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Free Press Loves Net Neutrality, Not FCC's Rules Liberal group files suit

When the Federal Communications Commission's net neutrality rules were published last Friday, everyone in Washington expected that the first lawsuit out of the box would be filed by Verizon and…

September 28, 2011, 3:33 PM EDT

In Speech, FCC's Genachowski Follows Obama's Lead Hits hard on jobs theme pushed by law school buddy

The close ties between the Federal Communications Commission and the Obama Administration were plain to see Tuesday morning, when FCC Chairman Julius Genachowski delivered a speech from daily deals site…

September 27, 2011, 12:28 PM EDT

Senate GOP Pushing to Kill Net Neutrality Rules Hutchison planning end run around Democrats

Now that the Federal Communications Commission's controversial net neutrality rules have been published, Senate Republicans are stepping up their efforts to kill the rules, which prohibit Internet service providers from…

September 23, 2011, 5:38 PM EDT

Fight Over Net Neutrality Rules Can Finally Head to Court FCC's controversial rules published, opening door for lawsuits

The court battle over the Federal Communications Commission's controversial network neutrality rules can finally begin in earnest. The rules will finally be published in the Federal Register on Friday, 10…

September 22, 2011, 12:08 PM EDT

FCC Requiring Additional Testing for LightSquared Network Network could interfere with government GPS signals

Wireless startup LightSquared is facing yet another setback from the FCC as it tries to launch its new high-speed network, which has been under fire for its potential interference with…

September 14, 2011, 12:56 PM EDT

Mediacom Tries Shaming FCC Into Action in Retrans Spat Cable operator says regulator only cares about big market blackouts

Perhaps Mediacom Communications can shame the Federal Communications Commission into intervening in its 14-day retransmission standoff with LIN TV. In the second strongly worded letter it's sent to the commission since…

September 14, 2011, 10:43 AM EDT

Arbogast Leaves Stifel for Comcast/NBCU Third high-profile government relations hire since merger

Comcast/NBC Universal has just added to its public policy team in Washington, bringing on Rebecca Arbogast as vice president of global public policy. A widely quoted Washington, D.C. expert on…

September 12, 2011, 2:56 PM EDT

Twitter Hires Former FCC Adviser Colin Crowell will become head of global public policy

Twitter, already an established tool among Washington lawmakers, is building its presence in the nation’s capital. The social networking service has hired telecom policy veteran Colin Crowell as its new head of…

August 29, 2011, 2:10 PM EDT

FCC Strikes Fairness Doctrine From Rule Book More than 80 outdated rules removed for good

The Federal Communications Commission announced today that it has eliminated more than 80 outdated media-related rules, including the controversial Fairness Doctrine, which, until it was halted in the 1980s, required…

August 22, 2011, 4:28 PM EDT

FCC to Link Review of 2 AT&T Deals Regulators stop just shy of combining review

AT&T was dealt a bureaucratic curveball late Monday by the Federal Communications Commission which decided to coordinate its review of AT&T's controversial $39 billion bid for T-Mobile with its proposed…

August 9, 2011, 10:59 AM EDT