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.» Read More
For the first time in Google's short, but colorful and profitable history, the company may be faced with more challenges than opportunities; no where is that concern reflected more clearly than in the company's stock price.
Today Federal Communications Chairman Julius Genachowski laid out plans to establish the FCC's authority to regulate broadband. Genachowski wants to ensure an "open Internet" and prohibit "unreasonable discrimination" by broadband providers against certain websites. He's not issuing laws or mandating so-called net neutrality today -- at this point he's simply looking to secure the commission's direct authority.
The head of the Federal Communications Commission is pledging to apply only narrow regulations to high-speed Internet access to ensure the agency has adequate authority to govern broadband providers without adopting heavy-handed rules.
A federal appeals court ruled on Tuesday that regulators had limited power over Web traffic under current law. The decision will allow Internet service companies to block or slow specific sites and charge video sites like YouTube to deliver their content faster to users. THe New York Times reports.
The FCC is proposing an ambitious 10-year plan that will dramatically expand the reach of high-speed Internet in America and make it the dominant communications network.
Federal regulators have closed a wrinkle that has allowed cable TV operators to withhold sporting events and other popular programming that they own from satellite companies and other rivals.
The Federal Communications Commission staked out new ground nearly three months ago when it began drafting rules that would require Internet providers to give equal treatment to all data flowing over their networks.
Twenty-six people were charged today with engaging in a scheme to steal more than $50 million from the Federal Communications Commission's Video Relay Service (VRS) program.
"[The] stock market: a loser across the board. It was a loser early, it stayed a loser and became a bigger loser as the day went on," Dylan summed up Thursday's trading with that one statement, as AIG and Wal-mart lead the Dow's one-day, 225-point dive. A few lone tech stocks were the only winners in an otherwise distressed market. Adding to the bearish environment was the morning's new jobless claim numbers, the highest reported in several months.
Regulators reached an agreement to conditionally approve Sirius Satellite Radio's purchase of XM Satellite Radio as the companies said they would pay millions of dollars to settle allegations of past rule violations.
Commissioners at the Federal Communications Commission have reached an agreement to approve Sirius Satellite Radio's purchase of XM Satellite Radio , the Wall Street Journal reported.
Cramer offers his take on this much-anticipated merger.
The Federal Communications Commission is close to giving a green light to Sirius Satellite Radio's proposed takeover of acquisition of XM Satellite Radio, the Wall Street Journal reported Wednesday.
A Federal Communications Commission member who sought further concessions in a pending satellite radio buyout withdrew his offer Wednesday after it failed to draw support.
The potential deciding vote in the U.S. government's review of the $3.1 billion merger between satellite radio companies told The Associated Press he will vote in favor of the deal if the companies agree to tougher conditions.
"People of all walks of life have been either guilty of overspending or the victim of some misfortune," says Greg McBride of Bankrate.com
The FCC chairman said yes. But two more votes are needed.
XM and Sirius Satellite radio--the nation's only two satellite radio operators--have cleared a major hurdle: FCC Chair Kevin Martin recommended approval of their merger. This puts them one step closer to the deal that's now valued at roughly $7.5 billion dollars, based on recent stock prices.
The head of the U.S. Federal Communications Commission said Monday he will propose that the agency conditionally approves Sirius Satellite Radio's purchase of rival XM Satellite Radio Holdings.
Now that the DoJ has blessed the deal, there's no reason the FCC shouldn't.