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  • Broadband Availability to Expand Monday, 28 Jun 2010 | 2:11 PM ET
    President Barack Obama

    The Obama administration is seeking to nearly double the wireless communications spectrum available for commercial use over the next 10 years, an effort that could greatly enhance the ability of consumers to send and receive video and data with smartphones and other hand-held devices. The NYT reports.

  • Verizon Chief Slams FCC's 'Overbearing' Internet Rules Tuesday, 22 Jun 2010 | 5:29 PM ET

    The Federal Communication Commission's recent proposal for expanded Internet oversight will imposes a "regime" of "old utility-style" rules, Verizon CEO Ivan Seidenberg said Tuesday in remarks at the Economic Club of Washington, D.C.

  • The FCC hosted an open hearing today to discuss how to seek the best legal framework for Internet regulation — the commission voted 3 to 2 to continue the re-regulation process. It's now moving closer to Chairman Julius Genachowski's proposal for a "third way," a selection of some of the stricter rules now regulating telecom.

  • Cable Wars Over Bresnan Communications Thursday, 10 Jun 2010 | 4:30 PM ET

    Cable pioneers John Malone and Charles Dolan are the remaining bidders for cable television company Bresnan Communications, according to people close to the process, and there are the price will exceed eight times the company’s expected EBITDA in 2010.

  • FCC: Cable TV Lacks Competition, Innovation Wednesday, 2 Jun 2010 | 6:18 PM ET

    After speaking with chairman Julius Genachowski, who do the traders think you should play cable?

  • Google at a Crossroads Thursday, 13 May 2010 | 2:57 PM ET
    Google Search

    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.

  • What Does the FCC's Proposal Mean and Who Wins? Thursday, 6 May 2010 | 5:19 PM ET

    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.

  • FCC to Apply Narrow Broadband Regs, Cable Stocks Fall Thursday, 6 May 2010 | 11:13 AM ET
    Fingers typing on a keyboard, close-up.

    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.

  • U.S. Court Curbs F.C.C. Authority on Web Traffic Wednesday, 7 Apr 2010 | 10:23 AM ET
    Federal Communications Commission Chairman Julius Genachowski.

    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.

  • FCC Plan to Widen Internet Access in US Sets Up Battle Saturday, 13 Mar 2010 | 12:12 PM ET

    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.

  • FCC Won't Let Cable Operators Withhold Local Sports Wednesday, 20 Jan 2010 | 1:04 PM ET
    Gavel

    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.

  • Comcast, FCC Take Net Neutrality Dispute to Court Friday, 8 Jan 2010 | 9:50 AM ET
    Close up of someone typing on a laptop.

    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 Charged in $50 Million FCC Scam Thursday, 19 Nov 2009 | 4:56 PM ET

    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.

  • Deal Reached for FCC to Clear XM-Sirius Merger Thursday, 24 Jul 2008 | 11:29 AM ET
    XM Sirius

    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.

  • FCC Agrees to Approve Sirius Pruchase of XM: Report Thursday, 24 Jul 2008 | 9:39 AM ET
    XM Sirius

    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.

  • Stop Trading!: FCC to Clear XM-Sirius Deal Wednesday, 23 Jul 2008 | 3:36 PM ET

    Cramer offers his take on this much-anticipated merger.

  • Tentative Deal Reached on XM-Sirius Merger: WSJ Wednesday, 23 Jul 2008 | 2:42 PM ET
    XM Sirius

    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.

  • XM-Sirius Deal: Another Commissioner Votes 'No' Wednesday, 23 Jul 2008 | 12:21 PM ET
    XM Sirius

    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.

  • Deciding Vote in XM, Sirius Deal Makes an Offer Thursday, 17 Jul 2008 | 3:38 PM ET
    XM Sirius

    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.

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