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Topic: Tom Wheeler

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…

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…

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…

FCC's Wheeler Pulls Media Ownership Proposal

Replacing predecessor's draft with his own

The Federal Communications Commission’s review of media ownership rules, now nearly three years late, is likely to drag on even longer. New FCC chairman Tom Wheeler has decided to withdraw…

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…

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,…

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…

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…

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…

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…

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