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Broadcast Group to Sell 5 TV Stations

Five TV stations in four markets will be sold to comply with the Federal Communications Commission’s station ownership cap rules, reports TVNewsCheck. “Nexstar is selling WCWJ, the CW affiliate in Jacksonville, Fla. (DMA 47), and WSLS, the NBC affiliate in...

The FCC fined a Florida man $48K for continued cell phone jammer use in 2014

The Federal Communications Commission has officially filed 48 thousand dollar charge against Florida man who drove around with a cell phone jammer under his passenger seat in 2014.

Court Rebukes FCC Over Delay in Updating Media-Ownership Rules

A federal appeals court rebuked the Federal Communications Commission over the agency’s yearslong delay in updating its media-ownership rules.

FCC: If You Want to Participate in Our Spectrum Auction, Please Watch Our Upcoming Tutorial First

The Federal Communications Commission is “strongly encouraging” television stations that will be taking part in the agency’s auction of spectrum, which begins May 31, to log in for an online tutorial ahead of the reverse auction workshop, B&C reports, noting...

Feds Want To Know Why Android Updates Are So Slow

2 weeks agoNews : Huffington Post

It can take months for Android devices to receive critical software updates. And federal regulators want to know why. The Federal Communications Commission on Monday launched a sweeping investigation to determine how and when updates to Google's Android operating system reach users. Show More Summary

Are You and Your Family's Privacy Now At-Risk From Simply Watching TV?

Right now in our nation's capital, bureaucrats are pushing a new plan that would fundamentally change television and, more importantly, jeopardize your family's privacy. The Federal Communications Commission (FCC) and Google want to attach a new all-in-one box to your TV set. Show More Summary

FTC, FCC want to know more about how carriers and manufacturers issue security updates

The Federal Communications Commission (FCC) and Federal Trade Commission (FTC) have embarked on a joint fact-finding mission of sorts to better understand how security is handled by mobile device manufacturers. As part of the joint inquiry, the FTC notes that it has issued orders to eight companies to gauge how each issues security updates. Show More Summary

$79B Charter-Time Warner Cable deal approved

The Federal Communications Commission has voted to approve Charter Communications' $79 billion acquisition of Time Warner Cable and Bright House Networks, an expected move that clears the way for the companies to integrate their assets to create the        

The Need for Progressive Voices

In 1961, President Kennedy's Chairman of the Federal Communications Commission (FCC), Newton Minow described television as "a vast wasteland." Perhaps nothing demonstrates that better these days than the rise of Donald J. Trump as a presidential candidate; now the presumptive Republican nominee. Show More Summary

FCC Approves Nightmare Cable Super Merger

3 weeks agoTechnology / Gadgets : Gizmodo

America’s long national cable company horror show is far from over. In fact, it just got a lot worse, because the Federal Communications Commission has officially approved the Charter-Time Warner Cable merger. Read more...

FCC confirms approval of Charter, Timer Warner Cable merger

WASHINGTON (Reuters) - The U.S. Federal Communications Commission confirmed on Friday that it had voted to approve Charter Communications Inc's acquisitions of Time Warner Cable Inc and Bright House Networks. (Reporting by David Shepardson) Join the conversation about this story »

FCC to Sell Maximum Amount in TV Airwave Auction

The Federal Communications Commission said it plans to sell 100 megahertz of airwave licenses in its latest auction, the maximum amount possible.

#UnlockTheBox Is a Win-Win for Consumers and Cable Companies

A proposal from the Federal Communications Commission (FCC) could alter the fate of one of the most controversial and costly pieces of media equipment in consumers' homes: the cable set-top box. The proposal, which the FCC has dubbed...Show More Summary

MPAA Says Pirate Sites Will Take Advantage of Set-Top Box Proposals

Earlier this year the Federal Communications Commission promised to "tear down anti-competitive barriers" by opening up the set-top box market in the United States and freeing consumers from $20 billion a year in rental charges. TheShow More Summary

Google's unusually close relationship with the White House raises lots of questions

When President Obama announced his support earlier in April for a Federal Communications Commission plan to open the market for cable set-top boxes  —  a big win for consumers, but also for Google — the cable and telecommunications giants who used to have a near-stranglehold on tech policy were furious. Show More Summary

FCC chairman recommends approval of Charter's takeover of Time Warner Cable

Federal Communications Commission Chairman Tom Wheeler has recommended government approval of Charter Communications' $78-billion acquisition of Time Warner Cable, subject to several conditions aimed at increasing the number of homes with high-speed Internet connections. The U.S. Justice Department,...

Fox, Disney, CBS, Time Warner, Viacom protest proposed FCC set-top box rules

last monthHealth : Booster Shots

The nation's largest media companies are banding together to protest proposed Federal Communications Commission rules designed to spur competition in the TV set-top box manufacturing market. Walt Disney Co., CBS Corp., 21st Century Fox, A&E Television Networks, Time Warner Inc., Scripps Networks...

Could Three Esteemed Economists All Be Wrong on Set-Top-Box Reform? Well, Yes.

In the past week, severaleconomic titans endorsedthe Federal Communications Commission (FCC) plan to open the set-top-box market to third-party providers like Google. Jason Furman and Jeffrey Zients, two White House economists, embraced the plan in a blog posting, claiming the initiative would “allow for companies to create new, innovative, higher-quality, [...]

The FCC is Just Another Dishonest, Authoritarian Arm of the Obama Administration

The Federal Communications Commission (FCC) describes itself thus: “An independent U.S. government agency overseen by Congress.” Under the Barack Obama Administration, it has been none of these things. Independent? Regulating the Internet:...Show More Summary

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