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  • Kim Hart, an FCC spokeswoman, declined to comment. The Wall Street Journal had reported last week that FCC chairman Tom Wheeler is likely to circulate a draft order approving the deal, citing people familiar with the matter. An informal 180- day FCC "shot clock" is set to expire on Friday, but the agency says on its website that ensuring any deal is in the public...

  • WASHINGTON/ NEW YORK March 18- The U.S. Federal Communications Commission said on Friday that it had received 104 applications to take part in an auction of valuable low-frequency airwaves relinquished by TV broadcasters, including many wireless companies who want to use the airwaves to build new networks or improve existing coverage.

  • Since last year, the FCC has been considering revamping the $1.5 billion annual program, called Lifeline, which has helped lower income Americans get access to telecommunications technologies since 1985.. FCC Chairman Tom Wheeler has said he wants to give those receiving the subsidy a choice of using it for phone services, high-speed Internet, or both.

  • The stay does affect interim rates set by the FCC in 2013.. Prison phone companies had sued the FCC, asking the court to overturn the rate cut. "While we regret that relief from high inmate calling rates will be delayed for struggling families and their 2.7 million children trying to stay in touch with a loved one, we are gratified that costly and burdensome...

  • Feb 25- Five Democratic U.S. senators, including presidential candidate Bernie Sanders, told the Justice Department and Federal Communications Commission on Thursday that they had "significant concerns" about Charter Communications Inc's planned acquisition of Time Warner Cable Inc and Bright House Networks. The senators, who also included Elizabeth...

  • *Quarter impacted by FCC auction expense of $516 mln. The No. 2 U.S. satellite TV provider said full-year net income attributable to the company tumbled 21 percent from a year earlier to $747.1 million, or $1.61 per share. Dish said it incurred a $516 million expense related to a U. S Federal Communications Commission auction of wireless airwaves.

  • WASHINGTON, Feb 18- The Federal Communications Commission approved on Thursday a proposal to let consumers swap pricey cable boxes for cheaper devices and apps, to boost competition in the $20 billion television set-top box market. The proposal passed in a 3-2 vote, with commissioners Ajit Pai and Michael O'Rielly dissenting. The FCC has said opening the...

  • Federal Communications Commission Chairman Tom Wheeler.

    The FCC on Thursday approved a new rule that would allow consumers to swap cable set-top boxes for less expensive devices.

  • *Quarter impacted by " FCC auction expense" of $516 mln. The No. 2 U.S. satellite TV provider said full-year net income attributable to the company tumbled 21 percent from a year earlier to $747.1 million, or $1.61 per share. The company and its affiliates surrendered airwave licenses worth $3.3 billion to the U. S Federal Communications Commission in October, after...

  • *Quarter impacted by " FCC auction expense" of $516 mln. The No. 2 U.S. satellite TV provider after DirecTV said net income attributable to the company in 2015 fell about 21 percent from a year earlier to $747.1 million, or $1.61 per share. The company and its affiliates surrendered airwave licenses worth $3.3 billion to the U. S Federal Communications Commission in...

  • FCC to vote on cable box rules

    The Federal Communications Commission is expected to vote on a proposal that could boost cable box competition.

  • *Quarter impacted by " FCC auction expense" of $516 mln. The No. 2 U.S. satellite TV provider after DirecTV said net income attributable to the company fell about 21 percent from a year ago to $747.1 million, or $1.61 per share. The company and its affiliates surrendered airwave licenses worth $3.3 billion to the U. S Federal Communications Commission in October, after...

  • *Q4 impacted by " FCC auction expense" of $516 mln. Dish, the No. 2 U.S. satellite TV provider after DirecTV, had to pay up $516 million after its affiliates surrendered spectrum licenses worth $3.3 billion to the government in October. The U. S Federal Communications Commission plans to re-auction those licenses after an auction of broadcast airwaves scheduled for...

  • The proposed regulation, unveiled by FCC Chairman Tom Wheeler in January, would allow customers to obtain video services from providers such as Alphabet Inc, Apple Inc and Tivo, instead of cable, satellite and other television providers such Comcast Corp and Verizon Communications. The FCC has said that opening the set-top box market for alternatives such as a...

  • The American Cable Association, U.S. Telecom Association, Consumer Technology Association, National Cable& Telecommunications Association and other groups wrote FCC Chairman Tom Wheeler urging him to propose limited broadband privacy protections consistent with the Federal Trade Commission's rules that bar "unfair or deceptive" practices.

  • FCC chairman Tom Wheeler is announcing the proposed regulation later on Wednesday to allow companies like Alphabet Inc and Tivo to compete directly to provide video services, according to a summary of the proposal, the proposal says. The FCC says Americans spent $20 billion a year to lease pay-TV cable and satellite boxes, or an average of $231 a year, and said box...

  • US FEDERAL COMMUNICATIONS COMMISSION TO ANNOUNCE PROPOSAL TO "UNLOCK" PAY-TELEVISION SET-TOP BOXES, ALLOWING NEW COMPETITION- DOCUMENT.

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  • Dec 18- The U.S. Federal Communications Commission said on Friday it approved the $9.1 billion sale of U.S. regional cable company Suddenlink Communications to European telecoms group Altice NV. Altice has acquired or taken control of broadband companies in France, Belgium, Luxembourg, Israel and Portugal, the FCC said, adding that it has a track record of...

  • FCC chairman Tom Wheeler told reporters that commission staff sent letters on Wednesday to AT&T, Comcast and T-Mobile "to come in and have a discussion with us about some of the innovative things that they are doing." Comcast is rolling out its own live streaming TV service called "Stream TV" that would not count usage against data caps if using Comcast services.