At the risk of stating the obvious, the new chairman of the Federal Communications Commission thinks that it should be legal to unlock your cell phone. Ars Technica reports that new FCC chairman Tom Wheeler told the Senate Commerce Committee...Show More Summary
Senators John McCain (R-Ariz.) and Richard Blumenthal (D-Conn.) said Wednesday it's time for the Federal Communications Commission to take action on an 18-month-old petition to lift the sports blackout rule. For sports fans, few things...Show More Summary
He was nominated to replace Julian Genachowski as chairman of the Federal Communications Commission a mere six weeks ago, and before he's even got the job, Tom Wheeler's making headlines. Ars Technica reports that would-be chairman Wheeler...Show More Summary
WASHINGTON (Reuters) - Tom Wheeler, President Barack Obama's pick to lead the Federal Communications Commission, on Tuesday pledged to champion competition in the telecommunications industry and said an upcoming auction of airwaves is the biggest chall...
Tom Wheeler, a veteran lobbyist nominated last month to become chairman of the Federal Communications Commission, said he is ready to make the transition from Washington insider to public servant.
President Obama's choice for the next chairman of the Federal Communications Commission, Tom Wheeler, will likely get the job, if Tuesday's confirmation hearing is any indication. How can we be so sure? Senate Commerce Committee Chair Sen. Show More Summary
Tom Wheeler, the White House's pick to head the Federal Communications Commission, was for years a well-heeled lobbyist for cable and wireless companies. He also...
Tom Wheeler, President Obama’s nominee for chairman of the Federal Communications Commission, is set to speak before the Senate Commerce Committee Tuesday for his nominations hearing. A former tech and telecom lobbyist and venture capitalist,...Show More Summary
Tom Wheeler, President Obama's selection to lead the Federal Communications Commission, will today face questions by the Senate Commerce Committee panel. Wheeler will be grilled about his past, about his knowledge of the telecommunications space, and about his position on net neutrality. Show More Summary
WASHINGTON (Reuters) - President Barack Obama's choice for chairman of the Federal Communications Commission is expected to face questions about his past work within the telecommunications industry at a Senate confirmation hearing on Tuesday.
A few days ago we wrote about the fact that the smartphone ZTE Open running Firefox OS has been certified by the Federal Communications Commission (FCC), and now appeared on the website of the organization and documentation of another device on the same platform - Alcatel OneTouch Fire. Show More Summary
This week, Tom Wheeler, President Obama's well-qualified nominee to Chair of the Federal Communications Commission, will have his confirmation hearing, and at last have his...
The company demonstrated a smartphone ZTE ZTE Open an operating system Firefox OS in February at the MWC. Now, the documentation of the model appeared on the website of the Federal Communications Commission (FCC).In this case, the data are not mean, as usual, and include the user manual and photos of the device. Show More Summary
The Koch brothers are firing back at former Federal Communications Commission Chairman Reed Hundt, who last week made a speech at UCLA in which he said he couldn’t “imagine anything good from the Koch family owning the Los Angeles Times."
Some members of Congress, former federal officials, and lawyers are asking the Federal Communications Commission to punish broadcasters for using the word “Redskins” on air, with measures including refusing to renew their license. In...Show More Summary
Acting Federal Communications Commission chairwoman Mignon Clyburn may be keeping the seat warm for nominee Tom Wheeler, but she isn't sitting on her hands. Over the weekend, Clyburn put a study on the impact of cross-media ownership on minorities and women up for comment. Show More Summary
The U.S. Department of Justice said Friday it has no objection to Softbank acquiring Sprint Nextel, a decision that clears the way for the Federal Communications Commission to rule on the deal. In January, the Justice Department, including...Show More Summary
A former chairman of the Federal Communications Commission said rules limiting common ownership of newspapers and television stations in the same market should be gutted -- even if it clears the way for media mogul Rupert Murdoch to control more news outlets including the Los Angeles Times.
Obama Calls for Revamping of Federal E-rate Program EdWeek: The administration will ask the Federal Communications Commission to consider rechanneling and increasing funding through the program, which is derived from telecommunications...Show More Summary
Two leading members of Congress have asked the Federal Communications Commission to report on whether broadcasters have been complying with last year's law that put a lid on TV commercial volume.