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  • At a speech to broadcasters in Las Vegas, the FCC chief said the commission will vote on May 18 to start the review. The National Association of Broadcasters has asked the FCC to reconsider the decision, saying "broadcasters must be permitted to achieve economies of scale and scope. In 2016, the FCC under Democratic President Barack Obama voted to retain nearly...

  • At a speech to broadcasters in Las Vegas, the FCC chief said the commission will vote May 18 to start the review. In 2016, the FCC under President Barack Obama voted to retain nearly all rules limiting cross-ownership of newspapers, radio and TV stations in the same market. Struggling newspaper companies had pushed for the FCC to relax the restrictions.

  • The U.S. Federal Communications Commission barred merger talks among telecommunications companies for over a year as it conducted a $19.8 billion auction of airwaves from broadcasters for wireless use. T-Mobile, the largest winner with an $8 billion bid, is widely expected to be one of the first to have such discussions. "The inorganic and organic...

  • Ajit Pai, who was named chair of the FCC by President Donald Trump in January, will deliver a speech titled "The Future of Internet Regulation" on Wednesday in Washington, the FCC said. Sources said Pai is expected to announce that he will begin the process of taking public comment to repeal the rules approved by the FCC under President Barack Obama in early 2015.

  • FCC chair to unveil net neutrality strategy Wednesday: DJ

    FCC chairman Ajit Pai is expected to unveil his net neutrality strategy and discuss the future of internet regulation on Wednesday. CNBC's Julia Boorstin reports.

  • Telecom deal frenzy to come?

    Discussing the environment for future deals in the telecom space following the FCC's loosening industry restrictions, with Craig Moffett, MoffettNathanson founder and senior analyst, and Jonathan Chaplin, New Street Research managing partner.

  • WASHINGTON, April 20- The U.S. Federal Communications Commission voted on Thursday to effectively deregulate the $45 billion business data services market in a win for companies like AT&T Inc, CenturyLink Inc and Verizon Communications Inc that will likely lead to price hikes for many small businesses. The 2-1 vote is a blow to companies such as Sprint Corp and...

  • Tribune did not discuss any tie up, but said in a statement the FCC decision "will serve the important interest of localism by enabling broadcasters to better serve their communities." FCC Chairman Ajit Pai said he plans to take a new look at the current overall limit on companies owning stations serving no more than 39 percent of U.S. television households.

  • FCC Chairman Ajit Pai said he plans to take a new look at the current overall limit on companies owning stations serving no more than 39 percent of U.S. television households. But last year, the FCC under Democratic President Barack Obama said those rules were outdated after the 2009 conversion to digital broadcasting, which eliminated the differences in...

  • April 20- The U.S. Federal Communications Commission on Thursday voted 2-1 to significantly ease regulatory requirements in the $45 billion business data services market, a win for companies like AT&T Inc, CenturyLink Inc and Verizon Communications Inc that could lead to price hikes for many small businesses. FCC Chairman Ajit Pai defended the decision to...

  • jit Pai, chairman of the U.S. Federal Communications Commission, gestures while speaking on the second day of Mobile World Congress (MWC) in Barcelona, Spain, on Tuesday, Feb. 28, 2017.

    The Federal Communications Commission on Thursday voted 2-1 to significantly ease regulatory requirements in the $45 billion business data services market

  • WASHINGTON, April 20- The U.S. Federal Communications Commission voted 2-1 on Thursday to reverse a 2016 decision that limits the number of television stations some broadcasters can buy. The decision could lead to a possible acquisition by Sinclair Broadcast Group Inc of Tribune Media Co, some Democrats in Congress said. FCC Chairman Ajit Pai said he plans to...

  • April 20- The U.S. Federal Communications Commission on Thursday voted 2-1 to significantly ease regulatory requirements in the $45 billion business data services market, a win for companies like AT&T, CenturyLink, Verizon Communications and others but could lead to price hikes for many small businesses.

  • But last year, the FCC under Democratic President Barack Obama said those rules were outdated after the 2009 conversion to digital broadcasting- which eliminated the differences in station signal strength- and revoked them in September. Federal law limits companies to owning stations serving no more than 39 percent of U.S. television households; there is a...

  • In January, AT&T said it expected to be able to bypass the FCC in its planned $85.4 billion acquisition of Time Warner because it would not seek to transfer any significant Time Warner licenses. FCC Chairman Ajit Pai said previously he did not plan to use the proposed TV station license transfer as a way to examine the AT&T-Time Warner merger.

  • April 17- In 10 days, the U.S. Federal Communications Commission will lift a ban on telecoms companies engaging in merger talks, and Wall Street is betting on T-Mobile US Inc, Sprint Corp and Dish Network Corp to be the first ones out of the gate. You have to ask yourself whether T-Mobile is going to be as eager to do a deal as Sprint, "said Craig Moffett, an analyst at...

  • NEW YORK, April 13- T-Mobile US Inc bid $8 billion and Dish Network Corp $6.2 billion to win the bulk of broadcast airwaves spectrum for sale in a government auction, the U.S. Federal Communications Commission said on Thursday. The two carriers accounted for most of the $19.8 billion in winning bids, the FCC said. The FCC said 175 broadcast stations were selling...

  • NEW YORK, April 13- T-Mobile US Inc bid $8 billion and Dish Network Corp $6.2 billion to win the bulk of broadcast airwaves spectrum for sale in a government auction, the U.S. Federal Communications Commission said on Thursday. The two carriers accounted for more than two-thirds of $19.8 billion in winning bids, the FCC said. Comcast Corp agreed to acquire $1.7...

  • NEW YORK, April 13- The U.S. Federal Communications Commission said on Thursday that T-Mobile US Inc, Comcast Corp, Dish Network Corp and U.S. Cellular Corp were among the largest buyers of spectrum in an $19.8 billion broadcast airwaves auction. The FCC said 175 broadcast stations were selling airwaves to 50 wireless and other telecommunications companies.

  • NEW YORK, April 13- The U.S. Federal Communications Commission said on Thursday that T-Mobile US Inc, Comcast Corp, Dish Network Corp and U.S. Cellular Corp were among the largest buyers of spectrum in an $19.8 billion broadcast airwaves auction. The FCC said 175 broadcast stations were selling airwaves to 50 wireless and other telecommunications companies.