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  • WASHINGTON, July 15- The U.S. Federal Communications Commission said on Friday that 62 bidders have made upfront payments in a forthcoming wireless spectrum auction including AT&T Inc, Verizon Communications Inc, Dish Network, T-Mobile US and Comcast Corp. Last month, the FCC said the price of 126 MHz of television airwaves taken from broadcasters to be sold for...

  • The FCC approved opening nearly 11 gigahertz of high-frequency spectrum for mobile, flexible and fixed-use wireless broadband. The FCC said the new rules "will provide vital clarity for business investment in this area." Verizon Communications Inc and AT&T Inc have said they will begin deploying 5 G trials in 2017, and the first commercial deployments at...

  • But analysts said wireless providers may not be willing to pay the staggering amount for the airwaves to expand their networks, which could prompt the FCC to hold another round of auctions. The FCC disclosed the price in a statement after completing the first part of an auction to repurpose low-frequency wireless spectrum relinquished by television...

  • But analysts said wireless providers may not be willing to pay the staggering amount for the airwaves to expand their networks, which could prompt the FCC to hold another round of auction. The FCC disclosed the price in a statement as it completed the first part of an auction to repurpose low-frequency wireless spectrum relinquished by television...

  • FCC chairman Tom Wheeler proposed retaining the existing rules barring companies in most instances from owning a newspaper and a broadcast TV or radio station in the same market, as well as other individual market limits on radio and TV stations with "slight modification," according to the summary of a proposal to fellow commissioners seen by Reuters.

  • WASHINGTON, June 27- The chairman of the U.S. Federal Communications Commission on Monday proposed retaining most rules limiting cross ownership of newspapers, radio and TV stations in the same market, according to a document reviewed by Reuters. FCC chairman Tom Wheeler proposed retaining the existing rules barring companies in most instances from owning a...

  • FCC Chairman Tom Wheeler said if the FCC "approves my proposal next month, the United States will be the first country in the world to open up high-band spectrum for 5 G networks and applications." He said the FCC also will seek comments on opening other high-frequency spectrum bands. The FCC will make spectrum available and rely on a process led by the private...

  • FCC Chairman Tom Wheeler said if the FCC "approves my proposal next month, the United States will be the first country in the world to open up high-band spectrum for 5 G networks and applications." He said the FCC also will seek comments on opening other high-frequency spectrum bands. The FCC will make spectrum available and rely on a process led by the private...

  • FCC Chairman Tom Wheeler said in prepared remarks to be delivered in Washington that if the FCC "approves my proposal next month, the United States will be the first country in the world to open up high-band spectrum for 5 G networks and applications."

  • Some members of Congress say such agreements help smaller local TV broadcasters reduce operating costs by merging different stations' advertising sales departments. Congress had ordered the commission in 1996 to review the rules every four years but it last completed a review in 2006. The FCC still has not completed the 2010 or 2014 reviews.

  • 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...