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  • WASHINGTON, Oct 26- A task force of more than 30 major technology and communication companies said they have made progress but have not found a solution to eliminate "robocalls" or automated, prerecorded phone calls, but a top U.S. regulator urged faster action. "We are not yet where we want to be," Federal Communications Commission Chairman Tom Wheeler said...

  • In Washington, a member of the U.S. Senate Intelligence committee asked three federal agencies what steps the government can take to prevent cyber criminals from compromising electronic devices. Senator Mark Warner, a Democrat, sent letters asking DHS, the Federal Communications Commission and Federal Trade Commission if they have adequate tools for...

  • Reed Hundt

    "This is still another case of Donald Trump having a unique view about how our system works," ex-FCC Chairman Reed Hundt tells CNBC.

  • Challeges ahead for AT&T-Time Warner deal: Reed Hundt

    Reed Hundt, former FCC chairman, discusses the role of the FCC and Department of Justice in determining the outcome of AT&T's merger with Time Warner.

  • Pro on AT&T/TWX: Not strong anti-trust case for DOJ

    Jonathan Adelstein, former FCC Commissioner and Wireless Infrastructure Association CEO, weighs in on the AT&T/Time Warner merge and possible regulatory hurdles surrounding it.

  • Dallas- based AT&T said on Saturday it would need approval of the U.S. Justice Department and the companies were determining which Time Warner U.S. Federal Communications Commission licenses, if any, would need to transfer to AT&T. Any such transfers would require FCC approval. Despite its big media footprint, Time Warner has only one FCC- regulated broadcast...

  • Dallas- based AT&T said on Saturday it would need approval of the U.S. Justice Department and the companies were determining which Time Warner U.S. Federal Communications Commission licenses, if any, would need to transfer to AT&T. Any such transfers would require FCC approval. Despite its big media footprint, Time Warner has only one FCC- regulated broadcast...

  • Dallas- based AT&T said on Saturday the deal would need approval of the U.S. Justice Department and the companies were determining which Time Warner U.S. Federal Communications Commission licenses, if any, would transfer to AT&T as part of the deal. Any such transfers would require FCC approval. Despite its big media footprint, Time Warner has only one FCC-...

  • The AT&T-Time Warner deal works in theory, but investment expert Ivan Feinseth is not so confident it will work in practice.

  • Hoffman on AT&T, TWX deal: Savvy move on AT&T

    Adonis Hoffman, former FCC senior advisor, weighs in on the possible merger between AT&T and Time Warner.

  • T-Mobile's $48M payout

    CNBC's Aditi Roy breaks down T-Mobile's $48 million settlement with the FCC over the company's unlimited plan.

  • The settlement includes a $7.5 million fine, $35.5 million in consumer benefits for T-Mobile and Metro PCS customers with "unlimited" plans, and at least $5 million in services and equipment to U.S. schools "to bridge the homework gap facing today's students," the U.S. Federal Communications Commission said in a statement.

  • WASHINGTON, Oct 7 (Reuters)- Many small businesses would pay lower prices for high-capacity data and voice connections known as special access lines under a scaled-back proposal to reform the $45 billion- a-year market unveiled on Friday by U.S. Federal Communications Commission Chairman Tom Wheeler. The FCC said Wheeler is proposing to require lower price...

  • WASHINGTON, Oct 7- U.S. Federal Communications Commission chairman Tom Wheeler will unveil on Friday a scaled back proposal to reform the $40 billion a year business data services market. Wheeler proposed a sweeping reform plan in April and now may seek a final vote as early as later this month. Many businesses rely on the little special access lines to transmit...

  • FCC Chairman Tom Wheeler's initial proposal came under harsh criticism from internet service providers such as Verizon Communications Inc, AT&T Inc and Comcast Corp, because it subjected them to more stringent rules than websites like Facebook Inc, Twitter or Alphabet Inc's Google, which are overseen by Federal Trade Commission rules.

  • FCC Chairman Tom Wheeler's initial proposal came under harsh criticism from internet service providers such as Verizon Communications Inc, AT&T Inc and Comcast Corp, because it subjected them to more stringent rules than websites like Facebook Inc, Twitter or Alphabet Inc's Google, which are overseen by Federal Trade Commission rules.

  • WASHINGTON, Oct 6- The U.S. Federal Communications Commission will vote on Oct. 27 on a revised proposed regulation setting rules to safeguard the privacy of broadband users. FCC Chairman Tom Wheeler's initial proposal came under harsh criticism from internet service providers such as Verizon Communications Inc, AT&T Inc, Comcast Corp, because it subjected...

  • WASHINGTON, Sept 29- The U.S. Federal Communications Commission said on Thursday it would delay a final vote on a landmark reform of the $20 billion television set-top box market-- a blow to advocates seeking to cut bills for tens of millions of subscribers. FCC Chairman Tom Wheeler has touted his plan-- backed by President Barack Obama-- to allow tens of millions of...

  • WASHINGTON, Sept 28- The U.S. Federal Communications Commission on Thursday approved rules requiring wireless carriers to provide upgraded emergency alerts including more information than currently allowed such as photos and web links, acting after the system was used to help find the suspect in Sept. 17 New York and New Jersey bombings.

  • WASHINGTON, Sept 29- The U.S. Federal Communications Commission said on Thursday it would delay a final vote on a landmark reform of the $20 billion television set-top box market. FCC Chairman Tom Wheeler has touted his plan to allow tens of millions of U.S. pay TV subscribers to ditch costly set-top boxes and access video programming online.