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Hey Mitch McConnell: Don’t let the Democrats deadlock the FCC!

You may have heard some folks sounding the Red Alert about the Federal Communications Commission (FCC). Basically, there’s a possible combination of events, enabled by Senate Republican corruption, that could lead to Barack Obama deadlocking the FCC at least a year into the Donald Trump administration. Show More Summary

AT&T and Verizon Facing FCC Scrutiny After Exempting Their Own Apps From Data Caps

Both AT&T and Verizon offer apps and streaming services that don't count against the data cap they impose on customers, a practice that the United States Federal Communications Commission does not approve of. The FCC this week sent letters...Show More Summary

The FCC is concerned that both Verizon and AT&T are harming the open internet (T, VZ)

The Federal Communications Commission sent separate letters to AT&T and Verizon on Thursday further expressing concerns over the carriers’ use of data cap exemptions, a practice more colloquially known as “zero-rating.” The letter to...Show More Summary

FCC: AT&T, Verizon shouldn't exempt own apps from data caps

The Federal Communications Commission sent letters to the country's biggest wireless carriers Thursday saying the way they handle the practice, known as "zero rating," can hurt competition and consumers. The FCC says that could harmShow More Summary

Why AT&T and other carriers oppose a program for low-income internet subsidies

For decades, low-income households have been getting subsidized telephone service under the federal government’s Lifeline program. Back in April, the Federal Communications Commission, which oversees the program, decided to extend the subsidy to cover broadband Internet service as well. Show More Summary

Trump reportedly to appoint Pence ally to FCC chair, setting stage to rollback net neutrality

A former ally of Vice President-elect Mike Pence with a strong focus on deregulation could be in line for an appointment to the Federal Communications Commission, possibly as the next chairman. Brandt Hershman, a longtime Indiana state senator, is rumored to be the leading candidate for an opening on the agency, which oversees the telecommunications, […]

Likely and Behind the Scenes Changes at the FCC

It should come as no surprise that the Federal Communications Commission will substantially change its regulatory approach, wingspan and philosophy under a Trump appointed Chairman. One can readily predict that the new FCC will largely undo what has transpired in previous years. Show More Summary

NY Times Is Really Enthused To Use Spectrum Auction To Increase Government Broadcasting

Because what we need are more government held indoctrination divisions (NY Times) With the demand for wireless broadband growing, the Federal Communications Commission is auctioning off a big chunk of

FCC retains media cross-ownership rules

The Federal Communications Commission keeps its rules that prohibit companies from cross-owning newspapers and broadcasting operations in the same market.        

Why Blind Americans Are Worried About Trump’s Tech Policy

Every month, the Federal Communications Commission holds an open meeting, a public event at which the agency’s five commissioners vote on whether to adopt new regulations and act on particular agenda items. The meetings typically fill...Show More Summary

AT&T Supports Zero-Rating DirecTV Video Services

AT&T supported its decision to exclude DirecTV's video-streaming products from its customers' data usage in a letter sent to the Federal Communications Commission.

‘We don’t need the FCC’: A Trump adviser’s proposal to dissolve America’s telecom watchdog

2 weeks agoTechnology : Post Tech

A top adviser to Donald Trump on tech policy matters proposed all but abolishing the nation's telecom regulator last month, foreshadowing possible moves by the president-elect to sharply reduce the Federal Communications Commission's role as a consumer protection watchdog. In an Oct. 21 blog post, Mark Jamison, who on Monday was named one of two members of […]

D.C. Insider on Track to Become Trump’s FCC Chair — What It Would Mean for the Broadcast Industry

After emerging as the head of President-elect Donald Trump’s Federal Communications Commission transition team, longtime Washington, D.C., telecom policy insider and economist Jeffrey A. Eisenach is now a leading candidate to chair the regulatory agency, TVNewsCheck reports. The prospect of...

It looks like Republicans have shot down the FCC’s plan to kill the cable box

With a Trump presidency on the horizon, the Federal Communications Commission’s long-contested plan to shake up the set-top box market appears to be dead. Earlier this week, Republicans in Congress urged FCC Chairman Tom Wheeler to avoid...Show More Summary

SpaceX's bold plan to deliver worldwide internet with 4,425 satellites

SpaceX has big plans for bringing internet to locations around the world, and it all starts in space.  The Elon Musk-founded company just filed an application with the Federal Communications Commission that lays out its vision for using...Show More Summary

How watching videos online could get more annoying under Donald Trump

2 weeks agoTechnology : Yahoo: Tech

Supporters of Donald Trump in Australia watch the results come in. American voters don’t get a direct choice in who runs the Federal Communications Commission, but the FCC exercises an outsized influence over the gadgets and services they use. Show More Summary

SpaceX just took another step toward delivering superfast Internet from space

2 weeks agoTechnology : Post Tech

SpaceX has asked the government for permission to test what could someday be a massive network of satellites that will beam Internet service down to Earth. The application, filed Wednesday to the Federal Communications Commission, proposes a fleet of what will eventually include more than 4,400 satellites, covering the United States and the rest of […]

Senate Democrats are targeting their own at the FCC

Two top Senate lawmakers are blocking the confirmation of a Democratic official to the Federal Communications Commission, ending months of speculation about the official's fate and all but ensuring a stalemate at the nation's top telecom and cable regulator as it heads into 2017.

Trump's victory could spell the end of the FCC's net neutrality regulations

Donald Trump’s victory means that Republicans soon will take control of the Federal Communications Commission. That could spell the end for net neutrality regulations and other initiatives of the agency’s hard-charging Democratic chairman. The regulations imposed utility-like oversight of broadband...

Elon Musk's SpaceX Plans to Launch 4,425 Internet Satellites

SpaceX, the private aerospace company founded by Elon Musk, is making plans to encircle the planet in high-speed internet satellites. Documents filed with the U.S. Federal Communications Commission on Tuesday propose a constellation of 4,425 satellites that would provide global internet coverage. Show More Summary

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