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Topic: Julius Genachowski

FCC's McDowell Announces His Exit

Will be leaving in a few weeks

In a not totally unexpected move, Commissioner Robert McDowell (R) announced during the Federal Communications Commission’s monthly meeting, that he would be exiting the agency “in a few weeks.” McDowell’s exit…

Hearing Gives Hope to Retransmission Reform Advocates

FCC's Genachowski tosses back to Congress

The fun thing about an oversight hearing on the Federal Communications Commission is that there is always something for every constituent's pet issue, even if it's only for three minutes. Tuesday's…

Another Delay in FCC Media Ownership Rules Proceeding

Regs on hold pending impact study on minority ownership

Here's a shocker: The Federal Communications Commission's proceeding on media ownership rules is now officially on hold pending an impact study on how cross-ownership affects minority ownership. It could be…

Your Sluggish WiFi Nightmare Could Soon Come to an End

FCC begins new proceeding to free up more high-speed spectrum

Anyone who has used WiFi recently doesn't have to be told that WiFi networks, particularly in public hot spots like airports and conferences, can be iffy, depending on how many…

FCC's Pai Makes Vigorous Case to Loosen Media Ownership Rules

Commissioner warns of impact on small markets

Federal Communications commissioner Ajit Pai made it clear where he stands on media ownership rules. In a no-holds-barred style that is becoming the GOP commissioner's trademark, Pai laid out a…

Genachowski Hits the Pause Button

Effort to loosen media ownership rules on hold

More than two months after Federal Communications Commission chairman Julius Genachowski circulated an order proposing to lift the ban on owning a newspaper and radio station in a market, the…

Broadcasters to FCC: What’s the Rush?

Auction should be done right, not right now

Broadcasters are pushing back against the Federal Communications Commission’s ambitious 2014 timetable for holding a spectrum auction that will reshuffle the airwaves for TV stations and wireless providers. The plan is…

FCC Launches Gigabit City Challenge

Genachowski urges creation of ultra-fast Internet networks

Julius Genachowski, the Federal Communications Commission chairman who recently picked up the nickname "the spectrum chairman" must also want to be known as "the gigabit chairman." In his speech today…

FCC to Free Up More Spectrum for WiFi

Genachowski sits down with Gary Shapiro at CES

Trouble getting a good WiFi connection? Hang in there. Federal Communications Commission chairman Julius Genachowski said the agency will begin a new proceeding next month to free up more spectrum…

New FCC Rules Expedite In-Flight Internet

Speedier application process

The inside of an airplane used to be the only refuge from email and the Internet. Then came a few exceptions like Southwest and Air Tran. And now, the Federal Communications…

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