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FCC to Launch Review of Media Regulations

The Federal Communications Commission will begin a comprehensive review of its media regulations, starting at its May 18 meeting, Chairman Ajit Pai said Tuesday.

FCC chairman Pai ready to announce how he's going to kill the open internet

11 hours agoUS Politics / Liberal : Daily Kos

Campaign Action Big telecom is going to be back in charge of the internet now that Ajit Pai has the reins of the Federal Communications Commission. An ardent foe of the open internet order that allowed broadband to be regulated likeShow More Summary

FCC to launch ‘comprehensive review’ of media regulations

12 hours agoNews : The Raw Story

Federal Communications Commission Chairman Ajit Pai on Tuesday said the top U.S. telecommunications regulator will launch a “comprehensive review” of regulations that restrict consolidation among media companies, potentially opening the door to a new wave of deals among broadcasters and...

Trump’s FCC Commissioner Plans to ‘Aggressively Modernize’ Media Regulations

After four years of participating on panels at the annual NAB Show, newly minted commissioner of the Federal Communications Commission, Ajit Pai, used TV terms to describe being asked to give this morning's keynote speech. "It's like going from a morning show to prime time," Pai said to the standing-room-only crowd at the broadcasting, media...

The FCC is about to unveil its net neutrality roll-back plan

16 hours agoTechnology : Post Tech

Ajit Pai, the Republican chairman of the Federal Communications Commission, is set to release a plan Wednesday to roll back the government's net neutrality rules, setting the stage for another major showdown between tech companies and Internet service providers over the future of the Web. Pai is expected to outline his proposal in an afternoon […]

FCC chairman expected to unveil strategy to reverse net neutrality: sources

yesterdayNews : The Raw Story

The head of the U.S. Federal Communications Commission is expected to unveil his strategy this week to overturn landmark 2015 net neutrality rules, a move that will kickoff a new battle over the future of the internet. Ajit Pai, who was named chair of the FCC by President Donald Trump in January,...

FCC Relaxes Rules for TV Station Ownership — Is a Wave of Consolidation on the Horizon?

The Federal Communications Commission continued deregulation efforts under the stewardship of the panel’s new Republican chairman, Ajit Pai, relaxing two key rules Thursday affecting TV stations and telecom companies. Both moves were approved on 2-1 votes by the currently undermanned...

Enjoy this IRL Rickroll as the FCC votes for another corporation friendly change

For dorks like myself, watching the Federal Communications Commission doesn't get much better than this. Let's start with the fun stuff. FCC Chairman Ajit Pai is reportedly starting his promised assault on net neutrality rules. The move...Show More Summary

Everything Ajit Pai Has Fucked Up in the Last Three Months

5 days agoTechnology / Gadgets : Gizmodo

The Federal Communications Commission voted today to eliminate price caps on broadband services for businesses, schools, libraries, and hospitals, known as Business Data Services (BDS). The argument advanced by FCC Commissioner Ajit Pai, and the big telecoms who wanted this rule repealed, was that there is already… Read more...

FCC open meeting focuses on deregulation of internet

5 days agoNews : The Raw Story

The Federal Communications Commission laid out a wide-ranging policy agenda that aims to get rid of existing regulations at every level of government related to internet access and voted to change the definition of “sufficient competition” for internet services available to businesses,...

FCC clears way for big TV mergers, eases broadband price limits

The Federal Communications Commission on Thursday accelerated its deregulation push under Republican control, voting to ease limits on broadcast TV ownership and prices that large telecom companies can charge businesses and governments for bulk broadband services. Revisions to how the agency calculates...

The relentless fighting over net neutrality rules needs to end, but how can it?

Under its last chairman, Democrat Tom Wheeler, the Federal Communications Commission dramatically ramped up its regulation of telecommunications companies, especially those that provide broadband Internet access to the home. The commission adopted rules to preserve net neutrality, limit the collection...

T-Mobile got an amazing deal on its $8 billion spectrum haul

Last week, the results of a hugely important Federal Communications Commission auction came out. The Commission was selling the rights to use re-purposed TV spectrum to wireless carriers, and T-Mobile spent $8 billion to buy far more...Show More Summary

Redrawing the Battle Lines in the ISP Privacy Debate

As Americans spend more and more time online and on their devices, they also want to see increased privacy protections. Last year, the Federal Communications Commission made a move in that direction by enacting strong privacy rules giving broadband customers more control over data collected by their internet service providers. Show More Summary

Flagship L.A. PBS Station to Get Huge Payday From Spectrum Auction

One TV station that appears to have made out well in the Federal Communications Commission’s recently concluded spectrum auction is KOCE-TV, the flagship PBS station for Southern California. The Los Angeles Times reports that KOCE “will see a $49 million...

Support Startups for Net Neutrality

The new leader of the Federal Communications Commission (FCC), Chairman Ajit Pai, has said he wants to roll back existing net neutrality rules that prevent big cable companies from discriminating against online companies and services. Show More Summary

FCC grants NYU WIRELESS first program experimental license

(NYU Tandon School of Engineering) The Federal Communications Commission (FCC) has given NYU Wireless at NYU Tandon School of Engineering the first program experimental license to conduct 5G research throughout the radio spectrum. Yunchou...Show More Summary

T-Mobile, Comcast Emerge As Winners In FCC Auction

The Federal Communications Commission announced the winners of its low-band spectrum auction on Thursday. T-Mobile walked away with the largest chunk of spectrum, with Dish Network and Comcast also winning portions.

PBS SoCal KOCE raises $49 million in FCC spectrum auction

KOCE, the flagship PBS station for Southern California, will see a $49-million windfall from the auction of the public airwaves to companies with wireless networks. The Federal Communications Commission’s auction raised $19.8 billion from bidders that included T-Mobile, Dish and Comcast, the FCC...

The FCC just sold a chunk of the wireless spectrum to T-Mobile

The results are in. After a year-long process, the Federal Communications Commission today announced the conclusion of its first-ever broadcast incentive auction, naming T-Mobile, Dish, Comcast and US Cellular as the biggest winners. Source: FCC

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