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  • FCC officials said approval could have boosted Chinese intelligence gathering efforts. China Mobile USA, which filed the application, is a Delaware corporation that is indirectly and ultimately owned and controlled by the Chinese government, the FCC said. In 2011, China Mobile sought FCC approval to provide international facilities-based and resale...

  • President Trump announced new initiatives to implement 5G around the country. CNBC's Eamon Javers also gets comments from FCC's Ajit Pai.

  • T-Mobile CEO John Legere (L) and Executive Director of Sprint Marcelo Claure pose for photographs before testifying to the House Judiciary Committee's Antitrust, Commercial and Administrative Law Subcommittee in the Rayburn House Office Building on Capitol Hill March 12, 2019 in Washington, DC.

    A Sprint, T-Mobile merger is the path to the best 5G network we're likely to see in the U.S. and it will drive AT&T and Verizon to invest, says New Street Research's Jonathan Chaplin

  • WASHINGTON, April 12- Federal Communications Commission Chairman Ajit Pai said on Friday the agency plans to hold its third 5 G spectrum auction on Dec. 10, the latest effort to make more spectrum available for higher-speed service that could transform significant sectors of the U.S. economy. In a White House event, President Donald Trump said "In the United...

  • Gene Munster, Loup Ventures, and Ben Fox Rubin, CNET, on 5G.

  • U.S. President Donald Trump speaks next to Federal Communications Commission (FCC) Commissioner Ajit Pai during an event on United States 5G deployment in the Roosevelt Room of the White House in Washington, U.S., April 12, 2019.

    President Trump and the FCC announced new initiatives to spur 5G deployment in the U.S. on Friday.

  • President Trump speaks about the 5G networks rolling out across the U.S. and what kind of opportunities the tech will provide for Americans.

  • President Trump speaks about the 5G network rolling out across the U.S. and what kind of opportunities it will provide for Americans.

  • WASHINGTON, April 12- Federal Communications Commission Chairman Ajit Pai said on Friday the FCC intends to start the agency's third 5 G spectrum auction on Dec. 10, the latest effort to make more spectrum available for faster-speed service that could transform significant sectors of the U.S. economy. Since November, the FCC has auctioned 1,550 megahertz of...

  • President Donald Trump is set to hold a White House event on Friday with the country's top communications regulator on next-generation 5G wireless networks and efforts to boost rural broadband internet access. CNBC's Eamon Javers reports.

  • President Donald Trump is set to hold a White House event on Friday with the country's top communications regulator on next-generation 5 G wireless networks and efforts to boost rural broadband internet access. A White House spokesman confirmed that Federal Communications Commission Chairman Ajit Pai and Trump would deliver remarks on 5 G deployment.

  • Senate Republican Leader Mitch McConnell said Tuesday the bill overturning a Federal Communications Commission December 2017 repeal would be "dead on arrival" in the Senate. Republicans have said the bill would open the door to the FCC imposing rate regulations or adding taxes to internet service similar to levies on cable or phone bills.

  • WASHINGTON, April 2- Two inmate calling service companies agreed to drop a merger bid after U.S. regulatory staff had recommended blocking the deal because of significant competitive concerns, the Federal Communications Commission said on Tuesday. FCC chairman Ajit Pai said in a statement he agreed that allowing Securus Technologies Inc and Inmate Calling...

  • Facebook restated the obvious in call to regulate: former FCC chair

    Michael Powell, former FCC chair, discusses Facebook's call for regulation on CNBC's "Closing Bell."

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    A quarter of consumers receive calls each month about a debt they owe. For some people, the calls are relentless.

  • WASHINGTON, March 13- Leaders of a U.S. House of Representatives committee on Wednesday asked the Federal Communications Commission to delay a radio frequency spectrum auction for next-generation 5 G wireless communications, which is scheduled for Thursday. Johnson and Lucas urged the regulatory agency to delay the spectrum auction until it properly...

  • WASHINGTON, March 6- Democrats in Congress unveiled a bill on Wednesday to reinstate net neutrality rules repealed by the Federal Communications Commission under U.S. The bill mirrors an effort last year to reverse the FCC's December 2017 order repealing landmark rules approved in 2015 that barred internet providers from blocking or slowing content or...

  • WASHINGTON, March 6- Democrats in Congress are unveiling a bill to reinstate the landmark net neutrality rules that were repealed by the Federal Communications Commission under President Donald Trump, congressional aides said Wednesday. The bill will mirror an effort last year to repeal the FCC's December 2017 order that repealed the rules approved in 2015...

  • WASHINGTON, March 6- Democrats in Congress are unveiling a bill to reinstate the landmark net neutrality rules that were repealed by the Federal Communications Commission under President Donald Trump, congressional aides said Wednesday. The bill will mirror an effort last year to repeal the FCC's December 2017 order that repealed the rules approved in 2015...

  • WASHINGTON, March 5- A U.S. administrative law judge has dropped a hearing into Sinclair Broadcast Group Inc's $3.9 billion bid to purchase Tribune Media Co because the deal had failed and further proceedings would be an "academic exercise." A month earlier the Federal Communications Commission referred the deal for a hearing, questioning Sinclair's candor...