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FCC's Clyburn Holds Swing Vote on Limiting TV Joint Sales Deals Wheeler may need to soften proposal

The ultimate fate of the Federal Communications Commission chairman Tom Wheeler’s proposal to close the ownership loophole on TV stations joint sales agreements may lie with fellow Democratic commissioner Mignon…

March 18, 2014, 1:27 PM EDT

GOP Wants FCC Newsroom Study Gone for Good Rep. Walden to introduce legislation and hold hearing

Even though the Federal Communications Commission chairman said the agency would stay out of the newsroom in a proposed study of the media marketplace, GOP leaders want to make sure…

February 25, 2014, 12:59 PM EST

FCC Moves to End Sports Blackouts Proposal would end 40-year-old rule

The Federal Communications Commission officially set in motion late Wednesday a proposal to end the 40-year-old rule preventing a cable or satellite operator from carrying a National Football League game…

December 19, 2013, 11:36 AM EST

FCC to Unveil Mobile Speed Test App Also unanimously votes to east foreign ownership limits

The Federal Communications Commission entered the app world today, unveiling the FCC Speed Test app, a cute tool that allows consumers to check out their mobile speeds and answers questions…

November 14, 2013, 1:05 PM EST

Senators Introduce Bill to Curb Sports Blackouts FANS Act would rewrite 50-year-old local broadcast rules

Never underestimate a lawmaker’s desire to make sure football games get aired in his market. Sens. Richard Blumenthal (D-Conn.) and John McCain (R-Ariz.), two lawmakers who have been outspoken on sports…

November 12, 2013, 4:36 PM EST

Clyburn's Last Acts as FCC Chair Include Proposal to Eliminate Sports Blackout Rule She made the most of her time in charge

No one can ever say that acting Federal Communications Commission chairwoman Mignon Clyburn was a benchwarmer during the six months she served as acting chairwoman of the Federal Communications Commission.…

November 4, 2013, 11:31 AM EST

Senate Confirms Tom Wheeler as Next FCC Chairman Also greenlights Mike O'Rielly for GOP commissioner

The Senate confirmed former telecom lobbyist Tom Wheeler to be the next chairman of the Federal Communications Commission. It also confirmed Mike O'Rielly to fill the vacant GOP commissioner slot.…

October 29, 2013, 8:10 PM EDT

FCC to Vote to Ease Limits on Foreign Ownership Relaxing the rule could give minority owners new sources for capital

The Federal Communications Commission is set to raise the 25 percent investment limit on foreign investment in U.S. radio and TV stations. Acting chairwoman Mignon Clyburn put the item on…

October 25, 2013, 9:34 AM EDT

Sen. Cruz Puts a Hold Vote on FCC Chairman Nominee Wants clarification on Wheeler's position on FCC's authority

Sen. Ted Cruz (R-Tex.), the controversial lawmaker blamed for the nation's second largest government shutdown, is now taking aim at the Federal Communications Commission by putting a hold on a…

October 18, 2013, 12:10 PM EDT

FCC Hands Bloomberg TV Big Win in Comcast Lineup Dispute Comcast must place Bloomberg TV next to other news channels in its lineup

In a big win for Bloomberg TV, the Federal Communications Commission upheld a decision its media bureau made last year ordering Comcast to move Bloomberg TV next to other news…

September 27, 2013, 11:10 AM EDT

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