Under the Obama administration, the FCC had sent letters raising concerns about whether some data practices by AT&T and Verizon violated net neutrality rules. In new letters to the companies, the FCC said it was closing its investigation. "These free-data plans have proven to be popular among consumers, particularly low-income Americans, and have enhanced...
Republican FCC Chairman Ajit Pai said the commission will vote Feb. 23 on whether to grant initial approval on a rule to allow broadcasters to use the new standard on a voluntary basis. "The FCC should enable innovation in the broadcasting business," Pai said Thursday at FCC headquarters. The National Association of Broadcasters, which represents Tegna Inc,...
Ajit Pai is widely expected to roll back regulations and let the companies decide what to charge.
Ellie Wheeler, Greycroft Partners, and CNBC's Julia Boorstin discuss Ajit Pai's elevation to chairman at the Federal Communications Commission and the current concerns over net neutrality.
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.
Chase Carey, Formula 1 CEO, talks about growing the sport of auto racing in the U.S.
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.
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.
Trump has elevated Ajit Pai to chairman of the FCC, giving control over the agency to a reliable conservative opposed to net neutrality.
Pai said in a statement he is "deeply grateful" for the "humbling honor."
Ajit Pai has been named the new chairman of the FCC by President Trump. CNBC's John Harwood reports.
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...
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.
CNBC's David Faber reports that FCC Chair Tom Wheeler has announced he plans to step down on January 20, 2017.
The Trump administration may take big steps backward on privacy, and put the country at greater risk from cyberattacks, say experts.
Without network neutrality, internet providers are able to create a two-way toll, charging subscribers for access, reports Recode.
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.