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FCC Chairman Tom Wheeler May Tighten Media Ownership Rules Expect strong opposition from TV broadcasters and newspapers

The FCC could be close to a long overdue review of media ownership rules come March, and there’s bad news for media owners: Early indications are that the new chairman…

February 24, 2014, 10:16 PM EST

FCC Suspends Controversial Newsroom Study Action follows charges that it violated freedom of the press

The Federal Communications Commission said Friday it has pulled the plug on its controversial study that proposed sending researchers into the stations it licenses to inquire about the editorial process. "In…

February 21, 2014, 5:17 PM EST

Deja Vu: FCC Will Try Again to Rewrite Open Internet Rules [Updated] Proposal possible by late spring

Amid growing pressure to preserve the open Internet, Federal Communications Commission chairman Tom Wheeler said today that the commission is going to try again to craft rules that can withstand…

February 19, 2014, 12:08 PM EST

FCC Backs Off Study of Newsroom Editorial Practices [Updated] GOP said study violated freedom of the press

UPDATE, Feb. 20: The Federal Communications Commission told GOP lawmakers that the agency has "no intention" of interfering in the editorial decision-making of broadcast stations and newspapers. In a letter released…

February 12, 2014, 9:37 AM EST

Congressional Dems Introduce Bill to Restore FCC's Open Internet Rules Bill could serve to nudge FCC's Wheeler to act soon

The debate over net neutrality in Washington is just getting started. Just days after President Obama pledged during a Google+ hangout that he supported net neutrality, Democrats rallied in Congress…

February 3, 2014, 3:54 PM EST

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

FCC's Wheeler Vows to Take Next Steps on Net Neutrality 'Shortly' FCC faces pressure from public interest groups to preserve open Internet

The pressure is mounting on the Federal Communications Commission to revisit how it will regulate net neutrality in the wake of the DC Circuit Court of Appeals decision that tossed…

January 30, 2014, 2:13 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

FCC to Wait and See on AT&T-Sponsored Data Plan Chairman and commissioners unsure if plan violates net neutrality rules

Critics of AT&T’s sponsored data plan say it’s a clear violation of the Federal Communications Commission’s net neutrality rules, but the FCC isn’t so sure. Based on comments made at two…

January 8, 2014, 9:49 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

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