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  • NEW YORK, April 17- U.S. regulators on Friday voted to open a swath of government-controlled airwaves for commercial use by tech and telecom companies such as Verizon Communications Inc and Google Inc as they seek to meet growing data demands from new wireless devices. The Federal Communications Commission voted unanimously to chalk out a process to allow...

  • April 15- Texas- based Internet provider Alamo Broadband Inc filed a lawsuit on Wednesday asking the federal appeals court based in New Orleans to block new web traffic regulations from the Federal Communications Commission.

  • NEW YORK, April 14- AT&T Inc and three cable and wireless trade groups filed separate lawsuits on Tuesday challenging the U.S. Federal Communications Commission over its new web traffic regulations. The suit comes even as the No.2 U.S wireless company's proposed $48.5 billion acquisition of satellite TV operator DirecTV is under FCC review.

  • NEW YORK, April 8- The Federal Communications Commission reached a $25 million settlement with AT&T Inc over a consumer data breach at call centers in Mexico, Colombia and the Philippines, the U.S. communications regulator said on Wednesday. The breaches led to unauthorized disclosure of names and full or partial Social Security numbers and illegal access to...

  • NEW YORK, April 8- The Federal Communications Commission reached a $25 million settlement with AT&T Inc over a consumer data breach at call centers in Mexico, Colombia and the Philippines, the U.S. communications regulator said on Wednesday. The breaches led to unauthorized disclosure of names and full or partial Social Security numbers and illegal access to...

  • 5 Things to know about robocalls Tuesday, 7 Apr 2015 | 1:38 PM ET

    WASHINGTON— The Federal Communications Commission has been asked to look into the issue of robocalls, the automated phone messages favored by political campaigns, charities and scammers. At issue is whether phone companies can do more to protect consumers from fraudulent calls. Some also pretend to be from the IRS or Immigrations and Customs Enforcement,...

  • Incoming Dish CEO: 'We are not suicidal' Wednesday, 25 Mar 2015 | 1:31 PM ET
    Charles Ergen

    Incoming CEO Charlie Ergen says Dish Network isn't in any rush to unload the vast amounts of broadcast spectrum it has amassed since 2008.

  • WASHINGTON, March 25- Comcast Corp has reassessed the timing of the regulatory review of its proposed merger with Time Warner Cable Inc and now expects its conclusion in the middle of this year, a company executive said in a blog post on Wednesday. The $45 billion deal is under review by the U.S. Justice Department and the Federal Communications Commission.

  • By shelving blackouts, NFL makes Uncle Sam happy Tuesday, 24 Mar 2015 | 1:28 PM ET
    NFL television

    TV blackouts have lost significance, and experts says the NFL's move to drop them is designed to appease lawmakers and regulators.

  • New NFL playbook: Scrap the blackouts, push online Monday, 23 Mar 2015 | 2:18 PM ET
    Quarterback Russell Wilson #3 of the Seattle Seahawks is tackled by the St. Louis Rams in a 2014 NFL game.

    National Football League teams voted to suspend the league's long-standing TV blackout policy for the upcoming season.

  • FCC chief faces grilling over influence by Obama Wednesday, 18 Mar 2015 | 9:56 AM ET
    Sen. John Thune

    Senate Commerce Committee Chairman John Thune tells CNBC the rules approved by the FCC on net neutrality are "wrongheaded" and "very dangerous."

  • Sen. Thune: FCC's 'light touch' radically changed   Wednesday, 18 Mar 2015 | 8:48 AM ET
    Sen. Thune: FCC's 'light touch' radically changed

    Sen. John Thune (R-S.D.), weighs in on what he wants to hear from FCC Chairman Tom Wheeler on net neutrality, and shares his plan to replace current rules.

  • U.S. Federal Communications Commission filings and interviews with several people familiar with the Justice Department show the $48.5 billion AT&T-DirecTV deal is getting far less attention than Comcast Corp's agreement to buy Time Warner Cable Inc for $45 billion. But it is the Comcast deal that has triggered FCC and Justice Department inquiries...

  • Energy huge win for economy, not tech: McNealy   Tuesday, 3 Mar 2015 | 8:39 AM ET
    Energy huge win for economy, not tech: McNealy

    Scott McNealy, Wayin co-founder, takes a look back at the tech boom of 2000 and where he sees the tech industry headed from here. McNealy also voices his frustration with the FCC's net neutrality ruling.

  • FCC's Wheeler: Dispelling 'imaginary horribles'   Tuesday, 3 Mar 2015 | 8:20 AM ET
    FCC's Wheeler: Dispelling 'imaginary horribles'

    FCC Chairman Tom Wheeler, weighs in on President Obama's public comments on net neutrality and if the ruling increases a threat of lawsuits.

  • FCC's Wheeler: You got your facts wrong   Tuesday, 3 Mar 2015 | 8:16 AM ET
    FCC's Wheeler: You got your facts wrong

    Live from the Mobile World Congress in Barcelona, CNBC's Jon Fortt talks with FCC Chairman Tom Wheeler, about the ruling on net neutrality and competition.

  • Why FCC ruling will hurt US consumers: FCC commish Friday, 27 Feb 2015 | 1:12 PM ET
    Ajit Pai, commissioner at the Federal Communications Commission

    FCC Commissioner Ajit Pai explained Friday why he thinks the commission's latest ruling will hurt the consumer.

  • FCC Commish: Net neutrality = less competition   Friday, 27 Feb 2015 | 10:16 AM ET
    FCC Commish: Net neutrality = less competition

    Ajit Pai, Commissioner, Federal Communications Commission (FCC), discusses why the FCC decided to vote 3-2 in favor of Net neutrality.

  • Isaacson on politics and net neutrality   Friday, 27 Feb 2015 | 8:08 AM ET
    Isaacson on politics and net neutrality

    Walter Isaacson, The Aspen Institute CEO, and Craig Moffett, MoffettNathanson partner, provide perspective on the FCC ruling on net neutrality and the future of digital.

  • Netflix's future 'House of Cards?'   Friday, 27 Feb 2015 | 8:04 AM ET
    Netflix's future 'House of Cards?'

    CNBC's Julia Boorstin has the story on the release of Netflix's season 3 of "House of Cards."