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.» Read More
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...
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...
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.
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...
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.
The FCC is not expected to make a decision on Internet regulation until well into 2015, reports CNBC's Eamon Javers.
President Obama's push for net neutrality has investors worried that Comcast will walk away from its bid for Time Warner Cable.
Addressing the net neutrality debate, FCC Commissioner Ajit Pai, discusses possible regulatory framework after President Obama suggested the Internet should be regulated.
Dick Parsons, former Time Warner chairman, shares his thoughts on the U.S. government regulating the Internet.
Dick Parsons, former Time Warner chairman, discusses the unintended consequences of regulating the Internet.
President Obama is pushing the FCC to adopt strict rules to enforce net neutrality, reports CNBC's Julia Boorstin.
Should the Internet be treated like a public utility? Craig Aaron, Free Press CEO, and the "Closing Bell" panel debate the issue.
Cable stocks fell Monday after Obama asked the FCC to toughen Internet traffic rules, but Jim Cramer wouldn't recommend selling.
Are cable stocks overreacting to President Obama's push for the FCC to adopt stronger net neutrality rules? Amy Yong, Macquarie Research, weighs in.
President Barack Obama said the FCC should reclassify consumer broadband service to be regulated more like a public utility.
In response to President Obama's proposal on broadband regulations, Ted Cruz tweeted on Monday that net neutrality is like Obamacare for the Internet.
President Obama made a big statement in favor of a free and open Internet. CNBC's Julia Boorstin discusses what this means for cable stocks.
Time Warner Cable Inc was down 3.4 percent; its planned purchaser, Comcast Corp, fell 3. o percent; and Cablevision Systems Corp was 1.8 percent lower. Comcast was by far the most actively traded stock on U.S. markets, with more than 35 million shares changing hands by 11:16 a.m. EST. Obama, who is traveling in Asia, posted a statement and video message online...