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  • Federal Communications Commission Commissioner Ajit Pai (R) and FCC Chairman Tom Wheeler.

    Ajit Pai has been named the new chairman of the FCC by President Trump. CNBC's John Harwood reports.

  • Faber Report: FCC spectrum acution closing

    CNBC's David Faber reports on the end of the spectrum auction and what it means for potential deals in the telecom sector.

  • As part of the settlement, Straight Path will pay $15 million to the FCC and give the regulator a 20 percent cut of any sale of its spectrum licenses, the company said in a statement on Thursday. The FCC had made inquiries into Straight Path's former parent company IDT Corp and its spectrum licenses following allegations of fraud that were made against the company...

  • MEXICO CITY, Jan 4- Mexican broadcaster Televisa said on Wednesday the U.S. Federal Communications Commission had given approval for Televisa to own up to 40 percent of U.S. Spanish-language peer Univision's voting stock and up to 49 percent of its common shares. The decision came as the FCC approved a move to raise the total number of shares in Univision that can...

  • NEW YORK, Dec 22- A KDDI Corp mobile phone unit has agreed to pay $30 million to resolve U.S. government claims that it defrauded a low-income subsidy program by seeking reimbursement for ineligible consumers, prosecutors said on Thursday. The settlement also ends an administrative investigation by the U.S. Federal Communications Commission, which in April...

  • Less regulation new theme for FCC: Moffett

    Craig Moffett, MoffettNathanson founder and senior analyst, and CNBC's Julia Boorstin discuss what's next for the FCC with the news that chairman Tom Wheeler is planning to step down on January 20th.

  • WASHINGTON, Dec 15- U.S. Federal Communications Commission Chairman Tom Wheeler plans to step down on Jan. 20, he said on Thursday, a move expected to hand Republicans a 2-1 majority on the panel when Donald Trump takes office as president. Senate Democrats on Thursday held out the possibility that Republicans could put her back on the FCC next year.

  • WASHINGTON, Dec 15- U.S. Federal Communications Commission Chairman Tom Wheeler plans to step down on Jan. 20, he said on Thursday, a move expected to hand Republicans a 2-1 majority on the panel when Donald Trump takes office as president. Wheeler could have temporarily kept the commission at 2-2 until Trump named a new member who needs to be confirmed by the Senate.

  • WASHINGTON, Dec 15- Tom Wheeler, chairman of the U.S. Federal Communications Commission, said Thursday he plans to step down on Jan. 20, a move that is expected to hand Republicans a 2-1 majority on the panel when Donald Trump takes office as president. Wheeler could have temporarily kept the commission at 2-2 until Trump named a new member who needs to be confirmed by...

  • FCC Chair Tom Wheeler to step down January 20th

    CNBC's David Faber reports that FCC Chair Tom Wheeler has announced he plans to step down on January 20, 2017.

  • Senator Jeff Sessions, attorney general pick for U.S. President-elect Donald Trump.

    The Trump administration may take big steps backward on privacy, and put the country at greater risk from cyberattacks, say experts.

  • Thomas 'Tom' Wheeler, chairman of the U.S. Federal Communications Commission (FCC), speaks at INTX: The Internet & Television Expo in Chicago, Illinois, U.S., on Wednesday, May 6, 2015.

    Without network neutrality, internet providers are able to create a two-way toll, charging subscribers for access, reports Recode.

  • Sen. Lee: Looking at whether AT&T-Time Warner merger will impact consumers

    Sen. Mike Lee (R-Utah) talks about today's hearing aimed at investigating the planned $85 billion merger between AT&T and Time Warner, and shares his thoughts on net neutrality.

  • The president-elect does not understand technology companies or their business models, and that's a problem, said analysts.

  • Economist Jeff Eisenach and former Sprint Corp lobbyist Mark Jamison were named by Trump's transition team to oversee hiring and policy for the FCC. The FCC is composed of five commissioners, including one designated as chairman, who are appointed by the president and confirmed by the Senate. Only three commissioners can be from the same political party and...

  • Earlier this month, the FCC told AT&T it had "serious concerns" about whether rivals will be able to compete with its upcoming DirecTV Now online video service that will cost $35 a month, including mobile streaming, and demanded a response by Nov. 21. The FCC told AT&T in a letter on Nov. 10 that its DirecTV streaming service "may obstruct competition and harm consumers"...

  • NEW YORK, Nov 21- AT&T Inc's DirecTV mobile video services that do not have data charges for video streaming do not violate net neutrality rules, the telecommunications company told the U.S. Federal Communications Commission in a letter on Monday.

  • What the media industry could look like under Trump

    David Chavern, News Media Alliance, and Barton Crockett, FBR Capital Markets senior analyst, weigh in on how a Trump presidency can effect the current media landscape.

  • WASHINGTON, Nov 17- The U.S. Federal Communications Commission has approved Verizon Communications Inc's $1.8 billion acquisition of Carl Icahn's XO Communications fiber-optic business, an agency order published on Thursday said. Verizon, the No. 1 U.S. wireless service provider, said in February the deal to buy XO Communications would include XO's...

  • FEDERAL COMMUNICATIONS COMMISSION APPROVES VERIZON COMMUNICATION INC'S $1.8 BILLION ACQUISITION OF CARL ICAHN'S XO COMMUNICATIONS: DOCUMENT.