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Topic: Federal Communications Commission

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,…

Mozilla Calls for Stricter Net Neutrality Rules

Browser maker files petition with FCC to reclassify the Internet

Mozilla on Monday offered an alternative to the Federal Communiations Commission’s controversial proposal to restore net neutrality. In a 17-page filing with the FCC, Mozilla outlined another approach that would classify the…

FCC's Wheeler Will Try Once Again to Calm Net Neutrality Firestorm

Uses Cable Show as forum

FCC chairman Tom Wheeler is trying his best to do damage control over the poor reception his proposed net neutrality rules have gotten. It's so bad that on Wednesday at…

FCC Will Vote on Setting Aside Spectrum for Smaller Carriers in Auction

Plan limits how much AT&T and Verizon can bid on

One thing you can say about FCC chairman Tom Wheeler: He's not afraid of controversy. After causing an uproar with his net neutrality proposal earlier this week, he is now…

FCC Net Neutrality Proposal Still Fuzzy

New rules hinge on how commission defines 'commercially reasonable' deals

The Federal Communications Commission did damage control today to try to convince critics that the chairman's net neutrality proposal would not create a "payola Internet,” would not end the Internet…

FCC Scrambles to Clarify Its New Net Neutrality Rules

FCC chairman circulating proposal to commissioners on Thursday

UPDATE:  To say that the FCC's proposed new net neutrality rules are off to a rocky start would be an understatement. The leak of the news late Wednesday afternoon that the Federal…

Meredith Baker Exits Comcast for Wireless Lobby

Wants CTIA to be the 'go to' organization on communication issues

Meredith Attwell Baker, the former Federal Communications commissioner who caused a stir when she left the agency to lobby for Comcast months after the agency approved the NBCUniversal deal, is…

No Surprise: Netflix Comes Out Against Comcast-Time Warner Cable Merger

Hastings says combined company would be a threat to the Internet

Netflix told shareholders Monday that the company opposes the merger of Comcast and Time Warner Cable because it would give the combined company too much power over broadband Internet access. The…

FCC Moves Ahead on Plans to Hold Wireless Spectrum Auction

AT&T balks at reserving space for smaller carriers

Good news for consumers frustrated with dropped calls and slow downloads: The Federal Communications Commission is about to take a major step toward potentially freeing up more spectrum for wireless…

NAB's Gordon Smith Is Confident He Can Turn Things Around in Washington

Can broadcasting compete with the Internet?

Broadcasters are having a tough time in Washington. A number of efforts are aimed straight at the business from the FCC's recent decision to tighten ownership rules and claw bag…

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