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  • CNBC's David Faber has the details on the FCC's prohibiting LightSquared from ground-based mobile services.

  • Cutting the Cord on Cable TV Friday, 10 Jun 2011 | 2:20 PM ET

    Stephen Gallagher found a way to shave hundreds of dollars a year off his cable bill. He got rid of his Cablevision premium package this Spring. Gallagher now relies almost exclusively on the internet to watch TV programs and movies.

  • Competition Is Factor in AT&T Merger: FCC Head Tuesday, 12 Apr 2011 | 4:53 PM ET
    Federal Communications Commission Chairman Julius Genachowski.

    Competition and AT&T's  market share will be one of the major factors in approving the telecom firm's proposed $39 billion merger with Deutsche Telekom's T-Mobile, Federal Communications Commission Chairman Julius Genachowski told CNBC Tuesday.

  • Regulators Should Clear AT&T/T-Mobile Deal: CEOs Monday, 21 Mar 2011 | 9:05 AM ET
    CNBC - Ctia Wireless 2011- The Wireless Connection

    Deutsche Telekom and AT&T are confident the deal under which AT&T will purchase rival T-Mobile USA from the German telecoms giant will be cleared by regulators, despite concerns that the agreement might create a duopoly in the US mobile market.

  • Cell phone tower, telcom, telecom

    With consumer adoption of smartphones and tablets on the rise, demands on wireless data networks are escalating dramatically.

  • Comcast

    Comcast and NBC Universal have received government approval for their joint venture — this afternoon both the Federal Communications Commission and the Department of Justice gave the deal the okay with certain conditions. This clears the way for the deal to close before the end of January.

  • FCC Chairman Seeks Conditions on Comcast, NBC Deal Thursday, 23 Dec 2010 | 3:51 PM ET
    Federal Communications Commission

    The head of the Federal Communications Commission is laying out regulatory conditions to ensure that cable giant Comcast cannot stifle video competition once it takes control of NBC Universal.

  • Winners & Losers From the FCC's Internet Regulations Tuesday, 21 Dec 2010 | 2:45 PM ET

    The FCC voted to approve the first ever broad regulations of the Internet, but they were adopted reluctantly—the rules have been so adapted and compromised that people on both sides of the aisle are frustrated.

  • Today the Federal Communications Commission is expected to vote in favor of "net neutrality" which will prohibit broadband providers from being the ultimate deciders of their Internet traffic.

  • FCC Ponders Ways to Avoid Cable Blackouts Thursday, 9 Dec 2010 | 6:08 AM ET

    The Federal Communications Commission will consider changes to the rules governing negotiations between cable providers and broadcast networks to prevent broadcast stations from removing their signals from cable companies if the parties fail to agree on retransmission fees. The New York Times reports.

  • Smart Phones to Dominate Handset Sales: Qualcomm CEO Tuesday, 16 Nov 2010 | 10:58 AM ET
    Google Android

    Within five years, half the handsets sold will be smart phones, according to industry projections, and emerging market customers will be a big part of that trend, Paul Jacobs CEO and chairman of computer chip-maker Qualcomm, told CNBC Tuesday.

  • Day 9 for Cablevision vs. Fox: FCC Deadline Looms Monday, 25 Oct 2010 | 3:01 PM ET

    Tonight is the FCC's deadline for both Fox and Cablevision to submit proof that they're negotiating in good faith. The FCC sent both companies a letter Friday, demanding that they "detail the efforts your company is making to end the current impasse."

  • FCC Will Still Investigate Verizon Overcharges Monday, 4 Oct 2010 | 6:03 AM ET
    Verizon

    The Federal Communications Commission (FCC) confirmed Monday it will still investigate unjustified charges by Verizon Wireless after the cell-phone operator said it would refund millions of dollars to customers.

  • FCC Likely to Open Airwaves to Wireless Monday, 13 Sep 2010 | 9:37 AM ET

    This month, the F.C.C. is likely to approve what could be an even bigger expansion of the unlicensed airwaves, opening the door to supercharged Wi-Fi networks that will do away with the need to find a wireless hot spot and will provide the scaffolding for new applications that are not yet imagined, the NYT reports.

  • 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.