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Topic: Federal Communications Commission

FCC Chairman Tom Wheeler: The Internet Now Has the Referee It Needs

Addresses net neutrality decision at Mobile World Congress

In his early evening keynote appearance at Mobile World Congress on Tuesday, Federal Communications Commission chairman Tom Wheeler essentially continued his victory lap five days after his agency voted 3-2…

Comcast Tells FCC It's the Victim and Netflix Is the Villain

Cable giant says streaming service slowed itself and pays only 'trivial' access fees

Comcast is tired of Netflix, that's for sure. The cable giant had to answer a number of difficult questions from the Federal Communications Commission last week after Netflix objected in the…

Netflix Sides With Government-Run Broadband Providers

Asks FCC to allow for 'limitless bandwidth'

Netflix filed a startling comment with the FCC today: the company wants the Telecommunications Act amended to allow for "a pro-consumer policy of limitless bandwidth," or to put it plainly,…

FCC's Wheeler Takes Another Stab at Explaining His Net Neutrality Position

House subcommittee hearing turned into a grilling of sorts

What started out as a rocky hearing for Federal Communications Commission chairman Tom Wheeler turned into an opportunity for him to explain at length to lawmakers about the agency’s new…

Sprint to Pay $7.5 Million for Violating FCC's Do Not Call Rules

Agreement is largest of its kind

Sprint agreed to pay a record $7.5 million for violating the Federal Communications Commission's Do Not Call rules, the largest such settlement ever reached by the agency. An FCC investigation…

AT&T Deal to Buy DirecTV Rocks Telecom, Media Universe

Mega-deal joins Comcast-Time Warner Cable on regulators' docket

The AT&T deal to buy DirecTV is officially only a couple hours old, but it's already shaking up the telecom and media industry and causing consumer groups to fret. Announced shortly…

New Net Neutrality Rules Are Coming

Congress party line vote is 3-2 in favor

Interrupted only twice by protestors before a packed room and several overflow rooms, the Federal Communications Commission voted along party lines to proceed with establishing new net neutrality rules. The 3-2…

Big Broadband: Regulating Internet Like a Utility Would Stifle the Internet

FCC's Wheeler is caught in the middle

The Federal Communications Commission chairman Tom Wheeler is getting it from all sides on his net neutrality proposal—caught between consumer groups, big Internet companies, and now big broadband providers, all…

Broadcasters Sue FCC Amid New Scrutiny of Shared Services Deals

Policy change called 'arbitrary and capricious'

Net neutrality isn't the only problem Tom Wheeler has: the Federal Communications Commission chairman also faces a new lawsuit from broadcasters. As threatened earlier this month, the National Association of Broadcasters…

Democratic FCC Commissioners Ask Wheeler to Slow Down Net Neutrality Proposal

Has inspired 'torrent of public response'

Federal Communications Commission chairman Tom Wheeler may have just hit a snag in rushing his net neutrality proposal into the procedure pipeline at the May 15 meeting. On Wednesday, both Democratic…

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