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Sinclair says it will sell Tribune stations in New York, Chicago and San Diego to meet TV ownership cap

Sinclair Broadcast Group has told the Federal Communications Commission that it will divest the New York, Chicago and San Diego TV stations it plans to acquire from Tribune Media in order to meet the government’s ownership limit on broadcast outlets. The Baltimore company made its intentions known...

The FCC’s Net Neutrality Repeal Hits the Books on Thursday

Back in December, the Federal Communications Commission voted to go forward with its plan to ax net neutrality protections. But as you may have noticed, there has been relatively little news about the rollback since then. That seems to be changing. Show More Summary

FCC reversal of net neutrality rules expected to be published Thursday: sources

yesterdayNews : The Raw Story

The U.S. Federal Communications Commission is expected to publish on Thursday its December order overturning the landmark Obama-era net neutrality rules, two sources briefed on the matter said Tuesday. The formal publication in the Federal Register, a government website, means state attorneys...

FCC action may see popular bitcoin mining hardware model banned

Bitcoin miners using one of the most popular brands of mining hardware could potentially find that hardware banned after the U.S. Federal Communications Commission shut down a New York City mining operation because it interfered with mobile data networks. Show More Summary

NY Judge Rejects Efforts To Use FCC’s New Internet Rules To Repeal To Derail Consumer Fraud Case

A New York Supreme Court judge has rejected efforts to use the Federal Communications Commission’s new internet rules as the basis to throw out a consumer fraud case brought against Charter Communications and Spectrum. New York  Attorney...Show More Summary

FCC Inspector General Looking Into Rule Changes That Make the Sinclair-Tribune Deal Possible

At “the end of the year, in a previously undisclosed move, the top internal watchdog for the Federal Communications Commission opened an investigation into whether [FCC Chairman Ajit] Pai and his aides had improperly pushed for rule changes and whether...

FCC threatens arrest, hardware seizure for those using popular bitcoin miner

After determining a popular piece of bitcoin mining hardware was interfering with local internet connections, the Federal Communications Commission today took action. T-Mobile first complained to the FCC about interference to its LTE...Show More Summary

FCC chair actions on eve of Sinclair-Tribune deal under scrutiny

The Federal Communications Commission’s top internal watchdog has opened an investigation into whether agency chair Ajit Pai and others improperly changed rules governing ownership of TV stations in order to benefit Sinclair Broadcasting. Show More Summary

The FCC chair wants to approve SpaceX’s ambitious plans for satellite internet

Ajit Pai, the head of the U.S. Federal Communications Commission, has made an interesting request to the agency’s other four members: He wants them to approve SpaceX’s ambitious plan to deploy a mass of satellites, which would beam broadband internet back to earth. Show More Summary

SpaceX could launch demonstration satellites for its constellation Saturday

SpaceX could launch the first two demonstration satellites of its proposed network of satellites as early as Saturday, according to documents filed with the Federal Communications Commission. The two satellites, known as Microsat-2a and Microsat-2b, are set to launch as the so-called secondary...

This crafty tactic may let states get around the FCC on net neutrality

State governments are becoming a pivotal player in the battle over net neutrality. In recent weeks, legislatures stretching from California to Massachusetts have introduced bills aimed at restoring the Federal Communications Commission's broadband rules, which banned Internet providers from arbitrarily speeding up or slowing down websites. Show More Summary

CRA that Proposes a Return to Obama-era Internet Would Challenge the Ongoing Currents of Investment

Manufacturers oppose Senator Markey’s (D-MA) Congressional Review Act (CRA) proposal that would, under the guise of “Net Neutrality,” eviscerate a December Federal Communications Commission decision that restored the reasonable regulatory... The post CRA that Proposes a Return to Obama-era Internet Would Challenge the Ongoing Currents of Investment appeared first on Shopfloor.

FCC Says Net Neutrality Repeal Has Already Fixed the Internet

Has your internet seemed miraculously faster and better lately? The Federal Communications Commission (FCC) would like you to think it has, according to its most recent broadband status report. The post FCC Says Net Neutrality Repeal Has Already Fixed the Internet appeared first on ExtremeTech.

San José Mayor Highlights Cities’ Monopolist Role In Widening Digital Divide

The Mayor of San José, Sam Liccardo, recently quit a Federal Communications Commission advisory committee on broadband deployment after opposing the Committee’s effort to lower excessive and discriminatory fees that cities impose on broadband providers. Show More Summary

FCC fines Cesar Chavez Foundation over promotions on its radio stations

The Federal Communications Commission has levied a record fine against two farmworker radio stations in California and Arizona for overstepping restrictions against commercial advertising. The Cesar Chavez Foundation, a nonprofit social service affiliate of the United Farm Workers union, agreed...

The FCC Takes Its Hands Off the Internet

2 weeks agoNews : Reason

In April, Ajit Pai, the newly appointed chairman of the Federal Communications Commission (FCC), announced his first major initiative: taking internet regulation back to 2014. Two years earlier, the FCC had reclassified how the web is treated under the Telecommunications Act. Show More Summary

This ‘safe’ Republican congressman is losing the race for campaign cash

In the race for campaign cash, Republican Rep. Tom McClintock has been losing. Year-end fundraising reports due to the Federal Election Commission Wednesday revealed that McClintock, who represents communities from … Click to Contin...

This simple script renders data collected by your ISP unusable

After voting last month to strip Obama administration guidelines, the Federal Communications Commission ceded control of the internet to ISPs, at least for now. Corporations like Comcast and Verizon won the right to police themselves, operating on a scheme tantamount to the honor system. Show More Summary

Here's What You Need To Know About That 'Nationalized 5G' Proposal

Once it went public, the proposal quickly met stiff resistance on many fronts. Ajit Pai, the chairman of the Federal Communications Commission (FCC) said he opposed the "costly and counterproductive distraction" from the policies needed to put the U.S. Show More Summary

The Next Battle For The Internet May Have Already Begun

The Federal Communications Commission’s repeal of Net Neutrality has turned out to be a controversial and widely criticized legislative decision. The FCC and its chairman, Ajit Pai, have been facing continuous and largely bipartisanShow More Summary

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