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  • WASHINGTON, Feb 24- The U.S. Federal Communications Commission will block some Obama administration rules that subject broadband providers to stricter scrutiny than websites, a spokesman said on Friday, in a victory for internet providers such as AT&T Inc, Comcast Corp and Verizon Communications Inc.. The rules approved by the FCC in October in a 3-2 vote were...

  • WASHINGTON, Feb 24- The U.S. Federal Communications Commission will block some Obama administration rules that subject broadband providers to stricter scrutiny than websites, a spokesman said on Friday, in a victory for internet providers such as AT&T Inc, Comcast Corp and Verizon Communications Inc.. The rules approved by the FCC in October in a 3-2 vote were...

  • WASHINGTON, Feb 24- The U.S. Federal Communications Commission will block Obama administration rules that subject broadband providers to stricter scrutiny than websites, a spokesman said on Friday, in a victory for internet providers like AT&T Inc, Comcast Corp and Verizon Communications Inc.. The rules approved by the FCC in October in a 3-2 vote were aimed at...

  • WASHINGTON, Feb 24- The new U.S. Federal Communications Commission chief will move to block broadband privacy rules, approved by the Obama administration, that subject broadband providers to stricter scrutiny than websites, a spokesman said on Friday, in a victory for internet providers like AT&T Inc, Comcast Corp and Verizon Communications Corp..

  • Ajit Pai, Federal Communications Commission

    "Light touch regulation" should be the FCC's standard when it comes to regulating the internet, Ajit Pai tells CNBC.

  • FCC's new man in charge

    Ajit Pai,FCC Chairman, weighs in on net neutrality, broadband and deregulation.

  • Rep. Jeb Hensarling, R-Texas.

    Instead of a director who can be fired, industry groups have called for a bipartisan five-member commission to lead the CFPB.

  • WASHINGTON, Feb 11- The new chairman of the U.S. Federal Communications Commission under President Donald Trump is keeping under wraps his strategy to revise or reverse the Obama administration's "net neutrality" rules, but emphasized he is committed to ensuring an open internet. Ajit Pai, 44, a Republican lawyer who has served as a FCC commissioner since 2012,...

  • WASHINGTON, Feb 10- The new chairman of the U.S. Federal Communications Commission under President Donald Trump is keeping under wraps his strategy to revise or reverse the Obama administration's "net neutrality" rules, but emphasized he is committed to ensuring an open internet. Ajit Pai, 44, a Republican lawyer who has served as a FCC commissioner since 2012,...

  • WASHINGTON, Feb 10- The U.S. Federal Communications Commission said Friday that bidding in the wireless spectrum auction has ended at $19.6 billion, significantly less than many analysts had initially forecast. The FCC said last year that 62 bidders made upfront payments to take part, including AT&T Inc, Verizon Communications Inc, Dish Network Corp, T-Mobile...

  • The logo of Japanese mobile provider SoftBank is displayed at an entrance of a shop in Tokyo's shopping district Ginza on February 8, 2017.

    OneWeb is the poster child for what foreign investment in the U.S. could look like — the company will open a factory with SoftBank investment.

  • Senator Al Franken, a Democrat from Minnesota.

    The current federal rules were established in 2015 to protect websites and services, Buzzfeed reports.

  • A demonstrator holds a sign in support of net neutrality outside the Federal Communications Commission headquarters in Washington, May 14, 2014.

    The FCC was investigating T-Mobile's Binge On free data program to determine whether it unfairly favorited certain services.

  • WASHINGTON, Feb 3- The U.S. telecommunications regulator said on Friday it was closing inquiries into sponsored data programs and TV services offered by AT&T Inc, Verizon Communications Inc, Comcast Corp, T-Mobile USA Inc without taking any action. Under the Obama administration, the Federal Communications Commission had sent letters raising concerns about...

  • Under the Obama administration, the FCC had sent letters raising concerns about whether some data practices by AT&T and Verizon violated net neutrality rules. In new letters to the companies, the FCC said it was closing its investigation. "These free-data plans have proven to be popular among consumers, particularly low-income Americans, and have enhanced...

  • Republican FCC Chairman Ajit Pai said the commission will vote Feb. 23 on whether to grant initial approval on a rule to allow broadcasters to use the new standard on a voluntary basis. "The FCC should enable innovation in the broadcasting business," Pai said Thursday at FCC headquarters. The National Association of Broadcasters, which represents Tegna Inc,...

  • Ajit Pai, Federal Communications Commission

    Ajit Pai is widely expected to roll back regulations and let the companies decide what to charge.

  • Federal Communications Commission (FCC) Commissioner Ajit Pai.

    Ellie Wheeler, Greycroft Partners, and CNBC's Julia Boorstin discuss Ajit Pai's elevation to chairman at the Federal Communications Commission and the current concerns over net neutrality.

  • Sen. Thune: Congress and FCC can work together on governing internet

    Sen. John Thune (R-S.D.) discusses the shift in the Federal Communications Commission's views on net neutrality under Ajit Pai and what Congress can do about the issue.

  • Expanding Formula 1 racing to its full potential:  CEO

    Chase Carey, Formula 1 CEO, talks about growing the sport of auto racing in the U.S.