Topic: FCC

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…

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…

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…

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,…

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…

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…

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…

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…

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.…

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…