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Topic: Tom Wheeler

An FCC Commissioner's Reddit AMA Went About as Terribly as You'd Expect

Mignon Clyburn gets buried under a downvote avalanche

Passionate support of net neutrality and vocal skepticism of government regulators are two of the few opinions shared by a majority of Redditors, as an FCC commissioner learned first-hand in…

AT&T Has to Pay $105 Million for Overcharging Customers

A settlement, not a fine

Federal Communications Commission chairman Tom Wheeler held a press conference alongside colleagues from the Federal Trade Commission and the states attorneys general today to publicly reprimand AT&T for "cramming"—adding fees…

Netflix Sides With Government-Run Broadband Providers

Asks FCC to allow for 'limitless bandwidth'

Netflix filed a startling comment with the FCC today: the company wants the Telecommunications Act amended to allow for "a pro-consumer policy of limitless bandwidth," or to put it plainly,…

FCC's Wheeler Takes Another Stab at Explaining His Net Neutrality Position

House subcommittee hearing turned into a grilling of sorts

What started out as a rocky hearing for Federal Communications Commission chairman Tom Wheeler turned into an opportunity for him to explain at length to lawmakers about the agency’s new…

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…

Big Broadband: Regulating Internet Like a Utility Would Stifle the Internet

FCC's Wheeler is caught in the middle

The Federal Communications Commission chairman Tom Wheeler is getting it from all sides on his net neutrality proposal—caught between consumer groups, big Internet companies, and now big broadband providers, all…

Broadcasters Sue FCC Amid New Scrutiny of Shared Services Deals

Policy change called 'arbitrary and capricious'

Net neutrality isn't the only problem Tom Wheeler has: the Federal Communications Commission chairman also faces a new lawsuit from broadcasters. As threatened earlier this month, the National Association of Broadcasters…

Democratic FCC Commissioners Ask Wheeler to Slow Down Net Neutrality Proposal

Has inspired 'torrent of public response'

Federal Communications Commission chairman Tom Wheeler may have just hit a snag in rushing his net neutrality proposal into the procedure pipeline at the May 15 meeting. On Wednesday, both Democratic…

Mozilla Calls for Stricter Net Neutrality Rules

Browser maker files petition with FCC to reclassify the Internet

Mozilla on Monday offered an alternative to the Federal Communiations Commission’s controversial proposal to restore net neutrality. In a 17-page filing with the FCC, Mozilla outlined another approach that would classify the…

FCC's Wheeler Will Try Once Again to Calm Net Neutrality Firestorm

Uses Cable Show as forum

FCC chairman Tom Wheeler is trying his best to do damage control over the poor reception his proposed net neutrality rules have gotten. It's so bad that on Wednesday at…

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