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  • April 4- In the most notable legislative work so far of the Trump administration, Republicans in Congress since Feb. 1 have approved measures to eliminate 13 regulations that were finalized in the waning months of Democratic President Barack Obama's eight years in office. Broadband privacy- A Federal Communications Commission rule barring Internet service...

  • The decision was a win for a group representing smaller cable companies that sought to overturn the "overbuild" requirement and marked the latest reversal of Obama-era requirements by the new Republican-led FCC under President Donald Trump. "This is like telling two people you will buy them lunch, ordering two entrees, and then sending both to just one of your...

  • SUPREME COURT NOMINEE Democrats amass enough support to block a Senate confirmation vote on Trump's Supreme Court nominee, Neil Gorsuch, but Republicans vow to change Senate rules to ensure the conservative judge gets the lifetime job. FCC, CHARTER' OVERBUILD' The U.S. Federal Communications Commission is reversing a requirement that Charter...

  • WASHINGTON, April 3- The U.S. Federal Communications Commission is reversing a requirement imposed under the Obama administration that Charter Communications Inc extend broadband service to 1 million households already served by a competitor, under an order to be made public on Monday. The decision was a win for a group representing smaller cable companies...

  • The decision was a win for a group representing smaller cable companies that petitioned to overturn the "overbuild" requirement and marked the latest reversal of Obama-era requirements by the new Republican-led FCC under President Donald Trump. Under the revised FCC order expected to be made public on Monday, Charter must add service to 2 million additional...

  • The FCC under President Barack Obama said those rules were outdated after the 2009 conversion to digital broadcasting and revoked them in September. Twenty-First Century Fox, Inc in September challenged the FCC rule. FCC Chairman Ajit Pai said in a statement the FCC was likely to lose the legal challenge before the U.S. Court of Appeals.

  • Media buying spree ahead?

    The FCC is making some changes that could have a big ripple effect on media deals. CNBC's Julia Boorstin reports.

  • The FCC rewrote its rules last year that allowed companies to only partially count certain stations against the limit on ownership to those stations covering 39 percent of U.S. television households. FCC Chairman Ajit Pai said in a statement the FCC was likely to lose an ongoing lawsuit over the decision to revoke the rule in front of the U.S. Court of Appeals.

  • WASHINGTON, March 30- The U.S. Federal Communications Commission said Thursday it will vote in April to reverse a 2016 rule adopted by the Obama administration that limits the number of television stations some companies can buy. The FCC rewrote its rules last year that allowed companies to only partially count certain stations against the limit on ownership...

  • Debate over online privacy

    House voted to roll back internet privacy measures. CNBC's Julia Boorstin takes a look at the debate over online privacy.

  • The White House said earlier Tuesday that President Donald Trump strongly supports the repeal of the rules approved by the Federal Communications Commission in October under then-President Barack Obama. The White House in its statement said internet providers would need to obtain affirmative "opt-in" consent from consumers to use and share certain...

  • WASHINGTON, March 23- The U.S. Senate on Thursday voted 50 to 48 to repeal regulations requiring internet service providers to do more to protect customers' privacy than websites like Alphabet Inc's Google or Facebook Inc.. Under the rules approved by the Federal Communications Commission in October under then-President Barack Obama, internet providers...

  • WASHINGTON, March 20- The head of the Federal Communications Commission told the U.S. Congress he did not agree that "the media is the enemy of the American people" and said he would act independently of the White House on media-related matters. FCC Chairman Ajit Pai, whom President Donald Trump has nominated to a new five-year term as head of the body that regulates...

  • WASHINGTON, March 20- The head of the Federal Communications Commission told the U.S. Congress that he did not agree with President Donald Trump's comments that certain media outlets are an "enemy" of the people and would act independently of the White House on media-related matters. Pai, who has been nominated to a new five-year term at the FCC by Trump, had refused...

  • FCC in key focus in deregulation talks: David Faber

    "Squawk on the Street's" David Faber talks about the key issues on hand in the telecom sector as the president pushes for deregulation.

  • Netflix Co-founder and Chief Executive Officer Reed Hastings.

    He says consumer expectations are too great at this point, Verge reports.

  • The FCC has previously fined carriers that had 911 outages that it deemed preventable and required steps to prevent further outages. Every call to 911 must go through, FCC Chairman Ajit Pai said in a statement. We are taking steps to prevent this from happening again and will be sharing additional information with the FCC, "Balmoris said.

  • WASHINGTON, March 9- The U.S. Federal Communications Commission said Thursday it will investigate a problem that prevented some AT&T wireless subscribers from making emergency calls late Wednesday. Every call to 911 must go through, FCC Chairman Ajit Pai said in a statement. The FCC has previously imposed fines on other carriers that had 911 outages that it...

  • Free market, not cable companies should choose internet winners and losers: Reddit co-founder

    Alexis Ohanian, Reddit co-founder and Initialized Capital co-founder, talks about his concerns for the future of an open internet and net neutrality.

  • Reddit co-founder 'very bullish on Snap'

    Alexis Ohanian, Reddit co-founder and Initialized Capital co-founder, shares his optimistic outlook on Snap's IPO.