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Topic: FCC

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

CBS Nipplegate Fine Tossed—Again FCC remains unhappy with Janet Jackson's breast

What the fuck? Three years later, and there's still no real conclusion on the Federal Communications Commission's $550,000 fine against CBS for Janet Jackson's wardrobe malfunction during the 2004 Super Bowl.…

November 2, 2011, 2:09 PM EDT

GOP Introduces Bills to Reform FCC Markup scheduled for Nov. 16

Two bills to reform the Federal Communications Commission's decades-old procedures for regulating the $3 trillion communications business have been introduced into the House and Senate by former broadcaster Rep. Greg…

November 2, 2011, 12:22 PM EDT

White House Nominates Two to FCC Paired Republican, Democrat expected to clear Senate

If all goes well, the Federal Communications Commission will soon have two new commissioners. Late Monday, President Obama nominated Jessica Rosenworcel, a Democrat, and Ajit Pai, a Republican, to fill…

November 1, 2011, 10:23 AM EDT

Fox, DirecTV Butting Heads in New Retrans Spat Fight could put added pressure on FCC to reform process

Let the latest retransmission battle begin. Fox Networks and DirecTV have gotten off to a rocky start in their negotiations over carriage for Fox's 26 cable networks including FX, Fox…

October 21, 2011, 10:26 AM EDT

Could Low-Power TV Be the Cure for Spectrum Crunch? New proposal comes at 11th hour of debate on the Hill

A coalition composed mostly low-power TV stations thinks it has the answer to the nation's growing demand for more wireless spectrum. Instead of the current plan, which would involve auctioning…

October 21, 2011, 6:58 AM EDT

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