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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…

April 25, 2014, 12:46 PM EDT

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…

April 24, 2014, 1:39 PM EDT

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…

April 23, 2014, 6:14 PM EDT

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…

April 23, 2014, 11:23 AM EDT

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…

April 21, 2014, 5:40 PM EDT

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…

April 18, 2014, 1:24 PM EDT

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…

April 11, 2014, 12:16 PM EDT

Comcast Makes Its Public Interest Case to Washington Filing concentrates on broadband where critics most likely to focus

Those print and TV ads Comcast has been running in the Washington media promoting the benefits of its $45 billion purchase of Time Warner Cable? That was just a warm-up…

April 8, 2014, 10:47 AM EDT

FCC Votes Along Party Lines to Limit TV Joint Sales Deals Media ownership rules drag on

It’s a good thing the FCC started out with three items that all five commissioners could agree upon because that was the end of the harmony at Monday’s meeting. Over…

March 31, 2014, 1:42 PM EDT

Comcast's Cohen Defends Time Warner Cable Deal Calls Netflix blog post 'hogwash'

David Cohen, Comcast's evp and unofficial top lobbyist, is ready to take on any objection to the company's proposed eye-popping $45 billion bid to buy Time Warner Cable. In an interview…

March 28, 2014, 3:36 PM EDT

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