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Dish Network Targets Keep Rising as FCC Auction Passes $35 Billion

Shares of satellite TV provider Dish Network (DISH) keep rising as the company’s pile of spectrum keeps rising in value with each day that goes by in the U.S. Federal Communications Commission’s “Auction 97” for the airwaves. The bidding reached round 29 on Friday, closing with $35 billion worth of “provisional bids,” made anonymously. Dish may [...]

FCC expects lawsuits over net neutrality

Federal Communications Commission Chairman Tom Wheeler is previewing the aftermath of whatever eventual net neutrality decision the FCC ends up making: law suits. "Let's make sure that we understand what is going on here. The big dogs...Show More Summary

FCC chief: No matter what we do, the ‘big dogs’ will sue over net neutrality

3 hours agoNews : The Raw Story

No matter what rules the federal communications commission implements on net neutrality, it can expect to face down lawsuits from the major internet service providers, according to its chairman Tom Wheeler. Speaking to reporters, Wheeler accepted that lawsuits were inevitable, but said that it was...

FCC is wisely taking its time on net neutrality action

The Federal Communications Commission has decided to put off action on net neutrality until 2015, drawing protests from those lobbying for strict regulation of Internet service providers. It's tempting to argue that the delay gives the commission time to develop a consensus, but that's a fool's...

Obama’s Net Neutrality Proposal creates a Tax on Internet Use

WASHINGTON — President Obama’s net neutrality plans will lead to a tax, which the American consumer will inevitably pay, said a member of the Federal Communications Commission. Federal Communications Commission member Mike O’Reilly voiced his concerns at an event this past week. Fox News reported the official’s remarks, and who is an appointed member and Republican […]

FCC Chairman says fear of lawsuits is holding up Net Neutrality

The Federal Communications Commission might seem slow, even resistant to calls for Net Neutrality, but FCC Chairman Tom Wheeler says the organizations slow reaction is very deliberate. "The big dogs are going to sue regardless of what comes out," the...

The FCC head says a net neutrality lawsuit is inevitable

Just how controversial is net neutrality? So controversial, the Federal Communications Commissions chairman says, that a lawsuit from Internet service providers is inevitable no matter how the agency rules. "Look, the big dogs are going to sue, regardless of what comes out," Tom Wheeler told reporters Friday, according to The Washington Post. Show More Summary

FCC chief on net neutrality: ‘The big dogs are going to sue, regardless’

Right now, followers of the net neutrality debate really want to know two things. First, when will the Federal Communications Commission unveil its new rules? And second, how aggressive will they be? FCC Chairman Tom Wheeler is refusing to be tied down on either count. But on Friday, Wheeler hinted that he knows the stakes. "Look, […]

Dish: Citi Hikes Target to $94 as Airwaves Value Rises; Mind the Outcomes, Says Morgan Stanley

The Federal Communications Commission’s Auction 97 for cellular frequencies underway in Washington crossed round 23 yesterday, and with $29.896 billion in “provisional” bids by AT&T (T) and Verizon Communications (VZ) and others, that has continued to place focus on the very large spectrum holdings of Dish Network (DISH), the satellite TV provider that may or may not actually [...]

Aereo Finally Gives Up The Ghost, Files For Bankruptcy Protection

AFive months after the Supreme Court issued the fateful verdict against Aereo and a little more than a month after the company tried to convince the Federal Communications Commission that it was now just like cable companies in an attempt to save itself from the dustbin it seems the streaming broadcast TV service has thrown in the towel, filing for … [More]

There won't be a net neutrality decision this year

The new rules to govern the Internet will wait until 2015. The Federal Communications Commission will not vote on Open Internet rules in December, according to the regulator's newly released agenda for its December open meeting. SeeShow More Summary

FCC Lays Groundwork for More Curbs on Prisoner Call Rates

Regulators are considering banning payments made by telecommunications companies to states for the exclusive rights to provide call services in their prisons and jails, the latest effort by the Federal Communications Commission to rein in rates for inmates’ telephone calls.

DISH’s Implied Value Rising, Says BTIG, as FCC Wireless Auction Surges Past Expectations

The Federal Communications Commission’s “Auction 97” of wireless spectrum, which began last Thursday, and which offers 65 megahertz of spectrum to U.S. wireless operators, such as AT&T (T) and Verizon Communications (VZ) and T-Mobile US (TMUS), yesterday completed round 15, and has risen to $16.43 billion pledged by the various bidders, surpassing what some on [...]

FCC Bringing High-Speed Internet to Schools across the Country

As confirmation that the Federal Communications Commission does more than just anger broadband carriers with its controversial Net Neutrality restrictions, the often pointless bureaucratic entity is undertaking another worthy cause: connecting schools and libraries to better, faster Internet access. Show More Summary

Whither Wheeler? FCC Mulls the Fate of Net Neutrality

(AP Photo/Susan Walsh) Federal Communications Commission Chairman Tom Wheeler, left, testifies on Capitol Hill in Washington, Thursday, Dec. 12, 2013, before the House Energy and Commerce Committee. This post first appeared on BillMoyers.com. A...Show More Summary

Why the South lags behind when it comes to home broadband use

5 days agoTechnology : Post Tech

The Obama administration has made a major push to expand broadband access to the poorest and most rural parts of the country, and they have largely succeeded. A recent Federal Communications Commission report noted that nearly all U.S. households were in an area with at least one high-speed broadband provider. But whether people can afford broadband is a […]

Why the South lags behind when it comes to home broadband use

The Obama administration has made a major push to expand broadband access to the poorest and most rural parts of the country, and they have largely succeeded. A recent Federal Communications Commission report noted that nearly all U.S. households were in an area with at least one high-speed broadband provider. But whether people can afford broadband is a […]

Why the South lags behind when it comes to home broadband use

The Obama administration has made a major push to expand broadband access to the poorest and most rural parts of the country, and they have largely succeeded. A recent Federal Communications Commission report noted that nearly all U.S. households were in an area with at least one high-speed broadband provider. But whether people can afford broadband is a […]

Sunday Political Shows Dedicate 34 Times More Coverage To Phony Obamacare Scandal Than To Net Neutrality

Sunday morning political talk shows on ABC, CBS, NBC, and Fox devoted just 30 seconds of coverage to net neutrality the week after President Obama called on the Federal Communications Commission to require Internet service providers to treat all content equally. Show More Summary

Here's the conservative case against net neutrality

On Monday, President Obama urged the Federal Communications Commission to reclassify the internet as a public utility, finally allowing the FCC to enforce principles of net neutrality — the idea that all traffic on the internet must be given equal treatment. Show More Summary

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