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  • June 22- The U.S. Federal Communications Commission on Thursday proposed a $120 million fine on a Florida resident alleged to have made almost 100 million spoofed robocalls to trick consumers with "exclusive" vacation deals from well-known travel and hospitality companies. The man, identified as Adrian Abramovich, allegedly made 96 million robocalls during...

  • NEW YORK— The Federal Communications Commission is proposing a $120 million fine for a scheme that appeared to trick consumers into buying vacation packages that were not what they had expected. The agency said Thursday that Miami resident Adrian Abramovich, through his companies, made calls that were faked to appear as though they were from the same area code...

  • AT&T Chief Executive Randall Stephenson, Sprint CEO Marcelo Claure and CenturyLink Inc CEO Glen Post will be among the executives discussing advanced technologies such as unmanned aerial vehicles, or drones, 5 G wireless technologies and universal broadband, officials said. Federal Communications Commission Chairman Ajit Pai, Deputy Chief Technology...

  • WASHINGTON, June 15- A federal appeals court on Thursday declined to issue an emergency order blocking the U.S. Federal Communications Commission from changing its local television ownership rules, which could have blocked Sinclair Broadcast Group Inc from buying assets of Tribune Media Co one of the largest U.S. television station operators.

  • WASHINGTON, June 14- The U.S. Senate will again consider Jessica Rosenworcel, a Democrat, to be a commissioner of the Federal Communications Commission after Republican President Donald Trump nominated her late on Tuesday. Rosenworcel served as a commissioner for the regulator until the end of 2016 when lawmakers failed to take up her renomination under...

  • WASHINGTON, June 14- The U.S. Senate will again consider Jessica Rosenworcel, a Democrat, to be a commissioner of the Federal Communications Commission after Republican President Donald Trump nominated her late on Tuesday. FCC Chairman Ajit Pai, tapped by Trump in January, has also said he wants to dismantle other significant regulations as part of a sweeping...

  • Sen. Elizabeth Warren, D-Mass.

    Sen. Elizabeth Warren, who pioneered consumer protection, can't stop debt collector calls, The Intercept reports.

  • In March, the FCC granted an emergency temporary waiver to Jewish community centers and telecommunications carriers that serve them to help track down callers who have made threats by unmasking phone numbers used to call in threats. FCC rules generally require phone companies to respect a calling partys request to have caller-ID information blocked from...

  • WASHINGTON, May 23- The U.S. Federal Communications Commission said on Tuesday it would not take any action over thousands of complaints about a crude joke that late-night television host Stephen Colbert told about U.S. FCC spokesman Neil Grace said the agency had reviewed the complaints and "concluded that there was nothing actionable under the FCC's rules."

  • WASHINGTON, May 23- The U.S. Federal Communications Commission said on Tuesday it will not impose any fine or take any action after receiving thousands of complaints about a May 1 broadcast of CBS Corp's "Late Show with Stephen Colbert." Talk show comedian Stephen Colbert made a joke about President Donald Trump and Russian President Vladimir Putin that was...

  • May 23- The U.S. Federal Communications Commission said Tuesday it will not impose any fine or take any action after receiving thousands of complaints about a May 1 broadcast of CBS Corp's "Late Show with Stephen Colbert." Talk show comedian Stephen Colbert made a joke about President Donald Trump and Russian President Vladimir Putin that was bleeped before...

  • FEDERAL COMMUNICATIONS COMMISSION SAYS IT WILL NOT FINE CBS CORP OVER "LATE SHOW WITH STEPHEN COLBERT" BROADCAST.

  • Federal Communication Commission Chairman Ajit Pai

    John Oliver and other advocates are wrong about net neutrality, Ian Tuttle write on National Review.

  • FCC moves to rollback Obama-era internet rules

    Robert McDowell, former FCC commissioner, weighs in on regulating the internet, consumer empowerment and net neutrality.

  • FCC chairman Ajit Pai has proposed the commission repeal the rules that reclassified internet service providers as if they were utilities. The public will have until mid-August to offer comments before the FCC votes on a final plan. Pai wants public input on whether the FCC has the authority or should keep its "bright line" rules barring internet companies from...

  • FEDERAL COMMUNICATIONS COMMISSION VOTES 2-1 TO ADVANCE PROPOSAL TO REPEAL OBAMA ERA "NET NEUTRALITY" RULES.

  • FCC chairman Ajit Pai disclosed in April the agency may withdraw "bright line" rules barring internet companies from blocking, throttling or giving "fast lanes" to some websites. "In the rubble of this week, the FCC is formally starting the process of destroying net neutrality," Senator Brian Schatz, a Democrat, said on Wednesday. A number of Democratic senators plan...

  • The company, which had a market value of $2.14 billion as of Thursday, could be of interest to wireless and cable companies, the sources told Reuters. Bloomberg was the first to report Globalstar's plan to sell itself. Investors are expecting a wave of deal-making in the telecom industry this year after the U.S. Federal Communications Commission lifted a ban on...

  • The attacks came soon after Oliver on Sunday urged viewers to file electronic comments with the FCC opposing the plan unveiled by FCC Chairman Ajit Pai to reverse rules implemented under President Barack Obama that boosted government regulatory powers over internet service providers. Oliver in his HBO show "Last Week Tonight" owned by Time Warner Inc urged...

  • Investors had high hopes for specific details on merger discussions on the company's post-earnings conference call from Sprint Chairman Masayoshi Son, who is chief executive of Japan's SoftBank Group Corp, Sprint's controlling shareholder. The U.S. Federal Communications Commission barred merger talks among telecommunications companies for over a...