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  • Most Japanese individuals are trading bitcoin: Brian Kelly

    “Fast Money” trader Brian Kelly discusses the bounce back in bitcoin after China announced it would stop bitcoin exchanges.

  • Apple CEO Tim Cook

    "[T]he internet is too important to consumers and too essential to innovation to be left unprotected," Apple said. Recode reports.

  • WASHINGTON, Aug 30- A U.S. House committee said on Wednesday it has cancelled a planned hearing on Sept. 7 on the future of internet access rules after no companies publicly committed to appearing. Representative Greg Walden of Oregon, said the hearing was postponed because of talks over the future rules. The U.S. Federal Communications Commission under...

  • Brendan Carr, a Republican who is general counsel at the FCC and Jessica Rosenworcel, a Democrat, were both confirmed by voice vote, bringing the five-member FCC to full strength and giving Republicans a 3-2 majority. The FCC, which since January has been controlled by Republicans by a 2-1 margin, is working to reverse a number of Obama-era telecommunications...

  • WASHINGTON, July 25- The chairman of the U.S. House Energy and Commerce Committee asked the chief executives of Alphabet Inc, Facebook Inc, Amazon.com Inc, AT&T Inc, Verizon Communications Inc and other companies to testify at a Sept. 7 hearing on the future of net neutrality rules. The U.S. Federal Communications Commission is currently considering tossing out...

  • This is not a net neutrality issue: Drexel Hamilton's Barry Sine

    Adonis Hoffman, former FCC advisor, and Barry Sine, Drexel Hamilton, discuss allegations that Verizon was slowing down video streaming on Netflix.

  • The FCC first approved 1 GHz of spectrum in 1995 for motor vehicles to use radar that allowed for the introduction of collision avoidance and adaptive cruise control systems that are credited with preventing tens of thousands of crashes annually. Thursday's decision expands the band that vehicle radars can operate to 5 GHz of spectrum and will improve lane...

  • The FCC wants a reliable verification system that would prevent scam artists from spoofing the number of a bank, debt collector, government tax agency or other organizations to trick consumers into disclosing confidential financial or account information. FCC Chairman Ajit Pai said "Americans are mad as hell" at robocalls, which represent the top source of...

  • It doesn't cost less to make a movie if you're bigger: Telsey's Tom Eagan

    Tom Eagan, Telsey Advisory Group, and Walter Piecykm BTIG, discuss whether more mergers and acquisitions could be in store as media executives meet with investors in Sun Valley for a conference.

  • Chelsea Clinton serves on corporate boards with Diller.

  • Chinese President Xi Jinping, left, talks with Facebook Chief Executive Mark Zuckerberg.

    "Right now, the FCC has rules in place to make sure the internet continues to be an open platform for everyone," Zuckerberg wrote.

  • July 6- Dish Network Corp Chief Executive Charlie Ergen and Amazon.com Inc head Jeff Bezos have discussed a partnership to enter the wireless business, the Wall Street Journal reported, citing people familiar with the matter. Dish's shares were up 1.2 percent at $63.53, while Amazon shares were down 0.3 percent. Dish faces a Federal Communications Commission...

  • Tom Lee

    Tom Lee, Fundstrat, discusses his firm's bullish call on telecom and what is to come from the sector.

  • The White House said Trump would name Brendan Carr, a Republican who previously served as an adviser to FCC Chairman Ajit Pai, to an open seat. Carr currently is general counsel at the FCC and also has worked at the Wiley Rein LLP law firm. Earlier this month, Trump nominated Jessica Rosenworcel, a Democrat, to another open seat at the FCC.

  • June 22- The U.S. Federal Communications Commission on Thursday proposed a $120 million fine on a Florida resident alleged to have made almost 100 million spoofed robocalls to trick consumers with "exclusive" vacation deals from well-known travel and hospitality companies. The man, identified as Adrian Abramovich, allegedly made 96 million robocalls during...

  • AT&T Chief Executive Randall Stephenson, Sprint CEO Marcelo Claure and CenturyLink Inc CEO Glen Post will be among the executives discussing advanced technologies such as unmanned aerial vehicles, or drones, 5 G wireless technologies and universal broadband, officials said. Federal Communications Commission Chairman Ajit Pai, Deputy Chief Technology...

  • WASHINGTON, June 15- A federal appeals court on Thursday declined to issue an emergency order blocking the U.S. Federal Communications Commission from changing its local television ownership rules, which could have blocked Sinclair Broadcast Group Inc from buying assets of Tribune Media Co one of the largest U.S. television station operators.

  • WASHINGTON, June 14- The U.S. Senate will again consider Jessica Rosenworcel, a Democrat, to be a commissioner of the Federal Communications Commission after Republican President Donald Trump nominated her late on Tuesday. Rosenworcel served as a commissioner for the regulator until the end of 2016 when lawmakers failed to take up her renomination under...

  • WASHINGTON, June 14- The U.S. Senate will again consider Jessica Rosenworcel, a Democrat, to be a commissioner of the Federal Communications Commission after Republican President Donald Trump nominated her late on Tuesday. FCC Chairman Ajit Pai, tapped by Trump in January, has also said he wants to dismantle other significant regulations as part of a sweeping...

  • Sen. Elizabeth Warren, D-Mass.

    Sen. Elizabeth Warren, who pioneered consumer protection, can't stop debt collector calls, The Intercept reports.