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  • 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.

  • Liberty Media CEO: 5G reality check

    Gregory Maffei, Liberty Media Corporation CEO, provides his thoughts on building out a 5G network, and whether the AT&T-Time Warner deal gets done.

  • Liberty Media CEO: Wireless is an opportunity not a threat

    Gregory Maffei, Liberty Media Corporation CEO, provides insight to net neutrality, the new FCC chairman, and the changing media landscape.

  • Pai, a former Justice Department, FCC and Capitol Hill staffer, in December predicted landmark "net neutrality" rules adopted in 2015 would not last. The son of Indian immigrants who grew up in Kansas, Pai said the commission should take a "weed whacker" to unneeded rules and was harshly critical of many FCC regulations imposed during the Obama administration.

  • Federal Communications Commission (FCC) Commissioner Ajit Pai.

    Trump has elevated Ajit Pai to chairman of the FCC, giving control over the agency to a reliable conservative opposed to net neutrality.

  • Federal Communications Commission Commissioner Ajit Pai (R) and FCC Chairman Tom Wheeler.

    Pai said in a statement he is "deeply grateful" for the "humbling honor."

  • Federal Communications Commission Commissioner Ajit Pai (R) and FCC Chairman Tom Wheeler.

    Ajit Pai has been named the new chairman of the FCC by President Trump. CNBC's John Harwood reports.

  • Faber Report: FCC spectrum acution closing

    CNBC's David Faber reports on the end of the spectrum auction and what it means for potential deals in the telecom sector.

  • As part of the settlement, Straight Path will pay $15 million to the FCC and give the regulator a 20 percent cut of any sale of its spectrum licenses, the company said in a statement on Thursday. The FCC had made inquiries into Straight Path's former parent company IDT Corp and its spectrum licenses following allegations of fraud that were made against the company...

  • MEXICO CITY, Jan 4- Mexican broadcaster Televisa said on Wednesday the U.S. Federal Communications Commission had given approval for Televisa to own up to 40 percent of U.S. Spanish-language peer Univision's voting stock and up to 49 percent of its common shares. The decision came as the FCC approved a move to raise the total number of shares in Univision that can...

  • NEW YORK, Dec 22- A KDDI Corp mobile phone unit has agreed to pay $30 million to resolve U.S. government claims that it defrauded a low-income subsidy program by seeking reimbursement for ineligible consumers, prosecutors said on Thursday. The settlement also ends an administrative investigation by the U.S. Federal Communications Commission, which in April...

  • Less regulation new theme for FCC: Moffett

    Craig Moffett, MoffettNathanson founder and senior analyst, and CNBC's Julia Boorstin discuss what's next for the FCC with the news that chairman Tom Wheeler is planning to step down on January 20th.

  • WASHINGTON, Dec 15- U.S. Federal Communications Commission Chairman Tom Wheeler plans to step down on Jan. 20, he said on Thursday, a move expected to hand Republicans a 2-1 majority on the panel when Donald Trump takes office as president. Senate Democrats on Thursday held out the possibility that Republicans could put her back on the FCC next year.

  • WASHINGTON, Dec 15- U.S. Federal Communications Commission Chairman Tom Wheeler plans to step down on Jan. 20, he said on Thursday, a move expected to hand Republicans a 2-1 majority on the panel when Donald Trump takes office as president. Wheeler could have temporarily kept the commission at 2-2 until Trump named a new member who needs to be confirmed by the Senate.

  • WASHINGTON, Dec 15- Tom Wheeler, chairman of the U.S. Federal Communications Commission, said Thursday he plans to step down on Jan. 20, a move that is expected to hand Republicans a 2-1 majority on the panel when Donald Trump takes office as president. Wheeler could have temporarily kept the commission at 2-2 until Trump named a new member who needs to be confirmed by...

  • FCC Chair Tom Wheeler to step down January 20th

    CNBC's David Faber reports that FCC Chair Tom Wheeler has announced he plans to step down on January 20, 2017.

  • Senator Jeff Sessions, attorney general pick for U.S. President-elect Donald Trump.

    The Trump administration may take big steps backward on privacy, and put the country at greater risk from cyberattacks, say experts.

  • Thomas 'Tom' Wheeler, chairman of the U.S. Federal Communications Commission (FCC), speaks at INTX: The Internet & Television Expo in Chicago, Illinois, U.S., on Wednesday, May 6, 2015.

    Without network neutrality, internet providers are able to create a two-way toll, charging subscribers for access, reports Recode.

  • Sen. Lee: Looking at whether AT&T-Time Warner merger will impact consumers

    Sen. Mike Lee (R-Utah) talks about today's hearing aimed at investigating the planned $85 billion merger between AT&T and Time Warner, and shares his thoughts on net neutrality.