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  • In a letter to a Federal Communications Commission official viewed by Reuters on Wednesday, GM's Global Connected Consumer executive director, Harry Lightsey III, urged the FCC to "retain the critical distinction" among rules for fixed and mobile Internet traffic and said new limitations for the mobile industry may constrain innovation in connected cars.

  • WASHINGTON, Oct 3- The U.S. Federal Communications Commission said on Friday it paused its "shot-clock" on the review of the proposed $45 billion merger between the two largest U.S. cable providers, Comcast Corp and Time Warner Cable Inc.. The FCC, which will determine whether the deal is in the public interest, said it is stopping its informal 180- day clock to review...

  • The FCC is planning a so-called incentive auction for mid-2015, a complex sale of highly valuable low-frequency radio airwaves currently used by broadcasters to clamoring wireless carriers.

  • The FCC is planning a so-called incentive auction for mid-2015, a complex sale of highly valuable low-frequency radio airwaves currently used by broadcasters to clamoring wireless carriers.

  • FCC commissioner: NFL blackouts were obsolete Wednesday, 1 Oct 2014 | 12:31 PM ET
    Ajit Pai, commissioner at the Federal Communications Commission

    FCC commissioner Ajit Pai doesn't expect the NFL to rush to pay TV now that TV blackouts are banned.

  • NFL vs. FCC: Blackout rule sacked  Wednesday, 1 Oct 2014 | 10:52 AM ET

    The Federal Communications Commission voted unanimously to eliminate the NFL's blackout rule. FCC Commissioner Ajit Pai, discusses the vote and if the NFL will migrate to pay television.

  • WASHINGTON, Sept 30- The U.S. Federal Communications Commission is considering a change in how it regulates Internet TV, potentially putting it on the same footing as traditional cable and satellite television, an FCC official familiar with the idea said on Tuesday.

  • FCC votes to ditch sports TV blackout rule Tuesday, 30 Sep 2014 | 1:04 PM ET

    The FCC votes unanimously to eliminate the 4-decade-old TV blackout rule for games that do not sell out.

  • FCC votes on NFL blackout rules  Tuesday, 30 Sep 2014 | 10:30 AM ET

    The FCC is voting today on the NFL's television blackout rules. CNBC's Julia Boorstin reports the agency is expected to loosen its 40-year-old rules in spite of protests by the league.

  • WASHINGTON, Sept 18- Microsoft Corp urged the Federal Communications Commission to approve AT&T's Inc $48.5 billion bid for DirecTV, saying in a filing that the acquisition is crucial to expanding Americans' access to the internet. The letter, which was dated Sept. 16 and released publicly on Thursday, comes as the FCC conducts a formal review of the merger.

  • WASHINGTON, Sept 16- U.S. Federal Communications Commission chairman Tom Wheeler urged consumer advocates and wireless industry representatives on Tuesday to address how wireless carriers might be allowed to "reasonably manage" their Internet networks.

  • The comments, whose flow has tested and at times overwhelmed the FCC's systems, continued to be received as the deadline for submissions to the official record approached at the end of the day, said FCC spokeswoman Kim Hart.

  • The FCC plans several workshops in coming weeks on technological, economic and legal aspects of the rules, which will be open to the public in Washington and will be streamed live online. People can submit comments to FCC staff by email and on Twitter.

  • Federal Communications Commission Chairman Tom Wheeler told a wireless industry trade show he counted on them to prove their big interest in buying spectrum from television stations.

  • What to expect from CTIA's big wireless show Monday, 8 Sep 2014 | 11:25 AM ET
    Various mobile devices sit on display at the Qualcomm Inc. booth at the International CTIA Wireless conference.

    Between Apple's big product unveiling, carrier pricing battles, and potential M&A in the works, the stakes are high for the wireless industry.

  • WASHINGTON, Sept 4- The U.S. market for broadband Internet connections is not competitive enough because many providers do not offer the speedy connections that consumers increasingly demand, the top U.S. communications regulator said on Thursday.

  • TWC to pay $1.1M to settle FCC reporting violation Tuesday, 26 Aug 2014 | 2:09 PM ET
    A field technician for Time Warner Cable, prepares to clean and check the connection for a WiFi hotspot using a bucket truck in Manhattan Beach, California.

    TWC will pay $1.1 million to resolve a FCC probe that found the cable and Internet provider did not properly report multiple network outage.

  • WASHINGTON, Aug 26- Time Warner Cable Inc will pay $1.1 million to resolve a Federal Communications Commission investigation that last year found the cable and Internet provider did not properly report multiple network outages, the regulators said this week. Time Warner Cable submitted all missing reports by November 8, 2013, the FCC said.

  • DISH petitions FCC to deny Comcast-TWC merger Tuesday, 26 Aug 2014 | 10:10 AM ET
    A Comcast truck is seen parked at one of their centers in Pompano Beach, Florida.

    Among the potential harms that DISH identified in the merger are "discriminatory data caps," and "restriction of third-party online rights."

  • UPDATE 1-AT&T's DirecTV bid nearing approval - NY Post Tuesday, 26 Aug 2014 | 2:27 AM ET

    Aug 26- AT&T Inc has reached a tentative deal with antitrust regulators to pave the way for it to buy DirecTV, the New York Post reported, citing unspecified sources. The proposed deal is expected to get clearance from the Justice Department and the Federal Communications Commission in the first quarter, the newspaper reported.