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Christian Science Monitor
Net neutrality: Is the Internet about to change?
A Verizon technician installs fiber-optic cables in New York City. Private firms own a big part of the Internet's infrastructure.
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Sat Mar 15, 2014
You Can't Kid a Kidder: Comcast's Cohen May Have Met His Match In FCC's Wheeler
Hugh Pickens DOT Com writes "Comcast's top lobbyist, David Cohen, is known to be a savvy political operator, having pushed through the No.
Fri Mar 14, 2014
Inside Local 6
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The Raw Story
AT&T near $4 billion deal to buy more spectrum and Cricket wireless franchise
U.S. regulators conditionally cleared AT&T's $4 billion deal for Leap Wireless on Thursday which gives the telecom giant more spectrum and the Cricket prepaid phone franchise.
Thu Mar 13, 2014
Wall Street Journal
AT&T's Buying Leap Wireless Gains FCC Approval
The Federal Communications Commission approved AT&T's $1 billion acquisition of Leap Wireless on Thursday after AT&T made commitments to divest spectrum, upgrade Leap's network and preserve rate plans in certain markets.
Tip of the Hat: Carriers seek to prune U.S. broadband plans
Are high costs forcing carriers to quietly push for new rules that would scale back FCC plan to bring broadband to rural areas? The unveiling of a National Broadband Plan in 2010 by the U.S. Federal Communications Commission got mostly good reviews from the technology and telecommunications industries as well as the White House.
Wed Mar 12, 2014
Comcast lobbyist Cohen meets his match in FCC's Wheeler
Comcast Corp's top lobbyist David Cohen is known to be a savvy political operator, having pushed through the No.
Right Wing News
Obama's FCC wants black conservative out of the TV business
Fresh off its abandoned plan to inject progressive commissars into the nation's newsrooms, the Federal Communications Commission is turning its attention to the financing arrangements that have made it possible for Armstrong Williams , the outspoken conservative to be the only black owner of a television station in the United States, according to ... (more)
Tue Mar 11, 2014
FCC: TV Ad Sales Agreements in Jeopardy
WASHINGTON The Federal Communications Commission will vote on new rules that would prohibit broadcast companies from controlling more than two TV stations in a market by sharing advertising sales staff, Reuters reports.
House votes for more transparency at the FCC
The House voted Tuesday to require the Federal Communications Commission to operate more transparently, including by ensuring public input on regulations.
Mr. Son Comes To Washington With Big Broadband Vision But Few Facts
He's coming because he'd also like to acquire T-Mobile, America's fourth largest mobile firm, but the Department of Justice and Federal Communications Commission are waving off the potential merger.
Mon Mar 10, 2014
Dish scooped up all licenses in U.S. 'H-block' airwaves auction
Dish Network Corp dominated last month's U.S. auction of so-called H Block spectrum frequencies with winning bids in all 176 markets that the Federal Communications Commission offered up.
GAO: Government-funded broadband means better service, lower prices
Government-funded broadband projects have led to higher speeds and lower prices for U.S. small businesses, despite opposition from some in Congress, according to an auditor's report.
FCC Chairman's Proposal to Prohibit Joint Sales Deals Strikes Partisan Nerve
Federal Communications Commission chairman Tom Wheeler's proposal to inhibit joint sales agreements between TV stations is already shaping up to be a fight that will split along party lines.
Preston Gralla: With Comcast deal, say goodbye to the Internet as we've known it
If the Federal Communications Commission allows Comcast to buy Time Warner Cable , you can kiss any dreams of truly high-speed access to an open Internet goodbye.
Sun Mar 09, 2014
The News Tribune
Emergency alerts: Fair warning or foul?
October 2006: Congress passes the WARN act, establishing the Wireless Emergency Alert system.
Sat Mar 08, 2014
Charleston Daily Mail
Fight for your freedom or lose it
There may be something to the claim that all people want to be free. But it is a demonstrable fact that freedom has been under attack, usually successfully, for thousands of years.
Fri Mar 07, 2014
Net Neutrality Revisited in the Wake of the Court of Appeals' Decision in Verizon v. FCC
On January 14, 2014, the latest chapter of the net neutrality controversy closed when the U.S. Court of Appeals for the District of Columbia decided that the Federal Communications Commission was statutorily authorized under the Telecommunications Act of 1996 to regulate the treatment of Internet traffic by broadband Internet service providers , ... (more)
The Indianapolis Star
Ill-advised FCC study set off alarm bells for media
The Federal Communications Commission has backed away from the senseless study it planned that would have had researchers snooping into the content decisions made in local broadcast newsrooms.
FCC urged to make more Wi-Fi spectrum available
Jessica Rosenworcel, a commissioner with the U.S. Federal Communications Commission, calls for more WiFi spectrum to be made available.