FCC Commissioner Ajit Pai, discusses the FCC's net neutrality proposal. Pai says the real problem is how to get more broadband infrastructure and investment in place.» Read More
Consumer advocates sharply criticized Wheeler's draft after details leaked out on Wednesday, as he prepared to share his proposal with other FCC commissioners.
New rules on "net neutrality" will likely allow negotiations between Internet providers and content providers on the delivery of traffic to users.
NEW YORK, April 24- New rules on "net neutrality" are expected to allow Internet providers to negotiate agreements with content providers on the delivery of traffic to users as long as the deals they strike are "commercially reasonable," U.S. telecoms regulators said on Thursday.
Jon Steinberg, BuzzFeed president & COO, explains the FCC's proposal for new net neutrality rules that will allow internet service providers to charge companies for faster service, effectively undermining the concept of net neutrality.
Federal Communications Commission Chairman Tom Wheeler on Wednesday said he plans to circulate his proposed rules among other commissioners on Thursday, teeing them up for a vote at the FCC's May 15 meeting. That issue was recently brought into the spotlight by a tussle between video streaming service Netflix Inc and cable company Comcast Corp.
The proposed rules will make sure broadband providers do not block or slow access to content on the Internet, FCC Chairman Tom Wheeler says.
Federal Communications Commission Chairman Tom Wheeler on Wednesday said he plans to circulate his new proposal for the rules, expected to ensure that network operators disclose exactly how they manage Internet traffic and do not restrict consumers as they surf the Web.
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.
Television stations can successfully share the same digital channel, according to a new report on a recent channel-sharing experiment.
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.
Is Netflix's call for stronger net neutrality a way to gain concessions from Comcast? Richard Greenfield, BTIG analyst, shares his thoughts and weighs in on the issues between "peering" and "interconnection."
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.
Wi-Fi networks could get a lot less crowded soon under a proposal set to be approved later this month by the FCC.
FCC Chairman Tom Wheeler plans to heavily restrict TV station owners' ability to jointly manage multiple stations in smaller markets, Re/code reports.
While there has been much talk of large-screen smartphones, another trend has begun to emerge: secure phones that ensure your privacy.
Traders could find themselves buying and selling a new commodity in two years' time: wireless broadband.
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.