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Topic: Federal Communications Commission

Time for Comcast to Cash In Once Again on Its Political Clout

It knows how to play the Washington game

Will Comcast's political ties help it earn regulatory approval for its purchase of Time Warner Cable? It can't hurt. Those that opposed Comcast's big merger with NBCU were pretty stunned when…

Comcast-Time Warner Cable Regulatory Review Will Be Raucous

'No one woke up this morning wishing their cable company was bigger'

The proposed $45.2 billion merger between Comcast and Time Warner Cable will keep both public interest groups and regulators busy in the coming months. Expect a raucous and drawn-out transaction…

Comcast to Buy Out Time Warner Cable [Updated]

$45.2 billion deal will unite two top MSOs

In a tweet heard ‘round the cable universe, CNBC’s David Faber on Wednesday night said that multiple sources have told him that Comcast is preparing to make a formal overture…

FCC Backs Off Study of Newsroom Editorial Practices [Updated]

GOP said study violated freedom of the press

UPDATE, Feb. 20: The Federal Communications Commission told GOP lawmakers that the agency has "no intention" of interfering in the editorial decision-making of broadcast stations and newspapers. In a letter released…

Congressional Dems Introduce Bill to Restore FCC's Open Internet Rules

Bill could serve to nudge FCC's Wheeler to act soon

The debate over net neutrality in Washington is just getting started. Just days after President Obama pledged during a Google+ hangout that he supported net neutrality, Democrats rallied in Congress…

FCC's Pai Warns Agency Against Strong-Arming Broadcasters in Auction

FCC came close to order to eliminate shared service agreements

Did the Federal Communications Commission come close to changing its media ownership rules regarding joint sales agreements and shared service agreements? According to sources, as late as Tuesday, chairman Tom Wheeler…

FCC's Wheeler Vows to Take Next Steps on Net Neutrality 'Shortly'

FCC faces pressure from public interest groups to preserve open Internet

The pressure is mounting on the Federal Communications Commission to revisit how it will regulate net neutrality in the wake of the DC Circuit Court of Appeals decision that tossed…

Wireless Industry, L.A. Stations Launch Channel-Sharing Test

Test could convince more broadcasters to give up spectrum

The wireless industry, crying out for more spectrum, has managed to convince two Los Angeles broadcasters to test out channel sharing, where two TV stations would broadcast over the same…

Washington Mulls the Net Neutrality Decision

Here's what you need to know to sort it out

Washington loves nothing better than to chew and chew and chew over issues. And this week's mastication festival focuses on the D.C. Circuit's decision to strike down the Federal Communications Commission's…

D.C. Court Shoots Down FCC Net Neutrality Rules

Decision leaves door open

The Federal Communications Commission's controversial net neutrality rules have been shot down in the U.S. Court of Appeals for the District of Columbia. In a closely watched case, the three-judge…

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