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FCC Will Vote on Setting Aside Spectrum for Smaller Carriers in Auction Plan limits how much AT&T and Verizon can bid on

One thing you can say about FCC chairman Tom Wheeler: He's not afraid of controversy. After causing an uproar with his net neutrality proposal earlier this week, he is now…

April 25, 2014, 12:46 PM EDT

FCC Moves Ahead on Plans to Hold Wireless Spectrum Auction AT&T balks at reserving space for smaller carriers

Good news for consumers frustrated with dropped calls and slow downloads: The Federal Communications Commission is about to take a major step toward potentially freeing up more spectrum for wireless…

April 18, 2014, 1:24 PM EDT

L.A. TV Stations Successfully Test Sharing One Channel Could help FCC spectrum auction

A pilot project in Los Angeles where two television stations successfully shared a single channel could go a long way to advancing the Federal Communications Commission's goal to coax more…

March 28, 2014, 11:13 AM EDT

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…

January 30, 2014, 5:55 PM EST

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…

January 28, 2014, 5:32 PM EST

New FCC Chairman Gets an Earful From House Panel Tom Wheeler's honeymoon didn't last long

There has been no honeymoon for Tom Wheeler, the new chairman of the Federal Communications Commission. On his 39th day at the regulatory agency, Wheeler got an earful from the…

December 12, 2013, 1:38 PM EST

FCC Chair Delays Wireless Spectrum Auction to 2015 Wheeler faces big challenges and thorny issues with auction

Few are likely to fault new Federal Communications Commission chairman Tom Wheeler for deciding to delay the planned auction of wireless spectrum voluntarily relinquished by TV broadcasters until the middle…

December 6, 2013, 1:55 PM EST

Wheeler's FCC Staff Is Telecom-Heavy Staff will 'hit the ground running'

Tom Wheeler, sworn in Monday as chairman of the Federal Communications Commission, didn't waste any time getting started. Word has it he was one of the first to arrive at…

November 4, 2013, 1:41 PM EST

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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