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  • WASHINGTON, Jan 29- The U.S. Federal Communications Commission raised a record-breaking $44.9 billion in the auction of so-called AWS-3 airwaves that closed on Thursday, far surpassing the expectations of experts and industry analysts. Major bidders included wireless carriers Verizon Communications Inc, AT&T Inc and T-Mobile US Inc as well as satellite TV...

  • FCC changes broadband definition to 25 Mbps Thursday, 29 Jan 2015 | 11:54 AM ET
    Federal Communications Commission (FCC) Chairman Tom Wheeler speaks during a news conference at FCC headquarters in Washington, May 15, 2014.

    The FCC on Thursday voted to change the definition of broadband to connection speeds of 25 megabits per second or higher.

  • Think twice about using your hotel's Wi-Fi service Wednesday, 28 Jan 2015 | 2:55 PM ET
    business travel

    The FCC vowed to crack down on businesses that force customers to use their Wi-Fi service. Should consumers ever use a hotel or coffee shop's Wi-Fi?

  • U.S. FCC warns against blocking personal Wi-Fi access Tuesday, 27 Jan 2015 | 9:05 PM ET

    It said it was "aggressively investigating and acting against such unlawful intentional interference," and advised consumers who suspected such activities to file a complaint with the FCC. The paper said the Marriott had petitioned the FCC to change its policy. Marriott's request seeking the FCC's blessing to block guests' use of non-Marriott networks is...

  • WASHINGTON, Jan 15- The White House on Thursday said legislation was not necessary to settle so-called "net neutrality" rules because the Federal Communications Commission had the authority to write them. Republicans in Congress are trying to drum up support for a bill that would counter the FCC's upcoming new rules. "In terms of legislation, we don't believe...

  • FCC Chair agrees with Obama   Thursday, 8 Jan 2015 | 2:20 PM ET
    FCC Chair agrees with Obama

    FCC Chairman Wheeler now says he agrees with President Obama to re-regulate the Internet as a public utility, reports CNBC's Julia Boorstin.

  • Faber Report: Net neutrality debate   Thursday, 8 Jan 2015 | 9:38 AM ET
    Faber Report: Net neutrality debate

    CNBC's David Faber discusses FCC chairman Tom Wheeler's speech yesterday at CES where he outlined his open Internet philosophy.

  • WASHINGTON/ LAS VEGAS, Jan 7- The top U.S. communications regulator on Wednesday endorsed the regulatory standard applied to telephone companies in remarks seen as the strongest indication yet that he planned to side with President Barack Obama on strict "net neutrality" rules. Comments by Federal Communications Commission Chairman Tom Wheeler at the...

  • LAS VEGAS/ WASHINGTON, Jan 7- The top U.S. communications regulator on Wednesday touted a "just and reasonable" standard for policing Internet traffic in remarks seen as the strongest indication yet that he plans to follow President Barack Obama's lead on "net neutrality." The remarks by Federal Communications Commission Chairman Tom Wheeler at a trade show in...

  • Controversial Internet lines rule expected in Feb Monday, 5 Jan 2015 | 12:34 PM ET
    Federal Communications Commission Chairman Tom Wheeler

    The FCC will take up a controversial proposal for rules on Internet lines in February, Recode reports.

  • FCC's net neutrality vote ahead   Monday, 5 Jan 2015 | 11:06 AM ET
    FCC's net neutrality vote ahead

    The FCC is scheduled to vote on major new rules governing the Internet next month. Jon Steinberg, CEO of The Daily Mail North America, and Slava Rubin, co-founder of Indiegogo, provide perspective.

  • WASHINGTON, Dec 22- U.S. Federal Communications Commission on Monday once again paused its review of the proposed $45 billion merger of Comcast Corp and Time Warner Cable Inc, citing delays in getting documents from Time Warner Cable. The FCC said it learned this month that Time Warner Cable had improperly withheld more than 7,000 documents the regulators had...

  • FCC delays Comcast, Time Warner Cable merger Monday, 22 Dec 2014 | 5:04 PM ET
    A Comcast truck at one of their centers in Pompano Beach, Florida.

    The Federal Communications Commission has paused the merger review for Comcast and Time Warner in order to review documents.

  • WASHINGTON, Dec 22- U.S. Federal Communications Commission on Monday paused until January 12 its informal 180- day countdown for the review of the proposed $45 billion merger of Comcast Corp and Time Warner Cable Inc over delays in document submission.

  • Something Washington may agree on: NFL blackouts Monday, 15 Dec 2014 | 4:31 PM ET
    The Buffalo Bills take on the Green Bay Packers at home. Last season, former Bills owner Ralph Wilson averted a blackout at the last minute by buying thousands of tickets himself.

    Washington is scrutinizing the "blackout rule" that restricts broadcasts for NFL games that fail to sell out.

  • The Federal Communications Commission voted 3-2 to raise funding for the E-Rate program, which helps connect schools and public libraries to high-speed Internet by $1.5 billion to $3.9 billion. The FCC had been expected to set new rules before the end of the year but the process was delayed after President Barack Obama stepped in. Obama last month urged the FCC...

  • Fierce battle brewing on net neutrality?   Thursday, 4 Dec 2014 | 6:27 AM ET
    Fierce battle brewing on net neutrality?

    How will the FCC act on free and open Internet? Craig Moffett, MoffettNathanson, partner & senior research analyst, discusses the impact of price regulation on broadband.

  • Watchup CEO weighs into the net neutrality debate   Thursday, 4 Dec 2014 | 5:10 AM ET
    Watchup CEO weighs into the net neutrality debate

    Ahead of the FCC's net neutrality decision, Adriano Farano, co-founder & CEO of Watchup, says all internet traffic should be treated equally, to allow a great levels of competition.

  • U.S. spectrum auction raises more than $30 billion Friday, 21 Nov 2014 | 4:55 PM ET

    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...

  • Former FCC chair: Net neutrality levels playing field

    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.