 PM EST

Cablevision Appeals Again in Bid to Keep HD Feeds to Itself Fight over feeds for New York sports teams back in court

Cablevision just won't take no for an answer in its fight with the Federal Communications Commission over the agency's order that Madison Square Garden must offer high-definition feeds of its…

November 17, 2011, 11:18 AM EST

FCC Process Reform Bills Advance in House Vote on markup split along party lines

Democrats were powerless to stop two bills that would reform the Federal Communications Commission's procedures and merger reviews from advancing in the GOP-controlled House. In a party line vote taken…

November 16, 2011, 4:59 PM EST

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