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  • WASHINGTON— The Republican-led Senate moved Thursday to undo Obama-era regulations that would have forced internet service providers like Comcast and Verizon to ask customers' permission before they could use or sell much of their personal information. The Federal Communications Commission, then controlled by Democrats, put the regulations in place in...

  • WASHINGTON, March 23- The U.S. Senate on Thursday voted 50 to 48 to repeal regulations requiring internet service providers to do more to protect customers' privacy than websites like Alphabet Inc's Google or Facebook Inc.. Under the rules approved by the Federal Communications Commission in October under then-President Barack Obama, internet providers...

  • NEW YORK— An investigation by the U.S. federal telecom regulator says about 12,600 callers couldn't reach 911 directly from their cellphones during a five-hour AT&T outage on March 8. A Federal Communications Commission official said Thursday that the outage affected AT&T customers in the Southeast, central U.S. and parts of the Northeast as well as a...

  • JUNEAU, Alaska— An Australian couple with roots in Alaska has bought more than two dozen radio stations in three states, marking the first time federal regulators have allowed full foreign ownership of U.S. radio stations. The Federal Communications Commission recently approved a request by Richard and Sharon Burns through their company Frontier Media to...

  • WASHINGTON, March 20- The head of the Federal Communications Commission told the U.S. Congress he did not agree that "the media is the enemy of the American people" and said he would act independently of the White House on media-related matters. FCC Chairman Ajit Pai, whom President Donald Trump has nominated to a new five-year term as head of the body that regulates...

  • WASHINGTON, March 20- The head of the Federal Communications Commission told the U.S. Congress that he did not agree with President Donald Trump's comments that certain media outlets are an "enemy" of the people and would act independently of the White House on media-related matters. Pai, who has been nominated to a new five-year term at the FCC by Trump, had refused...

  • Ajit Pai, Federal Communications Commission

    Trump might roll back important regulations that experts argue protect consumers.

  • The new regime at the Federal Communications Commission says consumers win if businesses face less regulation and have more incentives to invest. "Death by a thousand cuts is a constantly overused cliche, but that's sort of what they're aiming for right now," said Matt Wood, the policy director of consumer group Free Press, referring to the Republicans now in...

  • The new regime at the Federal Communications Commission says consumers win if businesses face less regulation and have more incentives to invest. "Death by a thousand cuts is a constantly overused cliche, but that's sort of what they're aiming for right now," said Matt Wood, the policy director of consumer group Free Press, referring to the Republicans now in...

  • FCC in key focus in deregulation talks: David Faber

    "Squawk on the Street's" David Faber talks about the key issues on hand in the telecom sector as the president pushes for deregulation.

  • Netflix Co-founder and Chief Executive Officer Reed Hastings.

    He says consumer expectations are too great at this point, Verge reports.

  • The FCC has previously fined carriers that had 911 outages that it deemed preventable and required steps to prevent further outages. Every call to 911 must go through, FCC Chairman Ajit Pai said in a statement. We are taking steps to prevent this from happening again and will be sharing additional information with the FCC, "Balmoris said.

  • WASHINGTON, March 9- The U.S. Federal Communications Commission said Thursday it will investigate a problem that prevented some AT&T wireless subscribers from making emergency calls late Wednesday. Every call to 911 must go through, FCC Chairman Ajit Pai said in a statement. The FCC has previously imposed fines on other carriers that had 911 outages that it...

  • Free market, not cable companies should choose internet winners and losers: Reddit co-founder

    Alexis Ohanian, Reddit co-founder and Initialized Capital co-founder, talks about his concerns for the future of an open internet and net neutrality.

  • Reddit co-founder 'very bullish on Snap'

    Alexis Ohanian, Reddit co-founder and Initialized Capital co-founder, shares his optimistic outlook on Snap's IPO.

  • NEW YORK, March 1- U.S. regulators on Wednesday blocked some Obama administration rules on the eve of implementation, regulations that would have subjected broadband providers to stricter scrutiny than web sites face to protect customers' private data. The decision will "provide time" for the FCC and the Federal Trade Commission to devise "a comprehensive and...

  • NEW YORK, March 1- The U.S. Federal Communications Commission on Wednesday blocked some Obama administration rules approved last year that would have subjected broadband providers to stricter scrutiny than websites, a victory for internet providers such as AT&T Inc, Comcast Corp and Verizon Communications Inc. The decision will "provide time for the FCC to...

  • NEW YORK, March 1- The U.S. Federal Communications Commission on Wednesday blocked some Obama administration rules approved last year that would have subjected broadband providers to stricter scrutiny than websites, a victory for internet providers such as AT&T Inc, Comcast Corp and Verizon Communications Inc. The FCC blocked rules aimed at protecting...

  • WASHINGTON, Feb 28- The new Republican head of the U.S. Federal Communications Commission promised "light-touch" regulation of areas such as the internet, a dramatic shift away from the Obama administration's approach to telecommunications oversight. Ajit Pai, whom President Donald Trump named in January to chair the FCC, said at the Mobile World Congress in...

  • FCC changing privary postion

    CNBC's Jon Fortt reports from the 2017 Mobile World Congress on the sentiment surrounding privacy laws.