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  • 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.

  • 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'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.

  • FCC Blocks Falcone's LightSquared     Wednesday, 15 Feb 2012 | 1:42 PM ET

    The FCC has blocked a plan by LightSquared to build a new wireless network. Discussing what a LightSquared failure could mean to billionaire hedge fund manager, Philip Falcone, with Greg Zuckerman, Wall Street Journal.

  • FCC Plans to Nix LightSquared's Wireless Network Wednesday, 15 Feb 2012 | 12:09 PM ET
    Federal Communications Commission

    Federal officials plan to kill a private company's plans to start a national high-speed wireless broadband network after concluding it would in some cases jam personal-navigation and other GPS devices.

  • 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.