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Reconfirm Jessica Rosenworcel at FCC only when Trump nominates her

Donald Trump won the election. Federal Communications Commission (FCC) Chairman Tom Wheeler was one of those who took a while to accept that. He pulled a stunt where he refused to quit, trying to prevent the incoming President from appointing a 3-2 Republican majority to the Commission. Show More Summary

FCC Approves Merger of Two TV Station Groups

Amid efforts by cable and satellite companies to block the deal, the Federal Communications Commission’s Media Bureau has granted approval for the merger of station groups Nexstar and Media General. Multichannel News reports that the FCC concluded the two companies...

Why AT&T thinks the FCC won't have the power to stop its $85 billion Time Warner purchase (TWX, T)

President-elect Donald Trump might still be against the $85 billion merger of AT&T and Time Warner, but AT&T thinks the Federal Communications Commission (FCC) will be powerless to stop it. There are two potential government groups that...Show More Summary

“The Habit of Daily Exercise Was Probably the Most Important and Unexpected Thing I Learned at Business School.”

Interview: Kim Scott. I’ve known Kim for many years. She and I (and my husband Jamie, too) worked at the Federal Communications Commission together. After that job, I switched to being a full-time writer, and she worked in a bunch of...Show More Summary

AT&T says the FCC doesn’t need to review its Time Warner acquisition

AT&T is trying to ease its way out of scrutiny by the Federal Communications Commission over the wireless and TV giant's $85 billion acquisition of Time Warner. Telecom regulators shouldn't need to analyze the deal because it will be beyond their jurisdiction, AT&T signaled in a filing Thursday to the Securities and Exchange Commission. By potentially eliminating a layer of […]

“Once-in-a-lifetime opportunity”: Local news could see a windfall from the FCC’s spectrum auction

Last year, the Federal Communications Commission launched an auction that will allow broadcasters to sell all or parts of their broadcast spectrum, which could then be purchased by wireless carriers looking to expand their reach. Some analysts initially projected that just public TV stations could bring in as much as

Does The FCC Protect Internet Privacy?

And we are back in United States where the discussion on the protection of privacy is centered around regulations established by the Federal Communications Commission (FCC). On 27 October 2016 the agency approved a set of rules thatShow More Summary

Latest Trump FCC pick has not battled net neutrality rules

The incoming administration of President-elect Donald Trump named another person to its transition team overseeing the Federal Communications Commission. And unlike past picks, this one has no record of criticizing net neutrality, the 2015 rules that prevent Internet service providers from slowing or blocking online content and services. Show More Summary

Nintendo Switch to Have Non-Removable Battery, Poor Sales Projection

There appears to be more news about the specs of Nintendo’s wonder console. It seems the Nintendo Switch has something with its battery. According to the United States’ Federal Communications Commission, the battery of the console will be non-removable. Show More Summary

FCC Republicans Vow to Kill Net Neutrality ‘as soon as possible’

The Federal Communications Commission is poised to kill the new net neutrality rules without delay under the Trump adminstration. MediaPost reports that the two Republicans currently on the panel, Ajit Pai and Michael O’Rielly, made their intentions clear in a...

FCC study shows DSL is terrible, but it doesn’t have to be

4 weeks agoTechnology : Yahoo: Tech

The Federal Communications Commission’s sixth annual “Measuring Broadband America” report wastes little time in reminding phone-based digital-subscriber-line (DSL) technology subscribers that they’re stuck in the slow lane. Still.

FCC NEWS: Trump appointee to FCC could put the brakes on Wheeler cyber initiatives. One of the c…

FCC NEWS: Trump appointee to FCC could put the brakes on Wheeler cyber initiatives. One of the chief architects of cybersecurity policy during the Obama years — Federal Communications Commission Chairman Thomas Wheeler — last week announced he will leave the FCC on Jan. 20, clearing the way for a Donald Trump appointee who may […]

Net neutrality in the US might die after FCC Chairman Tom Wheeler steps down

On January 20, the US Federal Communications Commission (FCC) will see its 31st chairman Tom Wheeler step down after serving the role for three years. Under Wheeler’s command, the FCC proposed and enacted a number of good ideas, including...Show More Summary

GOP to gain FCC majority as chairman leaves

With Tom Wheeler's departure next month, Republicans will hold a 2-1 edge on the Federal Communications Commission.

FCC Shake-up Could Kill Net Neutrality

Federal Communications Commission chairman Tom Wheeler has confirmed he’ll leave the commission on January 20. It guarantees a Republican-leaning majority on the commission and could spell doom for net neutrality rules. The political...Show More Summary

FCC Chairman Hands in His Resignation

The chairman of the Federal Communications Commission announced today that he will be stepping down from the post on Jan. 20, 2017 — the same day Donald Trump will be inaugurated as president. ABC News notes that the departure of...

FCC Chairman Stepping Down, Giving GOP the Majority

As Donald Trump is sworn in as president, Tom Wheeler will be leaving his post as the Federal Communications Commissions Chairman. He served...

It just got easier for Republicans to roll back the laws keeping the internet open

Current Federal Communications Commission Chairman Tom Wheeler announced on Thursday that he will leave the agency when President-elect Donald Trump takes office on January 20, a move that could result in a swifter rollback of the net...Show More Summary

FCC Chairman Tom Wheeler to step down on Jan. 20, guaranteeing GOP majority

Tom Wheeler, the chairman of the Federal Communications Commission, announced Thursday that he would leave the agency on Jan. 20, guaranteeing Republicans will have a majority after President-elect Donald Trump takes office that day. Wheeler, a Democrat who has served as chairman since late 2013,...

FCC chairman to step down, handing GOP majority

last monthNews : The Raw Story

Tom Wheeler, chairman of the U.S. Federal Communications Commission, said Thursday he plans to step down on Jan. 20, a move that is expected to hand Republicans a 2-1 majority on the panel when Donald Trump takes office as president. Wheeler could have temporarily kept the commission at 2-2 until...

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