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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

House Dems to Fight FCC Process Reform Vote on markup to split along party lines

Democrats are expected to fight GOP attempts to move along legislation that would reform how the Federal Communications Commission operates. In a 12-page House Energy & Commerce Subcommittee staff memo,…

November 15, 2011, 10:34 AM EST

Senate Republicans Fail to Overturn Net Neutrality Rules FCC's rules now up to the courts

The Senate on Thursday defeated a resoution to overturn the Federal Communications Commission's net neutrality rules, 52-46. The GOP-led effort needed only a simple majority to succeed, but Republicans failed…

November 10, 2011, 1:08 PM EST

Obama Threatens to Veto Anti-Net Neutrality Resolution Senate vote expected Thursday

The White House said Tuesday that President Obama would likely bring out his veto pen if Congress passes a resolution of disapproval that would overturn the Federal Communications Commission's net…

November 8, 2011, 1:35 PM EST

Group Charges AT&T Ad Promoting Merger Is Deceptive Appeals to TV station's public interest obligation

Opening up a new front in the fight to stop AT&T's $39 billion acquisition of T-Mobile, public interest law firm Media Access Project is going after AT&T's TV ad promoting…

November 7, 2011, 6:44 AM EST

Senator to Block FCC Nominees Grassley upset commission won't turn over info on LightSquared

When President Obama announced his nominations to fill two vacant spots at the Federal Communications Commission on Monday, the bi-partisan pair—made up of Republican Ajit Pai and Democrat Jessica Rosenworcel—was…

November 3, 2011, 4:57 PM EDT

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