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  • Debate on in-flight phone calls grows louder Thursday, 12 Dec 2013 | 5:11 PM ET

    The Department of Transportation said it will consider a ban on in-flight phone calls as part of its consumer protection.

  • Phones on planes     Thursday, 12 Dec 2013 | 6:20 AM ET

    Kevin Rogers, AeroMobile CEO, shares his thoughts on why the FCC should change existing regulations and allow passengers access to voice, texting and mobile data in flight.

  • Court bans political ads on public stations Monday, 2 Dec 2013 | 2:57 PM ET

    U.S. court upheld a ban on political ads on public television and radio stations, rejecting an argument it violates the First Amendment.

  • FCC head says he's not a fan of in-flight calls Saturday, 23 Nov 2013 | 10:22 AM ET

    The head of the U.S. FCC said Friday he personally opposed cellphone use on planes but the decision would be up to airlines.

  • FCC proposes use of phones on plans     Thursday, 21 Nov 2013 | 3:13 PM ET

    The Wall Street Journal reports the FCC is to consider use of cell phones on planes. CNBC's Bill Griffeth and Maria Bartiromo discuss.

  • FCC reviews cell phone rule     Thursday, 21 Nov 2013 | 3:13 PM ET

    CNBC's Phil Lebeau reports on the FCC decision to change their policy of cell phone restriction on planes.

  • 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.