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  • *Public interest advocate tapped for key FCC post. "The industries with which we work are always taking reasonable risks; I hope we won't shy away from a similar approach," FCC Chairman Tom Wheeler said in his first public comments since sworn into office a day earlier.

  • UPDATE 2-Senate confirms new U.S. top telecom regulator Tuesday, 29 Oct 2013 | 10:45 PM ET

    WASHINGTON, Oct 29- The U.S. Senate on Tuesday approved Tom Wheeler to be the new chairman of the Federal Communications Commission, enabling the agency to start operating under a permanent leader after a holding period of several months.

  • WASHINGTON, Oct 29- The U.S. Senate on Tuesday approved Tom Wheeler to be the new chairman of the Federal Communications Commission, enabling the agency to start operating under a permanent leader after a holding period of several months.

  • WASHINGTON, Oct 29- The U.S. Senate is expected to take on the nomination of Tom Wheeler to be the new chairman of the Federal Communications Commission on Wednesday after Republican Senator Ted Cruz lifted his hold on the vote.

  • The FCC will discuss the agenda at its next open meeting on Nov. 14. The FCC postponed its vote in February on new media-ownership rules until an outside study of an impact on minority broadcasters was complete. On Thursday, the FCC said it will conduct a study on the Hispanic television landscape in the United States.

  • WASHINGTON, Oct 24- Republican Senator Ted Cruz, who has blocked President Barack Obama's nominee for chairman of the Federal Communications Commission, said on Thursday he hoped to meet with the nominee "soon" to discourage him from using FCC power to force sponsors of political ads to disclose their financial donors.

  • Will TWC's 'maxim damage' strategy work?     Monday, 12 Aug 2013 | 7:16 AM ET

    Brian Weiser, Pivotal Research Group analyst, explains why he thinks the dispute between Time Cable Warner and CBS will eventually get resolved in CBS' favor.

  • Japan's Softbank Clears Final Hurdle to Buy Sprint Friday, 5 Jul 2013 | 6:01 PM ET

    Japan's Softbank received the final approval it needed from U.S. regulators for its $21.6 billion bid to take control of No. 3 US wireless provider Sprint Nextel.

  • Law Enforcement Demands Smartphone 'Kill Switch' Thursday, 13 Jun 2013 | 10:14 PM ET

    A coalition of law enforcement officials, political leaders and consumer groups, wants a "kill switch" installed on all new smartphones. The NBC reports.

  • Obama to Pick Wheeler for FCC, Watt for FHFA Wednesday, 1 May 2013 | 7:47 AM ET
    President Barack Obama

    Tom Wheeler is a venture capitalist and former wireless and cable lobbyist; Melvin Watt is a 20-year House veteran and former chairman of the Congressional Black Caucus.

  • FCC Chairman Announces Plans to Step Down Friday, 22 Mar 2013 | 11:28 AM ET
    Federal Communications Commission Chairman Julius Genachowski

    FCC Chairman Julius Genachowski announced plans Friday to step down after a four-year term that focused heavily on improving Internet access across the country.

  • FCC Spectrum Plan Seeks to Unclog Wi-Fi Congestion Wednesday, 20 Feb 2013 | 2:38 PM ET

    The FCC's proposal would open up for public use some of the airwaves now largely used by government entities, including the Pentagon and the FAA, for navigation, surveillance and other activities.

  • The U.S. will bring to the table the "coordinated effects" theory and internal documentation in their attempts to kill the proposed Anheuser-Busch InBev and Grupo Modelo merger deal.

  • Scarcity Solutions: Broadband Spectrum Crunch     Thursday, 13 Dec 2012 | 1:49 PM ET

    Telecom companies scramble to secure greater coverage. CNBC's Tyler Mathisen takes a closer look at what the FCC is doing to free up broadband spectrum.

  • Julius Genachowski, FCC chairman, discusses the agency's key initiative to open up more spectrum for mobile services.

  • Liberty Media's Battle for Sirius XM Radio     Friday, 1 Jun 2012 | 10:40 AM ET

    Gregory Maffei, Liberty Media president and CEO, discusses his company's chase for Sirius XM Radio and explains why he is petitioning the FCC to reconsider its application to take control of the satellite radio company.

  • Wasting Time Is New Divide in Digital Era Wednesday, 30 May 2012 | 1:57 PM ET
    Child on iPhone

    Accessible technology has meant that children in poorer families are spending considerably more time than those from more well-off families playing games and connecting on gadgets, The New York Times reports.

  • FCC Chairman on Spectrum Crunch & TV Everywhere     Tuesday, 22 May 2012 | 11:51 AM ET

    Julius Genachowski, FCC chairman, discusses how the agency plans to find easier ways to enforce regulations and put incentives in place to free up unused spectrum, with CNBC's Julia Boorstin.

  • FCC's Genachowski on U.S. Wireless Leadership     Tuesday, 8 May 2012 | 12:00 PM ET

    Chairman of the Federal Communications Commission Julius Genachowski discusses the U.S. position as a world leader in wireless technology and access with CNBC's David Faber.

  • Google

    Google’s harvesting of e-mails, passwords and other sensitive personal information from unsuspecting households in the United States and around the world was neither a mistake nor the work of a rogue engineer, as the company long maintained, but a program that supervisors knew about, according to new details from the full text of a regulatory report. NYT reports.

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