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  • WASHINGTON, Dec 15- The Federal Communications Commission plans to fine Sinclair Broadcasting Corp $13.3 million after it failed to properly disclose that paid programming that aired on local TV stations was sponsored by a cancer institute, three people briefed on the matter told Reuters. The proposed fine, which covers about 1,700 spots including...

  • Now that the federal government has rolled back the internet protections it put in place two years ago, the big question is: What does the repeal of "net neutrality' rules mean to you? All of which would be perfectly legal under the new deregulatory regime approved Thursday by the Federal Communications Commission, so long as the companies post their policies...

  • WASHINGTON, Dec 14- The U.S. Federal Communications Commission vote on Thursday to roll back net neutrality rules could galvanize young voters, a move Democrats hope will send millennials to the polls in greater numbers and bolster their chances in next year's elections. Democrats are hoping to paint the repeal of the rules by the FCC, which is now chaired by...

  • WASHINGTON, Dec 14- The U.S. Federal Communications Commission voted along party lines on Thursday to repeal landmark 2015 rules aimed at ensuring a free and open internet, setting up a court fight over a move that could recast the digital landscape. The approval of FCC Chairman Ajit Pai's proposal in a 3-2 vote marked a victory for internet service providers...

  • NEW YORK— The Federal Communications Commission is voting on party lines to kick off a review of how many TV stations one company can own. The FCC will determine over the next several months if it should eliminate or change that cap. The ownership limit is also a contentious issue because right-leaning broadcaster, Sinclair Broadcast, wants to buy rival Tribune...

  • WASHINGTON, Dec 14- New York Attorney General Eric Schneiderman and at least two other state law enforcement chiefs said on Thursday he would lead a multi-state legal challenge to the U.S. Federal Communications Commission vote to reverse landmark 2015 net neutrality rules. The attorney generals of Washington state and Pennsylvania also said they planned...

  • WASHINGTON, Dec 14- The U.S. Federal Communications Commission voted along party lines on Thursday to repeal landmark 2015 rules aimed at ensuring a free and open internet, setting up a court fight over a move that could recast the digital landscape. New York Attorney General Eric Schneiderman, a Democrat, said in a statement he will lead a multi-state lawsuit to...

  • The Federal Communications Commission repealed the Obama-era "net neutrality" rules Thursday, giving internet service providers like Verizon, Comcast and AT&T a free hand to slow or block websites and apps as they see fit or charge more for faster speeds. In a straight party-line vote of 3-2, the Republican-controlled FCC junked the long-time principle that...

  • WASHINGTON, Dec 14- New York Attorney General Eric Schneiderman said on Thursday he would lead a multi-state legal challenge to the U.S. Federal Communications Commission vote to reverse landmark the 2015 net neutrality rules. Schneiderman, a Democrat, said in a statement that states "will sue to stop the FCCs illegal rollback of net neutrality."

  • American people deserve better than closed door deals: Rep. Raul Grijalva

    Rep. Raul Grijalva (D-Ariz.) discusses the problems around the GOP-backed tax reform bill and his take on FCC striking down net neutrality rules.

  • WASHINGTON, Dec 14- The U.S. Federal Communications Commission voted along party lines on Thursday to repeal landmark 2015 rules aimed at ensuring a free and open internet, setting up a court fight over a move that could recast the digital landscape. The approval of FCC Chairman Ajit Pai's proposal marks a victory for internet service providers like AT&T Inc,...

  • Demonstrators, supporting net neutrality, protest a plan by the Federal Communications Commission (FCC) to repeal restrictions on internet service providers during a protest outside a Verizon store on December 7, 2017 in Chicago, Illinois.

    CNBC's Julia Boorstin reports that the FCC votes 3-2 to roll back Obama-era net neutrality rules.

  • WASHINGTON, Dec 14- The U.S. Federal Communications Commission voted along party lines on Thursday to repeal landmark 2015 rules aimed at ensuring a free and open internet, setting up a court fight over a move that could recast the digital landscape. The 3-2 vote overturned net neutrality rules that barred broadband providers from blocking or slowing access to...

  • FEDERAL COMMUNICATIONS COMMISSION VOTES 3-2 TO OVERTURN LANDMARK 2015 NET NEUTRALITY RULES.

  • FCC meeting interrupted on advice of security

    CNBC's Julia Boorstin reports the latest on the FCC meeting being halted over a security threat.

  • FCC meeting halted on security threat

    CNBC's Brian Sullivan reports that the FCC meeting has been interrupted by an unknown security threat.

  • WASHINGTON, Dec 14- The U.S. Federal Communications Commission is expected on Thursday to rescind rules aimed at ensuring a free and open internet, as protesters gathered to oppose the change. Commission Chairman Ajit Pai's proposal marks a victory for internet service providers like AT&T Inc, Comcast Corp and Verizon Communications Inc that opposed the...

  • L-R: Commissioners Ajit Pai, Mignon Clyburn, Chairman Tom Wheeler, Jessica Rosenworcel and Michael O'Rielly at an FCC meeting in Washington, D.C.

    CNBC's Julia Boorstin reports the latest on the vote over repealing net neutrality at the FCC.

  • Reddit CEO Steve Huffman discusses the fight for net neutrality as the FCC votes on new regulations for the internet.

  • Rupert Murdoch, center, with sons James Murdoch, (R) and Lachlan Murdoch.

    Disney is Fox's preferred buyer, and it explains the Murdoch family's priorities and view of the current media business.