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New Net Neutrality Rules Are Coming Congress party line vote is 3-2 in favor

Interrupted only twice by protestors before a packed room and several overflow rooms, the Federal Communications Commission voted along party lines to proceed with establishing new net neutrality rules. The 3-2…

May 15, 2014, 12:41 PM 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

FCC Chairman's Proposal to Prohibit Joint Sales Deals Strikes Partisan Nerve Commissioner O'Rielly says new rule is not in the public interest

Federal Communications Commission chairman Tom Wheeler's proposal to inhibit joint sales agreements between TV stations is already shaping up to be a fight that will split along party lines. With Commissioner…

March 10, 2014, 4:27 PM EDT

Finally! FCC Kills Newsroom Study Critics claimed it violated press freedom

The Federal Communications Commission finally killed the study that caused an uproar because it called for researchers to query the stations it licenses and newspapers about how they make editorial…

February 28, 2014, 5:19 PM 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

Wheeler Convinces Cruz to Lift Hold Vote Senate confirmation of FCC nominees could come tomorrow

Sen. Ted Cruz (R-Tex.) heard what he wanted to hear from Tom Wheeler, the Federal Communications Commission chairman nominee, and lifted his hold on his nomination, clearing the way for…

October 29, 2013, 4:45 PM EDT

Now That Uncle Sam Is Back, What's Next for the FCC, FTC? Sen. Cruz blocks Wheeler's nomination, while backlogs are tackled

Even before the last minute Senate-negotiated deal to open the government and raise the debt ceiling, there were signs that Washington was re-opening its doors. Within minutes of President Obama signing…

October 17, 2013, 9:45 AM EDT

FCC and FTC Nominees Couldn't Be More Different O'Rielly seen as more hands-off, while McSweeny may be more activist

Mike O’Rielly, the GOP nominee for the Federal Communications Commission, and Terrell McSweeny, the Democratic nominee for the Federal Trade Commission, couldn’t be more different. The contrasts were on display during…

September 18, 2013, 5:22 PM EDT

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