Topic: Tom Wheeler

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

Wheeler Convinces Cruz to Lift Hold Vote Senate confirmation of FCC nominees could come tomorrow

Sen. Ted Cruz (R-Tex.) heard what he wanted to hear from Tom Wheeler, the Federal Communications Commission chairman nominee, and lifted his hold on his nomination, clearing the way for…

October 29, 2013, 4:45 PM EDT

Sen. Cruz Puts a Hold Vote on FCC Chairman Nominee Wants clarification on Wheeler's position on FCC's authority

Sen. Ted Cruz (R-Tex.), the controversial lawmaker blamed for the nation's second largest government shutdown, is now taking aim at the Federal Communications Commission by putting a hold on a…

October 18, 2013, 12:10 PM EDT

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's Net Neutrality Rules May Not Survive Court Oral arguments in Verizon v. FCC last 2 hours

D.C.'s political bookies are giving the full survival of the Federal Communications Commission's net neutrality rules long odds. In a packed Washington courtroom Monday morning, the U.S. Court of Appeals for…

September 10, 2013, 9:17 AM EDT

Is the FCC Making a Move to Stop TV Groups From Getting Any Bigger? Proposed rule could change how TV stations are counted toward national ownership cap

Acting Federal Communications Commission chairwoman Mignon Clyburn may have turned activist. In a bold move, Clyburn has circulated an item aimed at making sure TV groups don't get any bigger. Over…

August 2, 2013, 9:30 PM EDT

Comments to FCC Overwhelmingly Support Strict Broadcast Indecency Rules Public rejects FCC's proposed "egregious" standard for enforcing broadcast indecency

The FCC has been flooded with public comments about broadcast indecency, and the vast majority want the agency to keep its rules intact.  On the last day for filing public comments,…

August 2, 2013, 4:04 PM EDT

Obama Nominates GOP Commissioner for FCC O'Rielly likely to be paired with Wheeler for full Senate approval

At no surprise to anyone in Washington, President Obama today named longtime GOP congressional staffer Michael O'Rielly to be the next commissioner of the Federal Communications Commission. O'Rielly, a top telecom…

August 2, 2013, 9:55 AM EDT