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  • WASHINGTON, Dec 22- U.S. Federal Communications Commission on Monday once again paused its review of the proposed $45 billion merger of Comcast Corp and Time Warner Cable Inc, citing delays in getting documents from Time Warner Cable. The FCC said it learned this month that Time Warner Cable had improperly withheld more than 7,000 documents the regulators had...

  • WASHINGTON, Dec 22- U.S. Federal Communications Commission on Monday paused until January 12 its informal 180- day countdown for the review of the proposed $45 billion merger of Comcast Corp and Time Warner Cable Inc over delays in document submission.

  • High-speed Internet on its way to more schools Thursday, 11 Dec 2014 | 12:38 PM ET

    WASHINGTON— The Federal Communications Commission agreed Thursday to dramatically boost spending to bring high-speed Internet access to schools and libraries in poor or rural areas, a move that would likely increase Americans' phone bills by about $2 a year. FCC Chairman Tom Wheeler said he estimates that two-thirds of American schools still don't have...

  • The Federal Communications Commission voted 3-2 to raise funding for the E-Rate program, which helps connect schools and public libraries to high-speed Internet by $1.5 billion to $3.9 billion. The FCC had been expected to set new rules before the end of the year but the process was delayed after President Barack Obama stepped in. Obama last month urged the FCC...

  • Obama's net neutrality bid divides rights groups Monday, 8 Dec 2014 | 10:54 AM ET
    Nicol Turner-Lee, vice president of the Minority Media and Telecommunications Council and part of a group that thought President Barack Obama’s call to regulate broadband Internet service as a utility would harm minority communities, in Washington, Dec. 3, 2014.

    As the net neutrality battle wears on, civil rights groups have come out to support both sides of the issue. The New York Times reports.

  • Fierce battle brewing on net neutrality?  Thursday, 4 Dec 2014 | 6:27 AM ET

    How will the FCC act on free and open Internet? Craig Moffett, MoffettNathanson, partner & senior research analyst, discusses the impact of price regulation on broadband.

  • Watchup CEO weighs into the net neutrality debate  Thursday, 4 Dec 2014 | 5:10 AM ET

    Ahead of the FCC's net neutrality decision, Adriano Farano, co-founder & CEO of Watchup, says all internet traffic should be treated equally, to allow a great levels of competition.

  • U.S. spectrum auction raises more than $30 billion Friday, 21 Nov 2014 | 4:55 PM ET

    WASHINGTON, Nov 21- Total bidding in the U.S. airwaves auction of so-called AWS-3 frequencies has surpassed $30 billion on Friday, according to the Federal Communications Commission, far exceeding expectations just over a week after bidding began. The most obvious beneficiary of the surge in bids is satellite TV mogul Charlie Ergen's Dish Network Corp, whose...

  • Former FCC chair: Net neutrality levels playing field  Thursday, 20 Nov 2014 | 4:50 PM ET

    Former FCC chairman Reed Hundt supports regulating the internet like a public utility and sees it as a common medium of communication as the telephone once was.

  • Internet usage explodes, someone must pay: Malone Wednesday, 19 Nov 2014 | 12:26 PM ET
    John Malone

    Liberty Media Chairman John Malone talks net neutrality, paying for Internet capacity and antitrust in the cable industry.

  • WASHINGTON, Nov 14- The U.S. Federal Communications Commission on Friday asked AT&T Inc to provide specifics of its plan to stop investing in high-speed Internet connections in 100 cities until the agency sorts out new "net neutrality" rules. The FCC is reviewing AT&T's proposed $48.5 billion bid to buy satellite operator DirecTV. "We are happy to respond to the...

  • Net neutrality fight necessary?  Friday, 14 Nov 2014 | 11:05 AM ET

    Re/code's Kara Swisher shares her thoughts on the emerging net neutrality debate between government and corporations.

  • Obama plan launches battle of the Internet 2.0 Wednesday, 12 Nov 2014 | 2:20 PM ET
    President Barack Obama and FCC Chairman Tom Wheeler.

    It's up to the FCC to decide who wins the battle over net neutrality. But it won't vote until next year.

  • WASHINGTON, Nov 12- Republican lawmakers on Wednesday urged the U.S. Federal Communications Commission against any plan to regulate the Internet more like public utilities. In a letter to FCC Chairman Tom Wheeler, more than three dozen House and Senate Republicans said that changes to Internet regulations proposed this week by U.S. President Barack Obama...

  • U.S. HOUSE ENERGY AND COMMERCE COMMITTEE TELLS FEDERAL COMMUNICATIONS COMMISSION IN LETTER THAT RECLASSIFYING INTERNET UNDER TITLE II "BEYOND THE SCOPE" OF AGENCY'S AUTHORITY.

  • Net neutrality battle brews in Washington  Wednesday, 12 Nov 2014 | 11:16 AM ET

    CNBC's Eamon Javers looks at the tension developing on Capitol Hill over potential Internet regulation.

  • The FCC plans to travel to large, medium and small markets, making presentations to the broadcast community about the "incentive" auction of airwaves scheduled for mid-2016, which is expected to be the FCC's largest and most complex. The FCC has begun a drive to sway reluctant broadcasters, enlisting investment bank Greenhill& Co to compile a financial packet...

  • More Internet regulation good for consumer?  Tuesday, 11 Nov 2014 | 4:18 PM ET

    President Obama announced he thinks the FCC should reclassify the Internet as a public utility. Consumer advocate John Simpson, and Michael Mandel, Progressive Policy Institute, provide perspective.

  • Timing of Obama's FCC call  Tuesday, 11 Nov 2014 | 4:16 PM ET

    The FCC is not expected to make a decision on Internet regulation until well into 2015, reports CNBC's Eamon Javers.

  • Obama sparks fears over Comcast-Time Warner deal Tuesday, 11 Nov 2014 | 12:26 PM ET
    President Barack Obama

    President Obama's push for net neutrality has investors worried that Comcast will walk away from its bid for Time Warner Cable.