Topic: FCC

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…

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…

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…

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…

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…

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…

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.…

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…

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…

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…