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Did FCC Chairman Go Too Far in Pushing for In-Flight Phone Calls? Rulemaking threatens to cloud Wheeler's agenda

New FCC chairman Tom Wheeler may have stepped in it with his insistence to open up for comment a rule that would make it possible for consumers to use their…

December 13, 2013, 10:22 AM EST

Wheeler Coaxes Wireless Companies to Adopt Cell Phone Unlocking Deal is an early win for new FCC chairman

Major wireless carriers have agreed to make it easier for consumers to unlock their mobile devices to change providers. The set of voluntary principles unveiled by AT&T, Sprint, T-Mobile, U.S. Cellular,…

December 12, 2013, 4:07 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

Bipartisan FCC Process Reform Bill Gains Momentum New version has strong Democratic backing

After three years of going nowhere in the Senate, a bill to reform how the Federal Communications Commission does business may finally get passed, now that it has Democratic backing.  The…

December 11, 2013, 3:46 PM EST

Is the FCC's Latest Study an Attempt to Bring Back the Fairness Doctrine? Required broadcasters to give equal time to competing views

A new study proposed by the Federal Communications Commission caught the wrath of 16 GOP members of the Commerce Committee, who see it as a sneaky way to bring back…

December 10, 2013, 5:57 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

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

FCC's Tom Wheeler: The Blogging Chairman The FCC will be all about communications 'networks'

On Tom Wheeler's second day as chairman of the Federal Communications Commission, or as he called it, the "optimism agency," Wheeler blogged. He talked about himself, the staff he appointed…

November 5, 2013, 5:04 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

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

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