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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

Wireless Companies Stave Off Regulation With New Usage Alerts FCC agrees to put rulemaking on hold

Wireless companies dodged the heavy hand of government regulation today, agreeing to adopt consumer usage notification guidelines. Next year, member companies of the CTIA-The Wireless Association, will start sending out free…

October 17, 2011, 3:09 PM EDT

Verizon FCC Case Heads to D.C. Court Seen as “victory” for net neutrality opponents

A judicial panel has chosen the D.C. Court of Appeals as the venue for the latest legal action between Verizon and the Federal Communications Commission. Politico describes the choice as…

October 7, 2011, 7:21 AM EDT

Verizon Challenges FCC's Net Neutrality Rules, Again Similar lawsuit had been filed prematurely

On Friday, Verizon filed suit challenging the Federal Communications Commission's controversial net neutrality rules for a second time. The company originally filed suit earlier this year, only to have the case…

September 30, 2011, 5:26 PM EDT

More Groups File Suit Over FCC's Net Neutrality Rules Grass roots organizations think FCC's rules are too weak

This should keep the lawyers at the Federal Communications Commission busy: Three more groups have filed lawsuits against the FCC's controversial net neutrality rules, which will go into effect Nov.…

September 29, 2011, 6:07 PM EDT