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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…

December 3, 2014, 5:35 PM EST

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,…

September 3, 2014, 5:01 PM EDT

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…

May 20, 2014, 1:19 PM EDT

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…

May 19, 2014, 5:12 PM EDT

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…

May 18, 2014, 8:18 PM EDT

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…

May 15, 2014, 12:41 PM EDT

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…

May 13, 2014, 1:26 PM EDT

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…

May 12, 2014, 4:33 PM EDT

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…

May 7, 2014, 7:25 PM EDT

Dems and GOP Reach Compromise on Reauthorization of Satellite Bill House commerce expected to approve on Thursday

A bill to reauthorize the Satellite Television Extension and Localism Act, which ensures that 1.5 million rural cable subscribers will be able to receive programming from all the TV networks,…

May 6, 2014, 8:09 PM EDT

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