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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

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

President Obama throws weight behind plan to lower your cable bill

The Federal Communications Commission has a proposed rule to save cable subscribers an average of $231 a year. It's a pretty straightforward idea: break the monopoly cable companies have on how you watch their content by making themShow More Summary

Obama Presses for Open Market for Cable Set-Top Boxes

2 weeks agoNews : NYTimes: News

The president weighed in on a proposal at the Federal Communications Commission, filing comments that encourage the agency to loosen cable companies’ grip.

White House wants FCC to break up cable box monopolies

The White House has thrown its support behind the Federal Communication Commission’s efforts to open up the cable box industry to third-party companies. In a blog post on cable boxes and competition, the White House announced on Friday that it’s “calling on the FCC to open up set-top cable boxes to competition. Show More Summary

PRAISE WHERE IT’S DUE: Obama to Help Push for Open Market for Cable Set-Top Boxes. In an unusual …

PRAISE WHERE IT’S DUE: Obama to Help Push for Open Market for Cable Set-Top Boxes. In an unusual step, Mr. Obama will weigh in personally on a pending proposal at the Federal Communications Commission, filing comments that encourage it to loosen cable companies’ grip on the boxes. And he will sign an executive order calling […]

A court is about to make one of the most important decisions in the history of the Internet

2 weeks agoTechnology : Post Tech

If you thought the battle over net neutrality ended when the Federal Communications Commission slapped a series of unprecedented rules on Internet providers last year, think again. For months, the tech and telecom industries have been waiting for a court decision on net neutrality. It's the result of a legal appeal filed last year by companies such as AT&T and trade […]

A future Xbox One Slim and a new Xbox may have been revealed in FCC filings

There's lots of speculation that Microsoft could launch a new and smaller version of the Xbox One at E3 2016 in June. Now, newly discovered filings by Microsoft to the Federal Communications Commission have added fuel to those rumors. There's also speculation the filings reveal plans to launch an all-new Xbox console....

Charter CEO meets with FCC chairman on cable acquisitions

By David Shepardson WASHINGTON (Reuters) - The chief executive officer of Charter Communications Inc met last week with the head of the U.S. Federal Communications Commission (FCC) on the cable company's proposed acquisition of Time Warner Cable Inc and Bright House Networks. Show More Summary

FCC plans $51 million fine for mobile carrier that abused Lifeline program

The Federal Communications Commission (FCC) has announced plans to issue a $51 million fine to California-based Total Call Mobile. The agency claims that Total Call Mobile was defrauding the subsidized Lifeline program, which subsidizes wireless service for low-income Americans. Show More Summary

The FCC's New Broadband Explainers Just Make It More Complicated

3 weeks agoTechnology / Gadgets : Gizmodo

Today, the Federal Communications Commission (FCC) revealed new labels to help people cut through the bullshit when they’re buying home internet or mobile data plans. The labels are meant to combat hidden fees and blatantly misleading advertising that many consumers complain about when purchasing internet. Read more...

FCC unveils a simple way to see if your ISP is giving you a raw deal

So you've signed up for a new Internet service and it seems like it's a great deal... but that's before you consider things like data caps and sneaky fees. The Federal Communications Commission knows that paying for Internet services...Show More Summary

FCC tries to make it easier to shop for Internet service

The Federal Communications Commission released new consumer broadband labels Monday.        

Consumers Deserve Stronger Online Privacy

On March 31st, the Federal Communications Commission (FCC) adopted Chairman Tom Wheeler's proposal to create new privacy rules for broadband Internet Service Providers (ISPs). This proposal, while well-intended, has limitations that could adversely impact consumers. Show More Summary

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