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The Big Items on the FCC’s To-Do List Much work to be done

Did anyone really think that Julius Genachowski wouldn’t leave the media ownership rules for the next guy? Or the always-in-court, nearly impossible to legally defend broadcast indecency rules? Even with…

May 26, 2013, 10:57 PM EDT

Wireless Robocallers Face Massive FCC Fines Two companies could be fined up to $4.8 million

Two companies could be slapped with fines of up to $4.8 million for making robocalls to millions of wireless phones, the Federal Communications Commission said today, after issuing citations to…

March 15, 2013, 4:06 PM EDT

TV Station Coalition Accuses FCC of Manipulating Spectrum Auction Say they won't sell if price is too low

The coalition of TV stations that is considering exiting the TV business to sell their spectrum in the government's upcoming auction could be having second thoughts, especially if selling out…

March 11, 2013, 12:34 PM EDT

Companies Spend Millions on TV Stations to Sell in Government Auction 39 stations likely headed for auction in 2014

A number of companies are buying TV stations not for the glamour of the broadcasting business, but for the megahertz. Betting that TV spectrum will bring a tidy profit when…

March 1, 2013, 12:39 PM EST

Broadcasters to FCC: What’s the Rush? Auction should be done right, not right now

Broadcasters are pushing back against the Federal Communications Commission’s ambitious 2014 timetable for holding a spectrum auction that will reshuffle the airwaves for TV stations and wireless providers. The plan is…

January 25, 2013, 2:58 PM EST

FCC Prospects for Auction of TV Spectrum Improving Coalition of willing sellers is growing

The Federal Communications Commission should write Preston Padden a check for convincing TV broadcasters to consider voluntarily relinquishing spectrum that can be auctioned off for wireless services. Until the former…

January 24, 2013, 10:27 AM EST

Let's Make a Deal More (of the same) Beltway intrigue for 2013

If there’s one Beltway certainty this year, it’s that the fiscal mess will not divert attention away from lawmakers and regulators spooling out even more red tape to govern the…

January 7, 2013, 12:01 AM EST

House Panel Debates FCC's Proposed Rules for Spectrum Auction Geeky hearing over commission's authority under the law

The House communications and technology subcommittee held a hearing today to make sure that the Federal Communications Commission is “on track” to implement the world’s most complex auction of wireless spectrum. Congressional…

December 12, 2012, 1:03 PM EST

First Mover: Robert McDowell The FCC commissioner is pro free-market media in public but a totalitarian at home

Specs Age 49 Who FCC commissioner; post-election, back in minority as Republican member FCC stuff can be pretty geeky. You’ve quoted everything from Shakespeare to Star Trek. What we do touches the daily lives…

November 25, 2012, 11:59 PM EST

Former TV Exec Forms Coalition for TV Spectrum Auction But who is selling remains a mystery

Preston Padden, a former Fox, ABC and Disney exec, formed a coalition to represent TV broadcasters that will, if the price is right, relinquish their spectrum to the Federal Communications…

November 13, 2012, 12:06 PM EST