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  • FCC Chairman Tom Wheeler has proposed reserving part of the spectrum in each market for wireless carriers that do not already have dominant blocks of low-frequency airwaves, people briefed on the plan have told Reuters.

  • Democratic FCC Chairman Tom Wheeler has argued that such deals, known as JSAs, effectively constitute one TV station owning another and should be allowed only under specifically considered waivers.

  • WASHINGTON, March 31- U.S. communications regulators voted along party lines Monday to limit so-called joint sales agreements among broadcasters, deals that allow TV stations to share advertising staff, though promising to respond to any waiver request within 90 days.

  • U.S. FCC still eyeing caps for 2015 spectrum auction Wednesday, 26 Mar 2014 | 6:31 PM ET

    In April 2013, the U.S. Justice Department urged the FCC to devise an auction that would help ensure smaller carriers obtained a fair share of that spectrum. The so-called incentive auction will give TV stations that currently own the valuable frequencies the opportunity to voluntarily give up their frequencies to the FCC.

  • March 20- Sinclair Broadcast Group proposed on Thursday to sell some Allbritton TV stations it agreed to acquire in a deal last July to meet requirements of broadcasting regulators about companies sharing advertising and sales staff across competing stations.

  • Post Snowden, secure smartphones on the rise Thursday, 6 Mar 2014 | 10:30 AM ET
    German Chancellor Angela Merkel holds a tapping proof BlackBerry mobile device

    While there has been much talk of large-screen smartphones, another trend has begun to emerge: secure phones that ensure your privacy.

  • Watch out for this ‘game-changing’ new commodity Monday, 3 Mar 2014 | 12:00 AM ET
    A new broadband tower rises into the sky (AP Photo/Toby Talbot)

    Traders could find themselves buying and selling a new commodity in two years' time: wireless broadband.

  • Boeing to launch secure 'black phone' Thursday, 27 Feb 2014 | 1:31 PM ET
    Boeing Black Smartphone front and back view.

    Boeing has begun offering a specialized phone aimed at government agencies and contractors who need to keep communication and data secure.

  • Boeing's tamper-proof phone is aimed at government agencies and contractors who need to keep communication and data secure, according to Boeing and filings with the U.S. Federal Communications Commission.

  • Boeing offering 'black phone' for secure communications Wednesday, 26 Feb 2014 | 8:44 PM ET

    The Boeing Black Smartphone is based on Google Inc's Android operating system and built into a black, tamper-proof handset capable of accessing multiple cell networks instead of a single network like a normal cellphone, according to Boeing and filings with the U.S. Federal Communications Commission.

  • FCC study 'suspended; not 'cancelled'     Tuesday, 25 Feb 2014 | 7:43 PM ET

    Ajit Pai, Federal Communications Commission, discusses the suspension of the controversial FCC study into how media organizations gather and report news.

  • FCC noising the newsroom     Monday, 24 Feb 2014 | 7:44 PM ET

    The FCC announced they would suspend a study to send researchers into news organizations to find out how they decide which stories to run. Blake Zeff, Salon.com columnist and former Obama Presidential Campaign aide, and Jennifer Rubin, Washington Post Right Turn, weigh in.

  • Netflix strikes deal with Comcast     Monday, 24 Feb 2014 | 7:02 AM ET

    Richard Greenfield, BTIG analyst, discusses whether Netflix's deal to pay Comcast for faster speeds for video services will interfere with Comcast's plans to acquire Time Warner.

  • The Federal Communications Commission said on Wednesday it will not appeal a U.S. court decision that last month rejected a previous version of these so-called net neutrality rules largely because of the way the FCC had classified broadband providers.

  • FCC to review open internet rules     Wednesday, 19 Feb 2014 | 11:27 AM ET

    The FCC says it will start over with its open Internet rules, reports CNBC's Julia Boorstin. It will not try to reclassify its broadband as a public utility.

  • WASHINGTON, Feb 19- U.S. Federal Communications Commission Chairman Tom Wheeler will once again seek to set rules that make sure broadband providers do not discriminate or block any content on the Internet, a senior FCC official said on Wednesday.

  • FCC skeptical about Sprint, T-Mobile deal Tuesday, 4 Feb 2014 | 10:55 AM ET
    Tom Wheeler, chairman of the Federal Communications Commission (FCC).

    FCC's chairman his skepticism about a potential merger between Sprint Corp and T-Mobile US Inc in a meeting with Sprint.

  • Sprint CEO Daniel Hesse, weighs in on the growing competition for family viewers, wireless consolidation, and subsidies carriers pay to Apple.

  • Sprint's high-speed 'ConnectED' pledge: CEO     Tuesday, 4 Feb 2014 | 8:08 AM ET

    Daniel Hesse, CEO of Sprint, discusses how his company plans to double the speed of Internet connectivity in schools and libraries without raising additional taxes.

  • Isaacson on net neutrality ruling     Wednesday, 15 Jan 2014 | 7:42 AM ET

    Walter Isaacson, Aspen Institute president & CEO, shares his thoughts on a court's decision to strike down the FCC's net neutrality rules.

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