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  • 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.

  • NEW YORK, March 1- U.S. regulators on Wednesday blocked some Obama administration rules on the eve of implementation, regulations that would have subjected broadband providers to stricter scrutiny than web sites face to protect customers' private data. The decision will "provide time" for the FCC and the Federal Trade Commission to devise "a comprehensive and...

  • NEW YORK, March 1- The U.S. Federal Communications Commission on Wednesday blocked some Obama administration rules approved last year that would have subjected broadband providers to stricter scrutiny than websites, a victory for internet providers such as AT&T Inc, Comcast Corp and Verizon Communications Inc. The decision will "provide time for the FCC to...

  • NEW YORK, March 1- The U.S. Federal Communications Commission on Wednesday blocked some Obama administration rules approved last year that would have subjected broadband providers to stricter scrutiny than websites, a victory for internet providers such as AT&T Inc, Comcast Corp and Verizon Communications Inc. The FCC blocked rules aimed at protecting...

  • WASHINGTON, Feb 28- The new Republican head of the U.S. Federal Communications Commission promised "light-touch" regulation of areas such as the internet, a dramatic shift away from the Obama administration's approach to telecommunications oversight. Ajit Pai, whom President Donald Trump named in January to chair the FCC, said at the Mobile World Congress in...

  • FCC changing privary postion

    CNBC's Jon Fortt reports from the 2017 Mobile World Congress on the sentiment surrounding privacy laws.

  • 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...