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  • The ruling marks an early win for the Federal Communications Commission, whose assertion of a broader enforcement authority over Internet services providers is being challenged in court by AT&T Inc and cable and wireless industry groups. The new regulations are slated to go into effect on Friday as the U.S. Court of Appeals for the District of Columbia...

  • WASHINGTON, June 11- A U.S. federal appeals court on Thursday declined to suspend new Internet traffic regulations, rejecting the telecom industry's request to partially block the implementation of the "net neutrality" rules while they're being litigated. The ruling marks an early win for the Federal Communications Commission, whose assertion of a broader...

  • Outdated systems holding back text-to-911 Wednesday, 10 Jun 2015 | 11:39 AM ET

    The FCC requires wireless carriers to provide text-to-911 service, but local emergency dispatch centers are slow to upgrade systems. NBC News reports.

  • FCC to scrap local oversight of cable charges Wednesday, 3 Jun 2015 | 7:25 PM ET
    Federal Communications Commission Chairman Tom Wheeler.

    The move, which would allow providers to hike rates without local approval, fuels fears that more costs could fall on consumers.

  • The Federal Communications Commission is expected to vote on June 18 to begin the process of revamping the $1.7 billion program, called Lifeline, which has helped poorer Americans get access to telecommunications technologies since 1985.. FCC Chairman Tom Wheeler wants to give those receiving the subsidy a choice of using it for phone services, high-speed...

  • The Federal Communications Commission will vote on June 18 on proposed changes to the $1.7 billion program, called Lifeline, which is funded through fees paid by landline and cellphone users. FCC Chairman Tom Wheeler on Thursday circulated to the rest of the commission a list of changes to the program, seeking to increase the minimum standards for phone and...

  • FCC targets robocalls Thursday, 28 May 2015 | 9:00 AM ET
    FCC targets robocalls

    The FCC is ready to take action against robocalls.

  • FCC's Wheeler to propose subsidized Internet access Thursday, 28 May 2015 | 7:16 AM ET
    Federal Communications Commission (FCC) Chairman Tom Wheeler speaks during a news conference after an open meeting to receive public comment on proposed open Internet notice of proposed rulemaking and spectrum auctions May 15, 2014 at the FCC headquarters in Washington, DC.

    Tom Wheeler will present changes to a $1.7 billion subsidy program, the NYT reports.

  • Ex-FCC Chair: Need to ensure certainty in market Wednesday, 27 May 2015 | 4:49 PM ET
    Julius Genachowski, former FCC chairman

    Former Federal Communications Commission Chair Julius Genachowski said on Wednesday that the agency's job is to ensure certainty in the market.

  • FCC proposes crackdown on unwanted robocalls Wednesday, 27 May 2015 | 2:45 PM ET
    Federal Communications Commission Chairman Tom Wheeler

    The FCC released a proposal on Wednesday to close loopholes and clarify laws to further protect consumers from unwanted robocalls.

  • FCC's obligation to ensure certainty: Genachoswki Wednesday, 27 May 2015 | 2:32 PM ET
    FCC's obligation to ensure certainty: Genachoswki

    U.S. Federal Communications Commission Chairman, Tom Wheeler, unveils a "robocall" proposal. Julius Genachoswki, Fmr. FCC Chairman of The Carlyle Group, weighs in and also discusses cable consolidation deal and net neutrality.

  • What the Charter-Time Warner deal is all about Tuesday, 26 May 2015 | 11:21 PM ET
    What the Charter-Time Warner deal is all about

    Alan Haft, partner at Kelly-Haft Financial, says Charter Communications' plan to acquire Time Warner Cable is centered around the fact that consolidation is essential for the survival of the cable market.

  • May 21- Federal Communications Commission Chairman Tom Wheeler reached out to the chief executives of Time Warner Cable Inc and Charter Communications Inc to convey that the agency is not against cable deals, the Wall Street Journal reported. Wheeler saw some of the statements as a "significant over-reading" of the FCC staff's stance on the Comcast-Time...

  • Ergen: Dish Network wireless win good for taxpayers Thursday, 14 May 2015 | 11:30 AM ET
    Charles Ergen

    Dish Network's controversial bids in a recent wireless spectrum auction are a net positive for American taxpayers, Charlie Ergen tells CNBC.

  • AT&T, trade groups ask court to block FCC Internet rule Wednesday, 13 May 2015 | 1:36 PM ET

    WASHINGTON, May 13- AT&T Inc and telecommunications trade groups on Wednesday asked a federal appeals court to block U.S. Federal Communications Commission Internet traffic regulations while litigation continues. In a joint filing in the U.S. Court of Appeals for the District of Columbia Circuit, AT&T, the United States Telecom Association and others said a...

  • Feds unlikely to block AT&T-DirecTV deal: Report Tuesday, 12 May 2015 | 1:04 PM ET
    A pedestrian looks at a mobile phone while walking past an AT&T store in Washington, D.C.

    Federal authorities are unlikely to block AT&T's proposed acquisition of DirecTV, according to a new report.

  • The U.S. Court of Appeals for the District of Columbia Circuit ruled against the Federal Communications Commission, which last year asked various U.S. media companies to disclose their contracts with pay-TV providers to help with the reviews of Comcast Corp's now-withdrawn proposed merger with Time Warner Cable Inc and AT&T Inc's proposed acquisition of...

  • Top cable execs on what's plaguing the industry Wednesday, 6 May 2015 | 6:54 PM ET
    Cablevision Systems president and CEO Jim Dolan speaks at The Internet and Television Expo in Chicago, May 6, 2015.

    The cable giants didn't mince words at INTX as they addressed the big issues they're facing: consolidation, regulation and disruption.

  • Speaking at the industry's trade show in Chicago, Federal Communications Commission Chairman Tom Wheeler drew a lukewarm reception as he pressed the companies to boost competition and embrace the Internet's power to shake up their business model. Cable and wireless industry trade groups are challenging in court the FCC's new Internet traffic...

  • WASHINGTON, May 5- Netflix Inc has urged the U.S. Federal Communications Commission to reject the pending $48 billion merger of AT&T Inc and DirecTV unless its concerns about the deal are addressed. According to regulatory disclosures posted on Tuesday, Netflix representatives met recently with more than 20 FCC officials and raised concerns about the...