Topic: Julius Genachowski

U.S. Says No to UN Control of the Internet

U.S. supported at home by Congress, regulators, tech companies

The United States government said no to an international telecommunications treaty over provisions added at the last minute that would broaden the scope of the United Nations to include the…

FCC Media Ownership Rule Vote Pushed to Next Year

Agency gives critics more time to comment

The Federal Communications Commission's quadrennial review of media ownership rules, already delayed two years, is delayed again. There will be no vote on the rules until early next year, at…

Senate Dems Blast FCC Draft to Relax Media Ownership Rules

Letters follow outcry from public interest groups

Federal Communications Commission chairman Julius Genachowski is catching a lot of flak inside the Beltway for how he's handling a draft order of media ownership rules. Rather than holding a…

FCC Takes Up Low-Power Radio to Add Diversity to Airwaves

But could it just be a diversionary tactic?

Coincidences in Washington? Try this. Just when the Federal Communications Commission is circulating a draft order to loosen media ownership rules, it voted today to take final steps to create…

Is the FCC About to Take the First Step in Lifting Cross-Ownership Ban?

Draft would allow newspaper-radio combos

If the Federal Communications Commission votes in favor of chairman Julius Genachowski's proposed order on the media ownership rules, it will represent a significant step toward complete deregulation. In the order…

FCC's Genachowski Circulates Media Ownership Order

Details of proposal unclear, but likely to resemble 2007 rules

There was no doubt that the Federal Communications Commission would wait until after the election to deal with the always controversial review of media ownership rules that have been in…

Sandy Knocks Out 25 Percent of Communications

FCC says it could get worse

Sandy wreaked havoc with the nation's communications from Virginia to Massachusetts and as far west as Michigan. The slow-moving monster took out about 25 percent of wireless, broadband, cable and…

FCC Votes to Sunset Program Access Rules

Cable companies no longer have to share programming if they don't want to

The Federal Communications Commission voted unanimously today to let expire a rule that required cable companies to make their programming available to rival pay TV providers. Programming lineups at cable and…

FCC Spectrum Auctions: Big Deal Or No Deal?

Success hinges on undetermined broadcast participation

Federal Communications Commission chairman Julius Genachowski called today's launch of the world's first incentive spectrum auctions a "big deal." But depending on TV broadcasters' participation, it could turn out to…

FCC Launches World's First Incentive Spectrum Auctions

Designed to free up more spectrum for mobile wireless

Many of the issues addressed by the Federal Communications Commission fall into the category of high geek and rarely draw a crowd. Not today. Friday’s meeting, to launch the world’s…