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  • NEW YORK, May 12- Charter Communications Inc said on Thursday its proposal to buy Time Warner Cable Inc was approved by the California Public Utilities Commission, overcoming the last hurdle to complete the deal. The U.S. Federal Communications Commission confirmed last week that it approved the deal that would turn Stamford, Connecticut- based Charter into...

  • The FCC said the joint inquiry by the commissions was "to better understand, and ultimately to improve, the security of mobile devices." The FCC sent letters to six mobile phone carriers on security issues, while the FTC ordered eight mobile device manufacturers to provide information about how they issue security updates to address vulnerabilities in mobile...

  • WASHINGTON, May 9- The U.S. Federal Communications Commission and Federal Trade Commission on Monday jointly sent letters to mobile carriers including AT&T Inc, Sprint Corp, Verizon Communications Inc and others asking questions about how they release security updates in the wake of growing questions about security vulnerabilities, the agencies said.

  • The FCC- imposed conditions "are largely extensions of the longstanding consumer friendly values and practices of our company," Rutledge said. A majority of the five-member FCC voted to approve the deals earlier this week. The FCC said in a statement Friday that an "order detailing the commission's reasoning and the conditions will be issued in the coming days."

  • WASHINGTON, May 6- The U.S. Federal Communications Commission confirmed on Friday that it had voted to approve Charter Communications Inc's acquisitions of Time Warner Cable Inc and Bright House Networks. A majority of the five-member FCC voted to approve the deals earlier this week. The FCC said in a statement Friday that an "order detailing the commission's...

  • FCC Chairman Tom Wheeler had already voted to approve them. The two other FCC commissioners have yet to vote on the matter. The FCC declined to comment on Thursday.

  • Cablevision Systems president and CEO Jim Dolan speaks at The Internet and Television Expo in Chicago, May 6, 2015.

    The U.S. Federal Communications Commission has approved European telecoms group Altice's acquisition of U.S. cable company Cablevision Systems.

  • WASHINGTON, May 3- The U.S. Federal Communications Commission said late on Tuesday it has approved European telecoms group Altice NV's acquisition of U.S. cable company Cablevision Systems Corp in a $17.7 billion deal. Altice still needs approval from the state of New York. Cablevision has 3.1 million subscribers, mostly in New York, New Jersey and Connecticut.

  • The FCC voted 3-2 to approve an order that will bar some existing contract requirements by special access providers for businesses using high-capacity data and voice connections and to advance a proposed regulation reforming the market that would create a "new technology-neutral framework" that would extend regulations in non-competitive markets.

  • WASHINGTON, April 15- The Obama administration on Friday weighed in on the debate over allowing consumers to switch from pricey cable television boxes to less expensive devices, urging regulators to set an example for the rest of government on how to boost competition. The Federal Communications Commission in February proposed a rule to open competition in...

  • WASHINGTON, April 15- Renata Hesse, who has been in the midst of enforcing antitrust law during a surge of aggressive corporate dealmaking, has been named to head the Justice Department's Antitrust Division, U.S. Hesse, who has previously served as acting assistant attorney general for antitrust, also did a stint at the Federal Communications Commission, where...

  • "You could have a set a standards such that anyone could connect any box to their cable and those boxes could compete for lower prices and greater innovation," Jason Furman, the chairman of the Council of Economic Advisers told reporters in a teleconference. The Federal Communications Commission, an independent agency, in February proposed a rule opening...

  • WASHINGTON, April 8- The chairman of the U.S. Federal Communications Commission is proposing to reform the estimated $25 billion a year market for high-capacity data and voice connections, known as special access lines, to businesses. FCC chairman Tom Wheeler on Friday said he was proposing a new "regulatory framework" barring some contractual practices by...

  • WASHINGTON, March 31- Video provider Netflix did not violate any U.S. regulations when it "throttled" the picture quality for AT&T and Verizon wireless customers and the FCC has no plans to investigate, FCC chairman Tom Wheeler said on Thursday. Wheeler said Netflix's conduct was "outside" the FCC's net neutrality rules adopted last year, because the FCC is not...

  • FCC chairman Tom Wheeler said Netflix's conduct is "outside" the FCC's net neutrality rules adopted last year, because the FCC is not regulating "edge providers" or websites.

  • WASHINGTON, March 31- The Federal Communications Commission on Thursday approved a proposal to expand a telephone subsidy for low-income Americans to include Internet access, after a deal to cap the cost of the plan collapsed. The commission voted 3-2 to approve a proposal by FCC Chairman Tom Wheeler, unveiled earlier this month, to expand the $9.25 monthly...

  • March 31- The U.S. Federal Communications Commission may approve a $2 billion a year budget cap as part of an expansion of a subsidy for low-income Americans for phone and Internet services though last minute discussions could derail the deal, two sources briefed on the talks said. At least three of the five commissioners had agreed to the deal early on Thursday,...

  • March 31- The U.S. Federal Communications Commission is expected to approve a $2 billion a year budget cap as part of an expansion of a subsidy for low-income Americans for phone and internet services, two sources briefed on the talks said. The FCC delayed the start of its meeting by 90 minutes as talks continued over a proposal unveiled earlier this month to...

  • WASHINGTON/ NEW YORK, March 29- The U.S. Federal Communications Commission on Tuesday kicked off an auction of low-frequency spectrum relinquished by television broadcasters to wireless companies and other bidders that are seeking new airwaves to build and improve wireless networks. The so-called "broadcast incentive" auction is considered one of the...

  • March 23- The U.S. Federal Communications Commission is not expected to make a decision this week on Charter Communications Inc's planned acquisition of Time Warner Cable Inc, sources briefed on the matter said on Wednesday. Kim Hart, an FCC spokeswoman, declined to comment. Should the deal team at the FCC and the companies reach an agreement on conditions for...